Senior Django Developer


We are looking for a Senior Django Developer with Python and Django experience who is sharp, a team player, deliverable focused and keen to be part of a rapidly growing company!

Who is Future Forex?

Our mission is to transform the forex industry in South Africa through premium support, automation, innovation (e.g. Blockchain), and complete transparency. In addition to this we also continue to enhance our Crypto Arbitrage investment service which to date yields returns leagues ahead of traditional investments, making it one of the best performing investments in South Africa.

Future Forex is powered by a young, open-minded team that values autonomy and works remotely. We’re looking to grow exponentially in the forex space and need to scale our services efficiently to do so.

Why is now a good time to join us?

We’ve just rolled out our new online forex platform, and this means you’ll play a massive role in setting product direction, owning projects end to end and be perfectly positioned to head up core elements of our system architecture as we continue growing. Going forward we aim to expand globally and leverage our agility, inventiveness and drive to improve the livelihoods of billions. Joining now offers the rare opportunity to play a massive role in this goal.

The opportunity

To grow our service offering, we need to enhance our existing forex products, develop new products with additional banking partners, and begin to look beyond the local forex space at other exciting opportunities.

We are looking for a Senior Django Developer with Python and Django experience who is adaptable, smart, confident working autonomously, and keen to help us make the above a reality!

What you’ll do

  • Design, test, and push code that significantly improves the range, returns and input costs of our service offering
  • Accelerate the development of various key aspects of our stack, namely:
    • API integrations
    • Process automations
    • Database optimisation
    • Staff interface improvements
    • Client dashboard development
  • Work closely with our CTO and dev team to complete bigger projects
  • Debug and resolve production issues
  • Brainstorm and contribute to system upgrades
  • Share knowledge with your colleagues to continually grow the team’s skill level

What you’ll need

  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in software development including familiarity with CI/CD and Git/version control
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working with Python and a web framework such as Django or Ruby on Rails in a production environment.
  • Knowledge of front-end development (HTML, CSS, JS)
  • Basic knowledge of Linux server maintenance and at least one cloud platform (e.g. AWS, Azure, etc)
  • A solid understanding of database technologies (e.g. PostgreSQL, Redis, etc)
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities
  • Dedicated to understanding client needs, with a focus on deliver holistic and product-minded solutions
  • A focus on deliverability with a care for clean and articulate code
  • A start-up mindset, comfortable with products failing and having to be pivoted
  • The ability to work remotely with high autonomy and stay self-motivated without having to be “managed” frequentl

What it’s like to work here

We embody true agile: Instead of making changes to conform to a certain methodology, we continuously develop our own helping us reach our fullest potential and foster a positive and productive work environment.

We’re deliverable focused: Working a set number of hours a week is not important to us. What matters is how quickly we can bring high quality deliverables to production. If you’re focused and effective, you’ll find yourself well rewarded!

We reward excellence: We deeply appreciate anyone who relishes making a real impact and is happy to go the extra mile in doing so. We are quick to reward those who overachieve.

We don’t like micro-managing: Micro-managing is an inefficiency we’d prefer to avoid! We want to integrate you quickly so you can manage your own time and projects. That being said we love collaboration, so we’re always happy to help one another and will never leave you in the dark!

We’re all about transparency: We believe transparency is key to our success and have made it the cornerstone of our services. We focus on transparency and open discussion amongst our team to help the best answers and ideas bubble to the surface. This has the added benefit of creating a fun and open workplace where ideas flow.

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