About f(x) Software Development


Unit F7, Century Square, 3 Heron Crescent, Century City, Cape Town

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Quintessence is a dynamic, young business providing software to the Asset Management industry. Our mission is to optimise the work of investment managers and researchers. We match powerful technology with expert customer service, and our clients include many of the top players in this field in South Africa (Investec, Coronation, Sanlam and Liberty to name a few). We have recently expanded to the UK where we are growing our international client base.

Quintessence is the brainchild of a company called f(x) Software Development, founded in 2004 by investment managers and software engineers. Quintessence originated from the potent synthesis of their experience and expertise in both finance and technology sectors.

Quintessence is designed to provide customised solutions that enhance and fine-tune investment banks’ management, research and reporting processes. Our flagship product is a decision support system and fundamental investment management platform.

Our skilled team of data engineers, software developers, and financial and mathematical experts is constantly striving to improve, innovate and expand. We are looking for talented and motivated people to join our energetic team.

Why work for us?
Innovation and learning are at the heart of our organisational culture. We love fresh ideas and original thinking. We don’t micro-manage and are looking for self-starters. We need driven, goal-oriented individuals who will take initiative while being part of a close-knit team. We actively foster community spirit and there’s no shortage of staff outings and socials. We enjoy a healthy work-life balance, and want you to, too. We support up-skilling, and opportunities for ongoing study are baked into our benefits package.

We asked a few employees what they like about working for us:

Oliver: “an intellectually stimulating environment surrounded by awesome people”
David: “a good laugh in the office is a daily guarantee’
Ziyaad: “Free sweets! And all the unhealthy snacks you want!”

Our hiring process:

Our IT directors review the CVs, and if they think your skills are a good fit, we’ll call you in to write a test. The test is basic development questions (C# and Microsoft SQL) – no prep required. If the test goes well, we’ll call you in for an interview which will be conducted by our Directors. It’s all pretty straightforward and transparent.

Free snacks and drinks
Casual Dress Code
Work with a highly skilled team
Regular social events
Peer-to-peer support
Continued education of your choosing (capped at R8,000 per year)
Loans facilitated for skills enhancement
Catered breakfast and lunch
Exposure to multinational clients
Tech Stack

Application and Data

.Net Core 2.0



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