About Allan Gray

Address

1 Silo Square, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, 8002

Company Size

1000+
Summary

WHO ARE WE?

We are first and foremost a financial service company, but we also see ourselves as leading technologists.

WHAT DO WE DO?

We build software solutions that make our clients’ and our own lives easier.

WHAT TECH DO WE USE?

Our environment consists of a diverse range of open and closed source technologies. Whether it's open source or commercial, we will evaluate all of the options available to us and choose the best tool for the job at hand.

Our backend micro-services are built using Scala, leveraging the stability and performance of the battle hardened JVM. We use Node for our public facing gateways, and on the client use a React-Redux stack to build out a suite of performant single page applications.

Our backend architecture consists primarily of RESTful APIs, built and deployed on an elastic containerized infrastructure supported and managed in house through Kubernetes.

We are looking for smart, passionate people, whether you are a backend or frontend specialist, or a full stack developer.

WHAT DOES OUR INTERVIEW PROCESS LOOK LIKE?

Our interview process is role dependent, but all of them take some time - on average two weeks from engagement to offer (this also depends on how quickly you respond to requests)
The typical interview process for a developer is:

  1. Telephonic interview (30 minutes)
  2. Coding assignment (3 hours) - at home in your own time
  3. Technical face to face interview (1 hour ) and soft skills face to face interview (1 hour )
  4. Psychometric tests (3 hours) - Completed online in your own time
  5. Credit and Criminal checks

The total time is approximately 8 hours and 30 minutes. We realise this is quite a commitment, but we believe that each interaction also allows you to decide whether or not Allan Gray is the right place for you. You are also able to speed up or relax your process as best suits you. Candidates can spend a week in the process before getting an official offer, or a month. The choice is yours!

Perks
Competitive salaries and performance bonuses
Opportunities to further your studies
Flexible working hours
Free lunch and subsidised coffee bar
Located in an eco friendly building in the heart of Cape Town’s Waterfront’s Silo District
On-site gym offering a number of classes run by personal trainers and a biokineticist
Smart Casual dress code
Progressive leave benefits (including maternity/paternity leave, study leave, and bonus fitness leave)
But most importantly we have smart, friendly people
Tech Stack

Application and Data

Csharp
C#
Html5
HTML5
Java
Java
Java script
Javascript
Microsoft sql server
MS SQL
Node js
Node.js
Python
Python
Rabbitmq
RabbitMQ
React
React
Sass
Sass
Scala
Scala
Nginx
nginx

DevOps

Ansible
Ansible
Docker
Docker
Git
Git
Gitlab
GitLab
Kubernetes
Kubernetes
New relic
New Relic
Sbt
SBT
Selenium
Selenium
Vagrant
Vagrant
Npm
npm

Utilities

Google analytics
Google Analytics

Business Tools

Jira
JIRA
Slack
Slack
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