About Flickswitch


Unit 404, Manhattan Place, 130 Bree Street, Cape Town

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What we do

Flickswitch exists to help companies build the internet of things. Our platform simplifies GSM SIM card management at scale.

Established in 2007, we provide technology services in the African mobile data industry.
Born and bred on the continent, Flickswitch offers comprehensive African SIM management solutions focusing on M2M & IoT as well as bulk direct airtime payments across various mobile networks in various African countries.

Flickswitch processes millions of recharge transactions across various mobile networks every year.
Using our own proven technology integrated with mobile networks, Flickswitch makes the management and recharging of GSM SIM cards radically simple, speeding up time-to-market and better managing total SIM communication cost.

More than 1000 customers trust Flickswitch with their SIM management requirements.

We have offices in Cape Town, Jo'burg and Nairobi.
We are in the process of expanding our services to a number of African Mobile Network Operators.
Currently we operate in South Africa, Kenya, Namibia and Nigeria.
Our expansion in to Africa includes Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Malawi, Ghana and many more countries.

We manage all the tech here in Cape Town South Africa.

Why Work For Us

We're working on software that matters in the real world.
We take our work seriously, but not too seriously. Health & Family comes first, always.
We're small and relatively flexible in how we work.
We're in an exciting, rapidly growing sector. IOT, m2m, big data, blah-di-blah.

What we're looking for

If smaller companies with a more flexible approach to work is appealing, this might be for you.

What we value in people

  • Someone nice. Cultural fit is paramount, and we are all nice.
  • Intelligence and energy
  • A person who likes to learn new things
  • Pragmatism, you are going to see a whole lot of interesting stuff with the telcos we integrate with
  • A good communicator

Our tech stack:

Over the last 11 months we have re-engineered our tech stack. It is now built around:

  • Python 3.6
  • Django 1.11
  • PostgreSQL
  • Kuberenetes

We value predictable over the latest and greatest. We do things with lots of concurrency and in interesting ways.

Our engineering values

  • We believe in well tested code, (our test coverage is 99%).
  • Open and honest feedback around your code, everything gets reviewed.
  • We follow standard patterns and practices, trying to limit WTF moments when you are debugging someone else’s code.
  • Shared code ownership.
  • Javascript is for the frontend only, and only when necessary.
  • Deliver continuously to production.

Our Hiring Process

If we like your CV, we'll invite you for a coffee and a chat if you're Cape Town based, or a hangout if you're not.
If we gel, we'll progress to a technical interview.
If that goes well, we may or may not make you an offer.
Regardless of the outcome, we'll be straight with you.

Schedule your own hours.
Yes you will get a Discovery plan.
Decent tools to get the job done
Cape Town baby
Good coffee
Tech Stack

Application and Data

Amazon S3
Amazon EC2
Amazon VPC
Google App Engine


Circle CI


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Business Tools

Google Apps

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