Careers at Wonga

When it comes to hiring, we attract big thinkers

Go further

We’re on a mission to help people own their possibilities. This is true of our commitment to our customers, as well as our team. When it comes to hiring, we attract big thinkers who thrive in community and who share our commitment to responsible lending.

Our values

Our values are the 4 cardinal points of our thriving culture. You won’t find them hanging on the wall, but you will find them very much alive in the words and actions of every single team member.

Be in the mess together

Be in the mess together

We’re resilient, roll-up-your-sleeves kinda people. No matter how tough the challenge, we stay respectful, optimistic and candid.

Engage with intent

Engage with intent

We’re team players who like to collaborate. Diversity of perspectives and inclusion of all voices always delivers better results.

Make it better

Make it better

We’re boundary pushers with a bias for data-led improvements. We’re constantly asking how things can be better and taking incremental steps forward.

Do what you say you will do

Do what you say you will do

We’re passionate subject-matter experts who love what we do. We get things done because we take ownership of the collective goals as well as our own domains.

The Wonga experience

We’re a down-to-earth team of curious challengers who show up every day to build a great product for our customers and have a lot of fun while doing so.

Why work with us?

Community culture

Our flat structure facilitates strong inter-personal connections and cross-departmental transparency.

“We’ve got a great team, so many diverse people with different ideas and backgrounds, yet we all get on like a house on fire! …Except for those that support Manchester City ;)” – James

Accelerated growth

Your autonomy and risk-taking is encouraged; supported by a rich learning environment and meaningful mentorship.

“The combination of challenging projects, supportive mentors, and a caring culture has allowed me to thrive both personally and professionally.” – Ellie

Shared success

When we say our successes are shared, we mean it, with uncapped profit-sharing being one of our key employee financial incentives.

“High importance is placed on collaboration, which creates opportunities for teamwork, open communication, and the exchange of diverse ideas.” – Chelsey

No egos

No politics. Just capable and caring leaders who place collective goals over individual agendas.

 

“Never before have I worked at a place where the leaders are so caring and respectful; and who truly role-model the values of the business.” – Deryn

Competitive benefits

We offer a generous, future-focused benefits package, to empower you beyond your time at Wonga.

 

“A career is more than just monetary gain and having the balances in place between worth, value and fulfilment to me is key.” – LS

Cutting-edge exposure to innovation

The sweet spot of our organisational genius lies at the intersection of our three Core Capabilities, namely technology, data and digital marketing. We’ve  designed our business to prioritise these 3 domains with laser-sharp focus.

Because of our flat structure and commitment to accelerated growth for all team members – working and playing in any one of these areas means you have exposure to the cutting-edge innovations of them all.

What you can expect

Not your average career trajectory

Our team go further, faster, due to our emphasis on exposure, growth and candid feedback. Learn about a career in one of our core capability areas below or browse all vacancies here.

Are you one of us?

There are a few things our team members have in common… If you have these traits, you’ll likely fit right in.

Curious challengers

You ask a lot of questions and challenge the status quo. You like to see growth and improvement and are not scared to speak up and share your perspective.

Mastery

You take your career seriously and you’re committed to achieving Mastery in your chosen field of expertise.

Connection

While you love the flexibility of hybrid working, you also appreciate in-person connection. You value strong personal relationships built on honesty, team-work and camaraderie.

Apply to join the team here

If you don’t see a position that fits but you connect with our ethos, then please email your CV & Covering Letter to [email protected] – we would love to consider you for future opportunities!

The tech we work with is cutting edge.

Dries

Site Reliability Engineer

I love the direct and positive impact we have on helping our customers own their possibilities

Tsele

Customer Service SME

Nothing at Wonga is a problem for someone else. There is a shared commitment to making our product offering better. Monday is a day to look forward to!

Jared

Product Manager

The team dynamic allows me to feel heard. I truly enjoy the flexibility of working here.

Roundy

Software Engineering Team Lead

My work is challenging and makes me challenge myself all the time.

Gadija

Junior Financial Accountant

Being data-driven enables us to always be on the pulse of performance. Which is quite thrilling!

