Join us on our mission to launch products, services, and companies that have a meaningful impact on the world.
WORK FROM ANYWHERE
Urbian has always been experimental and iterative: A place
where you can unleash your curiosity, your passion for craft, and your drive
to solve hard problems surrounded by like-minded people. We’re
hiring people from everywhere, to design the future together
whether with companies or through our ventures - a future that is
Digital by Design.
For us Culture is not company values printed on our office walls nor a set of KPIs OKRs or belief statements reviewed once a year. Our culture is what we do, not what we say we do.
Below are a set of virtues we live out willingly everyday whether we're being 'noticed' or not.
We treat you like an adult which means we expect you to manage your time, your tasks and direct client communication when it relates to you. Ownership also means being proactive, to earn and build the trust of our clients so they trust us with building great products for them.
Taking action is your default state. When most people do things, they have to decide to do them. When you have a bias for action, you automatically do things; not doing things is what makes a decision.
We expect you to have an opinion on most things and not just go along with the group consensus. Clear points-of-view help give our work direction and purpose-robust ego-free discussion is encouraged. We don't let ego get in the way.
We're curious. Our industry is fast-paced and our clients expect us to be on top of what's next. We expect you to be always learning and growing without being asked because it's what you would do even if you didn't work here.
The Life Story is our conversation-style interview approach. It's how we get to know you, and how you get to know us, so we can find out if we are going to work well together.
Who we hire
As we grow, we’re committed to nurturing a culture of trust and autonomy. We’re humble about what we know and what we don’t, and we’re looking for people who can champion that mindset with their peers and managers alike.
The Life Story interview
You're more than just the accomplishments on your CV. The Life Story interview is a two-sided conversation where we'll cover your professional and personal experience so far. You can expect us to ask questions that touch on these four topics.
Are you someone who works well on your own asynchronously while also having high levels of open communication with your team?
Do you have a decent understanding of your strengths and weaknesses and how that impacts those around you?
Are you curious about the world? Given enough time are you able to find creative solutions to problems when they occur?
Do you have a high a degree of care for what you do in work and life and are genuinely interested in making an impact?
Our hiring process
From application to employment offer in as little as 2-3 weeks.
Select 1–2 roles that you believe are the best fit for yourself and your career. Don’t forget to check the requirements before you apply, as each role may have different ones.
Depending on the position, we may set up a 15–30 minute phone or virtual conversation with you, where you can get more info on our company, the work we do, the position and our hiring process. If you’re still keen on the position after the discussion you will go directly into a technical test before heading to The Life Story interview.
We send you a link to a technical test made up of a few simple questions and short code challenges.
We're after way more than accomplishments on a CV. This is a one hour, conversation-style interview designed to help us get to know you and for you to get to know us. This is a two-sided conversation where we cover topics that are professional and personal (for the more introverted folks, this part can be as personal as you want it to be).
The best way to prep is to spend some time thinking about experiences that have been formative to the point you’re at today.
You’ll meet with the managing partners and/or future co-workers. Depending on the position, we may ask how you’d solve a problem and communicate it to the team.
We will get back to you with our decision within 2-3 days which will either be our reasons for not hiring you or an offer of employment.
We are often able to go from application to employment offer in as little as 2-3 weeks.
We can have an employment offer in your inbox in as little as 2-3 weeks from receiving your application.
We reply to all applicants within 2 days.
Absolutely! A lot can happen in 1-2 years, especially in developer roles.
Of course! We hire people not CV’s. We are looking at you as a whole, if you find you are a year or two off the experience level requirement apply anyway. Often the most talented people don’t fit the mould.
Absolutely, have a read about our general onboarding process.
We allow you to work from wherever you like and allow you to choose the hours when you get your best work done.
We pay 100% of all expenses for job-related training. We also pay 100% of expenses when you speak at conferences and events.
Don't feel like working from home all the time? No sweat. We will pay up to R3000/month towards renting co-working space in your area.
You’ll receive all new equipment including a laptop, monitor, and any other accessories you need to do your best work.
No, really. We’re about outcomes over hours, how much holiday you feel you need is up to you.
We offer new parents 6 weeks of paid time to spend with the new family. Biological, adoptive and foster parents are all eligible for parental leave as well.
We regularly stick to 40 hours a week, with the very occasional emergency push demanding more.
Whether you drive yourself or catch an Uber for anything work related we cover the costs.
We deliver snacks monthly so you never go hungry.
If you don’t see a position here and still think you could be a fit, feel free to apply for a general position.Read more
REFER SOMEONE & GET R10,000
If you know someone who you think would be a great fit for us send
them a link to this page or the specific role page, then send us an
email with their full name and email address.
We’ll pay you R10,000 once they’ve passed their first 3 months of
I went from baking to technology. This is a complete jump, an absolute change in direction. No one would even think such a thing is possible.
A collection of the best short musings from Urbian’s founder and managing partner, Anton Moulder.