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We’re on a mission to help developers build awesome products in financial services.

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Our Story

Root was founded in 2016 by Louw Hopley and Malan Joubert, spinning out of OfferZen. With the belief that software developers are the creators of the future, we wanted to find a way to remove obstacles faced when solving real world problems in the financial services industry. We started by launching programmable bank accounts and cards, later extending Root to include easy to use insurance APIs. We’re just getting started.

Why work with us

Our founders have a track-record in building great companies; OfferZen, SnapScan, Luno and more.


  • We believe that developers are the inventors and builders of the future — we’re building tools that pave the way.

  • We invest in a culture of personal improvement and knowledge sharing. There is no ceiling to potential growth.

  • We’re a small team with a shot at huge success - you can help us make it happen!

Perks

  • Relaxed dress code.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Daily catered lunch with the team.
  • Awesome office space in Kloof street.
  • Regular team outings.
  • Secure parking.
  • All the snacks and coffee!

Our Values


Aim (really) high

We work obsessively towards building a great company. We aim for nothing short of world-class.

Reversible decisions, fast

We move with determination and pace, unearthing and solving issues as they occur.

Team is key

We give our best for our team mates, because supporting one another is critical in our pursuit of our mission.

Always be improving

We are prepared to change and evolve. We’re addicted to giving and receiving feedback.

Over-communicate

We foster habits of explicit communication, because transparency enables learning.

There is always a customer

We serve a wide range of users. We always ask whose problem we’re solving before building.

The Team


Our Tech Stack

Who We Hire

We’re looking for people who can bring something extra to the table. People with at least one of these qualities tend to be well equipped for the journey:


Startup insight

You want to move fast and break make things. You follow Elon Musk’s latest highs and lows. If you can adapt with the pace of a startup team, you’ll fit right in.

Geek-factor

Your nerd-mode doesn’t stop at the office door; you regularly explore emerging technologies, learn new tools, and read up on topics that pique your interest.

Financial savvy

Perhaps you’ve worked in, or have a unique understanding of the financial world — the most important thing is your interest in being part of its disruption.

Hustle

Your curiosity and drive has you breaking the boundaries of your role. You’re interested in impacting the success of the whole company, whatever it takes.

Open Positions

Come and help us build our spaceship! If you don’t fit inside any of the boxes below, but you’re passionate about our mission, we’d love to hear from you.

Get in touch at work@root.co.za

Customer success manager

Full time | Cape Town

Financial manager

Full time | Cape Town

Operations manager (insurance)

Full time | Cape Town

Full-stack software engineer

Full time | Cape Town

Back-end software engineer

Full time | Cape Town

Front-end software engineer

Full time | Cape Town