About swipe

Address

12 Plein Street, Durbanville

Company Size

15-50
Summary

What we believe

We believe:

  • an experienced senior team is critical for robust solutions.
  • decisions should be based on analytics and not assumptions.
  • long-term relationships create successful partnerships.

Why Work For Us

Experienced team - we solve problems proactively, not reactively.
High-profile clients - an opportunity to work on some of the biggest brands around.
Strong leadership - executives that roll up their sleeves.
Flat structure - we all specialise in something and that is respected.
Open source - freedom without the price tag.
Learning environment - we work on complex problems, at scale.
Agile - we work smart.
Small team - you are not just another number.

About us

swipe is a boutique agency focused on strategic digital solutions.

Founded in early 2014 by industry leaders Leo Redelinghuys and Deon Heunis, swipe has quickly grown to become one of the most dynamic and versatile digital solutions agencies in Africa. With globally recognised mainstay clients including WeChat, DStv and Discovery Networks UK, to name a few, our team of senior solutions architects, technical designers and operations specialists have had the privilege of working on some of the most exciting technical executions of their careers.

Passion and dedication is what drives the engine of our growth. Our enterprise grade solutions are purpose built from the ground up to satisfy every requirement and our platforms scale to support any load. Our agile approach allows us to constantly monitor, analyse. iterate and improve the products we build. Our solutions are powered by deep strategic thinking, global industry insights and operational best practices.

Above all, swipe is made up of an exceptional team of world-class developers, designers, strategists and producers that form the foundation of our success. We value every ounce of extra-ordinary effort that is delivered day in and day out toward the unified goal of being the best at what we do.

Our Culture

We are a close and passionate team of experienced individuals. We employ extraordinary people to create extraordinary solutions.

Free Lunches
Our passion needs fuel.

Beer O’ Clock
It’s a real thing. And we actually like hanging out together.

Flexitime
It’s about deliverables, not hours.

Serious Coffee
Because coffee is a serious thing.

Custom Workstations
Nobody is built the same and neither should their workstation.

Our Engineering Processes

At Swipe we subscribe to the agile manifesto: we empower our developers to make important decisions. We believe in regular feedback loops with clients and results, rather than too many processes and bloated documentation.

We respond to change with teams that are self-organised and motivated.

Every day we meet briefly for our brief stand-ups; thereafter someone is likely to test your willpower an offer of amazing coffee. Later in the day - because, amazing developers - we are happy to look the other way when beer-o-clock arrives. Sometimes we even encourage it.

Our Hiring Process

Our hiring process is straight forward.

  1. Interview with the CTO. Deon decides if he is happy with your experience and general demeanour.

  2. Code test. We are results orientated and test everything.

  3. Team interview. At the end of the day, the team makes the final decision.

  4. Offer.

Perks
Lunch
Flexible work time
Custom workstations
Beer
Redbull
Profit share
Foozeball
Flexible Leave Policy
No Dress Code
Remote Working
Tech Stack

Application and Data

Amazon ec2
Amazon EC2
Amazon s3
Amazon S3
Amazon vpc
Amazon VPC
Angularjs
AngularJS
Csharp
C#
Html5
HTML5
Java script
Javascript
Laravel
Laravel
Mongo db
MongoDB
Mysql
MySQL
Php
PHP
Rails
Rails
React
React
Redis
Redis
Ruby
Ruby
Sass
Sass
Swift
Swift
Jquery
jQuery
Memcached
memcached
Nginx
nginx

DevOps

Androidstudio
Android Studio
Ansible
Ansible
Bitbucket
Bitbucket
Bower
Bower
Docker
Docker
Git
Git
Github
GitHub
New relic
New Relic
Pingdom
Pingdom
Travisci
Travis CI
Vagrant
Vagrant
Xcode
Xcode

Utilities

Amazon route 53
Amazon Route 53
Elasticsearch
Elasticsearch
Google analytics
Google Analytics

Business Tools

Google apps
Google Apps
Mailchimp
MailChimp
Slack
Slack
Trello
Trello
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