The African Talent Company | TATC

Senior Software Engineering Manager

Job Summary

Our client is seeking a Senior Engineering Manager to join their growing software engineering team and help oversee the development and technical implementation of Lori’s platform. The successful candidate will provide leadership and mentorship while also contributing individually on software design, documentation and system architecture, as well as developing, reviewing and testing code and prototypes. The preferred candidate is a natural across stacks, systems and codebases and keeps up with the latest news and methods in software development. She or he is a creative coder, able to adapt their craft to business needs and lead a team to execute efficiently in an agile and principled manner.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 10 years

Job Description

Responsibilities
  • Design and iterate underlying architecture of software  systems 
  • Oversee work of junior and mid-level software engineers and data scientists
  • Engage in code-reviews and unblocking of work being  performed by other engineers 
  • Own software development plans and ensure projects are implemented on time and under budget
  • Serve as technical advisor to management onpurchase of 3rd-party tools and software implementation complexity to meet business  requirements 
  • Report on implementation progress to Chief Product  Officer 
  • Take initiative and keep high product quality and velocity within the constraints of an African Start-up
Requirements
  • BS/BEng in Computer Science OR related engineering  degree 
  • 10+ years of relevant work experience
  • Experience building enterprise-level SaaS platforms
  • Experience with Lori stack: Python, Django/ Flask, ElasticSearch, OAuth, Postgres, Redis, Redshift, React/React Native, AWS hosting
  • Experience working on backend systems at scale, using technologies like RESTFul APIs, GraphQL APIs,
  • Autoscaling/Load-balancing and Containers/Microservices.
  • Experience building and deploying complex but well  architected, maintainable, and testable application  backends 
  • Experience with web and mobile front end applications  including responsive applications and mobile native  applications 
  • Exposure to data-intensive applications and familiarity  with big-data storage, analysis, business intelligence and machine-learning (statistical methods and neural networks) 
  • Strong object-oriented programming and test-driven  development skills 
  • Great communication skills, interacting with development, testing, and product team members
  • Experience working as part of an agile team and knowledge of agile process

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