Backend Engineer

Posted on March 15th, 2022 | 18 days left to apply | 155 views

About the role

We are looking for an analytical, results-driven back-end engineer who will work with team members to troubleshoot and improve current back-end applications and processes. The back-end engineer will use his or her understanding of programming languages and tools to analyze current codes and industry developments, formulate more efficient processes, solve problems, and create a more seamless experience for users. You should have excellent communication, computer, and project management skills.

Responsibilities for the role

  • Design, execute and maintain back-end software engineering applications. These include microservices, internal APIs, gateways, third-party services & APIs, and databases.
  • Ensure software deliverables are held up to the company standard through code reviews, and managing software quality assurance
  • Selecting and deploying appropriate CI/CD tools
  • Strive for continuous improvement and build continuous integration, continuous development, and constant deployment pipeline (CI/CD Pipeline)
  • Manage continuing support and provide system metrics for back-end technical stack.
  • Present practical input for strategic technology decisions.
  • Support preparation of Technology Roadmap.
  • Comply with all tech, product departmental as well as company best practices.
  • Supervise reporting responsibility for independent software contractors, software engineers, and outsourcing partners.
  • Ensure software engineering personnel is suitably trained to perform all job functions and suitably use project and software-related tools.
  • Help determine and design system specifications & standards.
  • Investigate, and analyze technology improvements, upgrades, and modifications.
  • You will develop features across multiple subsystems including collaboration in requirements definition, prototyping, design, coding, testing, and deployment.
  • You will design, develop, and unit test applications in accordance with established standards.
  • You will analyze and resolve technical and application problems.
  • You will assist with the packaging and support the deployment of releases.

Who you are

We are looking for an analytical, results-driven back-end engineer who will work with team members to troubleshoot and improve current back-end applications and processes. The back-end engineer will use his or her understanding of programming languages and tools to analyze current codes and industry developments, formulate more efficient processes, solve problems, and create a more seamless experience for users.

We are looking for someone who has: 

  • Understand the business processes and platforms. Identify and map out areas of improvement
  • Develop documentation pipelines for all services built and also for all planned services feature request development
  • Develop and expand the company's microservices architecture
  • Test, deploy, maintain and improve backend services
  • Develop and document scalable API endpoints and gateways for the services built
  • Assist in the development of the company roadmap in conjunction with the rest of the engineering team and product team

We believe that a great backend engineer can come from any industry and organizational background and there are no set years of experience required to fill this position excellently. However, preference will be given to the following:

  • 5 + years of software development experience
  • Experience in developing for a microservices architecture
  • Experience in scaling a SaaS product.
  • Vast knowledge for backend software programming languages specifically PHP (Laravel, Lumen)
  • Knowledge of other functional languages such as(Golang, NodeJS, etc.) is a plus.
  • Experience with working with SQL (PostgreSQL, MySQL) and NoSQL (MongoDB) database technologies
  • Demonstrated experience producing readable and testable code
  • Have extensive experience working hands-on in an agile environment
  • Proven strong affiliation with helping small business owners grow

Why TopUp Mama 

We are venture-backed and growing fast. We launched less than 12-months ago and we are already serving thousands of restaurants monthly. You get an opportunity to jump onto the rocket ship near the ground floor. We believe that: 

  • Our team should grow as fast as the company. If you do well, you will have every opportunity to rocketship your career
  • Speed is a Virtue. We make decisions quickly and are not afraid of failing. We prioritize learning by doing
  • Everyone is an owner of their work. We do not micromanage, only challenge. We let you own your domain and drive your work independently.

If that sounds exciting, great! TopUp Mama may be the perfect place for you. But TopUp Mama is not for everyone. 

  • We are an early-stage start-up. It may be chaotic at times with shifting priorities 
  • This is not a 9-5 job. This a whatever it takes to get the job done
  • This is not a place where we will tell you exactly what to do. You will be expected to manage your own work to achieve the outcomes
  • We love being around our customers. If you enjoy sitting behind a desk all day, this may not be the best place for you.

TopUp Mama is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, gender identity or expression, marital status, physical disability, political affiliation, race, religion, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances.

Despite feeding half of Africa's population daily, small and medium restaurant owners struggle to access the financial services and inventory needed to grow their businesses. TopUp Mama is a venture-backed technology company on a mission to increase restaurant contribution to Africa’s GDP. Across Nigeria and Kenya, thousands of restaurants use our platform to access inventory and financial services. At TopUp Mama, your individuality fits right in. Working here gives you an opportunity to impact the world, invest in your career growth, and be part of an inclusive and diverse workplace. We are a global team of disruptors, trailblazers, innovators, and risk-takers who are helping drive economic growth in even the most remote parts of the world, creatively moving the industry forward, and doing meaningful work that brings provides access to inventory and financial services to our customers. You're an Individual. We're the team for you. Together, let's transform the way the world pays.
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