Giraffe seeks talented, young developer to help expand the business

Giraffe is an award-winning, revolutionary mobile recruitment app that aims to help reduce unemployment in South Africa by connecting medium-skilled jobseekers with opportunities and enabling businesses to recruit staff faster and cheaper than any other way. Having achieved significant growth in 2015, Giraffe is now looking for a highly talented developer to join its founding team and help expand the business.


Role and Responsibilities

The developer will play a key role in building and managing all elements of the Giraffe platform- incorporating mobile application, web application, database, matching algorithm/AI and third party integration. The developer will work closely with the lead developer and head of product.



Educational requirements

  • BSc in Computer Science / Information Systems from a top tier university
  • Minimum second class degree (60%)

Essential technical requirements

  • 1-2 years’ industry experience as a programmer
  • Strong Java or C# skills and experience
  • Strong SQL skills and experience, ideally Postgres
  • Javascript experience
  • Linux experience

Essential other requirements

  • Hard work ethic
  • Willingness to learn
  • Passion for programming and computer science
  • Interest in algorithmics, AI and machine learning
  • Interest in making a strong social impact
  • Excellent team working and communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to manage ambiguity

Highly advantageous

  • Scala experience
  • Front-end / design skills
  • GIT experience
  • Android development experience



  • Sandton, Johannesburg



  • Competitive salary + share options


To apply, email your CV and a brief covering letter to


About Giraffe


Giraffe is a mobile recruitment agency service that connects medium-skilled jobseekers with opportunities and enabling businesses to hire staff faster and cheaper than any other way. Since launching its recruitment agency services in Johannesburg, Pretoria and the broader Gauteng area in early 2015, Giraffe has attracted nearly 70 thousand jobseekers, arranged interviews for nearly 10 thousand of them and placed candidates with hundreds of employers. Giraffe helps businesses reduce the cost of recruitment by automating the entire recruitment process and using an intelligent matching algorithm to select suitable candidates. Giraffe focuses on medium-skilled jobs such as retail, call centre, office and admin, manufacturing and transport.

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