25 August 2022

Job Opportunities at Electrum Payments, Summer Software Development Internship

  Nasseb Abdallah       25 August 2022

Job Opportunities at Electrum Payments, Summer Software Development Internship

Summer Software Development Internship


December 2022, 4-week Internship

Are you looking to expand your knowledge of the payments industry? Electrum is looking for Java enthusiasts who are as hungry for innovation as we are. Our comprehensive onboarding program will set you up for a successful career in the FinTech industry and you will be exposed to a range of customers and projects valued at millions of rands.

At Electrum we understand you are determined, you are confident and ready to take on the world so we created an environment to encourage creative solutions, personal and career growth.

The role:

  • Work on real-world projects for SA’s leading banks and retailers.
  • Customer-centric development role.
  • Exposure to a fast-paced environment while being guided and mentored by some of SA’s leading payments technologists.
  • Attend workshops to increase your knowledge of the payments industry and Java development.
  • Exposure to technologies such as: Java, MySQL, InnoDB, Git, Maven, Circle CI, Python, Bash, Ansible, JavaScript, Node.js, SOAP, REST, React and AWS.


  • Studying towards a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent qualification through UCT or Stellenbosch University.
  • Achieved a minimum of 65% for Computer Science modules with no failures.
  • Good understanding of Object-Orientated Java Programming.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently.


A good work-life balance is very important at Electrum. You know when your brain has switched off for the day and you need to go for a surf, but you also know when the document you have written is sloppy. At Electrum you will be expected to know when you deserve a surf and when you need to knuckle down and get the work done. For the more “knuckle down” days we make it worth your while with benefits such as:

  • Onsite gym and shower facilities
  • Daily cooked lunches and a stocked kitchen for the mid-day nibbles
  • A rad coffee station where you can practice your cappuccino foam art
  • Team socialising, hikes, getaways, and dinners
  • Understanding that if an emergency comes up, family comes first
  • Flexible work hours
  • A recreational area with foosball, table tennis and fat sacks that are perfect for naps

We have created a safe, transparent environment where:

  • We know mistakes happen, and that’s okay. We even have a 3 step approach to dealing with them:
  • Tell everyone about it
  • Fix mistake
  • Tell everyone about it
  • You are responsible for your actions – both the successes and the failures
  • We talk openly about salaries and bonuses. At Electrum we believe it’s evident why some people earn more and others a bit less. It’s like being on a sports team where salaries are widely known.
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