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Careers

Babylonstoren is a celebrated garden that is open to the public as well as an exclusive farm hotel. For our guests, The Farm Hotel is a retreat and balm for the soul, while the gardens offer a rejuvenating experience in nature. Similarly, our Garden Spa provides relaxing, professional treatments across a range of disciplines. But Babylonstoren is also a working citrus and wine farm that produces fruit for export and elegant wines under the Babylonstoren label. In order to pull all these various parts together as one, we rely heavily on a stellar team of receptionists, housekeepers, chefs, gardeners, therapists, horticulturists, managers and winemakers to make it all happen. Babylonstoren has many exciting employment opportunities, and so if you are passionate about your career and enthusiastic about the possibility of working for us, please complete the form below, or send your CV to anneline@babylonstoren.com.

Positions available

Back-end Web Developer – Senior

We’re looking for a Rockstar web developer to join our growing e-commerce team at Babylonstoren.

This is a senior position, so we expect you to hit the ground running, producing solid high-quality code from day one. Ideally, you will have at least five + years’ experience and some form of tertiary education.
 

Technical requirements

  • Advanced knowledge of web development frameworks such as Laravel or Symfony
  • Solid experience and understanding of scripting and markup languages such as HTML, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, PHP
  • Must have the ability to write clean code and be able to work from existing code and frameworks
  • Must reliably implement code edits and identify and fix errors
  • Solid understanding of web design, navigation, usability best practices, and SEO best practices
  • Fluent in both Afrikaans and English

What we expect from you

  • You are honest and diligent
  • You have a strong urge to create and build things
  • You’re curious and keep up to date with the latest frameworks and tools
  • You recognise code as a craft
  • You take pride in your work and get things done (not 98% done)
  • You are a proactive problem solver
  • You are a team player but are also able to work well independently
  • You have a genuine interest in web development in an e-commerce environment
  • You are a self-starter, an independent worker, and are willing to keep learning

What you can expect

We’re a young, ambitious team. Our mission is to expand our current e-commerce solution into a world-class system that will enable us to provide our customers with a highly enjoyable experience, regardless of their location.

This will be a really great opportunity for you to grow your skills set and experience, and evolve with the team, both technically and strategically.

Interview process

We will get in touch via email / telephonically to set up an interview with the e-commerce manager and tech lead.

If that goes well we do both a development exercise and a psychometric test. 

The primary purpose of the development exercise is to review your coding style and the psychometric test will really help us to determine whether or not you’ll be a good fit in the long term.

 

Digital designer – Junior/Middle-grade

We’re looking for a digital designer to join our growing e-commerce team at Babylonstoren.

This is a junior – middle-grade position, so we don’t expect you to have all the skills. Ideally, you will have at least a couple of years’ experience, some form of design-based education and a passion for digital design, advertising and social media.
 

Technical requirements

  • A presentable portfolio of work
  • 1-3 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Full working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, especially InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • An understanding of the social/digital environment
  • Experience in UI/UX design beneficial
  • Experience in photography beneficial
  • Fluent in Afrikaans and English

Responsibilities

  • Creating and updating online collateral (social media campaigns; responsive web and email templates: headers, buttons, backgrounds, banners, etc.)
  • Creating or tweaking general promotional collateral (marketing elements, brochures etc.)

What we expect from you

  • You are honest and diligent
  • You’re curious and keep up to date with the latest design and digital trends
  • You take pride in your work and get things done (not 98% done)
  • You’ve got loads of grit and you’re eager to learn
  • You have a meticulous eye for layout, detail and design
  • You are a team player, but are able to work well independently
  • You can work under pressure and produce high-quality work in a relatively restricted time frame
  • You learn fast!

What you can expect

We’re a young, ambitious team. Our mission is to expand our current e-commerce solution into a world-class system that will enable us to provide our customers with a highly enjoyable experience, regardless of their location.

This will be a really great opportunity for you to grow and evolve with the team, both technically and strategically.

Interview process

We will get in touch via email / telephonically to set up an interview with the e-commerce manager and at least one of our developers.

If that goes well we do both a development exercise and a psychometric test. 

The primary purpose of the development exercise is to review your coding style and the psychometric test will really help us to determine whether or not you’ll be a good fit in the long term.

 

Front-end Developer – Senior

We’re looking for a Senior Front-end Developer to join our growing e-commerce team at Babylonstoren.

This is a senior position. We expect you to be able to hit the ground running, with both a process- and a product-oriented approach. You will take ownership of the Front-end stack, working alongside the Tech Lead and providing guidance to Junior Developers.

Technical requirements

  • JavaScript
  • React (or other JavaScript frameworks like Angular / Vue)
  • HTML and CSS
  • An understanding of pattern libraries and atomic design practices
  • Git (Bitbucket)
  • RESTful APIs
  • Task managers (gulp / grunt)
  • Bundlers (webpack)
  • Package managers (npm / yarn / bower)
  • Testing frameworks (Jest) / Experience in test-driven development
  • An understanding of basic Agile methodologies
  • Fluent in both Afrikaans and English
     

Recommendations

  • Experience with styled-components v2
  • Experience in a senior position
  • The ability to guide junior developers
  • Testing frameworks (Jest) / experience in test-driven development
  • Experience with Node / PHP
  • Experience in an e-commerce environment

 

What we expect from you
 

  • You are honest and diligent
  • You have a strong urge to create and build things
  • You’re curious and keep up to date with the latest frameworks and tools
  • You recognise code as a craft
  • You take pride in your work and get things done (not 98% done)
  • You’ve got loads of grit and you’re eager to learn
  • You are a proactive problem solver
  • You are a team player, but are able to work well independently
  • You learn fast!

