Ikhokha Vacancies:

  1. Business Analyst
  2. Software Engineer X4
  3. Senior Software Engineer
  4. Product Design Manager
  5. SEO Manager

Business Analyst

  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time
  • Work policy: Remote

Company Description

iKhokha is one of the fastest-growing fintech companies in Africa. As you’d expect, our pace is fast-moving and ever-changing. We like it that way.
Our office is a high performance environment where we push each other to challenge the status quo. If that doesn’t appeal to you, you probably shouldn’t work here.

Job Description

The iK Tribe is on the search for a detail-orientated Business Analyst who is a self-starter with impeccable communication and analytical skills.

If you are passionate about providing a full life cycle continuity and solutioning then this may be the role for you!

What does the role entail (Key Responsibilities)?

  • Providing full product lifecycle continuity from requirements gathering through to testing and delivery to the end user.
  • Liaising with customers and internal project sponsors to understand their requirements.
  • Participating in high level solution definition and strategy formulation supporting multiple business areas, integration points and a large number of affected components
  • Writing and maintaining user stories containing functional specifications and acceptance tests.
  • Writing Business Requirements Documents and architecture diagrams which clearly outline required outcomes necessary to deliver value and solve issues.
  • Working closely with the development, testing and growth marketing teams as well as the stakeholders to provide clarity on requirements and assisting with prioritization.
  • Performing acceptance testing.
  • Assistance in training on new systems and processes implemented.
  • Apply industry standard analysis techniques such as data flow modelling, workflow analysis and functional decomposition analysis.
  • Deliver functional requirement specifications to include functional hierarchy, workflow, business rules, interface design and definitions, outstanding issues, data analysis, and data mapping to clients and development staff.
  • Translate functional requirement specifications into technical design specifications.
  • Design new solutions by analyzing requirements; constructing workflow charts and diagrams; studying system capabilities; writing specifications.
  • Improve systems by studying current practices and designing modifications.
  • Provide analysis support throughout the lifecycle of a project to ensure that business requirements are delivered appropriately.

The deal breakers (minimum requirements):           

  • 3-5 years’ experience in a Business Analyst focused role.
  • Experience in SQL
  • Solid understanding of business analysis principles, processes and techniques.
  • Knowledge of Business Process Mapping.
  • Previous experience developing and preparing use cases, functional specifications and technical requirements.
  • Clear understanding of how to represent the needs of the end user in a software development environment.
  • Knowledge of Agile Scrum development principles and methodologies.
  • Full exposure to the Software Development Life Cycle.
  • Previous industry experience in Financial services would be an advantage. 

Qualifications

  • BSc Computer Science / BCom / IT related Degree.
  • Role related certifications (i.e.: CBAP / BABOK) would be an advantage 

Additional Information

Perks of joining the Tribe?

  • You get to work in a high growth company. Sink your teeth into meaningful work with tangible results you are accountable for.
  • Hybrid, remote and in office work models.
  • Remuneration & Benefits. We offer Company contributions to Medical Aid and a Group Risk Scheme.
  • Visionary Leadership. 
  • Study leave.  
  • Access to on demand learning and development.
  • A friendly, collaborative culture and a team of all-round-lekker humans (it’s true, we surveyed our Employees and they told us so).
  • If you find yourself at HQ, coffee on tap and a selection of hot beverages provided by our onsite Barista. 

Software Engineer

  • uMhlanga, South Africa
  • Full-time
  • Work policy: Hybrid

Company Description

iKhokha is one of the fastest-growing fintech companies in Africa. As you’d expect, our pace is fast-moving and ever-changing. We like it that way.
Our office is a high performance environment where we push each other to challenge the status quo. If that doesn’t appeal to you, you probably shouldn’t work here.

Job Description

The iKTribe is on the lookout for a Software Engineer who wants to make a difference. 

If you are up for a challenge and have a creative edge when it comes to solutioning and building tech then this may be the home away from home that you have been searching for. 

What’s in it for YOU?

