PHP Back End Developer


We are looking for an experienced Backend Developer in PHP to keep building and maintain one of the best app in the East African market. The goal is to assure the high quality of our operations and services aiming to the long-term success of our business. The ideal candidate will work hand in hand with our Tech Leads (backend and Mobile) and Product Managers. 

At SafeBoda we always try to work with the latest technology and we are obsessed with the user experience. We have 4 key parts to our Product; Driver App (Android), Passenger App (Android and iOS Apps), Internal Portal (Vue.JS and Elixir), and API Team (PHP migrating to Elixir).

Desired Technical Skills 

  • Strong knowledge in backend proved by years of software development experience
  • Experience developing in PHP and its frameworks 
  • Strong knowledge of best practices (we love SOLID!)
  • Demonstrated experience producing structured, readable, and testable code
  • Have extensive experience working hands-on in an agile environment 
  • Care about quality and know what it means to ship high-quality code
  • Ability in identifying, debugging and resolving complex production issues
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git
  • Familiarity with continuous integration

Desired Personal Skills 

  • Critical thought, analytical thinking, and good communication skills
  • Capacity to work with members of the team working in different countries 
  • Good organizational and time management abilities
  • Great attention to detail and a result-driven approach
  • Willing to go above and beyond; we would like someone who wants everything under control and wants to try all the different possibilities that can happen
  • An attitude of accountability and knowledge-sharing. You enjoy reviewing others' code and sharing your knowledge
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Empathy, respect, and a big sense of humor; we are people before engineers
  • English communication skills; you won´t need Spanish


  • Flexible work hours - We’re pretty flexible when it comes to managing workload and time. It’s about delivery! 
  • Remote working 
  • A passionate, inspirational, and aspirational team→ Teamwork is in our core values
  • Grow yourself -At SafeBoda, learning is a habit. We empower people and we want you to grow with us. Tell us the areas you wish to improve in and if it makes sense for the business, we’ll do what we can to help you do just that
  • Be part of a passionate team that is changing the mobility landscape in Africa and it’s improving millions of lives 
  • Opportunity to travel to East Africa and interact with the product and our multi-cultural team
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.