About Vulcan Labs

Address

Unit F6, Urban Hub, 142 Buitengracht, Cape Town, South Africa

Company Size

1-15
Summary

Vulcan Labs is a software consultancy that works with companies who need to supercharge their development teams.

Some bullet points about us

  • Remote first with a Cape Town office for when we want to get together.
  • Looking for people who genuinely care about delivering high value software.
  • You’ll work on solving business problems for customers on teams made up of people from customers, Vulcan Labs and other consultancies.
  • Consultants have a high level of autonomy, we trust our people to make the right decisions.
  • Shy away from projects that are bums on seats
  • Will end a contract if we feel we are no longer providing value.
  • Consider ourselves experts in React and Typescript (have been building production systems with these tools for as long as they've been around)
  • Still a small <20 people consultancy but want to grow to ~30 people over the next two years (slow and steady wins the race).

Some exciting things

  • Learn React from a team who's been building production systems with it from almost day 1
  • Looking to grow our Elixir competency over the next few years as we believe it's rock solid
  • We have data people with over 30 years of experience, if you want to level up your SQL and BI skills
  • Work on lots of high volume distributed systems
  • Own the entire solution(truly full-stack), you'll rarely just be pigeon holed into a single competency.
  • Work with clients who trust and respect you.
  • Build developer tools for us and clients to use.

Some things about yourself

  • 6+ years of experience (4 if you've been a consultant)
  • Have some consulting experience (not a must but a big plus)
  • Have strong opinions held weakly
  • Prefer composition over inheritance
  • Ideally have some experience working with Product focused teams
  • Have experience with one of the following: Javascript, Typescript, Ruby, Clojure, Elixir
  • Based in a EMEA timezone
  • Have worked in a full-stack role
  • Think a lot about data and modelling
  • Care about writing performant legible code
  • Care about solving business problems
  • Get excited when talking about tech problems
  • Are Pragmatic
  • Want to learn Elixir, Typescript, Clojure, Ruby
  • Aren't dogmatic
  • Prefer working in teams
Perks
Free coffee and beer
Great office with outside deck and views of table mountain
Competive salaries
Close-knit, FUN team
Competitive Compensation Package
Non-hierarchical
Exposure to New Tech
Tech Stack

Application and Data

Amazon S3
Amazon EC2
Amazon VPC
Rails
Sass
Heroku
Sidekiq
PostgreSQL
Javascript
Node.js
Java
Ruby
React
jQuery
C#
Bootstrap
Microsoft Azure
nginx
Ember.js
ASP.NET
MS SQL
Oracle
TypeScript

DevOps

Ansible
Bower
GitHub
Docker
New Relic

Business Tools

Google Apps
Slack
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