Software Engineer - SalesForce - GetSmarter, Western Cape

  • Western Cape
  • Salary: Market Related
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Sectors: IT, Academic
  • Posted by GetSmarter on Tuesday, April 16, 2019
  • Reference: 10842/AM/25012019
  • Apply before Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 55 Days left

Vacancy Details

Employer: GetSmarter


What you would be doing:

  • Actively look for ways to improve systems and reduce complexity
  • Architect, design, build and maintain efficient, reusable and reliable software applications using accepted best practices and applying standard TDD principles
  • Conduct ongoing research & self-study to keep up to date with new technologies & methodologies
  • Providing technical guidance and feedback to other team-members
  • Planning and estimating development tasks and short-term projects
  • Running deployment software to put code on production
  • Participating in application level technical design

Key skills include:

  • You have an eye for software design and can talk eloquently on a range of topics due to your experiences and also from reading and experimentation
  • For you, your career is more than just a job, it’s a vehicle for ongoing learning and innovation
  • Strong analytical and technical problem solving skills
  • Attention to detail and the ability to take initiative
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Passion for learning with a ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Ability to work effectively in a team across geographic locations
  • Relating your project deliverables to products you are building and strategy behind them.
  • Advocating for end user needs in software you are building
  • Collaborating with team members to define and refine requirements



Required Skills

  • c# : 3 to 4 years
  • java : 3 to 4 years
  • development : 3 to 4 years

Candidate Requirements


What we’re looking for:

  • Experience with statically typed languages like Java or C#.
  • Solid experience with object oriented programming principles.
  • Solid understanding of front-end technologies, such as JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, and RESTful API.
  • Experience with Linux command-line and Git.
  • Familiar with continuous integration.
  • Experience in Salesforce development (Apex, SOQL & VisualForce) is advantageous, but not required.

What you'll get from us:

A high growth company that is rapidly emerging as a leader in the South African Edtech space

Continuous training with opportunities for professional development

A deep commitment to fostering a great work-life balance

A huge support system

The opportunity to continue your own education: we pay for two continuing education GetSmarter short courses a year for every GetSmarter employee


Why It’s Great to Work at GetSmarter

GetSmarter offers a high-energy work environment that’s both challenging and fun. We work hard, but our office is a social place. We believe that a community of motivated, healthy and happy employees is key to a thriving team. This is why we place huge importance on the culture at GetSmarter and creating an environment that brings out the best in our team.



  • GetSmarter offers a comprehensive benefits package:
  • Subsidised parking
  • Subsidised medical aid
  • Subsidised healthy meals and in-house canteen
  • Subsidised  in-house biokineticist
  • Free gym
  • Generous paid leave policies
  • Free enrolment in two GetSmarter-powered online short courses annually
  • A complimentary caffeine kick every morning and afternoon, made by our in-house barista
  • Fun theme days and spontaneous activities planned by our culture squad

About GetSmarter and 2U Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU)

GetSmarter is an online education company based in Cape Town. We collaborate with leading universities globally to offer premium continuing education short courses that allow working professionals to expand and update their skill set, and advance their careers. In 2017, GetSmarter was acquired by 2U, Inc, a leader in the online higher education market.



2U partners with great colleges and universities to build what we believe is the world’s best digital education. Our platform provides a comprehensive fusion of technology, services and data architecture to transform high-quality and rigorous campus-based universities into the best digital versions of themselves. 2U's No Back Row® approach allows qualified students and working professionals around the world to experience a first-rate university education and successful outcomes. To learn more, visit

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At GetSmarter, we improve lives through better education – whether it’s our own, a colleague's or a customer's. It’s this purpose that unites us as a team. Our team of over 300 in-house rockstar employees and 98 industry experts has successfully changed the lives of over 50,000 customers to date. This is what makes us the premium providers of continuing education in South Africa