I’m Mitch Myburgh

Senior Software Developer & Team Lead

Hello! I’m Mitch Myburgh.

I am a software developer specialising in fullstack app and webapp development in JavaScript/TypeScript and React/ReactNative. I have leadership experience, having taken on the roles of CTO in startups and lead engineer in a large public company, and in both cases lead small teams of engineers. I have excellent remote communication skills, due to the fact that all my employment has been remote. Additionally I have gained experience in user interface design and dev ops in my roles.

I have an honours degree in Computer Science from the University of Cape Town, and have founded a number of startups, then moved on to become lead engineer at the large cannabis and ecommerce company Lifeist building their video telemedicine application and their cannabis marketplace from scratch as part of a small team, while navigating a heavily regulated environment and rapidly changing requirements.

Following that I became one of the first engineers at Spinach Pay, a cannabis payments company, where myself and one other engineer architected and built a payment application from scratch over the course of a year, communicated with the client about their needs and participated in company decision making.

My hobbies include participating in game jams (timed contests where you build a game within a theme and time restriction) and geocaching.

Umtentweni, South Africa
Actively Looking For Work
Mitch Myburgh

My Skills

I am a highly experienced software engineer with a focus on JavaScript/TypeScript fullstack web applications using React and mobile apps using React Native. I have over 8 years of professional experience in building and releasing solutions.

JavaScript8 years
TypeScript4 years
Node.js8 years
React6 years
Next.js4 years
React Native6 years
jQuery2 years
Cordova4 years
ExpressJS7 years
Vue.js2 years
Redux3 years
MobX3 years
MongoDB8 years
SQL3 years
Postgres3 years
Redshift3 years
Code Organization
Git8 years
Gitlab7 years
Github3 years
CI/CD8 years
Other Languages
HTML8 years
CSS8 years
Go2 years
Python5 years
Latex5 years
Java5 years
Other Tools
Netlify3 years
Vercel3 years
Prismic3 years
Shopify3 years
Graphql3 years
Segment3 years
AWS3 years
VPS Hosting (Digital Ocean / Vultr / Render)5 years
Unix like systems8 years
Webflow3 years


I have been a professional software engineer for many years, having founded 2 startups during my university years and been involved in many more. Most recently I had a senior engineering, and leadership role at the publicly traded health & wellness company, Lifeist, and became one of the initial employees at fintech cannabis buy-now pay-later startup Spinach.

Senior Front End Software Engineer

RapidDeploy (October 2022 - present)


Lead Engineer

Spinach (October 2021 - October 2022)

Spinach is a payment platform providing direct bank payments and buy-now, pay-later services to users of consumables, particularly in the cannabis space.

As lead engineer I worked on the technical components of the system and architected our solution. I also communicated with stakeholders and other engineers to produce results.

As a team we built the payments infrastructure from the ground up using innovative technologies such as Plaid and Modern Treasury. We were also key in discussions around the business goals and objectives.

Spinach included a progressive webapp, backend, backoffice management portal, and experimental integrations with leading ecommerce providers in the space.

Technology: JavaScript, TypeScript, Node.js, React, Next.js, MongoDB, Plaid, Modern Treasury

Key Knowledge: Fintech, Banking, Payments


Lifeist (October 2021 - Present)

I remain employed by Lifeist on an hourly basis to continue to provide support to their finance, and customer support departments.

Technology: JavaScript, TypeScript, Node.js, React, Next.js, MongoDB, React Native, SQL, PostgreSQL, AWS

Lead Engineer

Lifeist (March 2021 - October 2021)

I was the lead engineer, reporting on engineering progress to the CTO as well as managing the engineering team, including holding one on ones and making architectural decisions. I did this while continuing to handle my engineering tasks.

During my tenure as lead I continued development on our B2C cannabis ecommerce marketplace, and assisted in the production of reports and analytics for the finance and ecommerce teams, as well as assisting with guidance surrounding the telemedicine application

Technology: JavaScript, TypeScript, Node.js, React, Next.js, MongoDB, React Native, SQL, Twilio, Shopify, PostgreSQL, AWS, Vercel

Key Knowledge: Telemedicine, Video, Marketplace, B2C, Ecommerce

Senior Frontend Engineer

Lifeist (May 2019 - March 2021)

I was in charge of maintaining and extending the CannMartMD mobile and web apps as well as the backend. This app was a telemedicine app providing users with free video consultations. I was the sole developer in charge of this app and released numerous versions and improvements. I was later part of the team that rebuilt the B2C cannabis ecommerce marketplace from the ground up using Next.js and Shopify.

