Working at Africa’s software development POWERHOUSE

May 15th, 2018

BBD is South Africa’s oldest, largest and most entertaining independent custom software development company. Our technical and developer expertise spans the banking, insurance, telecommunications and public sectors. We have over 700 employees across our offices in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, London, Bulgaria and India.

Offices like no other

It’s not bragging if it’s true – BBD has some of the coolest offices around! If you haven’t been lucky enough to see for yourself, here is a glimpse into the BBD family’s office life:

  • Canteen complete with a bar area
  • Fully-stocked vending machines with free snacks
  • Free daily breakfast cereals, fresh fruit and bread
  • Multiple coffee stations with endless imported coffee from the best producers
  • Relaxed yet professional environment
  • Games room with arcade machines, table tennis, darts, pool table and giant Jenga
  • Putting greens
  • Free weekly car washes

BBD knows how to party

We are widely known for having the most extravagant events in the industry. While we can’t share too many of our party secrets, take a peek at how we like to celebrate:

  • Amazing year-end and mid-year functions, with great entertainment and even greater food and drinks
  • Annual Bierfest where teams brew their own beer
  • Trailblazing annual tech event – [email protected]
  • Industry meetups
  • Unique team building events
  • Frequent team lunches

Understanding the importance of health

BBD knows that health and wealth go hand-in-hand. That’s why we support healthy initiatives like the following:

  • Vitality Health assessments
  • Free flu vaccinations and B12 injections
  • 5 blood drives per year
  • Annual wellness days with reflexology, massages, stress management, hypnotherapy, live blood analysis, biokineticists, eye tests and chiropractors

It’s the (not-so) little things that count

BBD has tons of benefits – large and small. Here are some of our kick-ass perks:

  • Staff recognition through monthly award nominations, plus the opportunity to win your share of R120 000 at the end of the year
  • Flexible working hours
  • Financial aid to assist with further studies
  • Internal and external training
  • 50% medical aid contribution
  • Retirement annuity contributions
  • Annual salary review
  • Pay day chocolates and treats

It’s clear that BBD is no ordinary software development company – we work smart and play frequently. So, what does it take to be part of the BBD family? Prove that you’re the best of the best! We’re always on the lookout for new talent. If you’re a software geek keen to broaden your career, come chat to us at