About Root

Address

Unit 2, Rozenhof, 20 Kloof Street, Cape Town, 8001

Company Size

1-15
Summary

What we do

Root is a modern take on banking, providing developers with a fully programmable bank account and cards. Our mission is to create a foundation for developers to create scalable FinTech products on. Root has been covered in the press a few times and featured #1 on Product Hunt and Hacker News.

The platform is being built from the ground up, allowing us to take tech-first approaches to legacy banking issues - from full digital KYC and Authy integrations to interesting new engineering solutions like RootCode and Sponsored Payments.

We’re always looking for passionate and driven people to join our mission. Joining Root means you’ll be frequently shipping code that affects users directly.

Root is a funded startup, part of the FireID family of companies (SnapScan, Luno, OfferZen).

Our Engineering Processes

Our core systems are built in NodeJS with our front-end systems built with React & Redux. We're slowly migrating it over to a Kubernetes-based microservice architecture. We use KanBan for managing our development process so that we can focus on writing great code and building a cool product.

Our Hiring Process

We have a simple 3-step hiring process. After the interview request, we have a 40min call to get in touch, followed by an in-person chat where we talk through the scorecard to determine if it's a great match. The last step is a (paid) one-day simulation - a "normal working day" - here we run through actually building something and working together.

Perks
Catered daily lunch
Dress code freedom
Vibey location
Secure parking
All the snacks!
Flexible hours
Great Coffee
Extra Screens
Tech Stack

Application and Data

Amazon ec2
Amazon EC2
Amazon s3
Amazon S3
Html5
HTML5
Heroku
Heroku
Java script
Javascript
Mongo db
MongoDB
Node js
Node.js
Postgresql
PostgreSQL
React
React
Redis
Redis
Sass
Sass
Swift
Swift

DevOps

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

Utilities

Google analytics
Google Analytics

Business Tools

Google apps
Google Apps
Mailchimp
MailChimp
Slack
Slack
Trello
Trello
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