Software Engineer

Cape Town, South Africa
Full Time
Mid Level

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 400 clients in 40 countries, with locations across Europe, North America, South Africa, Australia and Asia.


Confluence is currently seeking to recruit an organised and motivated software engineer to join our team to apply their expertise on a sophisticated cloud based performance measurement product suite.

You need to be a committed and flexible individual who enjoys working with an experienced team on a product that is complex both technically and functionally.


Software stack: Ruby on Rails, Postgres, AWS.


You will be working on the entire software stack from UI through to backend processing and database changes.

The application runs entirely on AWS and uses many of the AWS services.


The development tools include Jira, Git, GitHub, CodeClimate, HoneyBadger, TeamCity for CI, NewRelic, Datadog, Chef.




  • Design solutions to routine problems/defects independently
  • Participate in team design sessions for large-scale development
  • Able to understand and develop use cases to supplement business cases for technical development items



  • A passion for software development
  • Follows Confluence standards for coding, documentation and impact assessments
  • Provides in-depth technical troubleshooting and defect remediation for client, BA and QA reported problems requiring a high degree of technical expertise
  • Develop technical documentation for software solutions for targeted audience, which may include external clients
  • Develop solutions for moderately complex problems and enhancements individually
  • Become an effective member of an agile development scrum team
  • Work closely developing the application with Product Management
  • Participate in functional and user-interface design discussions


Essential Qualifications

  • 3+ years of development experience


Essential Skills (at a highly proficient level)

  • Analytical and critical thinking
  • Written and oral English communication
  • Detail-oriented
  • Time management including work planning, prioritization, and organization
  • Work well with others, as well as independently
  • Self-starter and quick learner

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