Software engineer jobs in South Africa

If you’re a seasoned software engineer based in South Africa, we at Turing are offering you the chance to build your dream career with a high-paying opportunity focused on your growth. Turing jobs offer you the flexibility to work from anywhere and pay you in US dollars. Get a chance to work with the best in the business to create resilient software solutions with an emphasis on application engineering, analytics, and data products.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Write clean, tested, and efficient code according to specifications
  • Assist in the management of network security solutions
  • Work on the integration of third-party applications and software components
  • Prepare technical documentation for reference and reporting purposes
  • Assist in analyzing user requirements and building a clear product roadmap
  • Perform unit and integration testing to ensure high-quality application performance
  • Coordinate with cross-functional teams to discuss requirements, build solutions, and troubleshoot issues

Minimum requirements

  • 3+ years of experience in software engineering
  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering (or equivalent experience)
  • Expertise in one or more programming languages like Java, JavaScript, C, Python, Ruby, etc.
  • Working knowledge of frameworks like Django, Angular, React Native, or Vue.js
  • Strong hands-on with version control systems like Git
  • Experience in CI/CD process and DevOps tools
  • Fluency in English for effective communication
  • Ability to work full-time (40 hours/week) with a daily 4-hour overlap with US time zones

Preferred skills

  • Experience in automation tools like Selenium or Jenkins
  • Familiar with cloud computing, big data, and blockchain technology
  • Working knowledge of relational and non-relational databases
  • Good understanding of Scrum/Agile development methodologies
  • Ability to work collaboratively and in a fast-paced environment

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, software engineering is a great career in South Africa. The country has a growing technology sector and a thriving software industry. With the right qualifications and experience, software engineers in South Africa can enjoy competitive salaries and job satisfaction.

We, at Turing, hire remote developers for over 100 skills like React/Node, Python, Angular, Swift, React Native, Android, Java, Rails, Golang, PHP, Vue, among several others. We also hire engineers based on tech roles and seniority.

Communication is crucial for success while working with American clients. We prefer candidates with a B1 level of English i.e. those who have the necessary fluency to communicate without effort with our clients and native speakers.

South Africa is a quickly growing tech hub, and there is a high demand for skilled software engineers across a wide variety of industries. This includes web developers, software engineers, mobile app developers, data scientists, and artificial intelligence experts. In particular, developers with experience in cloud computing, big data, and blockchain technology are especially sought after.

It is the combination of our core business model and values that makes us different from others. We provide full-time, long-term projects to remote developers whereas most of our competitors offer more freelance jobs.

No, the service is absolutely free for software developers who sign up.

We are a Palo Alto-based 'deep' jobs platform allowing talented software developers to work with top US firms from the comfort of their homes. We are led by Stanford alumni and successful A.I. entrepreneurs Jonathan Siddharth and Vijay Krishnan.

After uploading your resume, you will have to go through the three tests -- seniority assessment, tech stack test, and live coding challenge. Once you clear these tests, you are eligible to apply to a wide range of jobs available based on your skills.

No, you don't need to pay any taxes in the U.S. However, you might need to pay taxes according to your country’s tax laws. Also, your bank might charge you a small amount as a transaction fee.

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