About Discover Africa Group

Address

27 Willie van Schoor, Tygervalley Chambers One, 2nd Floor, Belville

Company Size

15-50
Summary

About the company

Discover Africa Group is an online travel agency based in Cape Town’s northern suburbs, operating two high-trafficked tourism websites:

  • https://www.drivesouthafrica.com - South Africa's largest car rental aggregator and booking engine. E-commerce and lead-gen conversion model. Since 2002.
  • https://www.discoverafrica.com - A safari tour operation that helps people discover Africa the way that suits them. Lead-gen conversion model. Since 2012.

Our dev team

Our in-house dev team of three developers works closely with our digital marketing and sales teams. The team’s mandate is to develop and maintain:

Our values

HATFEE: Honesty, Authenticity, Teamwork, Fun, Empathy and being Exceptional (we forked our values from Moz.com's TAGFEE.)

We're a company of ±30 at present, with a ~30% annual growth rate expected over the next year or two. We're small enough to care (and know everyone around you). Yet big enough to have a mature environment and treat people with respect.

We've been operating since 2002. Both co-founders are still directing the business.

Why work for us?

  • Work with various technologies. We believe in “right tool for the job”.
  • Relatively short project cycles (1-6 months) comprised of 1-2 week sprints.
  • Work "client side". None of the chaos of agency life. We focus on quality work, not churning out as many billable hours as possible.
  • Your work is highly used. Thousands of users engage with our front-end websites and back-end systems daily, so everything you build has meaning.
  • Fair pay, for your valuable time.
  • A pleasant and work-focussed environment.

Our Hiring Process

  • 5-10 minute telephone call (Introduce company roadmap, base candidate skills, culture fit, etc)
  • ±30 minute video call with our lead developer (technical discussion)
  • Interview with team lead + founder (include problem solving tasks and deeper dive into technical skills)
Perks
Deals on travel
Short commute (for Northern burber's)
Parking
Parking bay
Tech Stack

Application and Data

Amazon S3
Amazon EC2
AngularJS
Laravel
PostgreSQL
Javascript
Node.js
Python
MySQL
PHP
Java
Redis
MongoDB
memcached
jQuery
HTML5
Django
Bootstrap
Backbone.js
nginx
MS SQL
Erlang
Vue.js

DevOps

GitHub
Git
Bitbucket
Subversion

Utilities

Google Analytics

Business Tools

Google Apps
Slack
Trello

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