Software Development

Careers @ BBD

At BBD we are committed to providing opportunities for students and professionals looking to make a difference and work on exciting projects that vary from day to day.

After all, the people who started this company, and continue to keep it going are (or once were), bright young things with a passion for making the world a better place through technology.

The projects that we design and implement have a tangible effect on people from all walks of life, and so we ask for nothing less but total dedication, absolute professionalism and unbridled enthusiasm (bordering on the manic) from our new recruits.

Do you have what it takes to join us?
  • Graduate Employment ProgrammeOpen or Close

    Do you have:

    • BSc Computer Science/ Engineering in IT or equivalent?
    • 65% average academic results?
    • Less than 1 year working experience?
    • Good verbal and written communication skills?
    • An open mind and an awesome work ethic?
    • The ability to work within an unstructured environment?
    • A strong sense of self discipline, personal accountability and urgency?
    • Attention to detail?
    • A professional, enthusiastic approach to learning and teamwork?

    Every year, BBD hires 7 talented graduates from all over the country to join our team. In addition to invaluable experience at South Africa’s largest and longest standing, custom software development company, these applicants also have the opportunity to work for a permanent position at BBD (which comes with VIP access to the cappuccino machine). Click here to view Graduate Infographic Brochure »

    Apply for a Graduate Programme position
  • Bursary ProgrammeOpen or Close

    Are you?

    • A South African citizen currently studying at a South African high school?
    • Preparing to study at a South African university?
    • Passionate about creating and building software?
    • Studying Computer Science, Software and Computer Engineering, Informatics or any related IT fields?
    • Do you have a minimum academic average of 65% in the above subjects?

    If this sounds like you, and you’re chomping at the bit to get your IT-related degree, so that you can wow the world with your software skills, then BBD’s Bursary Programme could help you with some of the costs associated with your university studies.

    These include tuition fees, prescribed books, accommodation and meals, and a monthly allowance for food.... Or computer games.

    Apply for the Bursary Programme
  • Learnership ProgrammeOpen or Close

    Do you have:

    • A National Diploma in IT or equivalent?
    • Less than 1 year working experience?
    • South African citizenship?
    • Good written and verbal communication skills?
    • An open mind and an awesome work ethic?
    • A strong sense of self discipline, personal accountability and urgency?
    • Attention to detail?
    • A professional, enthusiastic approach to learning and teamwork?

    You could be a candidate for a BBD Learnership programme. This is a 12-month, work-based learning programme that combines a structured learning component with practical work experience. Incumbents are paid a minimum monthly stipend during the programme (starving is for artists, not programmers), and upon completion, gain a nationally recognised IT qualification.

    There are only 10 vacancies for the programme, with two intakes in February and August of each year... so things might get a little bit ‘Hunger Games’ if you leave your application too late.

    Apply for a Learnership Programme position
  • WHAT’S SO SPECIAL ABOUT Us?Open or Close

    Projects You can be Proud Of:

    There are no cake walks at BBD, let’s get that clear. The deadlines are tough and the projects are challenging. But our teams are completely committed to our vision of quality.

    We provide our employees with all of the tools that they need to do excellent work, and encourage them to work on every project with pride and passion.

    BBD also has an active interest in uplifting South Africa. Social responsibility programmes and innovative, community-based projects are part and parcel of our daily duties, and we welcome new ideas and enthusiastic effort in this space.

    A Clearly-Laid Career Path

    BBD is based on a meritocracy, which means that every single employee is given the same opportunity to excel and develop, regardless of how long they have been at the company, or in the industry. We seek to provide a stimulating work environment, and have thus consistently received high accolades in the Deloitte’s Best Company to Work for Survey.

    Our leaders understand all of the complexities involved in the projects that we work on, and provide absolute support to our analysts, developers and testers.

    Your career path at BBD is truly in your hands, and we want nothing more than to see you succeed.
    Click here to view Careers Infographic Brochure »


    A Culture of Learning

    At BBD we believe that education is a life-long pursuit. We learn from one another, from industry thought leaders, from our mentors and from our ‘young blood’. To us, knowledge is a precious resource that can only be multiplied by sharing it.

    From in-house tech sessions and workshops, to formal, post-graduate qualifications, we encourage every employee to constantly learn, challenge and develop their own understanding in their field.

    BBD also sponsors and participates in IT communities such as IIBA and the Java User Groups (JUGS) Tech conference.

    Creative Thinking and Innovative Problem-Solving

    BBD works with industry leaders across the banking, insurance, telecoms industries, and with public sector leaders looking to make a difference. This means that we are continually faced with new challenges which require creative thinking and innovative solutions that can be implemented within a given timeline and budget.

    Sure, we make it look easy, but it’s a lot harder in practice.

    Part of our genius is finding ways to keep legacy software maintained in a cost effective manner, while creating innovative solutions that allow our clients to stand out in their markets.

    BBD has been involved in some of the first mobile capacity projects in the country, and has worked as lead architects and designers on a number of starts ups, including Nashua and King Price Insurance to name but two.

    Recognition and Rewards

    At BBD what you earn is important, and is checked against industry benchmarks.... But we also believe that working here should be a calling, not just a job.

    We offer incentives, prizes, performance bonuses, awesome events, rewards programmes, team sports and a number of fun, extracurricular activities that will help you and your team unwind and celebrate at the end of every successful project deployment.

    Plus, who doesn’t want to win a day off every now and then?

    Do you have what it takes to join us?