About Wonga

Website

Address

14 Kloof Street

Company Size

15-50
OfferZen Partner

Wonga is an OfferZen partner committed to building a world-class tech team through OfferZen.

Wonga is invested in developing the local tech community.

4 Lessons Wonga Learned About Rewriting Their System with New Tech

Brandon Pearman and his team at Wonga had to overhaul their system, and write it to new tech. In this article, he shares the lessons they've learned.

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Empowering Fintechs with microservices and partner ecosystems

Simon Murison, Head of Product, explains how a microservices architecture enables Wonga respond quickly and efficiently to changes and adaptations during uncertain times.

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Why FinTech is the place to be for women

Thirty-three-year-old Sulungeka Faltein is the software engineer team lead at Wonga Online and she shares her some of her experiences of working in the FinTech space.

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Summary

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.

OUR STACK

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.

Perks
Gourmet Coffee
Shower
Secure Parking
Stocked Kitchen
Medical aid plan
Gym Subsidy
Relaxed Dress Code
Flexible Working Hours
Pension
Work From Home*
Tech Stack

Application and Data

Amazon S3
Amazon EC2
AngularJS
Sass
PostgreSQL
Javascript
Node.js
Python
Redis
RabbitMQ
jQuery
HTML5
C#
Microsoft Azure
MS SQL
.Net Core 2.0
Amazon Lambda
Amazon Web Services

DevOps

Bower
Git
Chef
Docker
GitLab
Selenium
npm
Kubernetes
Octopus Deploy
Terraform
Bash
Consul
Datadog
Opsgenie
Cloudflare

Utilities

Google Analytics
Power BI

Business Tools

JIRA
Microsoft Sharepoint
Salesforce
Microsoft Teams
Confluence
Situated on upper Kloof Street, our office space places you in the heart of the Cape Town CBD
Our dynamic office space empowers you to do your best work
Sit back and relax in our office canteen, and enjoy a cup of joy from our talented in-house barista
Our team are in the mess together - we work hard and play hard!