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  • Posted: Feb 3, 2021
    Deadline: Feb 10, 2021
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    Background screenings are transactions that rely on trust and we believe trust is based on transparency. Consumers deserve more transparency on their rights and the information in their report. Employers deserve more transparency on data, its value and their responsibilities. Youverify delivers next-generation background checks, helping businesses ever...
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    Software Engineer (Backend)

    Location: Yaba, Lagos
    Employment Type: Contract

    Job Description

    • We are looking for a Software Engineer (Backend) to join the Technology team to build the next-generation applications to solving complex problems and work with a world-class engineering and product team to deliver innovative products for our users.

    What a typical week may look like at Youverify:

    • Design and implement new features and enhancements using NodeJS.
    • Fix bugs assigned during the sprint planning process.
    • 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.
    • Interact with product owners, partners and business stakeholders to understand and develop requirements
    • Debugging and Improvement of existing systems.
    • Expand our micro-services architecture
    • Management of all 3rd party tool relationships and integrations from a technical aspect. i.e. SMS providers, Email, APIs, Finance tools, Marketing tools, Business tools, AWS etc.


    • 3+ years experience working with NodeJS
    • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering or related field
    • Comfort working within agile methodologies and experienced in estimation and time management
    • Intermediate understanding of unit and integration testing, and testing frameworks/libraries - Mocha, Jest etc
    • Strong preference for test-driven-development (TDD) and understands its importance
    • Experience having worked with at least one Web Framework for your language of choice
    • Comfort and familiarity with code editor and formatting tools
    • 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 ofNoSQL 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 candidate should send CV including link to your GitHub profile and portfolio to: with the subject "the job title"

    Note: Only Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.

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