Who are we?
GetSmarter is South Africa’s leading online education company. We offer working professionals the chance to continue their education with some of the world’s top universities online, without compromising on the personal support and interactive elements favoured in face-to-face learning. Our unique competence is based on our people-driven approach to online learning, coupled with our ability to offer a full-service, turnkey online education solution for our valued University partners. This model has resulted in a 90%+ average course completion rate across a portfolio of university-certified short courses.
We improve lives through better education.
Why Work For Us
The opportunity to change traditional tertiary education. We focus on producing the best experience for our students as they learn online through us - from the first time they land on our website, to them submitting assignments and interacting on our learning platform. Through us, our students get to take the best short courses from top-tier universities from around the world. Being a forerunner in online education, we have very unique technical problems that need solving, which makes our work challenging and at the same time rewarding. Our culture supports individuals who are looking for real business impact as well as pushing the boundaries of their skills.
We use the agile methodology for our development process. Our sprints last a week, at the end of the week we will sit down as a team and review the task for the next sprint. This gives us opportunity to talk about how we should implement a spec, following the implementation we will have our retro where we can discuss the sprints. We have two main streams of work: enhancements which are improvements to the current code base and projects which new major features. Both streams the developer can have real impact as to how the spec's will be implemented.
- The room to learn and develop your skills and direct your career as a developer.
- A positive and supportive team of developers who will push you to do rewarding work while enjoying doing it.
- A flexible work environment based on communication and trust.
- A high-specced laptop and two large monitors to allow you to deliver your best work.