About Spoorex

Website

Address

40 Rivonia Road, Hyde Park, Sandton, Johannesburg

Company Size

1-15
Summary

What we do

Spoorex is a revolutionary tool that takes game breeders into the 21st Century. The industry is a $1 billion per annum market that was being powered by pen and paper. Seriously. As in, people use pen and paper to manage their R300 million farming operations. This meant that there is practically no data for analysis and as a result, the pricing of an animal when you come to buy or sell is abstract. This meant farmers were losing heaps of money from poor investment decisions, and those at the top of the market monopolizing information. We are democratizing the whole industry by building the first valuation tool that aims to serve as an index for breeders.

Why Work For Us

If you are at a stage where you want to learn all the skills necessary to become a leader, there is no where better. You will be exposed to all aspects of the company and be a critical decision-maker. Both founders are extremely open-minded and foster a team attitude. You will be given complete autonomy over the technological development of the product- architecture, design- you have creative license.

Our Culture

As Spoorex is in such a nascent stage we are essentially establishing our own culture as defined by the team. Without sounding too cliché, the phrase to describe our current attitude is 'Work Hard, Play Hard'. To be honest, working at Spoorex is so fun and dynamic that work is essentially play. You'll get to travel all over South Africa and go to the most amazing game farms to see the most extraordinary animals in the world in the most beautiful locations known. So if you're passion is in tech and wildlife, you'll feel that everyday is a pleasure.

You'll be challenged by some of the best minds in South Africa with the team being comprised of graduates from the University of Cambridge, the London School of Economics and Harvard University. So if you're someone who likes to be around bright minds, you'll continually be intellectually fulfilled in our team.

Our Engineering Processes

Our processes on the engineering side are fairly relaxed. I will usually design the feature that needs to be build, run it by the development team who will send their feedback. Then during the build, engineers have complete autonomy before presenting it to the CEO for UAT, using JIRA to track the process. It is then pushed into the production environment.

Our Hiring Process

Personality is just as important as technical capabilities. We want to make sure that everybody can be the best of friends as we will literally spend most of our time together. As such we like to test both technical abilities and personality. The former will be done through a simple engineering test, i.e. implementing a small feature and the personality test will be undertaken via an informal chat with the founders.

Perks
Regular travel to the bush (if desired)
Lots of time at the company game reserve
No Dress Code
Young, bright and creative team
Huge role as company decision-maker
Mentoring in all aspects of business
Tech Stack

Application and Data

Heroku
Heroku
Java
Java
Java script
Javascript
Postgresql
PostgreSQL
Rails
Rails
Ruby
Ruby
Jquery
jQuery

DevOps

Git
Git
Github
GitHub

Utilities

Google analytics
Google Analytics
Mixpanel
Mixpanel

Business Tools

Google apps
Google Apps
Jira
JIRA
Mailchimp
MailChimp
Slack
Slack
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Founders Sachin and Brett with Springbok captain and World Cup Winner Victor Matfield
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