About 2U, Inc.

Address

Woodstock Quarter, 187 Sir Lowry Rd, Woodstock

Company Size

1000+
Summary

Who are we?

2U, Inc., a global leader in education technology, is a trusted partner and brand steward of great universities. We build, deliver, and support digital and in-person educational offerings, including graduate degrees, professional certificates, Trilogy boot camps, and GetSmarter short courses. Our Cape Town office is the homebase of operations for our short course product, GetSmarter, which was acquired by 2U in 2017.

Why Work For Us

Careers at 2U’s Cape Town office are meaningful—delivering the chance to work on our GetSmarter short course product and, in doing so, create opportunities for working professionals to transform their careers, and lives, through digital higher education. You’ll make a difference here—and frankly, you’ll enjoy doing it.

Development Process

We use the agile methodology for our development process. Our sprints last a week, at the end of the week we will sit down as a team and review the task for the next sprint. This gives us opportunity to talk about how we should implement a spec, following the implementation we will have our retro where we can discuss the sprints. We have two main streams of work: enhancements which are improvements to the current code base and projects which new major features. Both streams the developer can have real impact as to how the spec's will be implemented.

Developer Environment

  • The room to learn and develop your skills and direct your career as a developer.
  • A positive and supportive team of developers who will push you to do rewarding work while enjoying doing it.
  • A flexible work environment based on communication and trust.
  • A high-spec laptop and two large monitors to allow you to deliver your best work.
Perks
Flexible work spaces. Work pods, bean bags, couches, and more!
Serious wellness. From in-house yoga and fitness training to haircuts and massages.
Healthy dining options. Eat on the cheap and feel good without leaving the office.
Fresh coffee. Made by an in-house barista twice a day. Yes, please.
Immersive community. Make connections in the courtyard, games room, and beyond.
Better education. Two complimentary GetSmarter short courses per year.
Easy access. Minutes from downtown, dining, and entertainment.
Social clubs. From bikes to beers, sushi to surfing, and beyond.
Remote working. Flexible work policy for better balance.
Medical benefits. Generous medical aid subsidy and access to an employee assistance programme.
Tech Stack

Application and Data

Amazon s3
Amazon S3
Amazon ec2
Amazon EC2
Rails
Rails
Sass
Sass
Sidekiq
Sidekiq
Java script
Javascript
Node js
Node.js
Python
Python
Mysql
MySQL
Php
PHP
Ruby
Ruby
React
React
Redis
Redis
Memcached
memcached
Jquery
jQuery
Html5
HTML5
Nginx
nginx
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R

DevOps

Ansible
Ansible
Github
GitHub
Git
Git
Docker
Docker
Selenium
Selenium
New relic
New Relic
Npm
npm
Kubernetes
Kubernetes

Utilities

Amazon route 53
Amazon Route 53
Google analytics
Google Analytics
Mixpanel
Mixpanel
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Tableau

Business Tools

Google apps
Google Apps
Slack
Slack
Greenhouse
Greenhouse
Jira
JIRA
Salesforce
Salesforce

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