Intermediate Backend Developer

Confidential

Job Summary

Our mission is to build the biggest recruitment platforms in Africa. We focus on real user needs and leverage the power and disruption of technology to fundamentally improve and transform productivity in Africa

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description

Job Mission

  • Our mission is to build the biggest recruitment platforms in Africa. We focus on real user needs and leverage the power and disruption of technology to fundamentally improve and transform productivity in Africa. 

Your impact on our Users:

  • Building next-generation applications to solving complex problems in the recruitment industry. Work with a world-class engineering and product team to deliver innovative products for our users.

Reporting to

  • Head of Engineering
  • Indirect Reports
  • Head of Product and Technology
  • Product Manager

Key Responsibilities

Technical:

  • Design and implement new features and enhancements using PHP, HTML, CSS and Javascript.
  • Fix bugs assigned during the sprint planning process.
  • Design, innovate and solve complex problems inherent in operating a high scale classifieds platform.
  • Play a key role in reviewing and approving the work of your peers as part of the software development process.
  • Use prescribed tools and work according to the established ROAM software development process.
  • Management of all 3rd party tool relationships and integrations from a technical aspect. ie. Sms providers, Email, APIs, Finance tools, Marketing tools, Business tools, AWS.

Organisational:

  • Team player and willing to go beyond the call of duty when the need arises, including ad-hoc longer work hours as per business requirements
  • Work closely with system administrators and DBA’s
  • Participate in the Scrum process and daily stand-ups.
  • Deliver software according to agreed timelines
  • Seasoned communicator as regards technical and business/ functional aspects of assigned work.
  • Be comfortable working in an agile and fast-paced environment.
  • Tenacity and the ability to solve software bugs.

Functional:

  • Keep abreast with industry trends, new technologies and best practise in the software development space. 
  • Constantly innovate and raise the bar of software quality.
  • Proactively improve products, systems, processes

Key Relationships

  • Head of Engineering
  • Product Manager 
  • Quality Assurance Lead 
  • Teammates
  • UI and UX team.

Skills and competencies

  • Minimum 3+ years of experience in software development 
  • Experience with Laravel (v5.0 and later) and competent in software design patterns.
  • Proficiency in MySQL and related storage technologies.
  • Competent with cloud computing, Amazon Web Services ideally.
  • Competent with Docker and Jenkins
  • Experience with Continuous Integration, Git and Linux.
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Able to work with a diverse team which includes remotely located staff and developers.
  • Ability to explain technical matters to non-technical staff
  • In order to fully qualify for this level, individuals need to possess a combination of technical skills and competencies.

Amazon Web Services experience including the following

  • EC2
  • S3
  • RDS
  • Cloudwatch

Experience with the following technologies

  • Jenkins
  • GitHub
  • New Relic
  • Kibana
  • Memcached
  • Redis
  • Docker
  • Linux
  • Composer
  • Elasticsearch Service
  • A solid grasp of the following languages and frameworks
  • MySQL
  • PHP
  • Laravel
  • Bash scripting
  • AWS CLI
  • HTML 
  • PHPunit

In addition to the skills and competencies listed above, all developers need to possess a combination of the following soft skills: 

  • Integrity and honesty
  • Dependability 
  • Effective communication 
  • Open-mindedness 
  • Teamwork 
  • Creativity 
  • Problem-solving 
  • Critical thinking 
  • Adaptability 
  • Organization 
  • Willingness to learn 
  • Empathy

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