About Rethink Education

Address

2nd Floor Dean Street Arcade, Dean Street,, Newlands,

Company Size

1-15
Summary

Our Vision

To educate everyone, everywhere all the time

What we do

Rethink education currently provides 10 textbooks worth of Maths and Science content in an interactive single page application designed for mobile viewing with the aim of reducing data costs to a minimum.

The Maths and Science content is CAPS aligned and is presented in a chat-style format for easy interactive learning.

We have also recently launched a learners license version of the app and are aiming to expand our content to include other CAPS syllabus subjects and Life Orientation topics.

Over the past four years, during the time when feature phones were more prevalent amongst our target audience, we'd developed an application to serve our content through Mxit allowing students to download educational content specifically tailored for their mobile devices. Since the dramatic increase in smartphone users our product has had to evolve and adjust, leading us to our decision to develop a web application in order to cater for our users' new needs. During our Mxit era the app found traction with widespread usage and over 500 000 students downloading the app.

Part of our tech stack is using the Java Spring framework for our API and we are currently looking for a senior back-end developer to join our team in continuing the development and maintenance of our product.

Why Work For Us

We are a young, innovative company. We are a small family of highly motivated, skilled and passionate people who are committed to making a difference in the lives of parents, teachers and students.

Our Culture

Our culture is young and quirky, yet very ambitious. We love working with technically A+ players who can share in our vision of becoming a household name. our office vibe is very laid back and relaxed. We believe in loving what you do every day, and strive to help each other grow and find their niche within our ranks.

Our Engineering Processes

We use an agile methodology mixed in with an entrepreneurially minded, super lean feature selection and prioritization approach. Our working style aims to encourage any and all input, as we pride ourselves on teamwork. Why hire smart people if you aren't going to listen anyway?

Our Hiring Process

We believe that a good fit between the team and our hiring candidates is paramount. Our hiring process starts with a quick culture fit meeting. Followed by a basic technical skill assessment, either via online test or a quick whiteboard session with one of the developers. Thereafter, a final meeting with the management team before we welcome you in. If at all possible during the interview process, we love to get candidates in for a day to get to know them better in the working context (and extract free labour of-course)

Perks
Flexible hours
great team
awesome location
Tech Stack

Application and Data

Angularjs
AngularJS
Heroku
Heroku
Java
Java
Java script
Javascript
Meteor
Meteor
Mongo db
MongoDB
Mysql
MySQL
Node js
Node.js
React
React
Spring framework
Spring Framework

DevOps

Bitbucket
Bitbucket
Git
Git
Github
GitHub
Gradle
Gradle
Paper trail
Papertrail

Utilities

Amazon route 53
Amazon Route 53
Google analytics
Google Analytics
Mailgun
Mailgun

Business Tools

Google apps
Google Apps
Jira
JIRA
Slack
Slack

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