About Fireworkx

Address

The Pump House, Albion Spring Close, Rondebosch, Cape Town

Company Size

15-50
Summary

In Brief

  • Established in 1999
  • Privately owned & managed
  • Dedicated web, mobile & digital experience specialists
  • 100’s of years of combined tech & creative experience
  • Clients in SA, Africa and internationally
  • Over 200 completed projects in 17 years

What we do

Creating meaningful solutions begins with gaining a deep understanding of people’s needs. This is where we start.

We are not afraid of asking awkward or hard questions, just to "please the client". The old adage, measure twice cut once, has never been truer than when starting a software project.

Why Work For Us

We’re an unusual hybrid of technologists, creatives, marketers and business-minded people. We employ experienced craftsmen & women who will work together combining their skills to create a solution that's exactly right.

Our Culture

We fiercely protect our chilled work environment, to ensure it stays free of ego, free of stress and free of red tape.

Our Engineering Processes

User Experience (UX) Driven Design

  • Start with the user in mind
  • Focus on the end experience
  • Our process: discovery > analysis > storyboarding > wireframes > prototyping > design > build & develop > integrate > test > launch

Our Philosophy is Simplicity – Focus on simplicity – but not simplistic

Our Hiring Process

The success of a company relies on the expertise of its employees. Because this is a dynamic industry, we are always on the lookout for new talent with their own unique "box of tricks" that can surprise us.

If you feel that your skills will benefit us, connect with us. You may soon find yourself a member of a world class team. There may be 1 or 2 rounds of "interviews" which really are easy-going conversations. After that, we sometimes have in-depth technical assessments.

Perks
Flexible hours
Great coffee
Parking bay
Catered lunches
Generous leave policy
Shower facilities
Great location
Chilled work environment
Inhouse pub
Regular brewery tours
Tech Stack

Application and Data

Angularjs
AngularJS
Java script
Javascript
Jquery
jQuery
Html5
HTML5
Csharp
C#
Bootstrap
Bootstrap
Backbonejs
Backbone.js
Aspnet
ASP.NET
Microsoft sql server
MS SQL

DevOps

Github
GitHub
Pingdom
Pingdom
Subversion
Subversion
Tfs
Team Foundation Server

Utilities

Google analytics
Google Analytics

Business Tools

Google apps
Google Apps
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Senior devs hatching a new solution
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Häzz coffee beans freshly ground and brewed
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The Liesbeek River right next to our office
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Braaing on our outdoor patio
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Teamwork is important
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We are situated in the old Albion Spring (still active at 3 million litres of water a day)
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Some of the team doing the Sundowners 10km race at the Waterfront
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A team member showing off his first marathon medal
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A map to our offices
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Doing the CBC Brewery tour
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Lunch at the Spice Route on the CBC Brewery tour
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Devs troubleshooting one late afternoon - spot the beer bottle :-)

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