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Senior Java Engineer - PDS


Cape Town, ZA
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Industry: Sales & Marketing Software
  • Post Date: 05/23/2023
  • Website:
  • Company Address: 223 E. De La Guerra St, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101

About Impact, the world’s leading partnership management platform, is transforming the way businesses manage and optimize all types of partnerships—including traditional rewards affiliates, influencers, commerce content publishers, B2B, and more. The company’s powerful, purpose-built platform makes it easy for businesses to create, manage, and scale an ecosystem of partnerships with the brands and communities that customers trust to make purchases, get information, and entertain themselves at home, at work, or on the go.

Job Description

At our culture is our soul. We are passionate about our people, our technology, and are obsessed with customer success. Working together enables us to grow rapidly, win, and serve the largest brands in the world. We use cutting edge technology to solve real world problems for our clients and continue to pull ahead of the pack as the leading SaaS platform for businesses to automate their partnerships and grow their revenue like never before. We have an entrepreneurial spirit and a culture where ambition and curiosity is rewarded. If you are looking to join a team where your opinion is valued, your contributions are noticed, and enjoy working with fun and talented people from all over the world, then this is the place for you. is the global leader in Partnership Automation.  We work with enterprise and innovative brands like Ticketmaster, Levi’s, Microsoft, Airbnb, and Uber to help them manage all different types of partnerships.  From social influencers, B2B, strategic partners, publishers, and traditional affiliates...we have them covered. Our combined suite of products covers the full life partnership lifecycle including; onboarding, tracking ads and paying partners, recruiting for new partners, data and marketing intelligence, and protection from fraud.  Founded in 2008 by the same team that founded Commission Junction, Impact has grown to over 400 employees and ten offices across the United States, Europe, Africa and Asia. 

Why this role is exciting:

As a Java Engineer, you will be responsible for delivery and supporting features for Impact systems. This person will be part of an Agile / Scrum team and is expected to mentor squad members.  

An ideal candidate for this role would be a competent Java Engineer with a proven track record of project delivery that has a deep understanding of Elastic Search with experience optimising and performance tuning Elastic clusters.


Review business requirements; design, implement and test solutions; and, perform code reviews.
Gain and maintain a deep understanding of the business and product domain to deliver effective solutions.
Provide transparency through daily Scrums, Kanban (or similar).
Identify, raise and address system vulnerabilities and technology blockers for the squad.
Optimize code and streamline processes to improve performance and platform stability and reduce overall system load.
Respond to alerts, review error messages, and fix bugs in a timely manner
Work in a distributed and agile environment.
Develop code both independently and while pair programming
Responsible for continuous improvement of developer productivity.

Does this sound like you?

  • BSc in Computer Science or related field
  • 5+ years of Java software development experience
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and problem solving skills
  • Intimate knowledge of Computer Science principles and fundamentals
  • Experience with HTML, JavaScript, CSS, AJAX, DOM and frameworks (jQuery, React, Vue.js, etc.)
  • Knowledge of distributed systems preferred
  • Experience working in the finance domain preferred

Key Knowledge Requirements

  • Spring Framework
  • Java 7, Java 8
  • MySQL
  • Git
  • Popular testing frameworks (jUnit, TestNG etc.)
  • Popular mocking frameworks (JMockit, Mockito etc.)
  • JIRA
  • Continuous Integration


  • Casual work environment, including working from home
  • Flexible work hours
  • Unlimited PTO policy
    • Take the time off that you need. We are truly committed to a positive work-life balance, recognising that it is important to be happy and fulfilled in both
  • 6 month paternity/maternity leave
  • Training & Development
    • Learning the advanced partnership automation products
  • Medical Aid and Provident Fund 
    • Group schemes with Discovery & Bonitas for medical aid
    • Group scheme with Momentum for provident fund
  • Restricted Stock Units
    • 3-year vesting schedule pending Board approval
  • Internet Allowance
  • Fitness club fee reimbursements
  • Affiliate & Partnerships Industry Fundamentals Certification by PXA


Impact is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, colour, ethnicity, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, genetics, sex, pregnancy or childbirth, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity or non-binary or nonconformity and/or status as a trans individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, marital, parental and/or familial status, past, current or prospective service in the uniformed services, or any characteristic protected under applicable law. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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