About Urbian

Address

Remote

Company Size

1-15
Summary

TL;DR.

Urbian is an 12-year-old digital product consultancy. We come alongside our clients to solve the big things they can't do on their own. We do this by putting together small teams of strategists, product managers, product designers and developers. We primarily launch new products or services or help deliver existing products or features for large projects that need to scale.

Over the last few years, we have also partnered with entrepreneurs to launch start-ups we believe should have a place in the world as well as launching our very own start-ups.

Why Work For Us.

Because we're all really into making epic stuff the world uses. Over the last 11 years, we've learnt how to turn our passion into a business that makes money and pays everyone involved. We have big dreams and even bigger plans of how we're going to launch the best digital products into the market and we're not scared to fail along the way. If that is something that resonates with you, then join us. We can't wait to meet you.

What you'll do when you get here.

Some of the things you will be working on when you get here: a new SME marketplace for Africa, a custom ‘Handbook’ tool, self-service insurance, a ticket system for a global entertainment company, an open incubator community of entrepreneurs, corporates and investors.

Our Engineering Process.

We are dedicated to Scrum and the Agile methodology. Our development process runs in a series of 2-week sprints taking on a prioritised project backlog. QA is a combination of automated testing, peer code review, UX acceptance testing, and visual inspection.

We use a "best tool for the job" approach.

Our Hiring Process.

We've been able to reduce our interview process significantly and in most cases are able to go from application to employment offer in under 3 weeks.

  1. Apply: Select 1–2 roles that you believe are the best fit for yourself and your career. Don’t forget to check the requirements before you apply, as each role may have different ones.

  2. Initial Interview • 15-30mins: Depending on the position, we may set up a 15–30 minute phone or virtual conversation with you, where you can get more info on our company, the work we do, the position and our hiring process. If you’re still keen on the position after the discussion you will go directly into a technical test before heading to The Life Story interview.

  3. Technical Test • 1hr: We send you a link to a technical test made up of a few simple questions and short code challenges.

  4. Life Story interview • 1hr: We're after way more than accomplishments on a CV. This is a one hour, conversation-style interview designed to help us get to know you and for you to get to know us. This is a two-sided conversation where we cover topics that are professional and personal (for the more introverted folks, this part can be as personal as you want it to be). The best way to prep is to spend some time thinking about experiences that have been formative to the point you’re at today.

  5. Meet the team • 1hr: You’ll meet with the managing partners and/or future co-workers. Depending on the position, we may ask how you’d solve a problem and communicate it to the team.

  6. Decision: We will get back to you with our decision within 2-3 days which will either be our reasons for not hiring you or an offer of employment.

Perks
Choose Your Weapon Of Choice (Mac, Windows, Linux)
Half Day One Friday Every Month To Eat & Geek Out
Not a morning person? We work Flexi-time.
Subscriptions To Online Code Courses
Remote Working
Flexible Leave Policy
Coworking space stipend
Unlimited holidays
Tech Stack

Application and Data

Amazon S3
Amazon EC2
Ionic
Sass
Laravel
PostgreSQL
Objective-C
Javascript
Node.js
Python
MySQL
Java
React
MongoDB
MEAN Stack
jQuery
HTML5
Django
Bootstrap
Google App Engine
nginx
TypeScript

DevOps

Bower
GitHub
Grunt
Pingdom
Git
Gradle
Android Studio
npm
Xcode
Bitbucket

Utilities

Amazon Route 53
Amazon SES
Google Analytics

Business Tools

Google Apps
Slack
Trello
MailChimp
JIRA
Zoom