Klasha makes it easy for African consumers to shop online. We build technology that allows African consumers to easily access the goods they want on the continent. We enable payments online in local African currencies and can handle the last-mile logistics for our retail partners too. Statistically, Africa is the future, so we believe consumers on the continent should have the same frictionless access to the global e-commerce economy as consumers in the West.

Klasha was founded in Lagos, Nigeria in 2018 and is backed by Techstars, Ginco Investments and a group of notable angel investors. Klasha is run by 20-somethings from five nationalities that speak six different languages between them. Klasha has offices in Johannesburg, South Africa and Lagos, Nigeria.

Job Position: Backend Engineer

Job Location: Lagos

Job Description

  1. Klasha is looking for an analytical, results-driven, fast-moving Backend Engineer to join our team and help to build an exciting payments and logistics startup in Africa.
  2. The Backend Engineer will use his or her understanding of programming languages and tools to build our product, write clean code, formulate more efficient processes, solve problems, and create a more seamless experience for users. You should have excellent communication, computer, and project management skills.
  3. To succeed as a Backend Engineer you should be focused on building a better, more efficient program and creating a better end-user experience. You should be knowledgeable, collaborative, and motivated.
  4. We’re looking for mid-level Engineers preferably in Lagos, Nigeria.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Collaborating with the Frontend Engineers and other team members to establish objectives and design more functional, cohesive codes to enhance the user experience
  2. Developing ideas for new programs, products, or features by monitoring industry developments and trends
  3. Be involved and participate in the overall application lifecycle
  4. Define and communicate technical and design requirements
  5. Provide training, help, and support to other team members
  6. Build high-quality reusable code that can be used in the future
  7. Build and scale our product with input from other team members
  8. Develop functional and sustainable web applications with clean codes
  9. Troubleshoot and debug applications
  10. Manage cutting-edge technologies to improve applications
  11. Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of designers, developers, and system administrators

Job Requirements

  • 2 – 3 years of experience as an engineer
  • Fluency or understanding of specific languages, such as Java
  • Strong understanding of the web development cycle and programming techniques and tools
  • Focus on efficiency, user experience, and process improvement
  • Excellent project and time management skills
  • Strong problem solving, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently or with a group
  • Ability to move fast and adapt as the business requires
  • Strong knowledge of the African payments and logistics ecosystem will be an advantage.

Key Competencies:
For successful performance in this role, the candidate must demonstrate:

  1. Knowledge of backend programming languages
  2. Knowledge of popular frameworks
  3. Data structures and algorithms
  4. Familiarity with Servers
  5. Knowledge of APIs
  6. Problem solving
  7. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Our people are the heart of the business, so we prioritize welfare and offer a wide range of competitive benefits including but not limited to:

  1. All the latest technology you need to do your role
  2. Private health insurance
  3. Calm membership
  4. Free lunch in the office
  5. Budget for French language classes
  6. One-time home office set-up allowance
  7. Hybrid; remote + office hours and flexible working conditions
  8. Access to Klasha Sessions development training courses
  9. Diesel and fuel allowance for remote working
  10. Work-from-anywhere weeks; Work from anywhere for three weeks in a year
  11. Paid birthday day off
  12. Team building events
  13. Bank holidays swap
  14. Access to mental health wellness services
  15. Paid parental leave.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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