Senior software engineer

Paystack Nigeria

Job Summary

We’re looking for people with a strong background or interest in building successful products or systems; you’re comfortable in dealing with lots of moving pieces; you have exquisite attention to detail, and you’re comfortable learning new technologies and systems and helping people.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 4 years

Job Description

Paystack is a technology company solving payments problems for ambitious businesses. Paystack's mission is to help merchants in Africa get paid by anyone, anywhere in the world. Over 9,000 of some of the best businesses in Nigeria use Paystack’s modern payments gateway, including MTN, Taxify, Domino’s Pizza, Smile Communications, Opera, God is Good Motors, Axa Mansard Insurance, and many others. Within a little over 2 years, our close-knit team has introduced a steady cadence of innovations within the Nigerian system, such as automated recurring payments, the ability for customers to pay with only a bank account, automated chargebacks, and much more. We process well over $10 million in transactions monthly, and our double-digit growth has us processing even more every month.

Responsibilities

You Will:

  • Design, build and maintain APIs, services, and systems across Paystack’s engineering teams.
  • Debug production issues across services and multiple levels of the stack.
  • Work with engineers across the company to build new features at large-scale.
  • Improve engineering standards, tooling, and processes

Requirements

What we look for in you:

  • 4+ years experience building software or web applications with object-oriented or functional programming languages. We build most of our systems with Javascript and we have a strong focus on writing clean, well designed and scalable code
  • You have experience working with Unix based systems. Experience with AWS is an added advantage.
  • Experience in building large, highly available distributed systems. Experience as a team lead is an added advantage.
  • Ability and desire to work in our collaborative environment: open team room, pair programming and fluid interactions with all products and operations teams
  • Interest in TDD and specific experiences using a test-heavy approach to solve problems and create solutions
  • Focus on building solutions utilizing an agile approach: close relationships with Product Managers, communicating and digesting real-time feedback, and working smart to build story cards on a daily basis.

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