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 services 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 microservices are built using Golang or Scala. We use Node for our public facing gateways, and on the client use a React/Typescript 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. Technical interview (1hr)
  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 ) - via video call
  4. Psychometric tests (1 hour 30 mins) - 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
Flexible working hours
Progressive leave benefits (including maternity/paternity leave, study leave, and bonus fitness leave)
Competitive salaries and performance bonuses
Opportunities to further your studies
Smart Casual dress code
On-site gym offering a number of classes run by personal trainers and a biokineticist
Free Lunch
Hybrid Remote Working
Staff Share Scheme
Tech Stack

Application and Data

Javascript
Node.js
Python
Scala
React
RabbitMQ
HTML5
Go
nginx
MS SQL
TypeScript
Amazon Web Services

DevOps

Ansible
PagerDuty
Git
Docker
GitLab
npm
SBT
Kubernetes
IntelliJ IDEA
Prometheus

Utilities

Elasticsearch
Google Analytics

Business Tools

JIRA
Microsoft Teams
Confluence
Zoom