About GetSmarter

Address

2nd Floor Deneb House 368 c/o Browning and Main Road Observatory Cape Town

Company Size

201-500
Summary

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.

Development Process

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.

Developer Environment

  • 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.
Perks
We’re on a mission to improve lives through education. What better way than to offer our team members 2 free courses a year?
Never miss leg day again. Make use of our on-site gym and enjoy personalised training sessions with our very own biokineticist.
We take our work seriously. But first: COFFEE. Enjoy a free caffeine kick every morning, made by our in-house barista
All work and no play makes for a pretty dull day. Take a break with a game of ping pong, foosball or pool, or enjoy an after-work drink in our social courtyard.
Hungry for more? Our in-house catering service, Pure Good, provides healthy meals, smoothies and juices that keep our team fuelled for the day.
Remote Working
No Dress Code
Free snacks and drinks
Tech Stack

Application and Data

Amazon ec2
Amazon EC2
Amazon s3
Amazon S3
Html5
HTML5
Java script
Javascript
Mysql
MySQL
Php
PHP
Rails
Rails
Redis
Redis
Ruby
Ruby
Sass
Sass
Sidekiq
Sidekiq
Jquery
jQuery
Memcached
memcached

DevOps

Ansible
Ansible
Git
Git
Github
GitHub
New relic
New Relic
Selenium
Selenium

Utilities

Amazon route 53
Amazon Route 53
Google analytics
Google Analytics

Business Tools

Google apps
Google Apps
Slack
Slack

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