Software and/or Systems Engineer

Cape Town, South Africa

Travelstart is the leading Online Travel Agency in Africa and the Middle East. Operating in 15 markets across the region each with their own localisation requirements. Online travel is a fast moving and complex domain rarely without a dull moment.

Travelstart sees its technology as a core asset and is investing heavily in giving customers as well as its employees a great experience. The Travelstart development team prides themselves for being agile, continuously improving and delivering high quality features.

Travelstart development provides an environment where core values are learning & growing, taking ownership, working as a team and delivering technically superior solutions.

We are looking for passionate Software Engineers and/or Systems Engineers (DevOps) with 5 years or more experience to join our team.

Our technology stack includes:
React, Angular, Rest, Message Queues, Spring, mySql, Postgres, Apache, Camel,
Java (a lot of it), Redis/Elasticache, Hazelcast and Ruby.

We keep exploring new technologies so for all you know, this has already evolved… :-)


Software engineers are responsible for the following:

  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to propose solutions based on business requirements
  • Write clean, testable code
  • Follow security principles
  • Perform tests and debugging to maximize program efficiency
  • Releases the software to live
  • Analyse issues
  • Stay up-to-date with industry developments


System Engineers focus on the operational aspects of our applications. They generally perform the following activities:

  • Manage and monitor all installed systems and infrastructure to ensure highest levels of availability
  • Monitor and test infrastructure & application performance for potential bottlenecks, identify possible solutions, and work with developers to implement those fixes
  • Maintain security, backup, and redundancy strategies
  • Write and maintain custom scripts to increase system efficiency and lower the human intervention time on any tasks
  • Participate in the design of information and operational support systems
  • Provide 2nd and 3rd level support - Liaise with vendors and other IT personnel for problem resolution


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