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 Visa.net, 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.
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 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:
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