About Giraffe

Address

Sandton, Johannesburg

Company Size

1-15
Summary

Giraffe is using the coolest tech to solve South Africa’s biggest problem- unemployment

Giraffe is an award-winning, Silicon Valley-funded mobile tech startup that aims to reduce unemployment in South Africa (and beyond) by linking medium-skilled jobseekers to employers using their cellphone, and enabling businesses to hire medium-skilled staff 10x faster and 10x cheaper than any other way using matching algorithms.

You are not just a developer

As a member of a growing team your input is vital in shaping technical and business evolution. You won't be dictated to, like at a consultancy. You will play a key role in building and managing all elements of the Giraffe platform- incorporating mobile application, web application, database, algorithm, machine learning/AI modules and third party integration. Critically, you will work closely with the lead developer, head of product and other business functions in defining product strategy and design, as well as the overall strategy of the business.

We build new things quickly and have a lot of fun in the process

  • We are very agile and actively seek feedback from our customers to improve our product. You will be in regular contact with the sales and operations teams, so you will always have visibility of how your product is being used and how it can be improved
  • We like to MVP everything- we have very short release cycles and don’t waste our time building pointless features
  • Once we are happy proving a concept we engineer a scalable solution

Our hiring process is quick and simple

We know your time is valuable so we don’t make you jump through endless hoops! Our interview process works like this:

  1. First round face to face technical interview- to assess your technical skills and also your motivation for joining us
  2. Short take home project to assess your coding ability
  3. Final round face to face with the founding team- to understand your interests in tech startups in general and to give you an idea of what it’s like to work here
Perks
Flexible work hours
Equity
Social impact
Parking bay
Growth potential
Great coffee
Medical aid
Free snacks & fruit
Amazing hardware
Incredible view
Best Global Startup 2016
Free delicious lunches
Fantastic team
Friday afternoon fun activities
Tech Stack

Application and Data

Postgresql
PostgreSQL
Java script
Javascript
Java
Java
Scala
Scala
React
React
Play
Play
Jquery
jQuery
Html5
HTML5
Bootstrap
Bootstrap
Windows azure
Microsoft Azure
Nginx
nginx
Typescript
TypeScript

DevOps

Git
Git
Docker
Docker
Npm
npm
Bitbucket
Bitbucket
Sbt
SBT

Utilities

Google analytics
Google Analytics
Mixpanel
Mixpanel

Business Tools

Google apps
Google Apps
Slack
Slack
Trello
Trello
Mailchimp
MailChimp
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