Chief Technology Officer


The CTO is the head of SafeBoda's Engineering function. You will lead the direction of technology at SafeBoda and ensure the continued growth of the engineering teams with an emphasis on fostering a strong engineering culture. We are currently building our teams in our cities of operation as well as engineers who work remotely. 

Areas of responsibility

  • Lead SafeBoda’s technology and innovation and be a key decision-maker for the company.
  • Accountable for all technical decisions and software development across the SafeBoda product suite including Customer and Driver Apps and internal tools
  • Lead, mentor, and inspire a distributed engineering team to perform at a high level and deliver world-class products
  • Recruit, develop, manage and scale a talented technology team committed to developing innovative solutions aligned with the company’s business model, values, and vision 
  • Utilize performance review cycles to reiterate expectations and discuss methods to achieve and exceed them
  • Act as a strong advocate for quality in the product development process for software engineering
  • Manage the overall operational, budgetary, and financial responsibilities and activities of Engineering
  • You are a key member of the senior leadership at Safeboda and you report directly to the CEOs of the company and partner with the product lead to align long term technical strategy with product strategy

Main requirements

  • +6 years experience leading engineering teams building product 
  • Degree in Computer Science or any related field
  • Experience managing successful engineering teams (remote-based a plus) including hiring/terminations and performance management
  • Strong experience building scaling or scaled consumer-facing technology is a huge plus 
  • Knowledge of current trends in software design, architecture, and web services 
  • Works comfortably in a collaborative setting, and is comfortable working with executive leadership
  • Willing to travel frequently to our engineering hubs
  • English language fluency


  • Be part of a passionate team that is changing the mobility landscape in Africa
  • Opportunity to travel to East Africa and interact with the product and our multi-cultural team
  • Competitive salary based on experience
SafeBoda is a community of entrepreneurs and boda drivers that is revolutionizing transportation, payments, and on-demand services in Africa’s cities and believes that everyone in African cities should have access to affordable services at a click of a button.