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 take our work seriously. But first: COFFEE. Enjoy a free caffeine kick every morning, made by our in-house barista
Never miss leg day again. Make use of our on-site gym and enjoy personalised training sessions with our very own biokineticist.
We’re on a mission to improve lives through education. What better way than to offer our team members 2 free courses a year?
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.
Remote Working
Hungry for more? Our in-house catering service, Pure Good, provides healthy meals, smoothies and juices that keep our team fuelled for the day.
No Dress Code
Free snacks and drinks
Medical Aid Subsidy
Tech Stack

Application and Data

Amazon s3
Amazon S3
Amazon ec2
Amazon EC2
Rails
Rails
Sass
Sass
Sidekiq
Sidekiq
Java script
Javascript
Node js
Node.js
Mysql
MySQL
Php
PHP
Ruby
Ruby
React
React
Redis
Redis
Memcached
memcached
Jquery
jQuery
Html5
HTML5
Nginx
nginx

DevOps

Ansible
Ansible
Github
GitHub
Git
Git
Docker
Docker
Selenium
Selenium
New relic
New Relic
Npm
npm
Kubernetes
Kubernetes

Utilities

Amazon route 53
Amazon Route 53
Google analytics
Google Analytics
Mixpanel
Mixpanel

Business Tools

Google apps
Google Apps
Slack
Slack

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