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Careers

We’ve been expecting you.

Tired of waiting for Visual Studio to start? Itching to be part of something that changes an industry? Want to have your voice heard without having to wear a formal shirt? Okay, you still have to wear something but we are okay with hoodies.

Who are we?

We are a small team of techies that focus on great work and perfecting our crafts. We are a mix of designers, do-it-yourselfers, tinkerers, problem-solvers, programmers, otakus, potjiekos chefs, whiteboard artists and experts in random conversations.

We started with a simple goal of making Fibre accessible to everyone and have now exploded in growth on the back of the fibre expansion in South Africa.
In everything we do, we strive to build the best possible product. Our goal is to combine simplicity and power to deliver an awesome experience.

We don’t need an entire website, complete with stock images and staff testimonials, to sell our company culture. Our modus operandi is very simple: have fun, do exceptional work, build the best product in the business, experiment, pay attention to the details, treat people right, and keep learning.

Some of the things that makes working at AEx awesome:

  • Small, focused teams working with some of the biggest Networks and Service Providers in South Africa
  • A relaxed environment with lots of coffee and conversations
  • People that know what they’re doing, and aren’t afraid to share their knowledge
  • It’s not uncommon to skip the board room and have meetings at a nearby coffee shop
  • We work in Ruby
  • We are amassing a number of coffee take-away cups to build something

Who are you?

Rock Star? Code ninja? NO THANK YOU! Can we now have an adult conversation?

We want thoughtful, considerate managers of one. It doesn’t hurt if you can code our entire API in 3 days either. Fitting in with the culture is more important than fitting in with a stereotype. Quirky and eccentric is not a negative but careless code and slowing progress is.

If you want your career to have a meaningful impact to an industry at its tipping point and not be a lemming in the corporate churn, then send your CV and a short cover letter to careers@automationexchange.co.za . Be sure to include links to any online profiles you’re willing to share with us

Current Openings

Senior Developer

AEx is looking for an expert developer capable of designing systems and managing a small team. You’ll be taking responsibility for internal and external projects, fleshing out the architecture and design, and helping your team build, deploy and maintain the code behind it. You should have a proven track record of writing good code, being able to lead a team, and getting things done. We are a Ruby development shop but are willing to show developers with alternate experiences the light.

Key things we’re looking for:

  • Independent worker that can contribute positively to and lead his team
  • 5+ Years development experience
  • 3+ Years experience in Ruby or JavaScript
  • 1+ Years experience in leading and managing a team
  • 1+ Years experience in architecting or designing a system
  • Some experience in managing Linux or MS based systems and processes
  • Some experience in using Postgres, Elasticsearch or MSSQL
  • Publicly available body of code and / or contributions on sites like Github and Stackoverflow
  • DevOps experience a Bonus
  • Client facing / support experience a Bonus
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Developer

AEx is looking for a developer capable of solving problems and building solutions to bolster our current team. You’ll be working with your team and team leader to build, deploy and maintain various internal and external projects. You need to be able to solve problems, and be eager to constantly improve and expand your skill set. We are a Ruby development shop but are willing to show developers with alternate experiences the light.

Key things we’re looking for:

  • Independent worker that can contribute positively to his team
  • 2+ Years development experience, formal or informal
  • 1+ Years experience in any of Ruby, JavaScript or C#
  • Publicly available body of code and / or contributions on sites like Github and Stackoverflow a Bonus
  • Experience in managing Linux or MS based systems and processes a Bonus
  • Experience in using Postgres, Elasticsearch or MSSQL
  • DevOps experience a Bonus
  • Client facing / support experience a Bonus
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Operations Manager

AEx works very closely with our clients, and to that end we need someone that will champion our client’s cause internally. We work in a rough and tumble industry, so you need to be able to stand your ground and keep your head in ever changing situations. You’ll be working closely with our clients to learn their needs and pain points and then bringing that back to our team to work on solutions.

Key things we’re looking for:

  • Experience dealing with clients and managing projects
  • Experience with pressure situations where everything is a priority
  • Good people skills
  • Good writing and communication skills
  • 1+ Years experience technical or other support
  • The ability to work with online systems and abstract ideas
  • Knowledge of the internet / fibre systems a Bonus
  • Driver’s license and access to a car