WHAT WE DO

We're Lula. We build innovative fintech products to help SMEs make cash flow. From instant access to funding to all-in-one business banking accounts and cutting-edge financial analysis tools, we're on it!

Our purpose is to help SMEs manage their business better, faster, simpler, Lula, so they can spend more time doing what they love.

Speaking of love, we’re looking for Lulas who love to make a difference to join our team and change the game.

WHY WE DO IT

We care about our family, our work, our community, our country.

We’re passionate about EMPOWERING EVERY SME TO SUCCEED.

And to do it, we’re BUILDING THE NEXT GENERATION OF FINTECH PRODUCTS TO HELP SMES MAKE CASH FLOW.

Why? Because the more businesses that succeed, the more jobs, money, and opportunities for all South Africans - including Y.O.U.

So get curious.

Rise to the challenge.

Don’t settle for average.

Shoot for amazing.

We’re here to change the game, the norm, the world,

Because when we change something for the better, we change ourselves too.

You are.

We are.

Lula

OUR VALUES

Collaborative - we’re a clan and work together as a team, always towards a common goal

Committed - we’re accountable and follow through no matter the challenge

Curious - we look for better ways to do things and make a positive difference

Connected - we stay close to, learn from and look to understand each other and our customers

Compassionate - we go out of our way to care about our colleagues, our customers and our community

OVERALL PURPOSE

Our platform is the market leader in online business lending, is based on the Microsoft stack and is hosted in the cloud.

We are looking for a motivated senior Developer to join our young, vibrant and energetic Engineering team. The successful candidate will be required to contribute towards system architecture, technical decision making, planning and development of platform features and advance our platform to the next phase of operation and functionality. The application is the market leading online small business lending platform which incorporates all aspects from multiple API integrations with other fintech platforms to advanced business logic around risking, pricing and machine learning prediction for quick turn around funding offers.

In addition, the successful candidate will be required to mentor junior Developers and be an active member of code reviewing sessions. Furthermore, taking responsibility for project delivery (individual and team) and system maintenance.

This role will expose you to several aspects of software development, service provider integrations, full stack technologies, project responsibility and team mentorship.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Extend and maintain existing and new software systems on the Lulalend platform (and/or Lulalend white labelled/partner platforms)
  • Project scheduling, planning reporting and analysis tasks
  • Planning, estimating, and continuously improving code quality, system design and processes
  • Work with the business to understand and implement complex requirements
  • Technical advice and system architecture
  • Mentorship of more junior team members
  • Technology research and keeping a constant eye on changing industry ideas and practices, and monitoring emerging technologies
  • Participation in technical architecture/problem resolution sessions
  • Work in an agile environment, assisting in the move towards Continuous Deployment

THE COMPETENCIES WE’RE AFTER

  • Full stack development exposure
  • Ability to mentor more junior team members
  • Efficiency and optimisation driven
  • Analytical thinker
  • Problem solver
  • Attention to detail
  • Innovative
  • Advanced communication skills
  • Team player
  • Knowledge sharing
  • Interest and passion for technology

THE SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE WE’RE LOOKING FOR

  • A relevant tertiary level qualification (BSc in Computer Science, BTech, BEng), or equivalent
  • Honours and/or Master’s degree an added advantage
  • 6+ years experience in object oriented development (Preferably C# MVC)
  • Solid experience in test-driven development
  • Exposure to front-end scripting technologies (Javascript, Jquery, React)
  • Exposure to micro-services and/or service oriented architecture
  • Exposure to cloud based environments (Preferably Azure)
  • Exposure to database design
  • Exposure to Agile development
  • Exposure to source control (e.g Git)