Do the best work of your life.

We're on a mission to launch products, services, and companies that have a meaningful impact on the world.

I love that I can work from home in my underpants. This lockdown hasn't changed my work/life balance one bit, now all Urbian needs to do is make food and have it delivered to my home and then we'll be sorted.

Heinrich Colyn, full-stack developer

Our culture

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.

Ownership

We treat you like an adult which means we expect you to manage your time, your tasks and firect 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.

Bias for action

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 takes a decision.

Independant Thinking

We experct 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 discission is encouraged. We don't let ego get in the way.

Always learning

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.

Our benefits

Flexible hours & location
Flexible hours & location

We allow you to work from wherever you like and allow you to choose the hours when you where you get your best work done.

Unlimited learning stipend
Unlimited learning stipend

We pay 100% of all expenses for job-related training. We also pay 100% of expenses when you speak at conferences and events.

Coworking space stipend
Coworking space stipend

Don't feel like working from home all the time? No sweat. We will pay up to R2000/month towards renting co-working space in your area.

Choose your setup
Choose your setup

You’ll receive all new equipment including a laptop, monitor, and any other accessories you need to do your best work.

Unlimited holidays
Unlimited holidays

No, really. We’re about outcomes over hours, how much holiday you feel you need is up to you.

Parental leave
Parental leave

We offers 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.

Sustainable pace
Sustainable pace

We regularly stick to 40 hours a week, with the very occasional emergency push demanding more.

Travel allowance
Travel allowance

Whether you drive yourself or catch an Uber for anything work related we cover the costs.

Share options
Share options

We have a share pool allowing you to own a stake in Urbian as you help build it.

Current open
positions

There aren’t any open positions at the moment, but please get in touch with your CV and/or portfolio if you’re interested in hearing about future roles at Urbian using the email below:

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We can help you

  • Create & validate new ideas
  • Be bold with technology
  • Improve efficiency with lean practices
  • Build capability & confidence
  • Be more customer centric
  • Increase speed to market
  • Deliver great quality products & services, fast
  • Navigate the open source revolution