  • You would get the chance to be a part of a rapidly growing, purpose-driven Fintech company that has an awesome culture. 
  • You would be a part of building bleeding edge solutions.
  • If you are a team player that thrives in an Agile Scrum environment, then #JointheHustle!

So, what will you do?

  • You will be building new technologies, maintaining existing technologies as well as testing various systems within the fintech space.
  • You will be working in an Agile environment within a Scrum team that allows you to participate and collaborate in sprint ceremonies.
  • You will lead certain projects on your own under the guidance of the Product Owner.

In addition to the above, you will;

  • Work alongside the dev team on the transition to iKhokha’s new development stack which is coded in NodeJS/Typescript. It will encompass the ongoing development and maintenance of iKhokha’s microservice ecosystem including the tools used within it.
  • Be directly responsible for the end to end development of serverless microservice based systems, including: initial planning, development, writing test cases, creating the deployment pipeline and deploying to our cloud hosting provider.
  • Develop crispy new user-facing features that drive our users to take action, using ReactJS, HTML5 and CSS.

Deal breakers:

At least 4 years of relevant experience with the below technologies:

  • HTML5, CSS and JavaScript
  • ReactJS, Angular or Vue
  • NodeJS/Typescript or Java
  • REST API Integration

Any relevant experience with the below technologies would make you a front runner for the role:

  • AWS Stack (Lambda, EC2, DynamoDB, S3)
  • Test oriented development (using a framework such as jest)
  • VSCode
  • Linux 

Qualifications

The following would be advantageous:

  • Relevant IT Degree

Additional Information

Perks of joining the Tribe?

  • You get to work in a high growth company. Sink your teeth into meaningful work with tangible results you are accountable for.
  • Hybrid, remote and in office work models.
  • Remuneration & Benefits. We offer Company contributions to Medical Aid and a Group Risk Scheme.
  • Visionary Leadership. 
  • Study leave.  
  • Access to on demand learning and development.
  • A friendly, collaborative culture and a team of all-round-lekker humans (it’s true, we surveyed our Employees and they told us so).
  • If you find yourself at HQ, coffee on tap and a selection of hot beverages provided by our onsite Barista. 

Senior Software Engineer

  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time
  • Work policy: Hybrid

Company Description

iKhokha is one of the fastest-growing fintech companies in Africa. As you’d expect, our pace is fast-moving and ever-changing. We like it that way.
Our office is a high performance environment where we push each other to challenge the status quo. If that doesn’t appeal to you, you probably shouldn’t work here.

Job Description

iKhokha is growing quickly and we are on the hunt for more awesome Senior Software Engineers to join our iKTribe.

If you love what you do and are looking for a challenge then what are you waiting for!

So, what will you do?

  • Let’s keep it simple. The way you dev will be modular.
  • At iKhokha it’s all in the cloud. We make use of Cloud Infrastructure provided by AWS. You will too.
  • Serverless. Need we say more.
  • Tech Stack: Typescript is our core language. Java is an easy transition.
  • You will be building new technologies, maintaining existing technologies as well as testing various systems within the fintech space.
  • You will be working in an Agile environment within a Scrum team that allows you to participate and collaborate in sprint ceremonies.
  • You will lead certain projects on your own under the guidance of the Product Manager.

In addition to the above, you will;

  • Work alongside the dev team on the transition to iKhokha’s new development stack which is coded in NodeJS/Typescript. It will encompass the ongoing development and maintenance of iKhokha’s microservice ecosystem including the tools used within it.
  • Be directly responsible for the end-to-end development of serverless microservice based systems, including initial planning, development, writing test cases, creating the deployment pipeline and deploying to our cloud hosting provider.
  • Develop crispy new user-facing features that drive our users to take action, using React.js, HTML5 and CSS.

Deal Breakers:

At least 5 + years of relevant experience with the below technologies:

  • HTML5, CSS and JavaScript
  • Experience with a modern JS framework (React.js would be a plus)
  • Coding in Typescript or Java and the ability to work within Node.js
  • REST API Integration.

