[Clug-work] Fwd: Opportunity: Full stack developer

marc marc at welz.org.za
Mon Feb 10 18:23:57 SAST 2020

Hello Clug Community, 

Please share the following opportunity:

Full stack developer

The FunDza Literacy Trust is seeking a young and competent
in-house full stack developer, who is keen to grow with the
organisation. This is a one-year contract position subject to
a three-month probation.

FunDza is an innovative nonprofit organisation that uses
technology to connect hundreds of thousands of young people on a
monthly basis with exciting locally-produced reading content. It
also hosts online courses and provides aspirant young writers
with an online writing platform to publish their work. Find
out more at www.fundza.co.za <http://www.fundza.co.za/>

The organisation is in a growth phase and is looking at
bringing some of its development in-house through this hire. The
successful candidate would report to the Executive Director, and
he/she would have the support of external high-level mentors,
and an IT innovation committee.

FunDza is looking for someone with ambition and a passion
for making a difference to the lives of young people in
our country. While the person must demonstrate technical
inovation and expertise, there will be potential for growth
and learning too.

We are wanting someone who can:

1. Liaise with external developers and assist in the direct
development work of the current platforms, and new platforms

2. Conceptualise, specify, develop and extend the current FunDza
platform (which includes reading platform, learning platform,
survey system and identity system), the current WhatsApp
Business platform, related micro-services and new services.

3. Develop new products that further FunDza's mission of making
reading and writing accessible and fun for South Africa's youth.

4. Oversee infrastructure and hosted services, ensuring security
and availability of all systems.

5. Collaborate well with external developers and strategists,
and be prepared to look for new innovations that will help
the organisation grow and develop exciting tools to meet the
needs of its target market.

Our current technology stack includes:

* extensive Wordpress - themes, plugins, a few customizations
* Go
* Java (server-side and Android)
* C/C++
* MariaDB
* Apache, Memcached
* Ansible
* Sass / Scss
* Javascript, es6, typescript, coffeescript
* Git / Make / Gulp
* Ubuntu Linux
* Prometheus / Grafana / monit
* Rapidpro

FunDza is based in Muizenberg, Cape Town. FunDza is not able to
cover relocation expenses and the candidate will be expected to
work from FunDza's offices although some flexibility regarding
this can be negotiated.

Salary negotiable dependent on experience.

To apply, email (by the closing date) a two-page motivational
cover letter that provides information on your experience
and salary expectation, and which explains WHY you would be
interested in working at FunDza, as well as a short (three-page
max) CV that includes 2 contactable references.

Email: hr at fundza.co.za <mailto:hr at fundza.co.za>
Closing Date: Sunday, 23 February 2020

Please note: We will acknowledge receipt of all applications but
we will only contact short-listed candidates for interviews. The
placement process will include a technical test.

The placement will be made in line with FunDza's employment policies.

Thanks, Mignon Hardie

Mignon Hardie
Executive Director and Trustee

The FunDza Literacy Trust 
IT814/2011  ||  095-260-NPO  ||  PBO-930039651
t: 021 709 0688  ||  f: 086 619 7713  ||  m: 083 776 8753 ||  e: mignon at fundza.co.za

Winner of the UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy, 2017
Winner of the Joy of Reading Award, 2017
Gold award, Impumelelo Social Innovations, 2017

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