About Black Beard

Address

Pretoria: Suite 17, Southdowns Ridge Office Park, Centurion; Johannesburg: Black Beard, 2nd Floor, Parktown Quarter, Cnr 3rd & 7th Avenues, Parktown North, Johannesburg

Company Size

1-15
Summary

Who are we

Black Beard is not an agency nor a dev house. It’s a deeply personal philosophy. A state of mind. A belief system and a vision. It’s a question and a challenge. The question is “why?” The challenge is “why not?”

We believe in what ifs, gut feelings, the power of knowledge and innovation. Inherently, we have the power of experience. The sum of parts that is destined for greatness. It is in our nature to question and to challenge. We do things differently.

What we do

We solve business problems through leading technology and productive delivery.

We know that problems require smart solutions, which is why we focus our energies on leading technology. We push boundaries in AI, AR, machine learning, robotics & game development (phaser.io) by taking standard development formats like .net, PHP, and JAVA.

And that’s how we will become the global leader in technology operating out of South Africa.

Our Culture

It’s all about the people.

No egos, No nonsense, No bullshit, No offices, we all work together to deliver exceptional projects.

We don’t believe in reporting lines or bosses; we work as teams to deliver excellent work for our partners. No timekeepers or clock watches.

We believe everyone has their way and rhythm of working on when and how they work best, and we respect this. Our culture all built on trust.

We understand our technologists’ personalities and believe one needs freedom in how you work.

Our Hiring Process

We don't believe in long complicated processes and tests. We look for fit and compatibility on both sides. Skills are important but passion more so and that can't always be tested which is why we follow a more informal hiring process. But to get an idea, we would like to meet face to face first to get an idea if we like each other and get a better understanding of what you are looking for and for you to ask questions and learn more about us.

Next, we would like you to team meet the team and see if you feel comfortable in the environment, this could mean inviting you to spend the day (if you can) and we could also use the opportunity to talk more about your projects and the work you would like to do.

And then if it all went well we would make you an offer.

Perks
Loads of biltong and whisky
Very big dreams and vision
Free pencils
Woolies across the road
Take our playstation seriously
No dress code, shorts are preferred
Very competitive
You will love this environment
Flexible hours
Zero office politics or tears
Best talent in SA
Happy Space
Prefer experience over degrees
Innovative projects with leading brands
Loads of coffee
Ideally located - Shops and Gautrain
Tech Stack

Application and Data

Angularjs
AngularJS
Sass
Sass
Objective c
Objective-C
Java script
Javascript
Node js
Node.js
Python
Python
Mysql
MySQL
Php
PHP
Java
Java
Spring framework
Spring Framework
React
React
Jquery
jQuery
Html5
HTML5
Csharp
C#
Cplusplus
C++
Bootstrap
Bootstrap
Windows azure
Microsoft Azure
Nginx
nginx
Aspnet
ASP.NET
Unity
unity
Microsoft sql server
MS SQL
Logo%20xamari
Xamarin

DevOps

Github
GitHub
Git
Git
Androidstudio
Android Studio
Xcode
Xcode
Bitbucket
Bitbucket

Utilities

Google analytics
Google Analytics

Business Tools

Google apps
Google Apps
Slack
Slack
Trello
Trello
Mailchimp
MailChimp
Jira
JIRA
Hipchat
HipChat
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