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  • Posted: Jul 6, 2020
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    Pagatech was founded in early 2009 with a vision to enable a cashless society and bank the unbanked in Africa. Our first product offering, Paga, is a direct to consumer mobile payments service. Paga is an innovative, open, secure, and interoperable mobile payments platform that allows any person who has a mobile phone to transact electronically - thus turnin...
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    Senior Software Engineer

    Location: Yaba, Lagos
    Sector: Financial Technology Services
    Reports to: Lead Software Engineer

    Summary

    • Our purpose at Paga is to make it simple for 1 billion people to access and use money. We do that by delivering innovative financial services to the mass market across large, underserved markets.
    • At Paga we value above all else, Collaboration, Ownership, Results Orientation Integrity and Innovation (CORII).
    • Product development activities at Paga fall within the Product Development group, which has distinct, full-stack (from a resource perspective) teams dedicated to different functional organization unit in the company. For example, one of the functional teams in the Product Development team is the Agent Network Team which is responsible for development and delivery of products used by the large network of financial service delivery point (agents), across the countries where Paga exists.
    • As a full-stack team, this team includes project management, product management, software and database engineering, quality assurance, and UI/UX/Product-Design resources. All teams execute product development using agile (Scrum) methodologies.
    • As a Senior Software Engineer at Paga, you will be responsible for efficiently implementing advanced components of the Paga platform to high standards of quality, with minimal oversight well-structured, effective functional execution, scalability and reliability.
    • You will also be expected to provide technical leadership within your software engineering team and the broader product development team.
    • A Paga senior software engineer is also expected to engage and contribute to technical and business strategic development for the functional area of the product in which they work.
    • Paga has a distributed product development team with resources split between Lagos, Mexico City, London and Addis Ababa, so this role, comes with the expectation of very strong remote collaboration and self-management skills.
    • There will be the possibility of occasional, but rare (twice a year at most) travel to some of the Paga office locations for training, team events, user-engagement and general market-empathy development.

    To be an effective Senior Software Engineer at Paga you must:

    • Be able to quickly grasp abstract concepts and translate them into appropriately abstract or detailed software design and implementation.
    • Be comfortable taking on ownership for broad and important areas of enterprise software implementation.
    • Be a strong collaborator with and strong interest in supporting and developing the capacity of other engineers in the organization
    • Be able to multi-task well and be comfortable juggling multiple product-development streams at once
    • Be comfortable with rapid change and be willing to take ownership to deliver results in a high-pressure product development environment
    • Have a passion for quality and an ability and willingness to grow the ability of others in your team to meet those standards
    • As a distributed product development team member, communication and collaboration are key. You will need to be excellent at utilizing remote communication tools and applying clear communication and collaboration practices to effectively engage with your “customers”, teammates and other company stakeholders.

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Broad-scoped Technical Implementation - Taking abstract concepts and functional requirements and implementing concrete solutions across broad areas of the platform relatively independently, often involving complex software structures and concepts
    • Technical Leadership – Providing technical leadership, review, training and professional development to more-junior software engineers. Providing high-quality code review support. Actively engaging to improve the Paga software engineering practice through innovations in the platform and software engineering processes.
    • Strategic Engagement - Contributing to technical and business strategic development for the functional area(s) of the product in which they work.
    • Partner Engagement – Working effectively with industry/ecosystem partners to accomplish product goals

    Qualifications

    • A degree in a related discipline
    • 6+ years of continuous experience working on enterprise software application development
    • Or an advanced degree in a related discipline and at least 4 years of continuous experience working on enterprise software application development.

    Key Competencies:

    • Excellent software development skills.
    • Excellent J2EE & Spring Framework software development experience
    • Strong critical thinking skills
    • Strong leadership skills
    • Agile development experience
    • Ability to work well in a team environment
    • Strong multi-tasking and self-management skills
    • Curious, self-driven and meticulous

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    Senior Product Manager

    Location: Yaba, Lagos
    Sector: Financial Technology Services
    Reports to: Head of Product Management

    Summary

    • Our purpose at Paga is to make it simple for 1 billion people to access and use money. We do that by delivering innovative financial services to the mass market across large, underserved markets.
    • At Paga we value above all else, Collaboration, Ownership, Results Orientation Integrity and Innovation (CORII).
    • Product development activities at Paga fall within the Product Development group, which has distinct, full-stack (from a resource perspective) teams dedicated to different functional organization unit in the company. For example, one of the functional teams in the Product Development team is the Agent Network Team which is responsible for development and delivery of products used by the large network of financial service delivery point (agents), across the countries where Paga exists.
    • As a full-stack team, this team includes project management, product management, software and database engineering, quality assurance, and UI/UX/Product-Design resources. All teams execute product development using agile (Scrum) methodologies.

    As a Senior Product Manager at Paga, you will guide a team that is responsible for owning product development for an entire functional unit of Paga. This means:

    • Engaging in strategic product-relation visions setting and strategic decision making.
    • Overseeing the development of new products and features.
    • Curating and growing existing products.
    • Generally delighting your customers (both internal and external).
    • Guiding and developing a team of more junior product managers to support your team’s objectives.
    • Paga has a distributed product development team with resources split between Lagos, Mexico City, London and Addis Ababa, so this role, comes with the expectation of very strong remote collaboration and self-management skills.
    • There will be the possibility of occasional, but rare (twice a year at most) travel to some of the Paga office locations for training, team events, user-engagement and general market-empathy development.

    At Paga, a product manager's role is both strategic and tactical. To be an effective Senior Product Manager at Paga you must:

    • Possess a blend of business and technical savvy; an ability to grasp and translate vision and strategy into concrete product design and deliverables.
    • Be able to multi-task very effectively and be comfortable juggling multiple product-development streams at once
    • Have strong customer/market empathy to drive a consumer-centric design ethos
    • Be comfortable with rapid change and be willing to take ownership to deliver results in a high-pressure product development environment
    • Have a passion for quality and an ability and willingness to grow the ability of others in your team to meet those standards
    • As a distributed product development team member, communication and collaboration are key. You will need to be excellent at utilizing remote communication tools and applying clear communication and collaboration practices to effectively engage with your “customers”, team mates and other company stakeholders.

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Functional unit product ownership - Owning the product vision for a functional unit at Paga within the context of the overall product vision.
    • Product development activities - Overseeing product-development activities (ideation, specification, design, development feedback, and post-deployment product curation) for specific products and features
    • Market engagement - Engaging with end-users and marketing team to develop product strategy
    • Training and team growth - Work with peer and junior product managers (and more generally - product development team at large) to grow individual product manager capabilities and improve the product development practice as a whole
    • Product curation - Continuously improving existing product offerings through both qualitative and quantitative analysis of product performance and product/market fit.
    • Partner Engagement – Working effectively with industry/ecosystem partners to accomplish product goals

    Qualifications

    • 4+ years of product management or similar product development experience
    • Agile product development methodology experience
    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Must have completed the mandatory NYSC

    Key Competencies:

    • Strong strategic and critical thinking skills
    • Excellent in team and cross-team collaboration skills
    • Great verbal/written communication skills
    • Highly observant with an attentiveness to detail
    • Strong multi-tasking and self-management skills
    • Curious, self-driven and empathetic

    Method of Application

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