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JOB TITLE

BACKEND SOFTWARE ENGINEER

NATURE OF JOB

FULL TIME

SALARY RANGE

80K-120K

JOB LOCATION

NAIROBI

 

Job Overview

Our client a modern and fast growing online ride company in Africa and other parts of the world and aimed at providing an on demand taxi service across major cities and towns. They are looking for an experienced Backend (PHP/Laravel) Software Engineer to be part of the in- house engineering experts. He/She will be tasked with developing high – performing applications with an aesthetic outlook. He/She shall be expected to use their broad understanding of backend technologies and experience with software engineering to help build and scale the infrastructure that will power the ride-sharing platform.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

        Build the backend infrastructure

        Work in sync with website and mobile apps developers to deliver cohesive and timely backend services

        Analyze user needs and develop software solutions

        Develop automated tests and maintain code quality

        Track, diagnose, and repair application errors, performance issues, and deployment issues

        Be involved and drive product & design discussions

        Deliver high quality features at high velocity

        Help us scale our infrastructure

        Perform routine software maintenance

        Compile and analyze data, processes, and codes to troubleshoot problems and identify areas for improvement

        Collaborating with the front-end developers and other team members to establish objectives and design more functional, cohesive codes to enhance the user experience

        Developing ideas for new programs, products, or features by monitoring industry developments and trends

        Recording data and reporting it to proper parties

        Participating in continuing education and training to remain current on best practices, learn new programming languages, and better assist other team members

        Taking lead on projects, as needed

Person Specification

        BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field

        Seasoned with building backend systems at scale

        Must have strong product design sense

        Mastery of REST APIs and web development in general

        Mastery of Object-Oriented programming and design and SOLID design principles

        Ability to build a feature from scratch & drive it to completion

        Willingness to learn new technology, whatever lets you deliver the best product

        Worked on projects that have reached millions of customers and have individually contributed to many consumer-facing features

        Proficient in PHP, Laravel framework, and NodeJS

        Ability to dive into large existing projects and contribute by narrowing down and quickly understand relevant parts of the system

        Must have a pragmatic and agnostic approach to coding, with no specific preference for any language/framework, and understanding when to (and when not to) apply certain design patterns and refactoring, based on many years of experience with several large projects

        Proficiency with relational databases such as MySQL, Oracle, and SQL Server.

        Must be deadline and detail-oriented

        Must have strong analytical and critical thinking skills

 

How to Apply

If you meet the above qualifications, skills and experience send CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Interviews will be carried out on a rolling basis until the position is filled

The subject of your email should be ‘Backend Software Engineer

 Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

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