South Africa has one of the highest youth unemployment rates in the world; there are over 6 million young people that are not in education, employment or training. Yet these young people are the future of our country and can be the cornerstone of a vibrant, growing economy.
What if you could wake up every morning knowing you’re working on solving this huge problem for this important group of people? What if you could be part of the team behind designing and building the technology that will change the face of youth unemployment worldwide? What if you could work with globally leading technology experts, academic researchers and business leaders who all deeply care about this problem?
At Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator, that’s exactly what we do. Every day we get to work on solutions that help young people who would otherwise be locked out of the formal economy.
We’re building a technology platform to pathway young people into income-generating opportunities. This means our technology needs to be scalable, innovative and cater for unique, personalised development journeys for each young person – we need this platform to ultimately help young people to find their way to their very first job.
We’ve pulled a team of exceptional experts together to guide us through this journey, and we’re looking to now build a team internally! Our cloud-native technology stack is hosted both in Google Cloud Platform and in AWS, deployed using a microservices architecture, with services written in .Net Core and Python. The data landscape includes MYSQL, Big Query, SOLR; the analytics and ML environment utilises Tensorflow. Harambee has also developed an LMS and Assessment platform using Open edX. This technology stack is designed for scale because we know that we have to achieve big hairy audacious goals with it.
Harambee is a fast-paced environment, incredibly passionate about purpose, and intellectually demanding – be ready to problem solve daily and put the young person at the core of what you do. Be ready to not only work on the technology but help shape how we work as an organisation to address this macroeconomic issue. And be ready to build a technology platform that can address this problem at scale, not only in SA but on the continent and beyond.
Be a part of the solution!