About Sygnia Ltd

Address

7th Floor, The Foundry, Cardiff Street, Green Point, 8001

Company Size

51-200
Summary

What we do

Sygnia is a dynamic, fast-growing financial services company with R147bn in assets under management. Its software has been developed in-house and the proprietary algorithms and systems have become world-class competitive differentiators in the industry. Our administrative platform is used by local and international clients. We continue to be at the cutting edge of technology and service innovation. We are a Microsoft shop with systems developed on SQL Server and C# .NET. We use WCF, JQuery, Entity Framework, MVC Razor, WPF and TypeScript for our systems development.

Why Work For Us

We attract the best developers because we are cutting edge innovators. Our CEO has made a name for herself in the industry as a market disruptor. There is a large social responsibility component, and a core value is to make the financial services industry more transparent and fair for everyday people. We spare no expense on tools and hardware. Sygnia is growing at a rapid pace, and we are at the most exciting stage of our systems development as we expand into new business areas, and bring enhanced automation to our established operations. We use technology to outmaneuver our larger competitors. Other great aspects include barista-quality coffee orders at your desk, swimming pool and shower facilities on the premises.

Our Culture

Sygnia is a small corporate, with an arty, edgy feel. Dress is smart casual, as is typical in the financial industry. We strive to be better and faster than the 'big guys', and we are hungry for success. You are expected to learn on the job, but domain knowledge is easy to come by. The development culture is excellence-driven, with an open attitude and peer-review. We deliver working software that enables business-critical functions all the time. There is a high sense of individual significance.

Our Engineering Processes

The company has an agile approach to software development. We don't employ large teams of business and systems analysts - the team leads are 'close to the game'. The competitive and regulatory landscape is ever-changing and we need to be able to respond quickly. Our business leads are familiar with technology processes because technology-enabling is at the heart of our success. Requirements and technical specs for new systems are a collaborative output between the business sponsor and the lead developer. Existing systems are augmented in regular sprints. Documentation and communication is managed via Confluence and Jira. We have a strong focus on continuous integration, and a robust quality assurance processes. Developers write and maintain unit tests.

Our Hiring Process

There is a 90 minute programming test for developers, and a written test for Devops and QA applicants. You will spend time in our 'space' among the actual developers you'll be working with when you take the test. It's a great way to get a sense of how we operate. The second round will be a technical interview in which we cover theory and practice; we'll look at some code. After this, there is a quick third round in which we cover softer cultural issues - this is generally a formality, and offers are made shortly thereafter.

Perks
Great view of Table Mountain and Table Bay
Barrista quality coffee served all day
Undercover parking
Catered lunch twice a month
Conveniently located near the V&A Waterfront
Hot shower and change room
Swimming pool and deck chair area
Tech Stack

Application and Data

Aspnet
ASP.NET
Amazon ec2
Amazon EC2
Amazon s3
Amazon S3
Bootstrap
Bootstrap
Csharp
C#
Html5
HTML5
Java script
Javascript
Jquery
jQuery

DevOps

Subversion
Subversion
Teamcity
TeamCity

Business Tools

Jira
JIRA
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Sygnia has a diverse collection of fine art and sculpture from around the world.
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