About Naked Financial Technology


Parktown, Johannesburg

Company Size


Naked Insurance……

Started our journey in November 2016 and launched to the public in April 2018 with a transparent and fair insurance platform. Our platform allows digital, tech savvy, self-directed South Africans to have total control over how, when and what they insure and total confidence that the cover they pay for, is the cover they will get.

To support this we’re rebuilding the value chain from the ground up using modern tech (no legacy insurance systems), to make sure that the customer experience is fast, fresh and delightful.

As a people we are……

Transparent, generous and focussed on empowering both our customers and employees - we're real people who are passionate about what we do.

As a startup we……

Live in a fast-paced, challenging environment where we are doing agile development the way it was intended, not some hack of waterfall with ‘stories’ as a spec. We work with bleeding-edge technology and our team get their hands dirty with the full stack. The team is still small so everyone gets to contribute in a way that really matters.

Your primary focus will be to….
Work as part of our cross-functional team to build Web and mobile app frontends. You’ll be responsible for creating frontend components and connecting them to the backend REST services. You don’t need to have mobile app development experience, we are all for learning and growth.

More to the point you will …..

  • Implement and integrate user-facing elements with backend servers
  • Write reusable, testable, and efficient code
  • Design and implement low-latency, high-availability, and performant applications
  • Consistently employ “Test first, code later” best practices
  • Work as part of an Agile team.

To do this you need some skills like ……

  • HTML5
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • ReactJS and React Native •Version control (Git)
  • Responsive web design
  • RESTful services
  • NodeJS
  • TypeScript
  • Agile methodologies, test driven development

You also need to be brave, adventurous, tough as nails, curious, passionate, anti-establishment, a bit quirky and of course really smart

Our recruitment process goes ……

  1. Intro chat with our Delivery Lead Emily (30 mins)
  2. Interview with our CTO Jade: general background and experience, short whiteboard exercise (60 mins)
  3. Interview with two senior developers: understanding of programming best practices and design patterns (60 mins)
  4. Take home technical assessment: small project in the language of your choice (2-3 days)
  5. Interview with co-founders: culture fit and general experience
  6. Final reference checking and offer
Free snacks and drinks
Flexible Hours
Great Coffee
No Dress Code
Remote working
Ability to take a 3km walk with awesome views of Joburg in between the trees when you need some fresh air
Tech Stack

Application and Data

Amazon S3
Amazon EC2
Amazon VPC




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Business Tools

Google Apps
Winning the MTN overall APP of the year in 2019...what a crazy night...
Emily and Lebs at springday 2019....I know we will do this again soon
Photo day 2019...don't we all look nice ;-)
Can you see it?..... We are all about to go on holiday ;-)
The team 'Shaking the love' in Lockdown
The AI team brainstorming in the office
Bush breakaway 2019...I have one word fuuuuuun :)
Picnic because what else is better than a picnic in spring
Jade (our CTO) bonding with Matt and Pieter...promise Pieter only wears that shirt when he braais ;-)