Junior Server Side Engineer

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About our Client...
A venture-backed technology company operating in East Africa and India. They build and deploy dense networks of cloud-connected points inside local corner stores, which serve as consumer access points for goods and services delivered in partnership with major suppliers. The first consumer solution is a liquid ethanol cooking fuel, which delivers significant cost savings and quality of life improvements in the multi-billion dollar market for urban cooking fuel. It’s delivered through Vivo Energy, the owner/operator of Shell-branded fuels distribution infrastructure across Africa.

Your Role

As Junior Server Side Engineer, you will be part of a team of passionate Product Managers and Engineers who will lead the technical strategy, design, and development of high quality products that deliver a first of a kind solution in Kenya and beyond.

Responsibilities...
  • Lead work streams with Product and QA to design and develop our applications
  • Work with peers to find efficient solutions for architectural problems
  • Improve test automation by writing unit tests and guiding others in this process
  • Implement CI/CD processes
  • Keep up to date with open-source ecosystem to ensure new frameworks and technologies are being used in KOKO’s applications
  • Manage Level 3 support functions for production systems which include immediate fixes to any critical defects or essential enhancements in the live systems and setting a high standard for such support service levels within the engineering team
  • Contribute to building a strong engineering culture of technical excellence within the team

Requirements for the role...
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Expert understanding of Python, Django, Flask, and third party frameworks tools and SDKs
  • Strong knowledge of UI design principles, patterns, and best practices
  • Expertise in integrating front end and back end RESTful applications including offline and synchronisation techniques
  • Experience developing realtime, low-latency, high-availability, and high performing applications using IoT technologies and communications (MQTT, etc)
  • Understanding of fundamental design principles behind a scalable application
  • Familiarity with Cloud/ SaaS architectures

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