About Carry1st

Address

Century City

Company Size

15-50
Summary

Who we are
Carry1st is an interactive entertainment company leveraging mobile technology to engage the first generation of African smartphone users. We develop and publish social games and digital commerce apps that are data-light and leverage culturally-relevant social distribution channels. With over 500 million people under the age of 25, the continent contains the world’s fastest growing and youngest population. By 2023, there will be more people with smartphones in Africa than in North America. Our mission is to connect with each of them by delivering engaging and interactive content that reflects the local culture, language, and ecosystem. We’re interested in the power of mobile to build community and enhance people’s lives.

Our first product, Carry1st Trivia, is a live-streamed trivia app where players compete in real time for cash rewards. It has been downloaded 1M times and has ranked the #1 game in Nigeria and Kenya. Our second product, Hyper! Games, is an esports tournament of hypercasual games that users can play all day, no data required!

Why Work For Us
Build great customer experiences and innovative products that make a difference in the lives of our customers.
We’re a passionate, international team that works hard and has a sense of humor. We value originality of thinking and a strong work ethic. We have a flat structure where taking the lead is encouraged. We are looking for the best people to join us as we rapidly innovate and scale across Africa. We are building teams in New York, Lagos and Cape Town, but wherever you’re based, you’ll find smart colleagues, an inspiring environment and opportunity.

Our Culture
Our culture is rooted in meritocracy, authenticity and resourcefulness. We strive to attract the very best talent possible and to invest in the development of our people.

Our Hiring Processes
We put prospective engineers through rigorous technical test to ensure we attract the very best talent. You'll meet with each of the three co-founders so that we get a chance to know you and what matters most to you.

Perks
Flexible Hours
Remote Working
No Dress Code
Parking Bay
Top Tech (computers, monitors)
Competitive Cash Comp
Equity Options
Generous Leave Policy
Professional Development
Tech Stack

Application and Data

Amazon S3
Amazon EC2
PostgreSQL
Javascript
Node.js
Python
MySQL
PHP
Java
Swift
React
Redis
RabbitMQ
memcached
HTML5
Google App Engine
Kotlin
R
Kibana
MariaDB

DevOps

Ansible
GitHub
Jenkins
Docker
Maven
GitLab
New Relic
Bitbucket
Kubernetes
Terraform

Utilities

Amazon Route 53
Amazon SES
Elasticsearch
Mixpanel
Tableau

Business Tools

Google Apps
Slack
Zendesk
JIRA

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