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Senior Full Stack Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024
Noodle is higher education’s leading strategy, services, and technology partner. We develop infrastructure, provide life-changing learning experiences, and grow the awareness of and the enrollment in some of the best academic institutions in the world. Our vision is “to empower universities to change the world.” We achieve this vision by offering our university partners various products and services that help them be more resilient, responsive, efficient, and interconnected.
We are seeking a skilled Senior Full Stack Software Engineer with expertise in Golang and Python to join our team. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in developing serverless applications, with a particular focus on AWS services and GraphQL. You will play a critical role in enhancing our application's functionality, improving performance, and ensuring scalability and security.

As a Senior Full Stack Software Engineer at Noodle, you will:

  • Develop and maintain a serverless Golang application, with key components in Python, focusing on performance, scalability, and security.
  • Work with AWS AppSync, Lambda resolvers, and Cognito for authentication to ensure a seamless, serverless architecture.
  • Utilize AWS SAM for efficient deployment of the application.
  • Implement and maintain GraphQL schemas and resolvers for optimal client communication.
  • Develop and optimize Lambda functions, particularly in Python, for data fetching and manipulation from our data warehouse (Snowflake).
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to gather and address technical and design requirements.
  • Provide technical guidance and support to team members, contributing to their growth and development.
  • Stay abreast of emerging technologies and propose ways to incorporate them into our solutions for enhanced functionality.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field, or equivalent working experience.
  • 5+ years experience as a Software Engineer, with significant experience in Golang and Python.
  • Strong understanding of serverless architectures, particularly using AWS services like AppSync, Lambda, Cognito, and SAM.
  • Experience with GraphQL for client-server communication.
  • Familiarity with Snowflake or similar data warehouse technologies.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience with front-end development technologies (e.g. React, Angular) preferred.
  • Experience working with LLMs (OpenAI API, Langchain) preferred.

Noodle Africa Benefits:

  • The position will be located in South Africa and travel is expected periodically for company/team events.
  • This is a full-time position.
  • Remote working (within South Africa).
  • Yearly education allowance for lifelong learning.
  • Gym Allowance.
  • Internet Allowance.
  • Contribution to either Medical Aid or Retirement Annuity.
At Noodle, we hire people who will help us change the future of online education. Even if you don't think you check off every bullet point on this list, we still encourage you to apply! We value both current experience and future potential.
Noodle is committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive workplace for everyone. We value and celebrate our differences because those differences are what make our team shine. We hire great people from different backgrounds, not just because it's the right thing to do, but because it makes us stronger as a whole. Women, people of color, LGBTQIA2S+ individuals, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Noodle is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against candidates on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, or veteran status.