WHAT WE DO
WaFunda is a for-profit social impact enterprise using digital technology to enable and deliver education, entrepreneurial education and education financing. WaFunda shares in the vision of its public benefit partner Feenix; a society in which all young people are able to fulfil their potential regardless of wealth.
WHY WORK FOR US
Joining WaFunda means you are engaging in meaningful work. Our teams are young, diverse and passionate about South Africa. We approach our work with authenticity, accountability and collaboration. The only constraints on what we do are our ambition and imagination (which are both close to limitless) – so there is a huge opportunity for personal growth and development in the team.
We’re a passionate cause-driven organization. We believe that a small committed group of driven individuals can have an outsized impact, especially when enabled by technology. We’ve built our culture around this belief and put huge emphasis on supporting and developing the individuals that make up our team. We work collaboratively, we work transparently, and we work to a very high standard – but we also know that excellent work is only possible with balance, and we do everything we can to ensure that our teams are able to achieve that balance.
OUR ENGINEERING PROCESSES
Our organization follows Lean and Human-centered design principles, and our development compliments this approach with behavioural driven design and agile methodologies. While we believe in the principles, we’re also not zealots, and maintain that adaptability is as important as structure when addressing complex issues.
OUR HIRING PROCESS
Our initial candidate screening will be a technical task (some debugging and a new feature proposal), followed by a review and technical interview with our development team lead. Candidates who fulfil our technical requirements will then meet with the full product team and CEO for an interview/discussion to ensure culture fit. Successful candidates will receive a formal offer thereafter.