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READ THIS ENTIRE JOB SPEC. WE HAVE ASKED THREE QUESTIONS AT THE END OF THE SPEC. PRETTY SILLY THAT WE HAVE TO DO THIS TO ENSURE THAT PEOPLE READ THE JOB - BUT HEY, WHEN YOU LIVE IN THE WORLD OF SPRAY AND PRAY JOB APPLICATIONS, YOU HAVE TO GET RADICAL. SORRY FOR THE CAPS!
ANSWER THE THREE QUESTIONS. DO NOT SEND YOUR CV. WE WILL REQUEST CVs FROM THE BEST ANSWERS.
Charity might just be broken. Make no mistake, without it we would have been lost - but at best it's providing symptomatic relief to our countries problems. Charities (what we call Causes) are being hammered. They're completely reliant on donor funding. They're fragmented - often doing amazing work independent of each other. They're under the wrong kind of pressure.
We need to improve on this concept of charity. We need to make the social sector work better than it is currently.
We think the gap lies in the social entrepreneurship space. The intersection between pure capitalism and pure charity. Where incentives can drive performance. Where we have access to risk capital to solve problems.
We have built a platform that is already South Africa's largest volunteering platform (connecting more than 90 people a week to causes). This platform is also in use by 9 large South African corporates (eight JSE listed) who use us as a tool to run their employee volunteering programmes. This is how we're going to make a dent in the universe, by building an ecosystem to capacity charity and improve the developing world.
We're a tech company at heart. We've recently begun the process of building a full-service internal team and have our Team Lead Senior .Net Dev in place. He needs someone to do QA and tech support (for when he breaks stuff)!
TO START IN JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2017 (latest). So we have some time to get to know you and for you to work out any notice periods you may have.
YOUR DREAM (we hope)? To work in a fast, free, creative 'startup' environment. Solve big problems. We have a great culture — obsessed with delivery and getting shit done, empowering our staff, failing fast, experimenting and generally just being rad…
You’ll be testing our platform for each new feature that we add for our consumers and business clients and also handle technical support requests, so you get to dive into the nitty gritty and learn a whole bunch about the tech industry.
We're trying to do social involvement, employee volunteering and other good things at SERIOUS SCALE. We've got a white label product that allows huge corporates to plug into our ecosystem and tailor-make their employee volunteering experiences. All these operate off real-time central databases, allowing to keep our fingers on the pulse of social activity in the country.
You know what's cool about this? Every time we get a conversion, it's something awesome happening out there in the world. A connection between a person and a cause and some meaning being generated, some lives being changed. That's a lot more fulfilling than selling razors or clothes or random daily deals!
We are looking for a junior person who is yearning for knowledge and experience in the tech industry and could potentially grow into a development role. Your responsibilities will include testing and tech support. You will work together with the development team to make sure the application is running as it should.
You are the oil in the machine baby!
- Test new features, both pre and post deployment
- Assist with technical queries from internal client team and consumer/business clients
- Learn and grow - find a skill in tech and move into that job eventually
- Skills and requirements
- Technical background
- Graduate in computer science, software engineering or information technology
- Some nice to haves…
- You’ve played with or written some code
- You have some formal QA training
- Experience with JIRA or ticket management systems
HERE ARE THE QUESTIONS THAT YOU NEED TO SUBMIT. BE CREATIVE. STAND OUT.
1. What attracts you to forgood? (Stalk us, go deep)
2. What technology would you like to master in the next year?
3. What are your favourite Internet products and why?
Send your answers to careers at forgood dot co dot za