Value Proposition

This Senior Software Engineer will join our talented digital commerce product development teams who are working on amazing mobile and web experiences for our customers. We are enabling a digital commerce platform using best of breed technologies and world class software engineering practices. We are proud to be publicly recognized as the largest private sector employer in South Africa and a leading employer in Africa. We focus on attracting, developing and retaining a loyal and committed workforce, dedicated to the group culture and organizational objectives.

You will be a critical member of the team taking the amazing Sixty60 solution to the next level. You will join a dynamic and progressive group of people who are part of Shoprite’s digital innovation hub, ShopriteX, which is backed by a large enterprise and operates at the speed of a start-up.

Role Purpose

The successful candidate must have a passion for web application development and a keen interest in the paradigms and design principles for clean architecture and quality code. You will be responsible for collaborating, architecting, and building the Sixty60 and digital commerce customer facing web solution, as well as coordinating with the teams responsible for other layers of the product infrastructure. Building a product is a highly collaborative effort, and as such, a strong team player with a commitment to perfection is required. You will also collaborate and work closely with our innovative product delivery team to ensure our digital commerce vision and ambition is realized through a robust and highly maintainable and scalable software solution.


  • Possess a passion for pushing web technologies to the limits.
  • Design, build and maintain the next generation of our digital commerce web solution.
  • Continuously discover, evaluate, and implement new technologies to maximize efficiency.
  • Deep understanding of and belief in Test Driven Development (TDD).
  • Unit test code for robustness, including edge cases, usability, and general reliability.

Qualifications, competencies and experience

  • Degree or the equivalent in computer science or a related field is required.
  • Minimum 5 years software development experience in complex, high performing environments.
  • Highly skilled in React.js, Next.js, TypeScript, JavaScript, SASS, CSS, CSS modules and HTML5.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work well in a team.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and in a fast-paced growing environment.
  • Ability to work independently and take accountability for actions and mistakes.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to think outside the box.
  • Strong technical skills and experience with software development tools and technologies.
  • Experience with agile development methodologies such as Scrum and Kanban.
  • Experience in a corporate retail environment will be advantageous.
  • React Native (beneficial)

Our Group is committed to creating, embracing, and preserving a diverse workplace that values the unique talents, perspectives, backgrounds, and abilities that enrich our organisation. A place where everyone matters and feels included.

We are committed to Employment Equity when recruiting internally and externally.

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If you don’t hear from us within 14 days, please consider your application unsuccessful. Any personal information collected as part of your application will be destroyed, securely, in accordance with South African legislation.