Technical Backend Lead

  • $38,000.00/year
  • About us.
    Brave finds rising star talent for high growth companies. That means we’re always on the lookout for brilliant folks like you. We work to understand your work interests, career goals, and talents, then put you in touch with our clients who might want to interview you. Feel free to share our details with a friend or peer. We’d be happy to link them with jobs too.
     
    About our client.
    They are a social enterprise building the technology and finance infrastructure that powers mobility across Africa. Their mission is to make mobility safe, affordable and accessible to 1 billion Africans.They provide Asset-Backed Vehicle Financing, Driver Training, eHailing Platform, Insurance, and Identity Management services to its network drivers. They are looking for a back-end engineer who will carry out the following activities:

    • Take ownership of our vision, and help us innovate, grow and thrive as a team 
    • Collaboratively and passionately deliver excellent work with integrity everyday 
    • Continuously level up your own skills and grow with the organization 
    • Delivering work while pursuing our values of Transparency, Integrity, Initiative and Partnership. 

    Technical Responsibilities:

    • Ability to handle complexity 
    • Understanding of complex systems and technology architecture 
    • Drive creative solutions that improve the standard of our 
    • software products and learning programs 
    • Model Technical Leadership and drive standardization and code 
    • quality within the back end team 

    People Responsibilities:

    • Ensuring our engineers understand the business context and value of their tasks, as well as how it impacts users 
    • Prioritizing work that your team delivers to ensure you are always working on the highest value work that helps us meet objectives 
    • Working with our backend engineers to decompose high level stories into smaller, specific tasks and provide high level design support to help them understand how to solve specific coding challenges 
    • Setting Technical Standards for the entire Backend team to work with 
    • Provide technical guidance and oversight to ensure that the work delivered is in accordance with our technical standards 
    • Encouraging a collaborative team environment 
    • Regularly reporting the status of your team to your line manager as well as senior members of the Growth Team 

    Qualifications:

    • Minimum 4 years working experience (or equivalent experience with multiple professional software development product teams) in Full-stack Software Development with NodeJS 
    • Experience with Agile Software Development Techniques and Tools such as: 
             o SCRUM/Kanban/Extreme Programming o JIRA/Trello
             o Version Control (Github/Bitbucket)
             o TDD(Test Driven Development), 
             o Proficient in DevOps (GCP)
             o Continuous Integration
             o Knowledge of Docker/Vagrant 
    • Have a vibrant personality and exceptional communication skills (English, verbal and written) 
    • A strong desire to mentor other developers; 
    • Have experience leading technical teams using Agile methodologies; 
    • Strongly motivated by our social mission of making mobility safe, affordable, and accessible across Africa 
    • Have the ability to build rapport and communicate with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds; 

    Benefits
    • Full medical coverage 
    • Lunch Bonus 

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