Senior Engineer - Backend and Cloud Background at Showmax

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We are building a generalized, cloud-based Recommendation and Personalization platform that serves multiple internal and external clients at Multichoice. 

 The Senior Engineer: Backend and Cloud role should appeal to the elite programmer with a passion for Cloud, Serverless Computing, Big Data, Personalization, Search and Recommendations, Scalability as well as a working knowledge of the current technology landscapes in these areas. Staying abreast of all the latest Cloud trends is essential for this role. 

Design, develop, maintain and support projects using a variety of technologies. 

Typical duties include: 

  • Ascertain requirements by interfacing with our internal clients 
  • Identify and research alternative technologies that potentially address the requirements 
  • Design and document architectures/applications/data-flows 
  • Develop various components (apps/scripts/sites/recommendation engines) 
  • Conduct code reviews on completion of these components 
  • Design tests for your code 
  • Support the production environment 

 This role will be responsible for delivery requirements for the following internal and external groups: 

  • Tech teams 
  • Product teams 
  • Potential & Existing Subscribers 
  • All internal divisions; associate companies and partners 


  • Scientific, data-minded, detail oriented with a good blend of practical reality 
  • Proficient in problem solving, algorithmic analysis, deeply technical 
  • Ability to hit the ground running 
  • Ability to work independently if necessary 
  • Calm demeanor during stressful situations 
  • Strong Cloud experience 
  • Strong core Java/Python/NodeJS skills 
  • Strong Linux skills 
  • Knowledge and experience building massively scalable systems 
  • Knowledge and experience working with high volumes of data (beneficial) 
  • Knowledge of SCRUM and Agile methodologies (beneficial)  


  • Required: Java/Python/NodeJS, HTML, Javascript, Linux shell scripting, Cloud scripting 
  • Beneficial: React, Redux, Material UI  


  • Beneficial: DynamoDB, MSSQL, MySQL, MongoDB, ElasticSearch, HDFS, Hadoop, HBase 


  • Beneficial (AWS): S3, Athena, Quicksight, Glue, SNS, SQS, ElastiCache, Kendra / CloudSearch, Lambdas, Serverless, AWS Gateway, Transfer Family, DynamoDB, EC2, Terraform 
  • Beneficial: Other Cloud platforms like Azure, Google etc.  


  • Required: RESTful service development 
  • Beneficial: Knowledge of recommender systems, Tensorflow, Keras, Spark, Mahout, Stream processing, Kafka, Storm, Flink, Docker, Analytics platforms 

 What you’ll get in return:

  • 25 days of holidays, 5 sick days
  • Annual bonus based on performance
  • Equipment based on your preferences (laptop, monitors, etc.)
  • Meal vouchers, MultiSport card
  • Education - internal knowledge sharing, conferences, online courses, time allocation for learning purposes
  • Flexible hours, full-remote environment during the pandemic
  • Ergonomic workspace, good coffee and snacks in the office


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