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Adaptavist Group • Cape Town

Senior Full Stack Developer

Employment type:  Full time


Fully flexible hours

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Job Description

Working at Adaptavist
The Adaptavist Group is a global family of companies with a common goal. We combine the best of teamwork, technology, and processes, helping all kinds of businesses be better today and tomorrow.
We are experts at delivering enterprise software, tailored solutions, and quality services across some of the world’s most trusted technology ecosystems, including Atlassian, AWS, Slack, GitLab, Monday.com and Aha!
We make change happen. From anywhere.
Our flexible, remote-first way of working means that work can fit around your life, rather than your life fitting around work.
Some of our global benefits include;
- Unlimited Holiday- Pension matching up to 5%- Employee assistance programme- Udemy Online Learning- Volunteer Days- Flexible working hours- Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Leave- Season ticket loan- Eye Care Vouchers- Life Assurance- Income Protection Scheme- Private Medical with Bupa- Bring your dog to work- Adaptavist Rewards
About the team
ScriptRunner is an Add-on that helps solve the challenges that users face every day within the Atlassian Ecosystem. It automates bulk actions, creates scripted fields, and helps develop distinct workflows. It makes team collaboration easy by ensuring that the work they do is visible across all the teams.
About the role
This role will involve designing, building and supporting one of our flagship products, ScriptRunner for Jira Cloud.The Senior developer will contribute and lead engineering best practices within the team to guarantee the reliability and scalability of our product. They will also be responsible for driving technical discussion and design sessions within the team. As a Senior Developer they’ll act as a mentor for other engineers within the team to perform code reviews, discuss designs and work together on technical problems.They will also be required to work closely with product teams to discover requirements for future initiatives and support, investigate and resolve issues in production to maintain our service level guarantees to product teams.
What you'll be doing
- Design, build and support our services and infrastructure that runs on AWS- Investigate and resolve issues in production for our shared services in a timely manner by working closely with other Cloud teams at Adaptavist and following our incident management process- Lead and regularly contribute to the team’s engineering best practices to ensure we guarantee availability and scalability of our product- Own and drive new functionality all the way through, from discovery, design, implementation, testing, deploying and monitoring in production, whilst following continuous delivery practices- Participate in the team’s Scrum events- Act as a mentor to other engineers within the team to perform code reviews, collaborate on technical designs and problems- Work with other engineering teams at Adaptavist to see how we reuse technical solutions or approaches across teams- Research and introduce new approaches or technologies into the team where appropriate

What we're looking for
- Strong full stack development experience in a microservice or serverless architecture- Experience in at least one backend language (Java, Python, etc.) and one frontend Javascript / Typescript framework (React, Angular, Vue)- Good written and verbal communication skills- Can work independently to own and implement technical solutions but also collaborate with others- Can demonstrate technical problems clearly and succinctly with other engineers and discuss solutions collaboratively- Can debug production issues independently to reach a resolution effectively- Able to work autonomously and remotely- Can work effectively with people across time zones and be very proactive in communicating with the team when necessary- Understands common problems in working with distributed systems and how you can design them- Experience with using CI/CD to deliver software- Experience working in a small Agile team

At Adaptavist, we are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community, and believe this positively impacts both the creation of our innovative products and our delivery of bespoke solutions to our global customers and our own unique culture. We encourage all qualified applicants, regardless of age, disability, race, sexual orientation, religion or belief, sex, gender identity, pregnancy and maternity, marriage, and civil partnership status. From our family-friendly policies to our flexible work environment we offer a range of benefits and policies in order to support staff from all different backgrounds. If you have any questions, please do ask us.
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We look forward to your application!

Company benefits

Unlimited annual leave
Flexible working week
Open to compressed hours
Open to part time work for some roles
Dog friendly office
Health insurance – BUPA
Life assurance
Work from anywhere scheme
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Adoption leave
Share options
Employee discounts
Charity donation scheme
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can find the perfect balance of life and work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Employees feel like the company culture is brilliantly inclusive and equitable
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Employees feel quite excited about the company mission
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

Working at Adaptavist Group

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

Global offices across UK, Europe, North America and Malaysia

Hiring Countries







South Africa




United Kingdom

United States

Awards & Achievements

1st – Medium companies

1st – Medium companies

Flexa100 2024
SaaS & Software

SaaS & Software

Industry awards 2023

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