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The Praekelt.org team is a globally distributed group of software developers, content creators, digital strategists, service designers, UX experts and programme managers spread over ten cities and three continents. We apply our diverse backgrounds and skills to build services and technologies we believe have a chance of changing the world.


Diversity makes us stronger


Praekelt.org is a committed to creating a fully inclusive and diverse environment that embraces difference, cultivates inclusivity and is committed to people feeling like they belong within all teams in the organisation. We actively encourage applicants of all races, ethnicities, religions, ages, genders, sexual orientations, and abilities.Praekelt.org is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin or disability.

Open positions

Academic Lead

Freelance/ Full time


The African Developers Academy (ADA) - a registered non-profit organisation - is passionate about tech-inclusion and believes that through training, mentoring and funding young women to become software developers, we can have a real impact in shaping the future of technology. 2019 is ADA’s inaugural year and we’re looking for a strong, visionary Academic Lead to work with us to set-up and lead the academics of the programme. The initial cohort will be small (less than 40 students) and will require hands-on attention.

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Software Engineer

Want to get paid to use your skills to change the world?

Johannesburg / Cape Town

We are looking for an exceptional Python Software Engineer, with experience in building open source software and leading a team, to help us build the next generation of transformational mobile products. If you're highly skilled with innovative, unique development ideas, and an analytical troubleshooting mindset, we want you to join our development team.

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SRE Engineer

Johannesburg / Cape Town

We are looking for a DevOps engineer with experience in building open source software to help us develop tools and investigate new technology to improve the speed of feedback loops around services reliability. You'll be exposed to unique challenges assisting with the maintenance and development of our Linux server fleet around Africa and EC2, and have the opportunity to contribute to internal and external open source projects. We believe in choosing the right tools for the job, and support creativity in solving problems.

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We're looking for an experienced QA Engineer to take responsibility for designing, developing and executing test plans and test cases that verify software conformance to defined acceptance criteria.

As Praekelt.org's primary QA Engineer, you will be responsible for implementing and sustaining a best-practice quality assurance and testing framework that can be applied to all projects and products at Praekelt. You'll take responsibility for critical and regression testing of the systems in according to best-practice.

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QA Engineer

Johannesburg / Cape Town