Senior Java Developer (Agriculture)

Join us in enabling productive societies across Africa.

What we do

Mezzanine develops mobile-enabled, cloud-hosted, enterprise software for customers across Africa in order to co-create productive societies. Founded in 2012, Mezzanine has market-leading expertise in the agricultural, health, financial inclusion and education spaces and works with mobile network operators to bring about positive change in the lives of people through the benefits of the digital dividend. Mezzanine is a home-grown African company delivering value to the people of Africa.

Our mission is to create productive societies and to that extent, some 65 million people have benefitted from using our solutions in healthcare, agriculture, education and financial services.

Mezzanine, a subsidiary of the Vodacom Group.

What you will do

You will form part of our Connected Farmer product team. Our Connected Farmer solution is an agnostic digital platform that improves productivity, revenue and resilience for small scale farmers by connecting them to information, inputs, credit and buyers at scale.

As a senior developer, you will develop and communicate the use of ‘best practice’ during product development and contribute towards the technical development of junior product developers. In doing so you will be greatly contributing to creating productive societies.

We are looking for an individual that is a great team player, problem-solver and quick learner. The ideal individual will be someone who is dependable and dedicated to their work and cares about making a difference in Africa. One of our main drivers at Mezzanine is the fact that we build solutions that have a positive impact on people’s lives and with this comes the responsibility of producing work that is of high quality. We strive to maintain a good balance of working hard and spending time together to build good relationships and celebrate individual and team achievements!

What you need

  • 8+ years’ relevant coding experience.
  • 5+ years' Java experience
  • 8+ years’ experience working with SQL databases, ideally PostgreSQL

What to expect

  • Passionate and dedicated team members - We work hard and support each other because we are passionate about what we do and the impact we are making.
  • Growth opportunities - We have annual personal development discussions to craft out your journey ahead. We have 5 study leave days for those that are pursuing a qualification or certification.
  • Flexibility - 3 remote work days with core hours being 10:00 - 15:00. We are output, not input focused.
  • An energising environment - We celebrate differences and value individuals. We enjoy celebrating successes, having coffee-walks, playing ping-pong and care about each other's personal lives.
  • Income protection & death cover - We care about our staff and their family when unexpected events occur.
  • Employee Wellness Programme - We are holistic beings and therefore we invest in the health and wellbeing of our staff.

Starting date: ASAP

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Should you not hear from us after 30 days you may consider your application unsuccessful.

Preference will be given to EE candidates.

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