Information technology at Allan Gray

We are first and foremost a financial service company, but we also see ourselves as leading technologists.

We build software solutions that make our clients’ and our own lives easier.

Our environment consists of a diverse range of open and closed source technologies. Whether it's open source or commercial, we will evaluate all of the options available to us and choose the best tool for the job at hand.

Our backend micro-services are built using Scala, leveraging the stability and performance of the battle hardened JVM. We use Node for our public facing gateways, and on the client use a React-Redux stack to build out a suite of performant single page applications.

Our backend architecture consists primarily of RESTful APIs, built and deployed on an elastic containerised infrastructure supported and managed in-house through Kubernetes.

We are looking for smart, passionate people, whether you are a backend or frontend specialist, or a full stack developer.

The length of the interview process depends on the role, but on average it takes two weeks from engagement to making an offer (this also depends on how quickly you respond).

The typical interview process for a technical role is:

  1. Telephonic interview (1 hour)
  2. Coding assignment (3 hours) - at home in your own time
  3. Onsite interviews (2 hours)
  4. Psychometric tests (3 hours) - Completed online in your own time
  5. Credit and Criminal check

We realise this is quite a commitment, but we believe that each interaction allows you to decide whether or not Allan Gray is the right place for you.

  • Competitive salaries and performance bonuses
  • Opportunities to further your studies
  • Flexible working hours
  • Free lunch and subsidised coffee bar
  • Progressive leave benefits (including maternity/paternity leave, study leave, and bonus fitness leave)
  • Located in an eco-friendly building in the heart of Cape Town’s Waterfront Silo District
  • On-site gym offering classes run by personal trainers and a biokineticist
  • Strong team environment
  • Employee Share Scheme
  • But most importantly we have smart, friendly people

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