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Senior Java Backend Web Developer

at Vibescout in Cape Town
Sub-Category: Java


Vibescout is an 18 month old start-up based in Cape Town. A combination of technical and creative skills with entrepreneurial drive in the founding members makes a dynamic culture where people with a positive attitude and the right aptitude will get the opportunity to develop and grow with the company as it gains traction.

At the moment Vibescout provides an easy & free to use entertainment guide for most of the events happening all over Cape Town and other South African cities. At the moment we have limited the system to South Africa as we want to ensure that we have a successful operational model in SA and then look at expanding globally, as our system is engineered for scalability.


We only started with some digital marketing and SEO in Oct/Nov and grew our user base exponentially. In Dec we had 22 000 unique users with 68 000 page views, but we aim to get over 100 000 unique users by mid this year. We have some aggressive growth strategies as well as good people joining the team to make it happen.

At the moment, it is all self-funded by everyone involved, so we are hoping to find some strategic partners soon that will benefit from our growth and being affiliated with our brand.

The recent rapid growth and key strategic developments that still need to be done has opened up the opportunity for an experienced and driven individual with the right technical skills to join the team. We are looking for someone who like us, sees the massive potential for Vibescout and wants to come on-board long-term with equity in the company as well. (This would be negotiated, based on financial expectations and experience)


We are looking for a senior web Developer with a strong experience of back-end architecture, preferably in both Java and JavaScript to become a key member of the development team. Must have a good understanding of data architecture (Search Indexes, databases etc.).

An understanding of the Google Cloud ecosystem is a big bonus, as we build all of our various server modules on top of it and make use of their data tooling. Understanding of Google Compute Engine (part of the Cloud) would be even better.

The JavaScript proficiency must include NodeJS and next generation JavaScript at least up to ES6 (Promises, Async/Await etc).


  • A 3 year degree in computer science or other relevant education
  • Ideally at least three year’s relevant experience


Apply online or email the following to (all information provided will be treated as confidential):

  • A brief motivation on why you are the person Vibescout is looking for
  • Your CV
  • Your Github / Stackoverflow or equivalent technical resource web account

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