We recently invited Matthew van Rensburg, a front end developer at Equal Experts in South Africa, to tell us about his typical working day. Matthew has been with Equal Experts for a little over two years, working as a software engineer and front-end developer.
If you’re considering taking the next step in your career as a front-end developer, we’d love to hear from you at Equal Experts. We’re always looking for great developers to join our unique network, which is focused on constant learning and improvement, responsible innovation and genuine collaboration.
Here’s what Matthew says about his working day:
Matthew works in a team for a large retailer, where Equal Experts engineers and consultants work alongside the retailer’s delivery lead and product manager. At the start of the day, Matthew checks that the systems are running as they should and responds to queries and requests from colleagues on Slack.
Remote working that feels connected
For the past two years, Matthew has worked remotely, which allows him to be at home for his wife and kids. But this doesn’t mean he feels isolated. “We have people managers to make sure we’re happy and catered for and all our needs are met, which is fantastic. But you’re rated on how much value you deliver, not how often you check into a meeting.”
Each day Matthew works through ticket requests from the client, which might mean working on a new feature, testing code, or solving an issue that’s arisen. “I like that the culture of Equal Experts means that if I see an opportunity to add value to the client or the team, I can start a conversation and request a meeting,” says Matthew.
The culture at Equal Experts is highly supportive and allows Matthew to work on different tasks depending on what is most useful on the day. “If I feel like I’ve had too much front-end, or I want to do some DevOps, or I want to read some blogs to learn, then it allows you to do that,” he says. “It’s not about how many tickets you finish or how many hours you put in, it’s about the value you add to the client, which is great.”
A culture of grown ups and learning
Equal Experts prides itself on building a company of grown-ups, and so most days Matthew finishes work feeling fulfilled. “I always learn a lot at work. Equal Experts is filled to the brim with these exceptionally smart individuals, and you get better working with these folks who are a joy to be around,” he says.
After two years, Matthew says he gives Equal Experts ‘double thumbs up’ and recommends the company to his former colleagues at every opportunity. “If you come here for a month, you’ll understand the hype, because it’s all true. I love it here.”
If you’re considering taking the next step in your career as a front-end developer, we’d love to hear from you at Equal Experts.
We’re always looking for talented developers to join our network, which offers a unique culture that is focused on constant learning and improvement, responsible innovation and genuine collaboration. Our people benefit from remote working, competitive salaries and profit sharing.
We recently invited Bronwin Welcome, a front-end developer at Equal Experts in South Africa, to share her experience of working with Equal Experts. As a front-end developer, Bronwin is involved in designing, developing and testing applications for our customers.
This month marks two years since Bronwin joined Equal Experts. Here are three things she wants to share about her experience:
Innovation with purpose
First, Bronwin says that Equal Experts is a company that lives by its values, and the work she does is always focused on delivering a great user experience and addressing business needs for customers. “At Equal Experts we never do things just for the sake of doing them. It’s always about working together with your team to add value to the client,” she says.
A community of equals
While some organisations have strict hierarchies, Bronwin has found working at Equal Experts to be very different. “It’s amazing to be part of a community where we are treated as adults, and I love working at Equal Experts. This is a company that lives by its values. Values such as we both emphasise and show respect really speak to me.”
Continuous learning and development
“At Equal Experts, we’re passionate about learning over knowing,” says Bronwin. “I love that I never feel like I’m the smartest person in the room. We’re always learning from each other.”
See more about Bronwin’s Equal Experts experience in the video below. If you are interested in exploring opportunities with us, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org