About Black Swan

Address

Woodstock Exchange, 66 Albert Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town, 7915

Company Size

201-500
Summary

About Us:

At Black Swan we create products and solutions to transform the way organisations use digital technology and their data, and create positive change in the future through the power of technology and prediction.

We work with many of the world's leading consumer-focused brands and help them think differently about data, technology, their customers and ultimately their own businesses. We believe in challenging the status quo. We aren’t afraid to ask difficult questions and thrive on change; bringing together a passionate and talented team with combined skills in software engineering, data science, design, product innovation and marketing. Our approach is fast; we strive for excellence and aim to build long lasting partnerships with our clients.

Company culture & core values:

We follow 3 simple rules when it comes to company culture

  1. MAKE IT PERSONAL

Our culture is an extension of your own consistently held and demonstrated beliefs, along with a clear mission that transcends monetary value. For us there’s nothing more personal than creating meaning in one’s work, and life.

  1. PUT PEOPLE FIRST

We treat people like human beings, not cogs in a productivity machine. We look at the individual first and their role second and relate to employees on a more human level. We offer flexible working hours and organic team structures that enable our employees to learn from each other and leverage knowledge and experience.

  1. EMBRACING CHANGE

We strive to stay ahead of the curve when it adopting technology, best practices and processes. We leverage our international footprint and knowledgebase to embrace change and adopt to constantly changing client requests and needs.

What will you be actually working on?

Our primary focus in the Cape Town offices is on product development for Panasonic's aviation division. We develop and maintain the primarily toolset used by Panasonic's clients (Lufthansa, Virgin Air, Air Singapore etc) to build, manage and deploy their inflight entertaining systems to their aircraft.

We are also developing solutions for the logistic and shipping industry and are in the process of taking on other exciting projects from our international branches.

Black Swan’s clients include: Pepsi, Disney, Panasonic, Mars, Tesco, Unilever, Vodafone etc.

Opportunities for learning & growth
We are constantly leveraging our international footprint to improve knowledge sharing and foster growth in conjunction with our offices in Hungary, London, USA, Canada and Hong Kong. There is a continuous drive to create a learning culture by implementing weekly cross language training sessions, giving developers the opportunity to try their hand at new technology and working with industry experts.

Cutting-edge technology
We strive to stay current with the latest cutting edge technologies.
Languages and frameworks we are currently focusing on include (but not limited to):

  • Java 1.7+, Dropwizard, Spring (Boot, Cloud etc)
  • Ruby, Rails 4.2
  • AngularJS (grunt, webpack, typescript, coffeescript)
  • NodeJS

We also aim to stay current with devops tooling and frameworks, including:
Jenkins, Puppet, Docker, Kubernetes etc.

What can you expect.

You can expect the following steps when applying for a job at Black Swan CT:

  1. A short telephone/hangout/skype interview to discuss expectations
  2. We send out a short assessment to evaluate the skill level of the candidate
  3. An on-site interview with the Cape Town managers after successful test submission
  4. A final telephonic interview with our London office
Perks
International Exposure
Medical Benefit
Flexi Work Hours
No dress code
Mac Notebooks
Beer O'Clock
Press
Tech Stack

Application and Data

Angularjs
AngularJS
Bootstrap
Bootstrap
Html5
HTML5
Java
Java
Java script
Javascript
Mysql
MySQL
Node js
Node.js
Postgresql
PostgreSQL
Rails
Rails
Ruby
Ruby
Spring framework
Spring Framework
Jquery
jQuery

DevOps

Bitbucket
Bitbucket
Bower
Bower
Git
Git
Grunt
Grunt
Jenkins
Jenkins
Apache maven
Maven
Puppet
Puppet
Selenium
Selenium
Npm
npm

Business Tools

Google apps
Google Apps
Jira
JIRA
Slack
Slack
Trello
Trello
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