About 20fifty



112 Loop Street, Cape Town

Company Size


What we do

20fifty specialises in modern application development and serverless cloud computing.

In non-geek-speak: we define, build and test new concepts for clients who want to embrace innovation, but wish to limit operational risk and manage capital expense.

20fifty’s rapid prototyping approach helps companies big and small to fast-track their digital transformation whether through the exploration of new ideas, or by solving existing challenges. The solutions we build are agile, reliable, secure and scalable. From a kernel of an idea to a fully deployed solution, we guide our clients every step of the way.

Our clients trust us to combine human ingenuity and intelligent technology to solve complex challenges, automate process and abstract away operational overhead, while they focus on spending more time building business logic and both optimising and unlocking revenue streams.

Why Work For Us

We are a small team of remarkable people solving problems and building solutions for some of Africa's biggest companies. We love what we do and we do it damn well.

Our Culture

20fifty was formed because the founding team make magic together. Together we turn wild, creative, brave and meaningful ideas into reality. We believe in each other and the team we work with. Together we agree, disagree, dream, create, explore, build, grow, learn, embrace the future and deliver exceptional solutions. For us an idea is only as good as the execution. We help our clients challenge their competitors by playing a different game. It's not only about new technology, it’s about adding value where it has the biggest impact now and in the future.

Which brings us to the name… When building solutions or thinking about the impact that Cloud Computing and AI has and will continue to have on the world and society, we shouldn’t be thinking of a 100 or even 50 years from now, but rather about our immediate and short terms futures. The tech we build now forms a part of what shapes human history. With 2050 only a few short years away, it seemed as good a focal point as any to keep us honest.

Our Engineering Processes

20fifty embraces a lightweight, engineer-centric approach to building systems that balance accuracy with automation. Our engineers are empowered with continuous delivery and asynchronous workflows, such as git flow, to enable more time for building and crafting a solution. We prefer using best-of-breed systems as part of our solution offerings rather than re-inventing the wheel, by looking to cloud providers such as AWS.

Our Hiring Process

  1. Interview 1: Company and culture fit.
  2. Interview 2: Technical skills assessment during or after which we may request to view work you have done that you are able to share.
  3. Reference checks.
  4. Offer.
Asynchronous workflow
Fully remote
Flexible leave policy
A grade team
Tech Stack

Application and Data

Amazon S3
Amazon EC2
Amazon VPC
Amazon Redshift
Amazon Kinesis
Amazon Lambda
Amazon Cognito
Amazon CloudFront
Amazon API Gateway




Amazon Route 53
Amazon SES

Business Tools

Google Apps