About Platform45

Address

Hyde Park, Johannesburg & Century City, Cape Town

Company Size

15-50
Summary

About Platform45

At Platform45 we develop mobile and web software that not only functions flawlessly, but looks beautiful too. We do this by working in small trusted teams, learning and teaching as we go. We place huge emphasis on transparency — with each other, our partners and our clients.

We believe success is not only measured in monetary terms but on the impact a business has socially too. For this reason Platform45 practices social responsibility by only applying our expertise to ethical business practices that will positively impact on the world.

Ultimately we tell our employees that their days should be spent building software that helps people improve. Bigger dreams, better business and richer lives are being brought about, all because of the work we do.

Why work for us

We have a diverse portfolio of clients and projects that keep things interesting. We provide challenges to employees that have the ambition and drive to develop themselves.

We let our developers drive our development practices and try to be as non-prescriptive as possible.

We are early adopters of the latest open-source technologies and we believe in shipping good software that has been crafted with care and a healthy dose of pragmatism. This means giving developers enough time to do a decent job the first time.

Agile practices, TDD, pair programming and iterative development are all encouraged.

Our culture

Informal but professional. We have fun and we look out for each other.

When things go wrong - as it sometimes does in software development - we rally together and get the job done. Then we learn from it and move forward.

We make software in small cross-functional, co-located teams. Teams are given a high degree of autonomy and responsibility.

We value respect, courage, feedback, communication, simplicity, commitment and humility

Our hiring process

We are looking for the right people to join our team. That means coming in to meet with us so we can see if you will be a good culture fit, which is more important than your current experience.

We are looking for self-motivated, resourceful, talented people. We value quality over quantity.

We also have a great 3-4 month internship program. It is not a guarantee of landing a permanent position, but it is a great way for a junior developer to show us what he/she is made of.

We have a diverse team with a good mix of experience levels and skills so we are able to deploy a new team member to the project that is best suited to his/her current growth path and interests.

Perks
Learn from some of the brightest minds tech has to offer
Experience working with customers across the world
Ping pong (CPT)
Great coffee
Free daily catered lunch
Flexible working hours
Access to medical aid plan
Work from home days
Free snacks and refreshments
Tech Stack

Application and Data

Amazon ec2
Amazon EC2
Amazon s3
Amazon S3
Angularjs
AngularJS
Backbonejs
Backbone.js
Emberjs
Ember.js
Go
Go
Html5
HTML5
Heroku
Heroku
Java script
Javascript
Mysql
MySQL
Node js
Node.js
Postgresql
PostgreSQL
Rails
Rails
React
React
Redis
Redis
Ruby
Ruby
Sass
Sass
Sidekiq
Sidekiq
Jquery
jQuery
Memcached
memcached
Nginx
nginx

DevOps

Bower
Bower
Docker
Docker
Git
Git
Github
GitHub
Grunt
Grunt
New relic
New Relic
Paper trail
Papertrail
Pingdom
Pingdom
Travisci
Travis CI
Npm
npm

Utilities

Amazon ses
Amazon SES
Google analytics
Google Analytics

Business Tools

Google apps
Google Apps
Jira
JIRA
Slack
Slack
Trello
Trello
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