About Takealot

Address

12th Floor, Takealot Building, 10 Rua Vasco Da Gama Plain, Foreshore, Cape Town, South Africa, 8001

Company Size

1000+
Summary

Our Mission

takealot.com’s mission is to be the most customer-centric online shopping destination in Africa. Our company is built around the simple concept that the customer comes first.

We are a young, dynamic, hyper growth company looking for smart, creative, hard working people to join us. We offer a great working environment with even cooler people and a promise that you won’t be bored as long as you're up for a challenge and want to build something great.

Our Engineering Process

Our developers are involved in the full software life cycle, from the requirements gathering, design and development to ownership and maintenance. Our fast-paced agile deployment cycle means we can iterate quickly and deploy improvements for our customers on a daily basis. Developers have the opportunity to contribute throughout the company to make takealot.com even more awesome.

Values

Our Environment

  • takealot.com employees are entrepreneurial and dynamic, smart, customer-centric, fun and have the shared ambition of takealot.com being the leading e-commerce company in Africa
  • We have fun, work hard, take ownership, work in teams to create solutions, and are always open to direct feedback/new ideas on where we can improve
  • We are short on ego and high on output
  • We are doers and not only thinkers, its all in the execution after all
  • We love what we do and what we are creating
Perks
Birthday Leave
Great offices in CBD and Stellenbosch with views on Table Mountain and the ocean
Have a drink with us at Drinkalot Thursdays
Free Coffee
Mac or Windows Laptop (your choice)
8 days grad study leave or 12 days post-grad study leave
Free parking, depending on availability
Tech Stack

Application and Data

Amazon S3
Amazon EC2
PostgreSQL
Objective-C
Javascript
Python
MySQL
PHP
Scala
React
Redis
RabbitMQ
MongoDB
memcached
jQuery
HTML5
Django
Bootstrap
Google App Engine
nginx
Kotlin
Kafka
TypeScript
Kibana

DevOps

GitHub
Jenkins
Pingdom
Travis CI
Git
Chef
Docker
Selenium
Xcode
Kubernetes

Utilities

Elasticsearch
Google Analytics

Business Tools

Google Apps
Slack
Zendesk
Greenhouse
JIRA
Our space in the city.
Drinkalot -- Thursday fun where you can enjoy a beer or a Coke while hanging out with colleagues all over the business.
Inside the office.
Welcome to Takealot!
The weekly Thinkalot where engineers present projects or pose challenging problems.
Coffee is compulsory.
Motto.
We are engineering.
Brainstorming? Designing? All of the above.
The canteen.
Our software engineering office in Stellenbosch.

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