Companies That Hire Backend Developers In South Africa

What is a Backend Developer?

Back-end developers are the experts who build and maintain the mechanisms that process data and perform actions on websites.

Unlike front-end developers, who control everything you can see on a website, back-end developers are involved in data storage, security, and other server-side functions that you cannot see.

Companies That Hire Backend Developers In South Africa

Junior Full Stack Developer

EdTech start-up that has entered its scaling-up phase is looking for a Developer to collaborate within a team to enhance functionality and potentially develop new applications, contribute to end-to-end application development and maintenance processes, including data loading and custom API development, and rotate responsibility for maintaining and supporting assigned applications. Minimum 1-year experience with front-end and back-end technologies.


  • Degree in relevant field
  • Minimum one year of experience with front-end and back-end technologies, including HTML/CSS/JavaScript, Node.js, and SQL databases
  • Understanding of Agile/Scrum and DevOps methodologies preferred
  • Proficiency in Git, GitHub, and version control practices is beneficial
  • Strong troubleshooting and debugging skills
  • Demonstrated ability to provide exceptional client support
  • Adaptability to team dynamics and willingness to embrace diverse challenges
  • Passion for learning, delivering excellence, and attention to detail


  • Hybrid work model with in-office work in Durbanville and remote workdays
  • Opportunity to develop skills across various functions
  • Potential for advancement into team leadership or specialized roles based on individual strengths and preferences

How much does a Backend Developer earn in South Africa?

The average back-end salary in South Africa isĀ R 732 767 per year or R 376 per hour. Entry-level positions start at R 450 000 per year, while most experienced workers make up to R 7 920 000 per year.

Is there a demand for backend developers?

The demand for skilled backend developers is rapidly growing across industries. Backend developers play a crucial role in building efficient and scalable web applications. The e-commerce boom and the rise of mobile app development have further increased the need for backend development skills.