Technology: JavaScript, TypeScript, Node.js, React, Next.js, MongoDB, React Native, SQL, Twilio, Shopify, PostgreSQL, AWS

Key Knowledge: Telemedicine, Video, Marketplace, B2C, Ecommerce


Timon (November 2017 - January 2019)

An app where you pay to chat with subject matter experts, selecting them from a marketplace of options. I was the lead developer and developed the app and backend as well as an admin portal, I designed the UI/UX of the app. The app contains payment processing, voice and text chat. I also lead a small team of student developers.

Technology: JavaScript, Golang, Vue.js, MongoDB and Cordova, Twilio

Key Knowledge: Video, Marketplace

Founder & CTO

Hop (November 2015 - January 2018)

A startup I founded with 2 friends from University, it was an events and deals social network. It was sold. I was the CTO and coded the backend and management console, as well as a large part of the two apps, along with designing the UI/UX. The product included a front facing app and management console for deal owners, as well as a scanner app for use at Point of Sale for redemption of deals. I also built a simplified Reddit-like site for displaying deals as an alternative in Vue.js and Golang

Technology: JavaScript, Node.js, React, React Native, MongoDB, Golang, Vue.js

Key Knowledge: Social Network


OLX (November 2015 - January 2016)

I did a Holiday internship at OLX in 2015/2016, I worked in PHP and on the native Android app.

Technology: PHP, Android, Java

Key Knowledge: Classifieds

Founder & CTO

Opus (August 2014 - January 2016)

A job finding marketplace app and the first app I built. I built it from scratch including the UI/UX. It allowed users to find small odd jobs and take advantage of the gig economy. Powered by Parse and shutdown when Parse shut down.

Technology: JavaScript, Cordova, jQuery

Key Knowledge: Classifieds, Marketplace


OLX (November 2013 - January 2014)

Performed analysis of Facebook data and competitors using web-scraping techniques

Technology: Python, Node.js

Key Knowledge: Classifieds


Computer Science Honours First Class

University of Cape Town (January 2016 - December 2016)

My honours project was in the use of embedded systems for education and I gained skills in programming C on the Arduino. Some of the courses I took were evolutionary computing, data visualisation, network security, computer vision, ontology engineering, information retrieval, distributed scientific computing, logic for AI and human computer interaction. I also took courses in professional communication.

Bachelors degree in Mathematics and Computer Science (Distinction)

University of Cape Town (January 2012 - December 2015)

In 2015 I was awarded a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Mathematics with a distinction in Computer Science from the University of Cape Town. I have a large amount of experience in Java and Python as they were the languages of instruction at UCT. I also did 2 years of Physics and courses in applied maths and statistics.


University of Cape Town (January 2012 - December 2016)

Class Medal (Top Student) in Applied Mathematics, second year computer science research project and third year computer science. Dean’s List (2012 and 2013, 2015) Certificate of Merit in first year Computer Science.



Personal (September 2022)

A small game I made for a game jam. Using a custom TypeScript engine.

Last Thing Glitch Does

Personal (August 2022)

A small game I made for a game jam. Using a custom TypeScript engine.

Has Science Gone Too Far?

Personal (August 2020)

A small game I made for a game jam. Using TypeScript.


University of Cape Town (September 2016 - December 2016)
https://github.com/mitchmyburgh/playduino https://github.com/mitchmyburgh/arduinoed_website

My Honours Project: an investigation of the use of Arduinos in education. Included a basic C game engine and Arduino powered game console.

Celtic Knotwork GUI

University of Cape Town (February 2015 - June 2015)

My 3rd year research project. A Celtic Knotwork creation GUI that outputs a 3D model of the knotwork. Built in Python.


Mitch is a great teammate and an absolute expert in building software products from A to Z. Most of us write code because that’s what we do for living. If Mitch is not working, you’ll find him coding for fun, just because he loves it.
Wojciech Lubojański
Engineer Lifeist/Spinach
client 1
Mitch is one of the best engineers I have ever worked with. His impressive and versatile skill set enables him to develop practical, efficient, and effective solutions. Mitch has a great personality, and is fun to work with, but takes his work seriously. He is the type of person you need to have a great development team.
Mark Sarich
Product Manager Lifeist/Spinach
client 1
I would happily recommend Mitch to anyone looking for an experienced software engineer, engineering manager or overall an awesome person.
Anton Rublev
Senior Engineer Lifeist/Spinach
client 1
Mitch's talent for software development is unquestionably world-class, and this talent is matched by his work ethic.
Charl O'Connell
CEO Hop!
client 1

My Team

I have worked with some incredible people over the years, and would love to continue to work with them. The following people and I form a prebuilt team if that interests you.

Coding extraordinaire, together we have built everything from telemedicine applications to cannabis marketplaces to fintech payment companies!
Wojciech Lubojański
Senior Engineer
client 1
A design genius who is the product designer we worked with to build a telemedicine application, cannabis marketplace and fintech payment company!
Nate Lassiter
Senior Product Designer
client 1

Contact Me

Let’s talk!

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See you!