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Klasha
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Senior Backend Engineer

Klasha is a technology company that builds cross-border commerce solutions for African consumers and international businesses wanting to sell into Africa. Our mission is to make online consumer goods and services more accessible to customers across Africa. We've built the KlashaCheckout which allows African consumers to transact online and across borders in local African currencies, alongside an entire toolkit of software products including: KlashaWire, KlashaCargo, Payment Links and the Klasha app.


Our vision is for African consumers to have frictionless access to the goods they want, regardless of their geographic location, by transacting using African currencies and money methods.


Klasha is currently live in Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Kenya and Zambia. Klasha is backed by leading venture investors, including Greycroft (investors in Braintree and Venmo), Seedcamp (investors in Revolut), Techstars (investors in Remitly) and Plug and Play (investors in PayPal, Honey and Dropbox).


About the role

Klasha is looking for an analytical, results-driven, fast-moving Senior Backend Engineer to join our team and help to build an exciting payments and logistics startup in Africa.


The Senior Backend Engineer will use his or her understanding of programming languages and tools to build our product, write clean code, formulate more efficient processes, solve problems, and create a more seamless experience for users. You should have excellent communication, computer and project management skills.


To succeed as a Senior Backend Engineer you should be focused on building a better, more efficient program and creating a better end-user experience. You should be knowledgeable, collaborative, and motivated.


Responsibilities

  • Collaborating with the Frontend Engineers 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.
  • Be involved and participate in the overall application lifecycle.
  • Define and communicate technical and design requirements.
  • Provide training, help and support to other team members.
  • Build high-quality reusable code that can be used in the future.
  • Build and scale our product with input from other team members.
  • Develop functional and sustainable web applications with clean codes.
  • Troubleshoot and debug applications.
  • Manage cutting-edge technologies to improve applications.
  • Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of designers, developers, and system administrators.


Requirements

  • Minimum 7 years of experience as a backend engineer.
  • Fluent application of Java (JDK version), Spring boot, Eureka, Zuul.
  • Familiarity with Github, Hibernate, Apache kafka, Postgresql.
  • Strong understanding of the web development cycle and programming techniques and tools.
  • Focus on efficiency, user experience and process improvement.
  • Excellent project and time management skills.
  • Strong problem solving, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently or with a group.
  • Ability to move fast and adapt as the business requires.
  • Strong knowledge of the African payments and logistics ecosystem would be an advantage.


Benefits

People are the heart of our business, so we prioritise welfare and offer a wide range of competitive benefits including but not limited to:

  • All the latest technology you need to do your role.
  • Allowance for health insurance.
  • Headspace and Spill membership.
  • Access to a co-working space in your home city.
  • One-time home office set-up allowance.
  • Budget for French language classes.
  • One-time home office set-up allowance.
  • Access to Klasha Sessions development training courses.
  • Paid birthday day off.
  • Team building events.
  • Access to mental health wellness services.
  • Paid parental leave.
  • Paid time off.

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