Software Engineer

Cape Town, South Africa
Full Time
Mid Level

Job title                                                            Software Engineer

Function                                                           Development

Location                                                           Cape Town

Job Type                                                          Permanent/full time


Why Confluence?

Over the past several years we have undergone a great deal of positive change and growth to become the company we are today. Our global footprint now spans multiple countries, giving our employees the opportunity to get exposure to other countries and cultures. And it stands to reason that none of this would have been possible without the hundreds of hard-working employees who work at Confluence.


We support our employees with new ways of working, having recently implemented a Flexible Working Policy, we often have the option for employees to work both from an office and from home.


We are proud to work with smart, passionate colleagues who are highly focused on our products and their impact on our clients’ work.


What do we do?

As a leading global technology solutions provider to the investment management industry, Confluence helps clients solve complex investment data challenges across the front, middle and back office. From innovative portfolio analytics to regulatory and financial reporting solutions, Confluence invests in the latest technology and data and in its team of industry experts to meet the evolving needs of asset managers and service providers.


Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, Confluence services over 1000 clients in 40 countries, with locations across Europe, North America, South Africa, Australia and Asia.


More about the role

  • Analysing and understanding specifications in order to carry out the required development and implementation in the system.
  • Testing, maintaining and supporting applications in Oracle and PostgreSQL
  • Participating in meetings and decisions relating to new functionalities and improvements to the existing processes.
  • Monitoring quality coding practices and standards via peer design and code reviews.
  • Documenting major processes and development milestones, both inside and outside of the code.


What skills and experience do I need to succeed?

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in a related Engineering field, Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, DEC in Programming, or equivalent in experience
  • Certifications considered
  • Professionally fluent in English

Technical Skillset

  • Database Programming - Oracle (11g and above) SQL and PL/SQL (3+ years), or
  • PostgreSQL (13 and above) SQL and PL/PGSQL (3+ years)
  • Knowledge of source control and CI/CD systems

Required Personal Skillset

  • Well organized (i.e. to-do lists, reminders, outlook rules / follow ups, naming and filing documents)
  • Resourceful and skilled at searching for solutions to problems
  • Detail oriented
  • Dynamic and positive attitude

Desirable Knowledge

  • .NET Core Programming, C#
  • Web Programming
  • Linux
  • Docker
  • JIRA
  • Cloud applications (AWS a plus)

What do we offer?

Confluence offers competitive benefit packages for team members. As a growing, global organization, we are always looking for ways to ensure that our employees can access benefits that matter to them and their families.


Benefits include:


  • Generous time off packages with vacation time, holidays and sick leave.


  • Career Development is important and as a global organisation, we have opportunity to work across our diverse global locations. We also have access to a broad Learning and Development platform, which not only provides employees with work-related courses, but also personal development courses such as yoga detox!


  • Social events include regular happy hour events across each region, as well as other informal events which are regionally specific.


  • We have a Confluence Cares Committee who is responsible for giving back to our communities. This includes donation matching for each event, which vary from volunteer days planting trees in Pittsburgh to donating books and computers to school children in South Africa.


  • Our Diversity and Inclusion committee meets regularly to focus on key initiatives and support for employees.


Please speak to someone in HR for specifics on benefits available by region.


More about the Location

Based in Cape Town with hybrid/flexible working available.


Who will I work with?

The team works collaboratively, with clearly defined roles, good communication, with a helpful attitude.



We look for people who align with our 4 values.



Face reality with honesty, courage and accountability


Deal creatively with challenges and envision what the world could be


Build good habits into reflexes which become a part of our life


Committed to the success of others


If you would like to find out more about a Career at Confluence, please apply today.




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