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Software innovation is the driving force behind the success of Property24. We strive for outstanding user experiences on our websites, desktop, and mobile applications. We've created the leading property marketplaces in SA, Russia, Kenya and the Philippines and are by no means finished. Join the tech-savvy team where quality, scale and performance are the foundations of our success. We're always growing our products, so if you're one of SA's talented software developers, then you'd be a great addition to our team.
Our company

Property24 is owned by Naspers. We operate independently of the 24.com group of companies, having our headquarters in the Great Westerford Building in leafy Newlands at the foot of Table Mountain. Property24 falls within the Naspers classifieds division, the OLX Group.

What we do

We've created a comprehensive property platform that is successfully deployed in multiple international territories. In SA alone, we have over 700 independent property websites running on our platform, with 4 300 estate agencies and 37 000 estate agents using our systems on a daily basis. On top of this, in SA we have over 2.5m unique monthly consumers finding their perfect home on our website, and over 3.5m in Russia. These large audiences keep us on our toes, and motivate us to impress.

Why work for us

We love what we do. We're a team of passionate, tech-centric, like-minded individuals. Opinions are shared freely, and "street cred" is quickly established based on technical ability. We believe that measurement and statistics trump opinion, so analytics and A/B testing are a common tie-breaker. Our teams own the problems that they work with and have direct interactions with stakeholders. We know shortcuts are temporary and take the time to understand the detail.

The development department is the backbone of our business, and as such, developers are an influential part of the company.

Our engineering processes

We follow SCRUM - an agile, iterative, development methodology. These are the rails that we follow to increase our productivity. We don't like inefficiency, and believe that common sense should prevail, so we've got a few SCRUM twists and tweaks up our sleeve. Aside from that, online scrum tooling, continuous integration and feature branches help us to maintain a good rhythm.

We are unselfish with our ideas and love to share. Teams have regular code reviews, knowledge sharing sessions, and show and tell presentations.

Our tech stack

In order to be efficient, we've formed some core competencies. We develop mostly in C#/dotNet, but believe in using the best tools for the job, so we also develop for Java/Android, Swift/iOS, C++/Win depending on the nature of the job. Our software runs predominantly on Windows, but components of our systems run on Linux too. We are a Microsoft Gold Partner.

Having high traffic sites means we need to scale for the load. We use lots of techniques like search indexing, relational databases, caching, monitoring, image recognition, profiling, load balancing and performance tuning to name but a few.

Our software is deployed on Azure PAAS, IAAS as well as self-hosted bare metal virtualized environments.

Our hiring process

The first step in our process is a short test that will showcase your skills. We know that if you have good computer science skills, then languages are easy. We're not out to test your memory, but rather your understanding of things. If all checks out ok, then we can proceed to an interview at our offices, or via telephone, if you're out of town.

Please take the time to get to know us, it'll be worth your while, and hopefully you'll end up joining our great team.

Perks
  • Competitive salaries and performance bonuses
  • 21 days leave + 1 for each 2 years worked (up to 25 days)
  • No overtime
  • Free daily breakfast
  • Group life insurance
  • On-site gym access
  • Quarterly catered drinks evening
  • Ultra-fast internet (10Gb/s exchange)
  • Paid maternity (4 months) and paternity (10 days) leave
  • Free pizza if you decide to work late
  • Video or book subscription service subsidy
  • Located at foot of Table Mountain in leafy Newlands
  • Fast PCs with multiple large screens
  • Ad-hoc peer reward system
  • On-site Knead bakery + shops and restaurants across the road
  • Squash courts
  • Team budget for outings and celebrations

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Our tech stack includes:

  • C#
  • C++
  • Java
  • Swift
  • MS SQL
  • Elastic Search
  • Redis
  • Javascript
  • ASP.Net MVC
  • Bootstrap
  • HTML5
  • CSS/LESS
  • JQuery
  • Android Studio
  • Visual Studio
  • GitLab
  • Pingdom
  • Selenium
  • Google Analytics
  • Google Apps
  • JIRA
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Hyper-V
  • & more...

Where all the magic happens...

 

If we're blown away by your CV, we'll call you in for an interview.

We'll give you a warm welcome, something to quench your thirst, a quick test to challenge your mind and a chat to weigh up your skills and personality - simple, right? If you get the job, be prepared for a pretty great adventure! We look forward to meeting you.
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Please contact our Property24 Support Team for further assistance. Tel. +27 (0)861 111 724