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Senior Frontend Engineer



Software Engineering
Western Cape, South Africa · Mexico City, Mexico
Posted on Friday, April 26, 2024
Who We Are

Yoco was founded in 2015, and has since processed over R100 billion in digital payments for over 400,000 businesses in South Africa. We’re breaking down barriers and unlocking economic opportunities that enable people to thrive.

We have over 330 team members across our key hubs in South Africa and the Netherlands, all with a bias for boldness, and a passion for simple, progressive solutions. We believe in uniting different people to solve hard problems together.

Our mission of making society more equal takes a variety of people, with different backgrounds and points of view, so we can keep building solutions that work for and include everyone.

Yoco is growing, and as we grow we have compelling challenges ahead of us.

Growing means we’re enabling more self-employed people and businesses to thrive every day. It also means that ambitious problem-solvers with big ideas are challenged, stimulated and will thrive at Yoco.

We don’t stop pushing, we break things to rebuild, we challenge ourselves and each other. We’re constantly evolving — and we’re doing it fast.

Grow With Us.

About The OS Team

The OS team plays a key role in the company, maintaining, developing and releasing software for all the Android card machines at Yoco as well as devices that run on our Yoco POS software.

The team in 2023 launched the new Yoco Neo Touch card machine running on the Kotlin Pay App, and in 2024 is involved in rolling out the same software on the Khumo and Khumo Print. Later in 2024, the team will be building out our new POS software also on Kotlin to expand our base into more established merchants.

About The Role

As a senior engineer, you will contribute on an individual contributor career path. You will be responsible for system design, ensuring that the team is aligned with the Yoco technical direction. To complement the team’s tech lead, you may be expected to mentor and coach engineers to ensure that the team supports and delivers new features quickly and with industry-leading quality and non-functional requirements (e.g. availability, security, performance, etc.).

What You Will Be Doing

  • Assisting in building the Kotlin Pay App for all our Android card machines
  • Helping with developing our new POS application
  • Championing a key role on the team (eg. Security, CI/CD, Design, Quality, Release management)

About You

  • 5+ years of experience as a frontend software engineer, preferably using Kotlin
  • Experience designing and building systems with challenging non-functional requirements (e.g. availability, security, performance, etc.)
  • Experience with technical leadership, with an emphasis on leading by example, and setting coding standards.
  • Experience working as part of a globally distributed team
  • Experience working in a product-based company (instead of a services-based company)
  • The ability to thrive with a high level of autonomy and responsibility
  • Experience in payments is a bonus

What’s Next

If you qualify for this position, and our mission and values resonate with you, please apply.

Please note that this is a remote based position and we are open to applications from candidates based in South Africa.

We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply and ask that you please send your application in English and help us reduce unconscious bias by leaving out your picture, age, address, and other unnecessary information in your CV.


The Yoco formula is a validated approach to work and a set of behaviours that create maximum value for our customers and help us grow.

Core Values - Our way of working to create value & grow

Core Behaviours - How we show up, engage & treat each other

Join us on a meaningful journey at Yoco, and help enable our merchants to thrive through Open Commerce!

  • Stay Connected
  • Make Space to Explore
  • Keep it Simple
  • Master your Craft
  • Get to know each other personally
  • Say what you think
  • Be courageous and focus forward
  • Don’t let ego get in the way

To support this, we have built a role-based organisation where every individual is given the space to focus and develop their innate strengths. Everyone at Yoco has the opportunity to lead a project and become a specialist, enabling flexibility, collaboration and accountability at all levels. You will be working with a diverse, motivated and skilled team who will continuously stretch you as an individual. To learn more about our culture, subscribe to our Exposure Gallery.

Yoco is one of Africa's largest fintech companies. We enable small businesses to thrive through open commerce.

Founded in 2015 we have helped over 400,000 small businesses across South Africa accept card payments and access capital - often for the first time. We have over 330 team members across our key hubs in South Africa and the Netherlands, all working to deliver world class payments and software solutions to small businesses. We have raised $170M from some of the leading institutional investors in the world such as TPG, Dragoneer, Partech, Velocity, Quona, Raba, 4DX and many more.