Senior Software Engineer

Senior Software Engineer

Employment Type 



Minimum 6 years of relevant software development experience.


Remote, with Head Office in Stellenbosch, South Africa

Job Specification 

Join our creative team of software engineers, product managers, UX designers & researchers, software architects, software developers and QA analysts & engineers dedicated to delivering software that delivers value to our clients and engaging experiences to users.

Technologies generally used 

Python / Django
Graph QL
Python / Django
Graph QL

About Polymorph

Polymorph builds (cloud) software that grows our clients’ businesses. Our work covers a variety of industries and a range of apps and IoT software projects. Our clients include startups, scale-ups and enterprises that need brand new cloud software or upgrade or replace existing software.


As a senior backend software engineer, it will be your job to develop software-based on architectural, UX and UI design specifications and other acceptance criteria. We believe that as a software engineer, you add the most value when you are empowered to provide input into the business case for the software as well as the UX and UI designs in order to get to the most optimal solution. Your job is not just to deliver code.

Soft Skills Required

#Communication skills
#Work well in a team
#Work well individually
#Pushing technical limits
#Excited about learning


  • Deliver code according to a product backlog
  • Agile software development
  • Technical leadership of a small development team
  • Provide input on UX and UI designs to optimise development efforts
  • Give architectural advice where required


Firstly, you need the skills to take on the responsibilities specified above. Our teams generally use the following technologies – you will need to have some depth of experience in at least some of them:
  • Angular. Other web frameworks (ReactJS etc) may also be applicable
  • Flutter and Dart for mobile development. Android and iOS native development are also appropriate
  • API integration through HTTP. REST and REST-like interfaces
  • GraphQL integration
  • Relational databases and SQL
  • Other databases (time series, graph, document, key-value etc)
  • Use cloud based infrastructure (AWS and Google). This includes compute and data storage elements.
  • Automated deployment infrastructure (Azure DevOps, CodeDeploy etc.)

    And these equally important skills; the better you can match these, the easier it will be for you to add value at Polymorph:
  • Communication skills that allow you to collaborate and explain your process, approach and motivation to various stakeholders, including technical and non-technical people
  • Able to work well in a team as well as individually
  • Excited about learning, pushing technical limits and finding new solutions
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • A propensity to fail fast ad learn fast and share both failure and learning with others
  • Prioritising learning over being right. Understanding others rather than becoming defensive
  • Understanding the value of the client as part of the team rather than “us & them”
  • Qualifications 

    Relevant B.Sc. or B.Eng. university degree. Good academic performance, exceptional in software development/programming courses AND Minimum 6 years of relevant software development experience

    Nice to have  

    If you tick all the required boxes, the following things will give you an edge:
    • If you’ve started your own business before (it does not matter whether it worked out or not)
    • If you’ve built and released something of your own Active contributions to open source projects
    • A preference for a variety of work and ‘horizontal’ training over deep specialist skills.
    • Aspirations to mentor and coach other developers

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