What we do
All over the world, hundreds of millions of people start every single day with a dull, boring smartphone alarm. Rooster’s mission is to transform the wake up experience, into something people love and look forward to. We believe the world would be incredibly different if everyone woke up in their element. Imagine the positive impact the collective could have.
We aim to achieve this at first, with the Rooster app that makes people excited to hear their alarm in the morning. Down the line Rooster will get involved with morning activities, voice-first technologies, wireless coffee machines (iOT) and more.
Why Work For Us
- Experience with a funded, early stage startup (rare in South Africa)
- Exposure to the South African startup ecosystem including investors, advisors, startup methodology, other startups and our investor Allan Gray's E-squared
- Being one of the lead developers on a project that could scale internationally - providing both incredible experience and offering the opportunity to do meaningful, challenging work daily.
- Tons of fun. As founders, we love working on Rooster every day. It's a fun concept and it's an amazing feeling to create something new. 2018 at Rooster is going to awesome, even when times are rough.
- Flexible working environment: hours, dress code, headphones, everything. You know what you need to be the most productive.
- If the company grows significantly, as an early hire so would your salary.
- If we hit our targets in 2018 we will potentially be moving HQ and operations to San Francisco at the end of the year.
Rooster is a brand becoming synonymous with epic mornings and happiness! As founders and employees we try our best to live the brand by being ultra enthusiastic, positive and always backing ourselves to beat impossible odds. Part of living our brand involves doing awesome morning activities like sunrise surfs, runs, coffee, yoga, secret sunrise and more. We are an agile, flexible, goal-orientated startup and our beliefs are as follows:
- Be results, not time driven
- Actively seek negative feedback
- Consistently look to learn and improve your skills
- Make data driven
Our Engineering Processes
We are still a young company, and are still shaping our engineering processes. The CTO, Josh Perry, has a background in innovative medical technology and bio-inspired robotic engineering, and hence has applied a similar design philosophy as learnt in these fields - with respect to modular designs, the SDLC and testing frameworks. Joining the team would mean playing an active role in shaping such processes.
Our Hiring Process
Our hiring process is dynamic, and will change based on our ability gauge the fit of the applicant with the company. Initially we will consider a CV, academic record, cover letter and at least one reference. Thereafter, successful candidates will be invited for anything between 1-3 interviews and possibly a trial day of working with the team.