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31 Oct 2020

Full-Time Backend Engineer by Kwara

Kwara – Posted by Jobdirecta Kenya Nairobi

Job Description

Kwara is a B2B fintech startup in Nairobi and Berlin with a unique mission, exceptional team and a global market. Our mission is to digitize Savings and Credit Unions in emerging markets that serve the 3 billion un- and underbanked population. These financial institutions hold a staggering $2.6 trillion in assets worldwide, but have yet to benefit from digital innovation. Our intuitive, secure and SaaS-based digital banking platform offers them the chance to grow their profits, connect to the digital ecosystem and serve their members better. With a dozen happy clients in Kenya, an ambitious team and a burning desire to grow at least tenfold in 2020, we are well on our way to become a world-wide market leader in cooperative fintech.

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About the responsibilities

As a backend engineer, you will together with our team in Nairobi be responsible for:

  • Developing and maintaining the backend infrastructure that powers the Kwara apps
  • Developing and maintaining the Kwara public API
  • Proposing and implementing solutions that ensure the platform as a whole is secure, reliable and available
  • Liaise with both Product Managers and Frontend Developers to ensure features are implemented following a shared vision.


About the requirements

Our team is looking for a high potential candidate with the following qualifications:

  • You are interested in using Ruby. We appreciate if you have previous experience with it, but we’re happy to consider people who are motivated to learn it.
  • You have experience with relational databases and know-how to effectively model entities and their relationships.
  • You write tests and ensure critical features are always working as expected.
  • You write it, you ship it. We’re looking for someone who takes ownership of the code from architecture to deployment. We have a dev-ops mindset and so do you. Any experience with AWS, Heroku, Docker and the like is welcome.
  • You care about code. Coding for you is more than just delivering a feature, and you can strike a balance between speed and future maintainability.
  • You care about the security implications of your choices. As a financial services platform, security is an ongoing effort and we always strive to make our platform safer every day.
  • You have a scalability mindset. Be it scaling infrastructure or the team, you are willing to take on the challenges of a company that is growing very fast.
  • You have a product mindset. We are building Kwara from the ground up, and you will take part in shaping the product on a day to day basis.
  • You enjoy sharing your knowledge with others, whether it’s through mentorship, pair programming or whiteboard design sessions.
  • You have very good English skills and your communication is clear and timely.
  • You can talk about complex aspects of a system to non-technical people.

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Closing Date : 29th November, 2020

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Job Categories: ICT/Computing Jobs in Kenya. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Backend Engineer jobs in kenya and fintech jobs in kenya. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.


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