★ Takealot Platinum
We’re takealot.com, and we’ve built our business on the simple principle that our customers come first.
Our business is retail and we strive to have the widest range of products and the best possible customer service on the African continent. We’re doing it by employing great people and developing innovative, cutting-edge tech.
But that’s what we do. It’s not who we are. We are all about our customers. We want to be the most customer-centric online shopping destination in Africa – to make online shopping so easy and seamless that everyone will feel comfortable doing it.
We want to know our customers. We want to be a part of their lives. We want each experience they have with us to leave them with a smile, whether it’s a confirmation email, an added detail on the packaging or even the return of an unwanted or damaged order.
Sure, we’re only human and we make mistakes, but when we do, we confront them honestly, openly and immediately, doing everything we can to make things right.
Most importantly, we always say it like it is. We don’t hide behind terms and conditions and we don’t do asterisks.
★ Oracle Platinum
Oracle is shifting the complexity from IT, moving it out of the enterprise by engineering hardware and software to work together—in the cloud and in the data centre. By eliminating complexity and simplifying IT, Oracle enables its customers — 400,000 of them in more than 145 countries around the world — to accelerate innovation and create added value for their customers.
Oracle is committed to Cloud and at the Oracle Cloud Development Centre in Cape Town, we are growing an ace engineering team to accomplish our ambitious cloud goals. The Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Management Services team designs and develops the Infrastructure-as-a-Service platform that drives Oracle Cloud and Oracle's Engineered Systems offerings.
Key focus areas include scale, performance and reliability. We work in Python and Twisted to build our cloud infrastructure management product in a Linux ecosystem.
At the Oracle Cloud Development Centre, we are tackling some of the most interesting problems in tech today. The work is always interesting, challenging and skills development is guaranteed. Our team is comprised of highly skilled, motivated software developers, that span from Cape Town to Silicon Valley, and beyond. Working at Oracle allows you be part of something big!
We offer visionary leadership and innovation in a fast-paced, challenging, and always evolving environment. We know talented individuals drive success, and when we find good people we work hard to keep them. For that reason, Oracle invests in its talent, from providing extensive training and professional development to ensuring our employees enjoy excellent benefits and opportunities, from a flexible working environment to health and medical benefits.
★ Google Platinum
Google’s innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's mission in Africa is to make the internet an integral part of everyday life in Africa, by increasing its relevance and usefulness, eliminating access barriers for potential users, and developing products that are meaningful for the countries in the region. Google is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia.
Google seeks to inspire developers everywhere by providing them with information and resources, training, and entrepreneurial support. Google works with many developer communities, and most closely with the independently led Google Developer Groups (GDGs). There are 8 GDGs in South Africa (Cape Town, East London, Port Elizabeth, Pretoria, RLabs, Stellenbosch, Vaal University of Technology, Johannesburg and Wits University) and over 104 more on the African continent. These groups meet up, to organize boot camps, workshops, hackathons and bigger events like Barcamps for the wider technologist community.
For more information on Google's developer offerings visit developers.google.com.
JUMO - THE MOBILE MONEY PLATFORM POWERING A MARKETPLACE FOR BANKS, PEOPLE AND SMALL BUSINESSES
JUMO is a transaction and predictive technology platform for mobile network operators and banks. We believe everyone should have access to sound financial choices and our tools are enabling people to take control of their own well-being by enabling real-time access to credit, savings and more.
We are driving financial inclusion and creating value for Mobile Network Operators and Financial Services Providers.
JUMO has grown from a team of 7 to 165, rolling out our products across Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Uganda, Rwanda and Ghana with our partners, Airtel, Tigo and MTN. We use data to understand what financial opportunities people need and then we put the power of that choice in the palm of their hands.
We help mobile networks grow their mobile money ecosystems by rolling out great savings and borrowing choices for people and small businesses. We help banks become better at understanding their customers and offering them better choices, managing risk, preventing fraud and automating decision making.
JUMO’s proprietary platform lets more people in more places access the benefits of digital financial services. We love mobile money and we are working hard to reach people who have not had these choices before.
Praekelt.org builds open source, scalable mobile technologies and solutions to improve the well-being of people in low and middle income countries. From mothers in South Africa, to adolescent girls in Bangladesh, our work provides communities with the essential information and vital services they need to fulfil their potential and improve their wellbeing. Praekelt.org projects and platforms are live in over 36 countries, reaching more than 10 million users across the globe.
