About Takealot

Address

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

Company Size

501-1000
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.

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 ec2
Amazon EC2
Amazon s3
Amazon S3
Bootstrap
Bootstrap
Django
Django
Html5
HTML5
Java script
Javascript
Mongo db
MongoDB
Mysql
MySQL
Objective c
Objective-C
Php
PHP
Postgresql
PostgreSQL
Python
Python
Rabbitmq
RabbitMQ
React
React
Jquery
jQuery
Nginx
nginx

DevOps

Chef
Chef
Github
GitHub
Jenkins
Jenkins
Pingdom
Pingdom
Selenium
Selenium
Travisci
Travis CI
Vagrant
Vagrant
Xcode
Xcode

Utilities

Elasticsearch
Elasticsearch
Google analytics
Google Analytics

Business Tools

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

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