Wonga is a small but mighty fin-tech business. We’re on a mission to help people own their possibilities by providing fast and effortless short-term loans to our customers. Since our inception in 2007, we have helped over 3 million South Africans bridge their financial gaps, by providing responsible lending solutions and operating firmly within the parameters of the NCA.
A LITTLE ABOUT US
We live by our Values which encompass the way we work, the way we lead and the way we innovate, which are:
Be In The Mess Together
Engage With Intent
Make It Better
Do What you Say you will Do
We're inspired by the Agile philosophy which has become a way of working not just for our technical teams but across the entire organization. Our people are empowered to do their best work; in an environment that is stimulating and supportive. We believe in investing in the development of each individual, knowing that this is rocket fuel for growth and our collective success.
At Wonga, we see team culture as one of the most important aspects of moving our technology platforms forward. We place heavy emphasis on creating an environment where experimentation and learning are encouraged. Unique skills are incredibly important to our team, so encouraging growth continued learning and respecting skill sets is the way we work. Our intent is to explore new ideas and foster an environment where everyone contributes to the growth of our technology platform.
In our team, every developer is encouraged to focus on self-improvement and we are always actively looking for new or improved ways to develop cutting-edge technologies.
We are presently exploring the use of various technologies such as F#, Event Sourcing, RabbitMQ, CI technologies, and Automation. We pride ourselves on always looking at what is happening in the industry and adopting new tech as and when it is appropriate.
We are predominantly a .Net based company with an overarching micro-services architecture. All our services communicate strictly via HTTP - with plans to add GRPC communication - with C# applications working behind it. We use Queuing technology to ensure reliability and are currently using SQL Server as our data store. We have put a heavy emphasis on CI, with smooth Octopus pipelines and Git versioning to manage releases.