Who We Are
We are an international consulting and software development company, based in Cape Town, South Africa. We are also part of the larger international Yellowtail Group.
We are a proud Microsoft Gold Certified Partner who has, in the past, been awarded the “IT Leading Employer of the Year” award by the Computer Society of South Africa and Talent Align.
The culture of a company cannot be manufactured or disguised. Rather, it is the product of the individuals within it. The culture of a company is the honest reflection of its core values, strengths, and goals.
Yellowtail’s culture can be summed up in these few words:
people who are passionate about their craft,
eager to teach,
more eager to learn,
professional in all their undertakings and
always proud of their results.
We believe that people who love what they do, will do it well. Therefore, our recruitment process is tailored to these qualities, which results in a naturally high level of mutual respect and trust between developers, testers, and managers.
At Yellowtail, we strive to create an environment that is flexible enough for discussion and creativity, comfortable enough for a little relaxation and light-hearted fun (and the not-so-occasional office prank!), yet all the while ensuring that every person always has every imaginable tool for learning and continuous improvement. Throughout the week we have regular code reviews. Information is shared frequently in ad-hoc meetings, over email, or through workshops, and on Fridays we all enjoy a few drinks and snacks after work, or a delicious lunch cooked by one of our own! The apparent contradiction between our relaxed air and our drive for the utmost quality has often been remarked upon with surprise by outsiders, but we believe that it is one of our greatest strengths. We've even won awards for it!
But, we believe the real proof of this winning formula lies in the quality of our software, and the testimony of our clients, our industry peers, and of course, our employees.
Why Work For Us
The team at Yellowtail Software is strongly focused on delivering only the highest quality software. We are able to do this through employing talented, smart, and creative people, and we place a high emphasis on the craftsmanship of software and the professionalism of a software developer.
The company is led by technical people, who are passionate about code. We believe that every developer needs to be allowed to focus their efforts on this, and it is therefore our aim to provide the tools, environment, and mentoring, to support this.
Our strategy of achieving these goals includes (to name just two examples)
- regular code reviews conducted within each project team; and
- our "Kung Fu Coding" training sessions (created by developers, for developers).
We want to give developers every opportunity to grow and learn from some of the best people in the industry. (PS: we're not afraid of bleeding edge technologies and techniques!)
This focus, as well as the fact that we create solutions for international markets and successfully compete with companies around the globe, makes Yellowtail Software the perfect place for any developer who wants to grow their career technically, professionally, and personally.