Dominique, ooba’s Chief Strategy Officer, on why ooba is a good home for a software developer’s career.
Why should talented technology professionals & developers choose a career at ooba?
ooba is a unique business. We’re not a massive organisation, like an established bank or huge insurance corporate.
This gives us unique opportunities to be far more agile. It gives us the ability to sense and respond to what’s going on in the marketplace, set direction accordingly and to align all our resources to meet those objectives.
Often, that’s not possible in a big corporate organisation, because there’s so much bureaucratic noise that makes it’s really hard for them to change direction and respond quickly.
Also, we’re really in a very unique position in the South African real estate ecosystem, because ooba sits at the nexus of all of the stakeholders and participants in our industry.
So we genuinely have the ability to create the next generation platform that connects together everyone and everything in our industry.
Many FinTech businesses and start-ups develop products that they’re looking to sell into industry from the outside, because the bigger organisations often can’t do that for themselves or can’t innovate at the pace needed.
At ooba, you have a technology capability that already sits inside the industry and isn’t too big to be able to adjust and change quickly.
We’re already deeply embedded inside the industry so we can bridge -with technology (and data)- what the industry requires and we can drive this change forward.
As a result, we’re in a uniquely different position to what’s possible at either a start-up or in a well-established and big financial organisation.
If you want to make a difference and you want to be a part of something that has a huge amount of potential, then ooba is the place for you to do that.
What career advice would you give to anyone thinking about a FinTech career?
First and foremost, you need to have an open mind. People who are inquisitive and have a genuine appetite to learn are those who are going to win!
If you want to be successful, then you need to be able to work well in a team. If you can’t work well in a team then none of this work is easy enough to be able to do alone. For the big ambitions that we have at ooba, we need each other in order to be able to achieve them.
Thanks for sharing, Dominique!
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