Senior Backend Software Engineer

The Senior Backend Software Engineer will be joining a small, but mighty team building next-generation business intelligence software for small businesses. Their responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Develop REST APIs to power the OZÉ mobile application
  • Develop services and Applications to provide easy access to data for clients and internal data team
  • Bug fixing and improving application performance
  • Communicating technical requirements and performance to the customer team
  • Pushing the team’s thinking; acting like a leader and a manage

Preferred Skills & Experience

  • 3 years or more of experience
  • Deeply understand Object Oriented Programming principles and practices
  • Understand the software development lifecycle
  • Have a strong conceptual and working understanding of the following Programming Languages and Frameworks: Java and Kotlin, Spring Boot, JPA, SQL, No SQL, Continuous Integration, Automated testing
  • Experience working with data which is at the core of our business process
  • Familiarity with Google Data Studio, Cloud Computing, and Documentation is a plus
  • Superior communication and analytical skills

Required Attitudes

  • A love of data and a desire to use it to help grow the African economy
  • A great listener with a sense of curiosity
  • Ability to work in a shifting and ambiguous business environment
  • A self-starter able to identify what needs to be done, create a plan, and execute on it

In addition, we only bring people on to our team who value the following attributes:

Empathy, Honesty & Integrity, Analytical Skills, Proactivity, Openness & Transparency, Perseverance, Adaptability 

We have a preference for individuals with experience in development for use in low bandwidth environments. Our first market is Accra, Ghana. If this is even the tiniest bit interesting to you, please reach out!

OZÉ is a platform that equips small business owners in Africa to make data-driven decisions to improve their performance, tap into networks, and access capital. OZÉ’s platform is comprised of two components. On one side is an mobile app for a small business owners that aggregates and analyzes transaction data to push context-specific recommendations and reports. On the other side is a portal for financial institutions that combines the app’s crowdsourced data with alternative data sources to assign a credit risk score to each OZÉ user. Through the portal, banks can source and support a small-business loan portfolio.