About Root

Address

Rozenhof, 20 Kloof Street, Cape Town, 8001

Company Size

1-15
Summary

What we do

Our mission, at Root, is to drive the digital transformation of financial services by enabling and empowering software developers to build the future of banking and insurance. We package all the difficult things behind easy to use APIs. The existing world of financial services is murky, inaccessible and dominated by cumbersome businesses that are slow to innovate.

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, JourneyApps).

Our Engineering Processes

Our core systems are built on NodeJS (TypeScript) with our front-end systems built with React & Redux. We have seamless CI/CD set up as we believe it's more important to focus on the product we're building. We use an adapted version of kanban for managing our development process so that we can focus on writing useful code.

Our Hiring Process

We have a simple hiring process here at Root, designed to validate technical competence, and more importantly, to make sure it's a great culture fit going both ways. Our process is transparent and open to feedback.

1) First, we have a 30min call to get in touch and chat a bit about yourself, the company, and the role within.

2) This is followed by a technical take-home project to complete over the weekend. We know people get bombarded with these, so we try to keep it at 2 hours.

3) Coffee with another team member to share/learn more about our mission and our culture here at Root.

4) The last step is a (paid) simulation day. Here we work through working a "normal" day, where you get to build something real, work with and have lunch with the team. After this day, we're able to make up our minds.

5) To finish it off, we'll phone your references to make sure we're not missing out on anything serious and we'll make sure our credit/criminal checks are sorted.

6) Finally, we'll extend an offer - and the awesome journey begins! :)

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 s3
Amazon S3
Sass
Sass
Heroku
Heroku
Postgresql
PostgreSQL
Java script
Javascript
Node js
Node.js
React
React
Redis
Redis
Html5
HTML5

DevOps

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

Business Tools

Google apps
Google Apps
Slack
Slack
Trello
Trello
Mailchimp
MailChimp
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