What we do
We're a life insurance company with a unique view on how life insurance should be done. We were recently acquired by Bidvest which has positioned us for our next phase of growth and a ground up reinvention of our systems, tech and processes.
Why Work For Us
FMI is rapidly becoming one of SA's most prominent names in the insurance space. We now have the pedigree and hard earned product knowledge that it takes to transform the industry. We have the backing of Bidvest to take the fight to the established players with a formidable leadership team that is committed to the key role that tech will play in our future.
Most importantly, we have the opportunity to reimagine FMI's entire technology eco-system as a newly assembled team. We have the means and the motivation and we're looking to build a set of systems that will be career defining for any dev that wants a greenfield tech opportunity in a challenging, multi faceted sector that is undergoing massive disruption.
FMI is a relaxed, open culture that understands the importance of self management. We love what we do and the mission we're on and that shows in our culture and the way every member of the team operates. We push the boundaries and expect excellence that we can be proud of. Even though we're owned by big players, we work hard to maintain our identity as scrappers, intent on doing things differently.
Our Engineering Processes
We are building an entirely new team that will be responsible for reimagining the systems of FMI. The recently appointed CTO is driving the future vision of tech and is mandated to find the best skills available to lead the way. This means leaving the door open to all team members to contribute to the ground up design of all our processes.
Further detail on the team structure will follow during interview stages.
Our Hiring Process
We've all been here so we try to make this is as painless as possible. A this stage of our team development, we are going to be very particular about personality and culture fit. From a technical assessment perspective, we feel the best way to assess this is during your probation period, working within the team. So we choose to let your past experience and references speak to your technical competence in the interview stage.
We run a very lean hiring process:
- First Stage - CTO, Head of Dev, Head of Product, Senior Dev.
We like to keep this session very focused. We want to get a feel for who you are and how you think about working within a team and problem solving. We also want to be very clear about who we are, how we think about working within a team and problem solving and the path we're on at FMI.
If this goes well and both you and our team feel there is a good potential fit, we'd like to move immediately to reference checks and forming a more rounded perspective of you by way of people you've worked with and reported to.
If your references support our view, we'd like to run you through some personality profiling to get a deeper, more 'technical' opinion on you so we're not forming a view in a vacuum.
- Second Stage - Personality Profiling
If the psych profiling marries up then we take a final view.
- Third Stage - (Potential) Second Chat
If we still feel the need to interrogate some unanswered questions so we will call for another chat or;
- We may or may not call for a second chat, if we're happy to move forward, we will make you an offer immediately.