Sr. Software Engineer - Product (Backend)

Engineering · Lagos, Nigeria
Department Engineering
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Who we are


At Okra, we are building the tool that will usher in the 5th generation of FinTech in Africa and democratize access to data. Our thesis is simply the fact that — financial innovation cannot exist without the right infrastructure (data). Essentially, the future growth of the African Fintech industry is intrinsically tied with the success of an infrastructure like Okra.


You can view more about us here -  https://get.okra.ng/techcrunch-exclusive-2020


The role


It’s an amazing time to join Okra. Our Engineering team is responsible for building tools and infrastructure to gather, analyze, and visualize financial data. We believe the way millions of people interact with their finances will change over time, and our Engineering team will be at the forefront of creating that experience. 


We are looking for engineers who are motivated by creating impact for our consumers and customers, growing together as a team, shipping the MVP, and leaving things better than they found them.




What you get to work on: 


  • API & Middleware
  • 3rd Party Integrations 
  • Bridge
  • Billing & Payments 
  • QA & Unit Testing
  • Libraries 


 What you’ll need: 


  • MongoDB (Mongoose.js).
  • Node.js & Express.js.
  • Socket.io.
  • Advanced 3rd party tool integration skills e.g. (SMS, ITTT, Feature Flags, Payments, etc).
  • Browser testing tools e.g. (Selenium, Cheerio, Puppeteer, PhantomJS, CasperJs, etc) a plus.
  • Joi / Mocha.
  • Familiarity with Agile methodology and Scrum framework for managing processes.
  • Proficiency in managing software projects in Git.
  • Experience working on remote and distributed teams.


Who you are


  • You don't want to see the front end ... what is a GUI?!?
  • You can build complex mongoose queries... aggregates, lookups, indexing the whole 9 yards.
  • You have built complex middleware's and understand web standards.
  • You understand reusability and scalability.
  • You love ITTT (If that then this) You love building complex systems by piecing together numerous API's.
  • Understanding how to write test driven code.
  • Ruby on Rails experience a plus.


 We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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  • Location
    Lagos, Nigeria
  • Department
    Engineering
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced