About VAT IT

Website

Address

54 Melrose Boulevard, Melrose Arch, Melrose North, 2196, Johannesburg, South Africa

Company Size

201-500
Summary

What we do

VAT IT is the world’s leading indirect tax reclaim company assisting over 8,000 clients around the world. We operate from 29 wholly owned offices situated in Europe, Asia, Africa and America and employ over 400 knowledgeable specialists (of which 385 are all under 40) dedicated to our core business of cross border TAX Refunds. VAT IT has been involved in the VAT industry for over 16 years.

Why Work For Us

Because you’ll be successful, because we hate rules and structure, because we embrace your glorious absurdity. We know that only crazy people can create magic… And we’re a whole bunch of crazy.
VAT IT is a result-driven meritocracy. If you believe the combination of innovative thinking, teamwork and a sense of urgency creates the right environment to deliver the best possible results for the client, then VAT IT is the right working environment for you. We prioritise a “let’s do it” attitude, passion and problem solving skills over specific qualifications.

Our Culture

Freedom. Liberty. Responsibility.
This is our internal mantra that we live by. We also live by coffee and Jamesons but that’s part of the freedom and liberty philosophies. We give people enough freedom to explore their full potential and with this freedom we believe comes responsibility to be accountable for your results. Even though we’ve been in business for 16 years, we still feel like a start-up. Everyone here is strange and dynamic in their own way and together, like a dysfunctional family from a Wes Anderson film, we’re building cutting-edge tech.

Core Development Principles

  • Visibility / Transparency
  • Code Craftsmanship
  • TDD
  • Independence / Decoupling
  • Leadership / Ownership
  • Scale-ability
  • Fluidity
  • Environment Segregation
  • Continuity
  • Users in The Loop
  • Business Alignment
  • Code Health / Sustainability of an application
  • Innovation
  • Rapid experimentation and Rapid Change
  • Minimal Viable Product (MVP)

Our Hiring Process

VAT IT has a three stage hiring process:

  • Compatibility/Culture Fit
  • Tech Interview
  • Meet the team

We do try and combine these, if possible, to avoid lengthy processes.

Perks
Fun, friendly environment
Great Location
Flexi (Core) Hours
Toy Station
Whiskey o'clock
Free ever-changing coffee selections
Brainstorm room. Literally.
Legendary Functions
Work with people from over 30 different cities
Potential for great growth
Paid for courses and training
Choose your own dev spec laptop
Like-minded geeks and freaks
Huddle puddles
Jam sessions
Funky co-lab area
Lucrative bonuses
Tech Stack

Application and Data

Amazon ec2
Amazon EC2
Amazon s3
Amazon S3
Amazon vpc
Amazon VPC
Angularjs
AngularJS
Bootstrap
Bootstrap
Csharp
C#
Html5
HTML5
Java
Java
Java script
Javascript
Laravel
Laravel
Microsoft sql server
MS SQL
Mongo db
MongoDB
Node js
Node.js
Php
PHP
Python
Python
Redis
Redis
Scala
Scala
Spring framework
Spring Framework
Jquery
jQuery
Nginx
nginx

DevOps

Bitbucket
Bitbucket
Docker
Docker
Git
Git
Gradle
Gradle
New relic
New Relic
Selenium
Selenium
Teamcity
TeamCity

Utilities

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

Business Tools

Jira
JIRA
Slack
Slack
Trello
Trello
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