Our key focus areas are health, gender, and youth. Our current projects include our maternal health platform, which is part of the South Africa’s Department of Health’s MomConnect system and will soon be expanding to Uganda and Nigeria; Girl Effect Mobile, which leverages mobile technologies to help adolescent girls reach their potential globally; Tune Me, a youth site engaging African youth on content around sexual and reproductive health; and our Incubator for Free Basics, a program that enables organizations to tap into the reach of Free Basics.
The technologies behind these projects include Vumi, a super-scalable conversation engine for delivering SMSes, star menus and chat messages built on top of Twisted, RabbitMQ and Riak and comes with a great set of unit tests; Junebug, a unified messaging gateway which connects governments, NGOs, enterprises and aggregators to local mobile network infrastructure; and
Molo, a content management system that allows organisations to create, publish and manage content to the web in a way that makes it accessible to millions in low-bandwidth environments.
You can read more about our work here
Python Software Foundation Silver
The mission of the Python Software Foundation is to promote, protect, and advance the Python programming language, and to support and facilitate the growth of a diverse and international community of Python programmers.
The majority of the PSF's work is focused on empowering and supporting people within the Python community. The PSF has active grant programs that support sprints, conferences, meetups, user groups, and Python development efforts all over the world. In addition, the PSF underwrites and runs PyCon US, the primary Python community conference.
Being part of the PSF means being part of the Python community. In 2014, we changed the bylaws to make the PSF an open membership organization, so that everyone who uses and supports Python can join. To learn more, visit www.python.org/psf/membership.
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Help build the cloud!
In 2005 Amazon Web Services (AWS) opened a Development Centre in Cape Town. In 2006 the Cape Town team launched Amazon EC2. In 2012, Amazon is building an AWS Support group based in Cape Town.
What do we do?
The Cape Town based Development Center plays a central role in building the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) is the web service that pioneered cloud computing.
AWS Support provides global technical support to a wide range of external customers as they build mission-critical applications on top of AWS services such as Amazon S3 and Amazon EC2.
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Exceptional Engineers with very strong technical skills and experience. You should be obsessed with customer satisfaction, have a background in computer science and be passionate about cloud computing.
About VOSS Solutions
VOSS is hiring: http://www.voss-solutions.com/careers
VOSS offers a complete tool-set to transform the way that unified communications (UC) architectures are designed, deployed and operated.
VOSS-4-UC is a BCOM (business communications operations management) platform that automates the way in which organizations manage and operate their UC environments. VOSS-4-UC offers a single pane of glass to manage Cisco and Microsoft UC services and applications, whether they reside on-premise, in the cloud, or in a hybrid environment. With intuitive web portals, intelligent self-service capabilities, unlimited levels of role-based access control, and rich UC analytics features, VOSS-4-UC is considered the world-leading UC management solution. VOSS-4-UC can be adapted to any business process environment in the world, to expand its reach even outside of UC management and automation.
MiGR8-2-UC is a highly sophisticated product that has been designed to carry out big data UC migration projects. MiGR8-2-UC uses a revolutionary DETVL methodology, which discovers, extracts, transforms, validates, and loads large volumes of data, to help organizations rapidly and efficiently migrate large volumes of users, devices and UC services, from an older release of UC (or even from a pre-UC infrastructure) to the latest UC solutions available.
VOSS is head-quartered in Richardson, Texas, with offices in Reading, UK, and Cape Town, South Africa. VOSS is funded by Intel Capital, Eden Ventures, Vodafone Ventures, and XAnge Private Equity. The VOSS technology has been deployed by over 150 cloud service providers and prominent enterprise organizations across the world.
The Centre for High Performance Computing (www.chpc.ac.za) is South Africa’s national super computer facility supporting researchers and students from South African universities and research institutions, providing access to a 780 TFlop/s (121st on the world Top 500) cluster and 4 PB of storage. Operating since 2007, the CHPC has over 600 users, trained over 1500 students in parallel programming and HPC applications, and won the International Supercomputer Student Challenge three times.
The mission of the CHPC is to provide world-class high performance computing that enables cutting-edge research with high impact on the South African economy. Its main objectives are to enable South Africa to become globally competitive and to accelerate Africa's socio-economic upliftment through the effective application of high-end cyberinfrastructure. With 30% of its work dedicated to commercial use of HPC, the centre has helped local mining, finance, engineering and movie industries. With its 10 Gbps high-speed network connection to SANReN and the massive data archive of DIRISA, the CHPC complements these as one of the three primary pillars of the national cyberinfrastructure intervention supported by the Department of Science and Technology (DST).
The CHPC will celebrate its first decade at its tenth conference this December in East London: www.chpcconf.co.za