About Afrolabs Experimental Software

Address

204 The Gatehouse, Century Way, Century City, Cape Town

Company Size

1-15
Summary

What we do

We take startups from ideas, through customer and market validation before jumping into engineering and development. It means we end up building useful products for people who already want them. By the time a product gets to our development team, it has real direction. We also require that all clients supply a Product Owner and we coach them on how to interact with our Scrum methods.

Why Work For Us

We have a cool vibe. We work with good people who generally want to save the world. Our kitchen is fully stocked and if it doesn't have want you want then just put it on the shopping list. We host Tech Talk in our offices on Tuesdays - sometimes live presentations, sometimes found online - where anyone is welcome to join us for lunch. We have a weekly team building lunch on Thursdays. Our core hours are 10 - 4 but mostly your time is flexible.

Our Culture

Friendly and relaxed atmosphere. We have a daily company standup so we can check in and offer help. We do code reviews for knowledge cross-pollination. Hard work happens because we really care about our clients and what they do.

Our Engineering Processes

We like Google App Engine and Python. We like pair programming and testing. We like code reviews.

Our Hiring Process

We'll ask you to upload your CV onto google app engine, invite you over for a coffee and a chat. We'll explain how we work and see if you like it. If you do like it and want to come back then the next meeting is with one of our developers who will run through some exercises with you. If we think each other are awesome then we chat about salary expectations and ask you to sign on the dotted line. There is a 3 month probation period in the contract that no one has ever been reconsidered in.

Perks
Catered lunch biweekly
Flexible hours
Slack time
No dress code
Foosball table
Company credit card
20 days leave
Friendly environment
Optional monthly massage
Fully stocked kitchen
Truth coffee and a cappuccino machine
Tech Stack

Application and Data

Angularjs
AngularJS
Bootstrap
Bootstrap
Csharp
C#
Django
Django
Google app engine
Google App Engine
Html5
HTML5
Ionic
Ionic
Java
Java
Java script
Javascript
Microsoft sql server
MS SQL
Mysql
MySQL
Postgresql
PostgreSQL
Python
Python
Sass
Sass
Jquery
jQuery

DevOps

Androidstudio
Android Studio
Bitbucket
Bitbucket
Github
GitHub
Jenkins
Jenkins
Mercurial
Mercurial
Selenium
Selenium
Subversion
Subversion
Npm
npm

Utilities

Elasticsearch
Elasticsearch
Google analytics
Google Analytics

Business Tools

Google apps
Google Apps
Jira
JIRA
Mailchimp
MailChimp
Slack
Slack
Trello
Trello

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