We Are Fethr, A Black Swan Company

Fethr, A Black Swan Company and its Strategic Partners are the world’s leading provider of in-flight entertainment (IFE) technology to the airline industry. More than 70 airlines already fly with our software, significantly the world’s entire top 10, including Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific and Emirates.

We focus on improving the IFE passenger experience through personalization, offering a whole new world of seat-back entertainment systems, pairing with mobile devices and enabling internet connections while passengers are in the air. Our technical expertise brings these innovative experiences to life and captivates millions of passengers every year, whilst they travel around the globe.

Innovation has been a challenge for the avionics industry due to strict regulations, but this is rapidly changing with an ever-increasing number of planes now connected to the web. In-flight entertainment is one of the final untapped spaces where user-experience, advertising, data and applications have not yet matured, and we are working hard to capitalize on those opportunities.

There are exciting times ahead in the world of in-flight entertainment and Fethr, A Black Swan Company

Bringing together a passionate and talented team combining skills in software engineering, data science, design, product innovation and marketing, Fethr thrives on innovating. Launched in 2011, today we employ 260 people worldwide across offices in the UK, USA, Hungary and South Africa. 

The Role... 

Our primary focus in the Cape Town offices is on product development for commercial aviation software.  We develop and maintain the various toolsets used by commercial airlines (Lufthansa, Virgin Air, Air Singapore etc) to build, manage and deploy their inflight entertainment and payment systems to their aircraft.

We are also developing solutions for the logistic and shipping industry and are in the process of taking on other exciting projects from our international branches.

Key Accountabilities:

As part of Black Swan Data's Front End Development team, you will be responsible to work alongside Developers, Testers and Producers and collaborate with them on the development of HTML5/CSS/Angular/React based web systems from design to build and deployment.

Essential Skills and Experience:

• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent or experience within the relevant field
• Critical thinking and problem solving
• Displays energy, drive and stamina
• Experience using Git
• Experience with Build systems e.g. Webpack/Gulp
• Experience with Javascript frameworks e.g. Angular 6/React, knowledge of TDD (we use karma, jasmine, cypress.io)
• Experience with interface development toolkits: e.g. Less/SASS
• In-depth knowledge of HTML/CSS and responsive techniques
• In-depth knowledge of Javascript e.g. ES5/ES6/Typescript
• Bonus points for knowledge of data visualisation frameworks (d3.js, AmCharts)
• Must be a strong team player
• Open minded, flexible and willing to adapt to changing situations

Beneficial:
• Experience with Design and UX tools e.g. Photoshop/Balsamiq/Adobe XD/Invision/Zeplin
• Experience with hybrid mobile technologies e.g. Ionic & React Native
• Experience in At least one scripting language (Bash, Python, Groovy, Ruby)
• Experience of working with Continuous Integration (we use Gitlab and Jenkins CI)

What makes a ‘Swan’?

We want people fanatical about creating innovative solutions inspired by data. We know Black Swan Data's DNA is different, it’s what helps us find new perspectives on our clients’ problems. Working in a fast paced, energized environment, our bar is set high, and an ability to build long lasting partnerships both internally and externally is vital.

We have making a difference at our core and that is embedded in our values.

  • We believe in long-term partnerships through transparency and honesty
  • We believe in leaving the world in a better place than we found it
  • We believe anyone can achieve great things. We do not put people in boxes
  • We listen more than we talk
  • think 10% crazy is just about right!
  • Most importantly, and because you spend 60% of your waking time at work, we believe you should enjoy it

What We Offer

Exciting Clients and Projects - Working with Black Swan Data we promise to provide an exciting and ever-changing industry within Data Science and Predictive Analysis innovative and challenging projects with some of the leading Brands using the industries latest

Talented Teams We ensure we have the best talent in the market – We are hire the best of the best as a swan you are exposed to highly skilled and multi-disciplined teams over the world. We have 8 offices across 4 countries!

Career Development – Regardless of which area of the business you work in you can expect to collaborate on all aspects of Black Swan Data's projects gaining the exposure you need to develop your expertise. No matter what stage you are in your career your development is our priority.

Working environment -  Because you spend 60% of your time at work, we try to make it enjoyable: Daily supply of the all the snacks you can eat in our all- day kitchens, Friday Beer O'Clock, MacBooks, L&D courtesy of Black Swan Data.

We want to positively change the future through technology and the power of prediction. How about you?

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