Senior Search Engineer


PriceCheck is Africa’s largest shopping comparison, product discovery and service comparison platform.

We have millions of monthly users browsing and buying products listed on PriceCheck and as such we operate at considerable scale. This allows us the opportunity to build advanced services that leverage the latest technology.

We’re growing our services around the continent and are looking to expand our team to build new technology for a period of strong growth.

To achieve this, we’re looking for a dedicated, dynamic senior full stack engineer/developer.


  • Working in a mostly LAMP environment
  • Be able to bridge the gap between front-end and back-end developers and technologies
  • Work with cutting-edge technologies, be flexible with what skills you use and learn, and will grow as an engineer

Required at least 5 years of experience of

  • SOLR, ElasticSearch or Lucene
  • PHP/Python/Node/Go, MySQL
  • CSS3, HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery
  • MVC frameworks, Laravel experience a plus
  • Object Oriented Principles and Design Patterns
  • Git
  • AWS (Amazon Web Services)
  • Basic server administration (nginx, apache)
  • Creating and using RESTful services – API-driven development experience essential
  • Unit and integration testing


Pluses but not required

  • PredictionIO and other machine learning tech
  • Twitter Bootstrap
  • Other JavaScript frameworks

Why work for us?

Based in beautiful Cape Town, PriceCheck has been around for a decade and is the leader in eCommerce product search and discovery.

We do things at scale and have fun doing them. We’re a young, dynamic team working on solving problems for the high-growth African economy.

Working at PriceCheck will be an intellectual challenge in a fast-paced environment. You’ll be given daily opportunities to showcase your skills and learn at the same time.

Email your CV to [email protected] with the subject heading “Senior Search Engineer”.