About Altair Development S.A. (Pty) Ltd

Website

Address

32 Techno Avenue, Techno Park, Stellenbosch

Company Size

15-50
Summary

COMPANY CULTURE & CORE VALUES

Altair has a culture that values it people and talent; a workplace focused on integrity and open communication with many opportunities for idea sharing and creative collaboration. Our company is global and the thread throughout is the diversity of our people.

DEVELOPMENT

Altair Feko (a part of HyperWorks www.altairhyperworks.com) is a sophisticated electromagnetic simulation product with a large international customer base. It is important to ensure that the software is of high quality in terms of the interface, accuracy and performance

  • Pushing the limits in ground breaking development but with manageable deadlines
  • Agile development in the Solver (Research and implementation of numeric and electromagnetic algorithms) and GUI (Develop the CAD and post processing applications for the Altair Feko solver; software integrity, test plan development and script implementation) teams

WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN THE ALTAIR FAMILY IN STELLENBOSCH

  • Technical collaboration : a colleague a desk and/or Skype call away
  • Big global brand, backing a small intimate local South African team
  • Networking and growth opportunities
  • Casual office dress, for comfort
  • Professional yet casual work environment
  • Coffee on Tap
  • ‘Meal of the Day” : variety of service providers who deliver to our door or offer a venue within a short walking distance where other geeks meet; pizza and braai days
  • Generous teambuilding (team & company) and entertainment budgets (monthly Thirsty Thursday, year-end function)
  • Giving back : Community and Engineering Outreach programmes
  • Social groups (running, cycling, mountain climbing, golf, coffee connoisseurs)
  • Stunning views from within Techno Park and surrounds with nature’s playground on our doorstep = healthy work-life balance

INTERVIEW PROCESS

Once a suitably qualified geek has been identified, an ‘interview’ is arranged

  • Short overview presentation on Altair
  • Soft skills Q & A (‘they’ say the hardest part of the process)
  • Technical Q & A
  • Decision conveyed to candidate
Perks
Job relevant training and conference attendance
Flexibility within core operational hours
Generous annual leave allowance - 25 days
13th cheque
Contribution to Retirement Annuity schemes
See "why you should join the Altair family"
Tech Stack

Application and Data

Python
C++

DevOps

Jenkins

Business Tools

JIRA
Microsoft Sharepoint
Altair Building (rear) 32 Techno Avenue, Techno Park, Stellenbosch
Altair Building (front) 32 Techno Avenue, Techno Park, Stellenbosch
Welcome to Altair
Development space
Development space
Development space
Development space
At Jim Scapa's request, an event to meet the extended family : 2014
Coffee Culture
Coffee Culture
Team Building : it takes all types : laid back
Team Building : it takes all types : adrenaline junkies
Giving Back : Casual Day - National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities
Giving Back : Engineering Outreach Day
Reward : celebrating a successful team effort release
Year End Function
Social : rockstar developer
Social : triathlon
Our playground
Creativity : our sound room

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