About Flickswitch

Address

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

Company Size

15-50
Summary

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 500 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.
South Africa and Kenya are live.
Namibia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Malawi, Ghana are all in the pipeline.
We manage all the tech here in 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.
- Someone in the Cape Town area
- Someone nice. Cultural fit is paramount, and we are all nice.
- Intelligence and energy
- A person who likes to learn new things
- Someone who isn't a coding snob (AKA willing to code in PHP, etc)
- Someone pragmatic (delivery trumps perfection), but bright and experienced enough to know when quick delivery will introduce technical debt, who can be a perfectionist in those cases
- Someone who writes well-designed, stable code that can run by itself for many many days at a time
- A good communicator.

This is what we are not looking for:
- A specific set of skills in specific technology. It doesn't matter. If s/he likes to learn, the new stuff will be fun. Being au fait with a wide variety of (open) tech is a plus, though.
- A specific technology evangelist / someone who is stuck on a specific way to do something. No tech religious wars, please. BTW, all our stuff is built on FLOSS products.
- Specific years experience. (Heaps of) Experience will come with the job.

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.

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

Application and Data

Amazon ec2
Amazon EC2
Amazon s3
Amazon S3
Amazon vpc
Amazon VPC
Bootstrap
Bootstrap
Html5
HTML5
Java
Java
Laravel
Laravel
Mysql
MySQL
Php
PHP
Jquery
jQuery
Memcached
memcached
Nginx
nginx

DevOps

Ansible
Ansible
Bitbucket
Bitbucket
Docker
Docker
Gradle
Gradle
Jenkins
Jenkins
Apache maven
Maven
Mercurial
Mercurial
Vagrant
Vagrant

Utilities

Elasticsearch
Elasticsearch
Google analytics
Google Analytics

Business Tools

Google apps
Google Apps
Jira
JIRA
Mailchimp
MailChimp
Slack
Slack
Trello
Trello
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