JOBS: We’re hiring software developers!

Want to use your dev skills to make a difference, and have fun doing it?

LOCATION: DUNKELD WEST, JOHANNESBURG.A

Welcome to forgood, where we use technology to connect people to Causes. We need Mid/Senior Developers to join our fast-growing team. Go watch this video. If it lights a fire in your head and heart, read on…  

https://www.ted.com/talks/dan_pallotta_the_way_we_think_about_charity_is_dead_wrong

Our social impact and product vision. We’ve built the largest social impact marketplace in SA, connecting social development needs to resources. We’ve facilitated over 27,000 connections between citizens, companies and NGOs – providing skills-based volunteers, goods and money donations to create impact. 

Our business vision. We provide a SaaS product that allows big corporates to create, scale and measure employee volunteering programmes, a critical piece of the employee engagement ecosystem. We work with 16 of the biggest corporates in SA, and have more than 23,000 employees registered.

We’re also proudly “for profit” – and believe in making money through purpose-driven business. Our dream is to reinvent the social impact space by helping corporates leverage their human capital to create change. 

We’re a small company of seven dedicated people who are all about close-collaboration, teamwork and constant communication. We make most decisions together – from long-term strategy to day-to-day implementation choices. Being part of a small team, we all have the opportunity to get involved in other areas of the business as well (great environment for personal and career growth).

Our team deploys our code anywhere from several times a week to several times a day. The tech stack and tools we use include: C#, .Net, Aurelia, Typescript, Azure, Postgresql, Cosmos DB, Mandrill, Visual Studio, VS Code & Git.

We don’t expect you to be an expert in all of these, or even to have used all of them before. What we do expect is that you’re ready to do your best, to learn our tools, codebase and way of working.

The development team is currently two people. The CTO is well-known in the local community as a conference and meetup speaker.

Our hiring process is based on alignment of values, cultural fit, working style, the ability to solve problems and deliver working software. We’re less interested in how many years of experience you have or if you have a degree…

  • Send your CV
  • Casual coffee with our CTO
  • Complete a take-home coding assignment
  • Team Interview to check for culture fit

If this sounds like a project you’d want to commit to for a few years, send your CV to joshua@forgood.co.za

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