About Altair Development S.A. (Pty) Ltd

Website

Address

32 Techno Avenue, Techno Park, Stellenbosch

Company Size

15-50
Summary

COMPANY CULTURE & CORE VALUES

“Our vision is to radically change the way organisations design products and make decisions” – James R Scapa, Chairman & CEO, Altair

Altair is focused on the development and broad application of simulation technology to synthesize and optimize designs, processes and decisions for improved business performance.

  • Envision the future
  • Communicate honestly and broadly
  • Seek technology and business firsts
  • Embrace diversity and risk taking

Your individuality. Our diversity.

DEVELOPMENT

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
  • Annual major release
  • Quarterly minor releases
  • Agile development in the Solver (Research and implementation of numeric and electromagnetic algorithms) and GUI (Develop the CAD and post processing applications for the 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
Python
Cplusplus
C++

DevOps

Jenkins
Jenkins

Business Tools

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

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