About Prodigy Finance


99 Hope St, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001

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Prodigy Finance is on a mission to build a world-class tech team through OfferZen.

Prodigy Finance is committed to drive growth and innovation in the tech community.

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Meet our Head of Technology

Adriaan Stander is a seasoned leader with a passion for growing engineers. He says, "What is my WHY? I want to help people achieve their full potential, and have fun while doing it. HOW? Head of Technology (Information Technology, Software Engineering and Data). Continuously growing and learning together, enabling teams to have fun while adding value. I am passionate about people and culture, and believe in personal interest and development. I believe that coaching and mentorship is an ongoing process of self-improvement, a responsibility not taken lightly. In my spare time, I am also a passionate software engineer. I enjoy working with new technologies and cloud platforms such as AWS and Azure. AWS Certified Solutions Architect. I love reading and learning, and set myself high personal development goals. I believe that the edge of our comfort zone is where we truly stretch and grow." Check out his LinkedIn profile to get more insight into our Head of Technology.

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Who we are

We believe that education has transformative power, that’s why we’re making it possible for students from more than 150 countries to fulfil their dream of studying at the world’s top universities and schools, by financing their international postgraduate studies. Our borderless and innovative model enables education loan financing to individuals from across the globe, whilst using predicted post-degree affordability rather than present-day salary.

Why join Prodigy Finance

  • Fintech is good, disruptive fintech is better. Our business is doing good and like our team, our products are forward-thinking, and have broken boundaries, changing the way people access finance. Our ways of working are innovative, the engineering environment is agile, and we’re always stretching our thinking and product offering.
  • We believe that work should be more than financially rewarding. It should be intellectually challenging, and it should create positive impact, on the people doing it, and on the world. These are work days that change lives.
  • You’ll have accountability and autonomy in your role. And the global exposure to team members and customers is invaluable.
  • You can’t grow a business without growing its people. It’s why we have opportunities for growth: study leave, leadership and management workshops, and a strong career development philosophy and process.
  • We keep things informal, and our culture keeps things creative and dynamic. We’re flexible, allowing for remote working and flexi-time.
  • We’re made up of incredibly smart people and reputable leaders that you will interact with. And it’s not just all work and no play - we put the fun in funding. Team dinners, pilates and yoga classes, quarterly and annual company events and hackathons are just a few of the reasons we spend time together as more than colleagues - and it ’s the quality of the people we work with that makes it worthwhile.

Our Hiring Process

We like to keep our conversations real, so you get a chance to learn about our culture, our people and ofcourse, our tech. We know that time is precious, so we’re happy for you to attend some interviews remotely, though we promise, our office views are worth experiencing up close and personal.

We’re thorough, so during the process you’ll:

  • Assess the lay of the land with a prelim interview
  • Hash out coding and design solutions with some of our team members
  • Meet a few key people in our leadership team

We’re inviting you to join our journey as much as you’re inviting us into yours, so don’t be shy, ask lots of questions!

Medical Aid Contribution
Birthday leave
6 months maternity & 4 months paternity leave
Fun company-wide events (quarterly & annually)
Growth & development opportunities
Remote working
24 days' leave plus an extra day for every year worked
Weekly yoga and pilates classes
4 weeks paid sabbatical after 5 years of service
Tech Stack

Application and Data

Amazon S3
Amazon EC2
React Native


Android Studio


Google Analytics

Business Tools

Google Apps