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A LOVE LETTER TO SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS


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Thank you for connecting with us and expressing interest in this opportunity to work remotely on a project for a South African company.

We bring South African companies needing software developed to Ukraine. South Africa’s economy is more than double the size of Ukraine’s and there are many growth opportunities for software developers.

PYGIO has had success in placing and supporting developers in South African companies and will try and assist you in understanding the culture of South Africa. This is part of what PYGIO does.

Developers who join our mission will work in diverse, multi-disciplinary teams of specialists. It is an exciting and inspired country and people there are warm and friendly.

This is for you, the software developer; some information on PYGIO and South Africa that will help you understand the culture of the people you will be working with.

Who are we?

  • PYGIO was started by two South Africans, one who now lives in Kyiv, Ukraine, and one who still lives in Johannesburg, South Africa, and rides an elephant to work (this is a joke).

  • Our main goal is to bring large businesses from South Africa to Ukraine. PYGIO bridges the culture gap between these two countries, to create software.

  • We want you to think of us like your communication and support system.

About South Africa:

  • South Africa is the leading economy in Africa and it is the economic hub of the continent. It competes globally.

  • South Africa has created a world-leading financial services sector in the country. Some of our financial services institutions have won awards for the most innovative and tech-focussed institutions in the world.

  • South Africa is the place where half the world’s gold and diamonds come from. Many big companies are owned by South Africans in mining, luxury goods, foods, and more.

  • South Africa is the birthplace of Nelson Mandela, Charlize Theron and Elon Musk.

  • South African is one of the most beautiful countries in the world - the mother city of Cape Town is a magical place.

What do we do?

  • We want to help you understand the South African corporate ecosystem.

  • Our aim is to find you the work that matters. So you can code, and change people’s lives, for the better.

  • Software houses in Ukraine and PYGIO are looking to build long term teams with you at the centre of world-class companies in South Africa.

  • PYGIO uses its network of corporate enterprises to find you interesting and meaningful work that you might enjoy for many years.

How it works:

  • Your skills will be matched with the most relevant job description that PYGIO finds from companies in South Africa.

  • Usually you will have 2 rounds of interviews with the South African company.

  • If you get hired, you start the onboarding process ASAP! Usually the project will start in about 1 month.

  • You will then meet the PYGIO team.

  • South Africa is in the same time zone as Ukraine, so there are no strange business hours and communication is all in English.

  • PYGIO will be with you and the client by providing a “culture bridge”.

  • PYGIO is here to answer any questions about the work or the country, and help you have the best experience on your project in South Africa.

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