About Lobster Ink

Address

Observatory, Cape Town

Company Size

51-200
Summary

What we do

Lobster Ink is an online learning platform built with the learner in mind. Courses are crafted to be outcomes-based and our detailed high-definition video content, built to work across multiple devices, platforms, and browsers allows learners to access lessons, whenever and wherever it suits them.
Realising that the time our learners have to spend
studying is in short supply, Lobster Ink utilises a combination of learning techniques that help learners achieve their course goals quickly and efficiently.
From course design to production, translation, distribution, and ongoing facilitation performed in-house, Lobster Ink provides an unrivalled end-to-end learning solution

Why Work For Us

Be part of a group of people working together to advance new ideas with the aim of improving lives.
As we operate in more than 80 countries
Exposure to internationalization
Opportunity to write highly efficient code and optimized database queries as we are already servicing more than 100,000 users. This number is estimated to be in the millions a year or two from now.
You will receive exposure to other technologies such as C# and Microsoft Azure.

Our Culture

Enabling potential in people is what we do. This statement is our compass. It defines our direction
and shapes our strategy. It is our reason for being and it is the question we ask when we need to
make big decisions.
It is the most simple but accurate explanation of what our business stands for.

Our Engineering Processes

You will be building highly scalable online learning platform

We follow an agile development process. Weekly sprint planning, with daily stand-ups. Working consistently to ensure a weekly deployment cycle

As the platform needs to be highly scaleable, you will be exposed to multiple components that are needed to scale an application

  • CDN (Content Delivery Network) configuration - We use separate CDNs inside and outside China.
  • Exposure to Amazon web services.

Our Hiring Process

For the first interview you will meet with a member of the HR department and with our Engineering Team Lead, who is based in Cape Town. The second interview would be with our Global Head of Technology, who is based in Amsterdam. Sadly this will be via Skype or hangouts, and we will not be flying you over for the interview :)

Perks
Working with really cool people
Being part of a global company
Amazing coffee
Flexi time
Half day on your birthday
Casual dress code
Optional healthcare benefit
Did we mention working with really cool people?!
Wine down Fridays
Tech Stack

Application and Data

Amazon ec2
Amazon EC2
Amazon s3
Amazon S3
Angularjs
AngularJS
Bootstrap
Bootstrap
Html5
HTML5
Java script
Javascript
Microsoft sql server
MS SQL
Windows azure
Microsoft Azure
Mysql
MySQL
Php
PHP
Redis
Redis
Jquery
jQuery
Nginx
nginx

DevOps

Chef
Chef
Git
Git
Github
GitHub
New relic
New Relic
Selenium
Selenium
Travisci
Travis CI

Utilities

Amazon route 53
Amazon Route 53
Google analytics
Google Analytics

Business Tools

Google apps
Google Apps
Hipchat
HipChat
Jira
JIRA
Mailchimp
MailChimp
Zendesk
Zendesk
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