Qualifications

The following would be advantageous:

  • Relevant IT Degree

Additional Information

Perks of joining the Tribe?

  • You get to work in a high growth company. Sink your teeth into meaningful work with tangible results you are accountable for.
  • Hybrid, remote and in office work models.
  • Remuneration & Benefits. We offer Company contributions to Medical Aid and a Group Risk Scheme.
  • Visionary Leadership. 
  • Study leave.  
  • Access to on demand learning and development.
  • A friendly, collaborative culture and a team of all-round-lekker humans (it’s true, we surveyed our Employees and they told us so).
  • If you find yourself at HQ, coffee on tap and a selection of hot beverages provided by our onsite Barista.

Product Design Manager

  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time
  • Work policy: Remote

Company Description

iKhokha is one of the fastest-growing fintech companies in Africa. As you’d expect, our pace is fast-moving and ever-changing. We like it that way.
Our office is a high performance environment where we push each other to challenge the status quo. If that doesn’t appeal to you, you probably shouldn’t work here.

Job Description

iKhokha is searching for an ingenious and perspicacious Product Design Manager to join our rapidly growing iKTribe. We are looking for someone who has the ability to manage, coach, mentor and provide that out-of-the box thinking to our talented team of Product Designers.

If you are a solution driven, customer-centric individual who is passionate about design, this could be your next career move. 

So, what will you do?

You will be responsible for leading a Product Design team, that is embedded within cross-functional Pods, working on a dynamic mix of product challenges.

You will craft the product design strategy, providing guidance on the team’s output, enabling collaboration between silos and ensuring high-quality execution

Deal Breakers

  • A minimum of 5 years as a Product or User Experience Designer and
  • A minimum of 2+ years’ experience in a management position, directly managing and leading people.
  • Specific knowledge of People management, Design strategy, Design thinking, User experience design, User interface design.
  • Demonstratable business understanding of Product and Technology.

What would you be responsible for?

Manage people:

  • Craft growth paths for Product Designers within the organization
  • Take on mentorship of Product Designers
  • Give and solicit feedback from designers and the broader product team to continually raise our bar of quality
  • Ensure a healthy psychological work environment for Product Designers
  • Ensure that Product Designers have all the resources needed to perform
  • Advocate for the interests of the Product Design team at a leadership level

Lead design projects and strategies:

  • Formulate design strategies to assist the business in achieving quarterly and annual key results and objectives
  • Plan and organize design projects and sprints to solve identified customer and business problems
  • Delegate responsibilities to Product Designers within projects to maximize efficiency and quality of output
  • Coordinate design tasks and designers across different Pods
  • Ensure high-quality Product design outputs
  • Make design trade-offs to meet project objectives

Lead design chapter:

  • Participate and contribute to envisioning, defining, documenting, and evangelizing the Product Design practice
  • Setup and facilitate design peer reviews to build camaraderie and raise our bar for quality
  • Setup, organize and contribute to the ongoing maintenance and updating of shared design documentation repositories
  • Keep the entire Product Design team abreast of industry leading processes, strategies and technology within the Product Design space. 

Qualifications

A Design Degree or Interaction/User Experience/Product Design Certification.

Additional Information

Perks of joining the Tribe?

  • You get to work in a high growth company. Sink your teeth into meaningful work with tangible results you are accountable for.
  • Hybrid, remote and in office work models.
  • Remuneration & Benefits. We offer Company contributions to Medical Aid and a Group Risk Scheme.
  • Visionary Leadership. 
  • Study leave.  
  • Access to on demand learning and development.
  • A friendly, collaborative culture and a team of all-round-lekker humans (it’s true, we surveyed our Employees and they told us so).
  • If you find yourself at HQ, coffee on tap and a selection of hot beverages provided by our onsite Barista. 