Tina

Digital Marketing Manager

Meet the team

Andre DuPlessis

Favourite value: Make It Better

Superpower: Never Give Up

Brett van Aswegen

Favourite value: Engage with intent

Superpower: Listening

Chaz Jaftha

Favourite value: Make it Better

Superpower: Incessently asking questions

Deryn Bolton

Favourite value: Engage with Intent

Superpower: Listening, seeing the big picture

Devender Koppula

Favourite value: Be In the Mess Together

Superpower: Quick adoption and positive thinking

Dieter Lotz

Favourite value: Make it Better

Superpower: Looking tired when well-rested

Dries Grobler

Favourite value: Engage with Intent

Superpower: Finding the right person to help you

Ellen-Mari van Rensburg

Favourite value: Make it Better

Superpower: Crafting “Out of Office Messages” that make you wish you were on vacation with me

Elvis Gene

Favourite value: Engage with Intent

Superpower: Engage with Intent

Emmelea Forbes

Favourite value: Engage with Intent

Superpower: Killing a joke

Ernest Mthunya

Favourite value: Make It Better

Superpower: Learning agility

Eugene Snyman

Favourite value: Be In The Mess Together

Superpower: Studying while working

Gadija Mosavel

Favourite value: Do what you say you will do

Superpower: Being happy, empathetic and driven

Hilet Jaftha

Favourite value: Be In The Mess Together

Superpower: Infallible reliability

James Williams

Favourite value: Make it Better

Superpower: Deciphering untidy whiteboard handwriting (usually my own)

Jared Cumming

Favourite value: Make it Better

Superpower: Working on the right stuff

Jody Baumgarten

Favourite value: Make It Better

Superpower: Attention to Detail

Lillian Mokoana

Favourite value: Make it Better

Superpower: Emotional Intelligence

Marco Swart

Favourite value: Make It Better

Superpower: I learn new things quickly .

Melanie de Bique

Favourite value: Be In The Mess Together

Superpower: Making you feel valued and a part of the team

Michael Lazarus

Favourite value: Make it Better

Superpower: Building lasting relationships

Monica Hitge

Favourite value: Do What You Say you will Do

Superpower: Simplifying chaos

Nash Lewis

Favourite value: Be In The Mess Together

Superpower: Ownership

Nur Ebrahim

Favourite value: Be In The Mess Together

Superpower: Mind reading when people need help

Oluseyi Abegunde

Favourite value: Make it Better

Superpower: Collaboration and communication, and always open to help fix issues

Pieter Gouws

Favourite value: Do what you say you will do

Superpower: Building company culture, fixing anything except a broken heart

Renee Okkers

Favourite value: Be In the Mess Together

Superpower: Resilience

Rene Labuschagne

Favourite value: Do What you say you will do

Superpower: Storytelling with data

Ridgewell Madzokere

Favourite value: Be In The Mess Together

Superpower: Keep it going and ride the wave

Ronald Takavengwa

Favourite value: Be in the Mess Together

Superpower: Adapting to different environments and cheerleading others

Roundy Faltein

Favourite value: Do What You Say you will Do

Superpower: Positivity

Sean Amos

Favourite value: Make It Better

Superpower: Doing my best work under pressure

Shirely Delpeche

Favourite value: Be In The Mess Together

Superpower: Getting stuff done!

Siviwe Henda

Favourite value: Be In The Mess Together

Superpower: Attention to Detail – I find system problems and defects where others can’t

Siya Sazela

Favourite value: Make It Better

Superpower: Making sure everyone is happy and welcome at Wonga

Steven van der Merwe

Favourite value: Make it Better

Superpower: Thinking

Thys De Bruyn

Favourite value: Make it Better

Superpower: Beautiful presentations

Tina Manyanya

Favourite value: Be In The Mess Together

Superpower: PPC

Tsele Phaomli

Favourite value: Be In The Mess Together

Superpower: Positive Energy

Uma Duggirala

Favourite value: Be In The Mess Together

Superpower: Dedication, leading by example, creating a positive and motivation culture for my team

Valhalla Reeves

Favourite value: Make It Better

Superpower: I raise my words not my voice… It’s rain that grows flowers, not thunder!

Yanga-Vooi

Favourite value: Do What You Say you will Do

Superpower: Quick to act

Yazeed Dramat

Favourite value: Make it Better

Superpower: Being resourceful

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