Back-end Technical Lead - Java-Node.js

Who we are?

Modus Capital is an early to mid-stage ecosystem development fund that focuses on entrepreneurial ecosystem development in frontier markets by connecting them with developed markets providing cross border deal-flow, capital flows, and knowledge transfer. Our focus is the creation of new technologies to alleviate consumer and business pain points and the application of technology value-added for small-to-medium enterprises. Modus’ expertise lies in growing businesses by providing holistic operational support - something that we have developed, executed, and mastered over the past 5 years.

Job Description

  • Provide technical leadership for the design and development team in cloud based solutions. 
  • Maintain Modus’ products in a flat, agile environment.
  • Oversee all technical matters companywide and manage the technology support team.
  • Work collaboratively with the development team, and various stakeholders within the company to ensure the delivery of all products in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Lead, train and mentor the technical team.
  • Provide guidance and insight to upper management.
  • Report progress, including any changes made to plans and production.
  • Contribute to product design and establishment of requirements.
  • Delegate technical responsibilities and monitor the progress of projects.
  • Deliver products consistently, on time, and on budget.
  • Oversee user testing and report results—adjust requirements as needed.
  • Work closely with project manager/product manager during all phases of the development lifecycle.
  • Review all work produced by the development team and ensure code produced meets company standards.


  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or similar.
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in Software Engineering field.
  • Minimum 6 years’ experience in building middleware solutions using Java, Node.js, or similar technologies. 
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in leading cross-functional teams.
  • Strong knowledge with one or more data technologies like SQL, No-SQL, In-memory DB. 
  • Knowledge of data events and streaming technologies like Kafka. 
  • Strong knowledge of Agile methodology and Agile technical practices.
  • A full-stack experience in backend and frontend.
  • Strong knowledge on continuous integration, continuous deployment and Dev-ops.
  • Extensive Experience with Unit Testing and integration testing.
  • Experience with one or more cloud services like AWS, GCP, Digitalocean, etc.
  • Hands-on experience with Docker and Kubernetes
  • Hands-on experience with setting up and using static code analysis tools.
  • Extensive Experience with GitHub and GitFlow.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Experience in code reviewing for cross teams.
  • Exceptional communication and reporting skills
  • English fluency is a must 
  • Outstanding leadership skills and ability to delegate responsibilities effectively.

Additional Information

What we offer?

  • You would work with a partially remote team of different nationalities on products in multiple industries, different countries and at various stages.
  • Awesome work environment.
  • Unlimited vacations.
  • Quarterly bonuses based on meeting certain milestones.
  • Annual professional development budget focused on your continuous learning and growth with us.
  • Family Medical Insurance
  • Work from home policy.

Note: We currently work from home due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

We are a value accelerator for companies and investment capital seeking to maximize growth and ROI. Modus Capital is a hybrid venture capital & operating firm based in New York with offices in Dubai and Cairo, Egypt. We actively assist entrepreneurs in building transformational businesses by not only investing in them, but also partnering with them to create the most effective strategies to take their company to the next level. We allow investors to participate in high-value, high-growth opportunities while operationally supporting entrepreneurs in realizing their dreams. We believe that institutional investors like Modus Capital have a responsibility to provide more than just funding to their portfolio companies.