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  • Posted: Sep 8, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Prospa is a technology company building the operating system for African entrepreneurs and businesses. Our mission is to support Africans in building financial prosperity.
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    Backend Software Engineer

    Job Description

    • We’re looking for a backend software engineer to join our team. Your primary responsibilities include architecting, implementing, releasing and supporting features that enable our collaborative product model.
    • A commitment to collaborative problem solving and creating high-quality products is essential.

    You’ll Be Expected to:

    • Explore, define and develop new technologies and architecture.
    • Re-evaluate existing technologies to constantly improve our platform.
    • Improve upon and build new business-critical features and infrastructure.

    What You'll Be Doing

    • Design, develop, test, refactor and scale backend implementations of new and existing consumer product features
    • Design and develop software that will run across web and mobile apps
    • Work with smart algorithm processes to scale software from thousands to millions of transactions
    • Set up staging and sandbox environments to test software functionality and efficiency
    • Build smart data collection techniques to better understand user behaviors and experience
    • Tackle software bugs and technical troubleshooting
    • Support customer-witnessed testing.
    • Build reusable code and libraries for future use
    • Critically look at the user problems and design process flows and improve them
    • Collaborate with cross functional teams to understand member pain points and come up with solutions.
    • Proactively identify opportunities for improving the reliability and scalability of our systems
    • Work across the engineering team to improve and uphold high technical standards.

    Who We’re Looking For

    • 5+ years developing software in a production environment at scale
    • A deep understanding of Python
    • Very good understanding of APIs and Django Rest framework
    • Very good understanding of Celery, RabbitMQ, Memcached
    • Very good understanding of Node.js, MySQL DB, PostgreSQL
    • Very good understanding of socket programming
    • Ability to 'mould' efficient queries to perform tasks on time
    • Must have built awesome software before that had live active users
    • Knowledge of technological trends.
    • Working knowledge of Git
    • Ability to conduct technological analyses and research.
    • Experience working with transactional databases and caching systems
    • Exposure to architectural patterns of large, high-scale mobile applications
    • An appreciation for maintainable and well-tested code.


    • Competitive Salary
    • Medical cover
    • Wellness perks
    • Paid time off (leave days)
    • We invest in our employees through career development & opportunities.
    • You get to collaborate with and learn from smart and creative people.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Prospa Inc on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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