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  • Posted: May 13, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Youverify is building trust in Africa by helping businesses and individuals confirm identity and physical addresses. Using artificial intelligence, Youverify confirms a user’s identity document and compares it with their facial biometrics. This information can be cross-checked against more than 300 databases locally and globally. Youverify in partnership with over 20,000 field verification officers verifies physical addresses all over Sub-Sahara Africa in less than 48 hours. We bridge the gap in Africa's digital industry by providing one API for identity and physical address verification.
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    Engineering Manager

    Job Summary

    • We are looking for an Engineering Manager with many years of engineering experience and proven leadership skills to join the Technology team to build the next-generation applications to solve complex problems and work with a world-class engineering and product team to deliver innovative products for our users.
    • Engineering managers can expect to work on many projects at the same time, build and manage diverse teams of engineers from different disciplines, formulate and execute strategies, and coordinate with other managers.
    • Their responsibilities usually include researching and developing new designs and products, proposing budgets for projects, and overseeing all the activities related to each project.
    • To be successful as an engineering manager, you should have exceptional foresight, great communication skills, working knowledge of different engineering disciplines and how they relate to one another, and an aptitude for managing risk.
    • Ideally, candidates will have proof of their supervisory and technical skills, and an appreciation for the complex nature of the industry.

    Job Description

    • Proposing and managing budgets for projects.
    • Supervising the work of multiple teams.
    • Planning and executing strategies for completing projects on time.
    • Researching and developing designs and products.
    • Determining the need for training and talent development.
    • Hiring contractors and building teams.
    • Ensuring products have the support of upper management.
    • Providing clear and concise instructions to engineering teams.
    • Design, innovate and solve complex problems inherent in operating a high scale classifieds platform.
    • Play a key role in reviewing and approving the work of your peers as part of the software development process.
    • Interacting with product owners, partners and business stakeholders to understand and develop requirements
    • Debugging and Improvement of existing systems.
    • Expand our micro-services architecture.


    • Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering or related fields
    • Many years of engineering experience.
    • Experience working with NodeJS/GoLang/Java
    • Proven supervisory and technical skills.
    • Must come highly recommended.
    • Comfort working within agile methodologies and experience in estimation and time management
    • Understanding of unit and integration testing, and testing frameworks/libraries — Mocha, Jest etc
    • Strong preference for test-driven-development (TDD) and understanding its importance
    • Experience having worked with at least one Web Framework for your language of choice
    • Familiarity with at least one web server technology — (ex: Apache, Nginx)
    • Working knowledge of at least one CI/CD tool — Jenkins, Travis CI, Circle CI, GitHub Action
    • Working knowledge of gRPC and protocol buffers
    • Strong ability to problem-solve, debug, and understand pertinent performance metrics
    • Familiarity with containerization infrastructure (Docker), Caching (Redis), API gateway (KrakenD), orchestration (Kubernetes), Distributed tracing (Jaeger), Service mesh (LinkerD) and observability
    • Knowledge of microservices (or SOA), Docker, and/or distributed systems.
    • Good working knowledge of NoSQL systems (MongoDB, Elastic, Cassandra), Relational Database Systems (MySQL, PostgreSQL, or Oracle), Messaging Systems (RabbitMQ), Kafka
    • Experience with managing and deploying applications on AWS/DigitalOcean/GCP.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV including link to their GitHub profile and portfolio to: using ''Engineering Manager'' as the subject of the mail.

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