Senior Software Engineer

MFS Africa is the leading digital payments hub in Africa, enabling low-cost payments across the continent. The company works in close partnership with mobile network operators and financial institutions to bring simple and relevant payment services to unbanked people. MFS Africa connects over 320 million mobile money users across sub-Saharan Africa through its platform – the MFS Hub. As a B2B company, we enable cross-border payment for mobile money operators, banks, money transfer operators, large corporate and a growing number of SMEs. Our recent partnership with Visa will soon allow us to connect the MFS Hub to, effectively connecting African consumers and businesses to the global digital economy. As a technology fintech company, we strive to automate everything we do and run world-class back-office operations spread between Johannesburg, Port-Louis, Accra, Kampala, and Nairobi. We also have a compliance team in Johannesburg, London and Port-Louis and are regulated by the FSC in Mauritius and the FCA in the UK.

The Role

As a member of our growing team, you will have the opportunity to build and own core systems, key features and be part of a dynamic engineering culture. The Senior Software Engineer will be responsible for supporting the development of our platform and its associated products. You will participate in the programming, testing, and deployment of the platform. This will require working with, and optionally managing the workflow of other software developers and being responsible for meeting timelines agreed upon with management. You will work closely with and report to the Technical Director while also interfacing with other engineering and management team members. The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Our Technology:

Our technology consists primarily of a cloud-based web application, hosted on scalable Linux infrastructure, and built on a number of tools including Python, Django, MySQL, Bootstrap, NGINX, VPN software, to mention a few. As a full stack developer, you will work on all parts of the Beyonic technology stack, from the server-side applications and databases, to backend and client facing web-services and APIs. You will also be part of infrastructure design, provisioning and application architecture and scaling discussions.

The duties and responsibilities of the role will be as follows:

  • Develop and manage ticket queues and escalation paths, ensuring SLAs are adhered to
  • Plan, Design, Develop, Test and Maintain MFS Africa's development projects such as financial products for web applications, e-commerce portals, and system integration projects
  • Develop, refine, and fine-tune applications
  • Ensure high functionality and optimization by performing SIT, unit testing and code reviews on software developed
  • Produce detailed and accurate technical documentation relating to assigned tasks
  • Mentor and guide Junior and Intermediate Developers towards fulfilling their development tasks
  • Promote highly-collaborative, team-oriented environment, working closely with all levels of product development staff and third-party development teams
  • Coordinate with software architects and business analysts to determine functionalities and break down tasks for the sprint backlog


Technical Skills

  • Strong, demonstrable experience in Python and Django
  • Working knowledge of Google Cloud Platform is a plus
  • Working knowledge of Java, C#/.Net and PHP are a plus
  • Knowledge of TDD and Agile software development are a plus

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of a Bachelors (BSc) in Electrical, Telecommunications and/or Software Engineering or equivalent work experience
  • 4+ years as an advanced programmer or equivalent experience in required technologies
  • Experience with highly available distributed systems
  • Experience with MySQL


  • We are highly innovative and were ranked by Fast Company as one of the most innovative companies in the world
  • We work at the very cutting edge of fintech in Africa
  • We solve relevant problems for Africa and the world. We are building the MFS Africa Hub into a payment infrastructure designed to last 100 years
  • We have a culture of caring and execution and a very diverse work environment with over 30+ nationalities represented
MFS Africa is the largest mobile money inter-operability hub in Africa, which connects mobile network operators across the continent through a single API. In addition to mobile remittance services, the MFS Africa API enables merchant payment, bulk payment, bank-to-wallet transfers, and an array of other cross border digital payments services.