Our people are at the heart of everything we do. That’s why we foster a culture where we are constantly learning, evolving and collaborating to achieve our bold ambitions.
We are committed to learning and stepping outside our comfort zone. We believe in the opportunity to impact the world with transformative technology.
We love the challenge of rolling up our sleeves and building new things from the ground up. Pupil’s culture is a melting pot of diverse, high-energy, mission-focused people that thrive in a challenging environment.
I have two great passions that Pupil encompasses - technology and property! In today’s world we know so much about ingredients in our foods and materials of our clothes but oddly we know very little about the property we own or live in, which is often the biggest purchase made. Unlocking these insights overcomes this huge problem as it allows us to delve into various markets and revolutionises the way property is financed and transacted giving a better experience for people.
Coming from an Engineering background, I love solving problems and overcoming challenges. And Pupil has a very big challenge to solve. Pupil’s technology stack is very attractive because it covers the entire breadth of technology landscape from LiDAR using hardware, machine learning using computer vision, cloud based technology, backend and front end applications. In addition, I have a real passion for working with people and learning from others; Pupil team has a span of expertise from data specialists, sales & marketing, operations, product & design, engineering and computer vision.
I’ve learned to balance strategy and delivery. With so many competing priorities and technical challenges that come our way, it’s very important to have one eye on looking forward and one eye on the present to ensure that we deliver on product and business demands but prepare our technology stack as we scale. Technology is ever evolving at a rapid pace so it’s critical that we continue to share learnings across the teams and constantly keep abreast of the latest technologies on the market so we can be as effective as possible.
Being a Researcher in Computer Vision and AI, the thing that tempted me the most was the rich 3D datasets which Pupil has gathered so quickly. Moreover, the brilliant team that I met during my first visit to Pupil inspired me to join Pupil and work towards the challenging goal of mapping the real estate industry and setting new standards that the industry will follow.
I really love solving genuine but hard problems and my job is about both. The synergy in my team is commendable where everyone is always ready to support others and take responsibilities. I believe these are the core things one expects at work and I am lucky to have them all, along with supportive management.
Pupil has taught me that learning never stops. We at Pupil learn at every step and from every possible thing. We learn from seniors, we learn from juniors, we learn from experiences, we learn from success and most importantly we learn from mistakes.
I come from a mix of start-ups across the property and hospitality sector. What attracted me to Pupil was the huge problem it’s trying to solve. I understand the frustration of transacting property – the trusted information you need about a property to buy with confidence is inaccurate or simply doesn’t exist. Pupil empowers people with complete, accurate and trusted information throughout the buying or renting process.
To solve a big problem, you need a lot of ambition. And there are so many complex problems for us to solve. To achieve all of this, we are building a culture of learning. This means that we are constantly trying new things – some will work, some will not. We will make mistakes along the way and that’s okay. As long as we learn from them, we can make the right decisions next time. We promote an agile working culture, which means teams of empowered problem-solving decision makers. We want to build trust with our customers and our employees.
I have learned to work across so many different teams and stakeholders with different priorities. Our operations and technology teams work on everything. And I mean everything – from beautiful websites, order forms and complex internal apps, right through to processing tools, third-party hardware, machine learning and digital twins! Balancing all of this is what makes life at Pupil so exciting.
Johannesburg, South Africa
I've always had a passion for mobile development. With 20 years experience in the field, I wanted to work for a company where my skills could be put to good use on a daily basis. The challenges and opportunities that we faced when I joined looked very exciting and in an area I had not explored before, so I was quick to jump at the opportunity. The culture and the people at Pupil are very valuable to me.
Pupil’s Digital Surveyors are my customers, and it is my highest priority to make their day to day life as easy as possible. Having been at Pupil for well over four years now, I have grown very attached to not only my team but everyone with whom I have had interactions. Everyone is open to dialogue and eager to offer assistance when needed. Pupil has been my second family, and has helped my family - as well as everyone in the company - through the lockdown periods, without question.
Expect the unexpected - there are always new opportunities presenting themselves and problems to solve at Pupil. Being such a close knit company, I have embraced improving my communication skills and learning new techniques through working with such a varied field of talented people. Making sure our back-end services and Digital Surveyors get the information they require means communication is vital. Working with Pupil I am constantly learning, so I am still answering this question!
Colchester (Britain's Oldest Recorded Town!), UK