Veegil Media is a non-partisan technology and media organization that seeks to transform societies with technology. We promote civic engagement and good leadership for the welfare of the people.

Job Position: Head of Engineering

Job Location: Lagos

Job Description

  1. This role involves knowledge of various software languages and the composition of the various layers in computer software or web systems.
  2. The candidate must be able to visualize the entire project and successfully guide a team through the actual building, analysing and testing as the project moves through the development process.
  3. You will be faced with a series of problem-solving situations on a daily basis that requires team coordination, risk/crisis management and out-of-the-box thinking.
  4. Elements we are looking for in a qualified candidate:
  5. Thinks outside the box and is excited to re-imagine how to automate/improve existing workflows and solutions
  6. Excited to learn new technologies and apply them to our challenging environment
  7. Thrives within the freedom to design and own the solutions they build
  8. Has strong knowledge of current and trending web, mobile and server-side technologies, in addition to the fundamentals
  9. Embraces change and is an independent motivator towards improvement
  10. Committed to upholding and realizing the organization’s mission, vision, growth and goals

Job Responsibilities

  1. Work with a team of developers to design, test and implement new software features that improve business efficiency and productivity as well as compete with leading-edge technologies in the industry
  2. Develop new user interface designs to improve customer web interaction and increase automated functionality of website/apps
  3. Improve frontend and backend data integration, allowing for simpler, more complete data entry and streamlined business operation
  4. Research, test diligently, objectively debug, integrate and maintain (cyber) infrastructure to ensure proper performance, improved functionality and user-friendly interaction
  5. Understand backend software development and implement digital frameworks that can adapt to evolving business needs and improve upon current data application methods
  6. Write, develop and maintain software through the software development lifecycle and DevOps to ensure production readiness and application fidelity
  7. Envision new ways to integrate our business into mobile and other platforms, such as iOS and Android, to keep up with the rising popularity of smartphone and non-traditional web technology
  8. Explore opportunities for further technological growth and integration and discover new ways to rethink and rework our digital infrastructure and data management efforts
  9. Oversee the automated testing and provide feedback to management during the development process
  10. Modify and test changes to previously developed programs
  11. Product and project management
  12. Analyze data and provide business intelligence

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science or related fields is an added advantage.
  • Experience in backend development with JavaScript, TypeScript, Node.js, Nest.js.
  • Advanced skills in frontend technologies: HTML/CSS, TypeScript, React, Next.js.
  • Database and cache: Familiarity with DBMS technology, including SQLServer, MongoDB, and MySQL and caching mechanisms such as Redis, Memcached, and Varnish.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Experience in mobile app development, React Native, Flutter
  • Basic design ability, including knowledge of UI/UX and basic prototype design.
  • Experience working with Nginx or Apache servers with a solid background in Linux.
  • Development and maintenance of Application Programmable Interfaces (APIs)
  • Ability to troubleshoot code, including code from outside sources.
  • Experience with enterprise applications, Service-Oriented Architectures, REST desired.
  • 3 – 6 years experience in web and software development
  • Expert knowledge of desktop and mobile operating systems, such as Windows, OSX, Linux, Android, and iOS
  • Proficiency in web, cloud, and on-premise server deployment and maintenance.
  • Preferred (Additional Skills are an added advantage)
  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science
  • Advanced expertise in mobile app development
  • Cybersecurity: software and network defence, hardening, penetration testing and investigation
  • Proficiency in developing data science applications: data analytics, predictive analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence
  • Veegil offers challenging work, an excellent environment, & great benefits! Veegil is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the importance of diversity. We are committed to maintaining an inclusive environment and strongly encourage minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. Please, no phone calls, agencies or recruiters.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: cv@vegeel.com using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.