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Information Technology

Preferred Years of Experience

10 - 15 years

Available Slots


Application Deadline

Nov 12, 2017 Login to Apply

Job Description

We are one of Africa’s fastest growing and most innovative FinTech platforms. We are looking to dominate the lending space through technological innovation and pride ourselves on our entrepreneurial and fast-paced culture.



Your core responsibility will be to deliver highly available & scalable web applications that will help the company achieve its short & long-term goals. As a hands-on, smart, dynamic Software Engineering Manager, you will be responsible for helping us to build a top-quality engineering team responsible for the scalable services that power our entire application suite.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Hands on engineering manager willing to undertake coding as well as management duties.
  • Interact with product owners, partners and business stakeholders to understand and develop requirements. Help drive agile project planning process.
  • Demonstrate and develop technical leadership, mentor engineers and help develop best practices, hire the best.
  • Manage the operational health of our platform.
  • Help develop a DevOps culture. 
  • Actively work on creating a learning organization through agile documentation, operational run-books & guides



The ideal candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Exceptional leadership skills. 
  • Able to lead through uncertainty and ambiguity.
  • Must have been building robust, maintainable, scalable web-based applications for at least 10 years with 5 years in a leadership position.
  • Hands on experience with enterprise scale software running significant transactional volumes with "zero" downtime.
  • Must have experience building server-side applications using JavaScript (Node dot js) and Java (Spring Framework).
  • Good working knowledge of Relational Database Systems (MySQL, PostgreSQL, or
  • Oracle) and/or NoSQL systems (MongoDB, Elastic, Cassandra)
  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering or related field
  • Experience with managing and deploying applications on AWS (or equivalent).
  • Ability to work in the Linux environment.
  • Sense of humour Have a lot of ambition
  • Driven to constantly improve himself and his team


The following are optional but will enhance your chances of being considered:

  • Understanding of basic financial and accounting concepts
  • Ability to write JavaScript in TypeScript and/or ES6.
  • Knowledge of micro services (or SOA), Docker, and/or distributed systems.
  • Test Driven Development, Continuous Integration and/or other automated testing skills.
  • Experience with AngularJS


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