What we do
Rehive is a platform for building fintech apps. Similar to how Shopify makes it easy to launch an ecommerce store, Rehive is breaking down the barrier to entry for starting a fintech business.
Startups, banks and financial enterprises use our software to build and launch their products, whether it is an app for bill splitting, making payment requests, managing a crypto fund, or anything that needs a ledger system.
You can read in more detail about how Rehive works on our blog and if you’re amped, you can even follow our 20 min demo guide to setup your first fintech app. (https://medium.com/rehive-blog).
Why work for us
If you like playing with lego, you'll definitely enjoy working at Rehive. We're a hyper technology focused company and go out of our way to create a modular and super flexible framework for building any fintech application.
We’ve been building fintech apps for the last three years and are backed by leading Silicon Valley investors, including Tim Draper (investor in Tesla, Skype, Twitch), Jed McCaleb (co- founder of Ripple and Stellar), Jesse Powell (CEO of Kraken) and more. Joining a US based company, while working from South Africa, is a rare opportunity and you’ll get first hand experience of being part of a Silicon Valley team.
We're focused on building a strong core team around the Rehive Platform where smaller teams are focused on building Rehive Services.
Why you should really work for us
We’ve built our first bitcoin app in 2014. Since then we’ve been inspired by the possibilities of blockchain technology and the emergence of the web 3.0. Our goal is to closely stay up to date with recent trends in blockchain and all things cryptocurrency, while building fintech products that solve problems today. Currently most our technology interfaces with blockchain networks, but over time, we do expect that more and more of our system will be tightly knit into these networks as the technology matures.
We have a really special culture at Rehive which breaks most of the traditional culture barriers. Rehive is a business that will interest slightly unconventional, hard working, free thinking guys and gals who are passionate about people, fintech, innovation, and pioneering the way forward.
Our engineering processes
We typically plan for 2 week development sprints and have a rough 3 month roadmap for core features. Every now and then we have “clean up” weeks, where our developers set aside time to clean, optimize and improve the code base as well as update documentation.
Two week sprint plans are drafted in a Github project and assigned to team members. We strictly implement code review by creating pull requests. We first deploy to our staging environment to run tests and then deploy to production twice per week.
Generally we try to find a balance between speed and quality. In most cases we tend to allow more time for quality, given that Rehive is a fintech tool that needs to be solid.
Lastly, all our developers contribute to our public developer Slack channel for developer support.
Our hiring process
We have different positions for all levels of experience. We tend to hire developers that aren’t too set in their ways.
For less experienced roles we get to know you, understand what's important to you and decide if you're a perfect fit. We’ll likely do this by inviting you to visit our team or challenge you with a small project.
For more experienced roles we may spend a bit more time understanding your background in order to position you correctly for a specific role in Rehive.
Rehive vision (Why?)
An open playing field for fintech innovation will bring better financial services to everyone, everywhere.
Rehive mission (What?)
Accelerate fintech innovation by breaking down the technology barriers to getting started and scaling fintech products.
Our strategy (How?)
At a high level, Rehive has a three step strategy:
- Launch Rehive Platform for making it easy for anyone to get started and scale fintech products without the need to build everything from scratch [Launched public beta July 2017].
- Launch Rehive Services, a marketplace for Fintech Services that can easily be activated and strung together to meet specific fintech needs. [In beta].
- Create Rehive Ecosystem, a community of developers, entrepreneurs and enterprises who all work toward a common goal [Coming soon].