What you can expect
 

We’re a young, ambitious team. Our mission is to expand our current e-commerce solution into a world-class system that will enable us to provide our customers with a highly enjoyable experience, regardless of their location.

This will be a really great opportunity for you to grow and evolve with the team, both technically and strategically.

Interview process
 

We will get in touch via email / telephonically to set up an interview with the e-commerce manager and at least one of our developers.

If that goes well we do both a development exercise and a psychometric test. 

The primary purpose of the development exercise is to review your coding style and the psychometric test will really help us to determine whether or not you’ll be a good fit in the long term.

Web Developer - Junior

We’re looking for a web developer to join our growing e-commerce team at Babylonstoren.
 
This is a junior position, so we don’t expect you to have all the skills. Ideally, you will have at least a year or two of experience and some form of tertiary education.
 

Technical requirements

  • Knowledge of web development frameworks such as Laravel or Symfony
  • Experience and understanding of scripting and markup languages such as HTML, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, PHP
  • Must be able to write clean code and work from existing code and frameworks
  • Must reliably implement code edits and identify and fix errors
  • Solid understanding of web design, navigation, usability best practices, and SEO best practices
  • Create HTML templates, emails, and other interactive online marketing/advertising material
  • Fluent in both Afrikaans and English

What we expect from you

  • You are honest and diligent.
  • You have a strong urge to create and build things.
  • You’re curious and keep up to date with the latest frameworks and tools.
  • You recognise code as a craft.
  • You take pride in your work and get things done (not 98% done).
  • You’ve got loads of grit and you’re eager to learn.
  • You are a proactive problem solver.
  • You are a team player, but one who works well independently.
  • Genuine interest in web development in an e-commerce environment.
  • Self-starter, independent worker, and willing to learn.
  • You learn fast!

What you can expect

We’re a young, ambitious team. Our mission is to expand our current e-commerce solution into a world-class system that will enable us to provide our customers with a highly enjoyable experience, regardless of their location.

This will be a really great opportunity for you to grow and evolve with the team, both technically and strategically.

Interview process

We will get in touch by email / telephone to set up an interview with the e-commerce manager and at least one of our developers.

If that goes well, we will conduct both a development exercise and a psychometric test. 

The primary purpose of the development exercise is to review your coding style and the psychometric test will really help us to determine whether or not you’ll be a good fit in the long term.

 

Front-end Developer – Junior/Middle-grade

We’re looking for a front-end developer to join our growing e-commerce team at Babylonstoren.

This is a junior to middle-grade position, so we don’t expect you to have all the skills. Ideally, you will have at least a year or two of experience and some form of tertiary education.
 

Technical requirements

  • HTML & CSS
  • JavaScript / jQuery
  • Fluent in both Afrikaans and English

Recommendations (or what you can expect to learn on the job)

  • React (or other JavaScript frameworks like Angular / Vue)
  • Pattern libraries / atomic design
  • Git / Bitbucket
  • Experience with any of the following:
  • RESTful APIs
  • Task managers (gulp / grunt)
  • Bundlers (webpack)
  • Package managers (npm / yarn / bower)
  • Testing frameworks (Jest)
  • HTML newsletters
  • An understanding of basic Agile methodologies
  • Experience in an e-commerce environment

What we expect from you

  • You are honest and diligent
  • You have a strong urge to create and build things
  • You’re curious and keep up to date with the latest frameworks and tools
  • You recognise code as a craft
  • You take pride in your work and get things done (not 98% done)
  • You’ve got loads of grit and you’re eager to learn
  • You are a proactive problem solver
  • You are a team player, but are also able to work well independently
  • You learn fast!

What you can expect

We’re a young, ambitious team. Our mission is to expand our current e-commerce solution into a world-class system that will enable us to provide our customers with a highly enjoyable experience, regardless of their location.

This will be a really great opportunity for you to grow and evolve with the team, both technically and strategically.

Interview process

We will get in touch via email / telephonically to set up an interview with the e-commerce manager and at least one of our developers.

If that goes well we do both a development exercise and a psychometric test. 

The primary purpose of the development exercise is to review your coding style and the psychometric test will really help us to determine whether or not you’ll be a good fit in the long term.

Farm Manager

Babylonstoren has an exciting position available for an experienced Farm Manager to become part of the team.

Qualifications:

  • A degree in a relevant field  
  • At least 10 years’ experience as a farm manager
  • A working knowledge of food production, organisational skills,  time management skills, supervisory skills, negotiating skills and larger scale business awareness
  • A knowledge of fruit, vineyards and olives will be considered a recommendation.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Staff management and development
  • Compiling the budget and financial management
  • General management of the Babylonstoren farm enterprise
  • Establishment of new crops
  • Negotiating contracts with exporters
  • Automation

 

Please send a CV and an indication of your salary expectations to  anneline@babylonstoren.com

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