SEO Manager

  • uMhlanga, South Africa
  • Full-time
  • Work policy: Hybrid

Company Description

iKhokha is one of the fastest-growing fintech companies in Africa. As you’d expect, our pace is fast-moving and ever-changing. We like it that way.
Our office is a high performance environment where we push each other to challenge the status quo. If that doesn’t appeal to you, you probably shouldn’t work here.

Job Description

Are you an unstoppable force in the world of SEO, fueled by a burning passion to conquer search engine rankings? Do you have a knack for transforming websites into digital powerhouses?

 If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our dynamic team as an SEO Manager.

What’s in it for YOU?

  • As an SEO manager at iKhokha, you will play a critical role in driving organic search engine traffic and improving the overall visibility and performance of our digital products.
  • You will be responsible for developing and executing effective search engine optimization strategies to maximize our website’s ranking on major search engines and increase organic traffic.

So, what will you do?

  • You will be developing and implementing comprehensive SEO strategies to increase organic search visibility and drive high-quality traffic to our website.
  • You will be optimizing website content, including landing pages, blog posts, product descriptions, and other digital assets, to improve search engine rankings and user engagement.
  • You will be defining and developing high quality backlinks, as well as continually monitoring and adjusting.
  • You will be monitoring and analyzing website performance using SEO tools and analytics platforms to identify areas for improvement and recommend actionable solutions.
  • You will be performing regular website audits to identify technical SEO issues and work closely with the development team to implement necessary fixes.
  • You will be conducting thorough keyword research and analysis to identify opportunities for content optimization and expansion.
  • You will be monitoring and reporting on key SEO performance metrics, such as organic traffic, rankings, conversions, and backlinks, providing insights and recommendations for improvement.
  • You will be conducting competitive analysis to identify gaps and opportunities, and develop strategies to outperform competitors in search engine rankings.
  • You will be collaborating with cross-functional teams, including marketing, social media, and web development, to align SEO initiatives with broader marketing and business objectives.
  • You will be collaborating with content creators, designers, and developers to ensure SEO best practices are incorporated into website development and content creation processes.
  • You will stay informed about the latest digital marketing trends and technologies, and proactively identify new opportunities to enhance our SEO efforts.
  • You will stay up to date with the latest SEO trends, algorithm updates, and industry best practices to ensure our SEO strategies are effective and aligned with search engine guidelines.

Deal breakers:

At least 5+ years of proven relevant experience with the below:

  • As an SEO Manager or similar role, with a successful track record of improving organic search performance and driving tangible results.
  • Strong understanding of search engine algorithms, ranking factors, and SEO best practices.
  • Proficiency in using SEO tools, such as Google Analytics (certified), Google Search Console, SEMrush, or similar platforms.  
  • Solid knowledge of CMS, HTML, CSS, and website development principles, with the ability to identify and resolve technical SEO issues. HubSpot knowledge would be advantageous
  • Ability to develop and build out high quality backlinks, measuring and monitoring these.
  • Excellent analytical skills, with the ability to interpret data, draw insights, and make data-driven recommendations.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to effectively work with cross-functional teams and stakeholders.
  • Self-motivated and proactive mindset, with the ability to work independently and prioritize tasks effectively.
  • Attention to detail and a strong commitment to delivering high-quality work.
  • Ability to adapt to a fast-paced and dynamic environment, with a willingness to continuously learn and improve.

Qualifications

The following would be advantageous:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, or a related field.
  • Relevant certifications in SEO or digital marketing are a plus.

Additional Information

Perks of joining the Tribe?

  • You get to work in a high growth company. Sink your teeth into meaningful work with tangible results you are accountable for.
  • Hybrid, remote and in office work models.
  • Remuneration & Benefits. We offer Company contributions to Medical Aid and a Group Risk Scheme.
  • Visionary Leadership. 
  • Study leave.  
  • Access to on demand learning and development.
  • A friendly, collaborative culture and a team of all-round-lekker humans (it’s true, we surveyed our Employees and they told us so).
  • If you find yourself at HQ, coffee on tap and a selection of hot beverages provided by our onsite Barista. 

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