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Lead BackEnd Engineer (Remote Friendly) at Zazu Africa

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  • Remote
  • fulltime

Our mission is to help small and medium businesses connect to the global economy by simplifying payments. Our product with a waiting list of some of the best names in our region, is a Card Issuing API. It will enable businesses across EMEA to create and use virtual + physical debit cards, on their own terms.

As the Lead Engineer, you will:

  • Scope and lead large technical projects with enormous impact for our users in EMEA.
  • Scrutinize and reason clearly about the technology and architecture choices we make in building these products. In many cases, you will be the decider and implementer of these decisions.
  • Directly contribute to core interface design and write code. The decisions you will make will be part of the reason we will go on to recruit excellent tech talent and provide products that our business clients genuinely love interacting with. 
  • Work with the founding team to anticipate new trends and make sound decisions to further position us at the forefront of our industry. 

As the Principal Engineer, you will:

  • Scope and lead large technical projects with enormous impact for our users in EMEA.
  • Scrutinize and reason clearly about the technology and architecture choices we make in building these products. In many cases, you will be the decider and implementer of these decisions.
  • Directly contribute to core interface design and write code. The decisions you will make will be part of the reason we will go on to recruit excellent tech talent and provide products that our business clients genuinely love interacting with. 
  • Work with the founding & management team to anticipate new trends and make sound decisions to further position us at the forefront of our industry. 

Your Experience

  • 4+ years overall development experience; 
  • 2+ years API development experience; 
  • JavaScript / Node.js coding experience; 
  • Asynchronous development (JavaScript promises); 
  • Familiarity with Docker and related development concepts; 
  • Strong time management and self-guided work; 
  • Software engineering modern practices: Agile, Git version control, Documentation, Testing, etc; 
  • Designing data models for relational databases; 
  • Understanding best practices of integration of distributed systems; 

What Will Make You Stand Out

  • Experience designing APIs; 
  • Experience with Docker; 
  • Experience with web services (REST, JSON, etc.). 
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