About Ekaya

Website

Address

Cardiff Castle Cnr. Kildare Rd & Main St Newlands, 7700, Cape Town

Company Size

1-15
Summary

What we do

We’re creating the future of renting, right here in Cape Town, South Africa. Renting is more about a people than property and set out to bring powerful software-enabled solutions to our customers in a beautifully designed and push-button simple way. Some people call us the Airbnb of renting.

Our Culture

Have a sense of humour. You will not survive the twists and turns of this unpredictable ride without one.
Listen & speak up. As a team we’re in search of the best possible answers (and questions), that can only come from challenging debate and collaborative thinking.
Commitment to excellence. The journey is filled with sprints and marathons. Time will always be against us – dig deep and deliver your best, every time.
Be self-teaching. Never let a problem stump you, ask questions, research, go for a walk and figure out “how”. You’ll becomeunstoppable.

What you'll be building

Our goal is simple, build the best software that our customers will ever use - make it simple, fast, beautiful and indestructible. Our products include rental payments / processing and property management, sophisticated consumer screening (VIP) and a marketplace (Ekaya.com). Our journey is to move from platform to an ecosystem that serves people all over the world.

Development process

Sometimes the whole engineering team works together, other times we break into smaller groups to tackle the problems. We utilise lean methodology without religious fervour. In other words, we plan and execute in two-week sprints but keep it flat, collaborative and agile.

Opportunities for learning & growth

This is a startup, you'll be exposed to the widest possible spectrum of experiences and gain insight into what it takes to build, maintain and grow a product, business, team etc. How much grow and how far you go is completely up to you, we invest in great people - deeply.

Your interview process

We keep it chilled. Normally we meet for coffee near our offices in Newlands, we we try and get a feel for who you are and your journey. Afterwards, we take you for a tour around the space to meet some of the people you'll be working with. Next, we make sure we get on the same page in terms of remuneration and timing expectations. Finally, we do due diligence, which may include testing and problem solving exercises or something similar, depending on your role. If everyone's happy, we make you a written offer and off we go.

Perks
Your choice of weapon (Mac, Linux, PC)
Prime location (Newlands)
Fast-paced, challenging start-up environment
Beautiful kitchen & incredible local eateries
Early employee stock options
100mb Fiber with 10mb ADSL fallback
Our very own Slack-powered coffeebot (Häzz Coffee at the other end)
Tech Stack

Application and Data

Amazon s3
Amazon S3
Angularjs
AngularJS
Html5
HTML5
Java script
Javascript
Node js
Node.js
Postgresql
PostgreSQL
Rabbitmq
RabbitMQ
Rails
Rails
React
React
Ruby
Ruby
Jquery
jQuery
Nginx
nginx

DevOps

Bitbucket
Bitbucket
Chef
Chef
Docker
Docker
Git
Git
New relic
New Relic
Pingdom
Pingdom
Puppet
Puppet
Vagrant
Vagrant

Utilities

Elasticsearch
Elasticsearch
Google analytics
Google Analytics
Mixpanel
Mixpanel

Business Tools

Google apps
Google Apps
Mailchimp
MailChimp
Slack
Slack
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We like to brunch.
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Putting the initial team together.
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Taking space. January 2016
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Things, looking up.
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Designing and building our own desks.
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Coming together.
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Humanscale monitor arms
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Getting to work.
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