Your Role As KOKO grows within and outside Kenya, our team is looking for experienced full stack engineers to lead development of our cloud based software products, and be responsible for major technical decisions associated with them accountable for their successful execution. In this position on the software engineering team, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to many customer and internal facing products. KOKO’s suite of products spans multiple technical domains and disciplines in software and hardware, and so experience in end-to-end systems thinking across distributed components is key for this role.
What you will do
Design, implement and deploy web-based front-end applications and back-end services
Lead the delivery of software projects in a team-based environment
Collaborate cross-functionally with business users, product managers, project managers and other engineers to to define, design, scope and ship new features using elegant solutions.
Provide recommendations for continuous improvement.
Work alongside other engineers on the team to elevate technology and consistently apply best practices.
Help others to improve the quality of their work through regular design and code reviews
Deliver new features to production environments and support them in operation
Participate in building the engineering culture at KOKO
KOKO’s technology stack currently includes (but is not limited to) AWS, Python, Flask, Vue.js, Postgres, Kotlin, Java, Firebase, C++, Celery, Message Queues, Odoo ERP, Docker, Jenkins, CircleCI, Git
What You Will Bring to KOKO
At least four years experience developing applications at enterprise scale using the front and back end technologies in our stack
Ability to translate user experience design (mockups, wireframes and user journeys) into code using CSS and scripting frameworks
Ability to develop robust and scalable backend services defined by RESTful APIs in Python
Familiarity with Cloud/ SaaS architectures and how to build secure and maintainable services
Strong understanding of unit testing, design patterns and usage of tools like profilers
Experience with source control and continuous integration tools (We use GIT and Jenkins)
Worked in an Agile multi-functional team
Thrive in an environment that requires you to partner with multiple cross-functional teams as stakeholders/customers
Great oral and written communication skills
What We Offer
Competitive salary plus a quarterly cash bonus
Annual compensation reviews - we reward great work
Discounted health insurance with no-cost financing for you and your dependents (in Kenya)
21 days of annual leave plus public holidays plus examination leave
Ongoing investment in you and your skills, incl. full access to over 5,000 online courses
The right equipment for the job - a choice of MacBook, Windows, or Linux laptop
Sokowatch enables informal retailers to order products at anytime via SMS or mobile app, and receive free same-day delivery to their store. This makes it easier for shopkeepers to source goods and helps manufacturers ensure that their products are consistently available to consumers.