About AnyVan

Website

Address

50 Long street, Cape Town

Company Size

51-200
Summary

AnyVan got its start in 2009, when founder Angus discovered that 50% of vans on the road were traveling half empty. He realised that filling those empty vans would create cheaper delivery costs and it would be better for the environment.

We’re on a mission at AnyVan; we’ve shaken up the traditional logistics model to do things leaner and greener and are proud to say we’ve achieved carbon neutral status on all our transport moves and have industry leading customer Trustpilot ratings of 4.7.

We’ve done this by developing a best in class technology platform using clever algorithms, whilst still providing our customers with unparalleled levels of service.

Our Technology Team

The team is fast growing and forward thinking and plays a key role in driving business growth. Our software delivers industry leading products and services for our customers and transport partners, whilst minimising our impact on the environment.

We have a new CTO with an exciting vision to take our platform to the next level. The new scale AnyVan will be operating at will mean bigger technology challenges and a need to find ever more efficient ways for technology to support our ability to fulfill deliveries and provide seamless experiences for our transport partners and consumers. There’s no shortage of complex scale, experience, data, and logistics problems to solve that will keep our team technologically and intellectually challenged!

To help us tackle these challenges, we’re investing heavily in tech and recruiting multiple product, data, and engineering roles at all levels across our three sites in the UK, South Africa, and Hungary. The team is highly collaborative, organised as cross-functional squads with product, data engineering, data science, and software engineering working in partnership to deliver value to our customers. We run 100% in AWS, with high levels of automation and infrastructure as code and increasing usage of serverless technologies.

More About AnyVan:

We believe in the power of route optimisation and its ability to create efficiencies and cost savings, which we pass on to our customers and transport providers. All whilst helping do our bit for the planet by fulfilling more deliveries with fewer vans, driving fewer miles.

Our innovative approach means we now have 8 million users and 70,000 transport partners, across the UK and Europe, have successfully established our B2B Offering and have seen our teams grow to 250 people across the UK (mainly London & Newcastle), South Africa and Hungary.

2021 saw us celebrate unprecedented growth and open our Cape Town office. We’re expecting 2022 to be just as exciting, with further expansion into Europe and increased technology investment, to help us solve more complex challenges and improve our customer offerings. We also know as we scale we’re going to have to come up with more creative ways to reduce our carbon footprint.

All of this won’t be possible without continuing to add to our fantastically talented teams. Our people really are the best thing about working at AnyVan. We’ve built a fun, collaborative culture and alongside our hyper growth and success, it keeps things exciting and dynamic. Our people have personality, ambition, passion, and purpose! We know they’re our biggest asset and that good ideas can come from anywhere and anyone. It’s why we champion empowerment, support our people to have an impact, and add value to the business through providing ongoing development and learning opportunities and open two-way communication.

Our Benefits Package:

  • Competitive base salary with scope for progression
  • 5% contribution towards pension fund
  • 20 days holiday a year
  • Opportunities for fast internal career progression based on outputs, not tenure
  • In-house barista & Friday beers
  • An opportunity to pilot new ideas that impact the growth and direction of the business
  • The chance to work for a fast-growing disruptive technology business

Diversity and Inclusion
At AnyVan we’re focused on equality. We believe that diverse teams are the best teams and foster an inclusive environment where we celebrate our differences and where our people can be their authentic selves. We believe this encourages collaboration and supports opportunities for our people and teams to deliver their best work. We encourage and welcome applications from anyone that shares this passion.

Research also tells us that imposter syndrome is real and that some applicants may not apply unless they tick every requirement. We believe in employee development and hiring for potential so if you’re not sure – take a chance, we’d love to hear from you!

We support flexible working and hybrid working wherever possible. However, we are extremely proud of our culture and believe in the many benefits that being in the office provides and all our roles require some time in one of our key offices depending on where you’re based (UK - London (Hammersmith), Newcastle, Cape Town, Szegad in Hungary.

Perks
Flexible working times and work from home
In-house barista
Contribution toward medical aid and pension
Tech Stack

Application and Data

Javascript
Python
PHP
Java
React
TensorFlow
Vue.js
Angular
BigQuery
Amazon Web Services