Job Title: Senior Backend Engineer – 1 year Contract(Extension based on Performance),
Cellulant is the leading one-stop digital payments company in Africa operating in 10 markets i.e. Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Mozambique: providing the glue connecting everyone to everything, every day. To do this we are looking for qualified, passionate, dynamic, and vibrant people to drive our strategy and agenda.
As a Senior Software Engineer you work in a team that owns the design, development, and operations for major components of the payments and banking integrations
You should be a distributed systems generalist, able to architect broad systems interactions while being very hands-on, able to dive deep into any part of the stack, and lower-level system interactions. You should value simplicity and scale, work comfortably in a collaborative, agile environment, and be excited to learn.
Software solutions you build must meet internal quality standards and deliver the business metrics for which it was designed.
Duties and Responsibilities
Design and implementation of scalable distributed systems using Kubernetes, Docker, and other tools in the Cloud Native
Build configuration and deployment assets required to deploy and run the distributed
Design microservices and other service elements to fulfill business requirements on assigned
Continually evaluate technology changes in the cloud-native landscape and support the team in exploring and implementing solutions that serve the business and team
As a member of the software engineering division, you will assist in defining and developing software for tasks associated with the developing, debugging, or designing of software applications or operating
Provide technical leadership to other software developers. Specify, design, and implement modest changes to existing software architecture to meet changing
The duties and tasks are varied and complex needing good judgment and informed risk-taking.
5+ years of experience delivering and operating large scale, highly available, distributed
Strong knowledge of Java and the Spring framework, and experience with scripting languages such as
Strong knowledge of data structures, algorithms, operating systems, and distributed systems
Working familiarity with networking protocols (TCP/IP, HTTP, HTTPS) and standard network architecture components such as load
Strong troubleshooting and performance tuning
Experience writing software using automated testing practices such as TDD, unit, and integration
Strong command of version control usage with proper Git flow usage
Experience working with CI and CD
Deep experience with Kubernetes and Docker is a strong
Experience building multi-tenant, virtualized infrastructure is a strong
Experience working and designing architectures using the Istio service mesh is a strong
This role has some aspect of project management. The candidate will need to have strong soft skills to communicate and work well with several cross-functional teams in fulfilling the business
Detail-oriented – simply put, the devil is in the
Decision making – succeeding in this role requires both a can-do and risk-taking attitude. With this in mind, it pays to sit back and evaluate the constraints and take a call using good judgment and rigorous
Project manager – work planning, status review, risk analysis, feasibility
Technology Delivery Manager – status review, technical review, planning,
Information security team – vulnerability analysis and
Infrastructure team – provisioning and capacity
Support engineers – training,
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