What we do
Franc Group is a fintech startup based at AlphaCode in Sandton. Franc is a self-insurance platform and our goal is to help people make smart financial decisions. We offer users free access the best performing, lowest cost investments in the market, as well as cheapest credit and insurance cover on the market.
Why Work For Us
We want to make investing easy, accessible and fun. We are looking to expand our team to help make this a reality. The only decision a new user has to make is how much they want to invest and how much of that they want to put at risk. Through Franc users can access the Allan Gray Money Market, which returns about 8%, and Satrix 40, which tracks the top 40 companies on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. There is no minimum and users can withdraw their money whenever they want without penalty. Since we launched franc.app in July 2018, we've already attracted 2,000 users with over R 800,000 being invested through the app - and all this while we are still in Beta.
We're a bootstrapped startup operating using a Slicing Pie model. We're a small team (12) of diverse skills ranging from machine learning, actuarial science, corporate finance, legal, compliance, accounting, digital marketing and asset management. We are all passionate about startups and the problem we are trying to solve!
Our Engineering Processes
Our environment consists of a diverse range of open source technologies. Our mobile app (franc.app) is written in TypeScript with the Ionic framework. Our backend services are powered by Python while our internal tools are written in VueJS and Go. We are Data Driven and currently use Metabase as a Data Visualization dashboard.
We are language agnostic and believe in choosing the best tool for the job at hand. We manage an agile product development process with monthly app updates (aspiring for biweekly updates).
We are steadily maturing our DevOps capabilities using Docker containers and AWS ECS (Amazon’s Elastic Container Service) for container orchestration.
Our Hiring Process
We care about what you're already done and your ability to learn and solve new problems. We'll review your resume and past projects or if you're fresh out of the gates, we'll give you a mini-problem to solve. If successful you'll have three interviews, you'll meet with our CEO, CTO and head of Product.