iPay – Junior Software Engineer.

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Job purpose statement
We are looking for a Junior Software Engineer to build and implement functional programs. You will work with other developers as well as our Product Managers throughout the software development life cycle. In this role, we would expect you to be a team player with a keen eye for detail and sharp problem solving skills. If you also have experience in Agile frameworks and popular coding languages (e.g. PHP, Java, Python, JavaScript using OOP concepts and dependency management applications such as composer, JavaScript), we’d like to meet you. Your goal will be to build efficient programs and systems that serve our users’ needs.
Key Responsibilities

  • Work within a team to design algorithms and data flow charts
  • Produce clean, efficient code based on specifications
  • Carry out unit testing and initial debugging of your projects
  • Troubleshoot, debug and upgrade existing software
  • Gather and evaluate user feedback
  • Create technical documentation for reference and reporting

Key Requirements

  •  Ready to engage on a steep learning curve, be proactive, have a desire to learn and a drive to keep innovating
  • Proven experience in code development
  • Deep understanding of coding best practice
  • Proven experience with software design and development in a test-driven environment
  • Knowledge of coding languages (e.g. PHP, Python, Java, JavaScript), PHP frameworks such as CodeIgniter, Slim and Laravel and MVC application design principles
  • Proven experience to do unit tests with tools such as PHPUnit and/or JUnit
  • Knowledge in security vulnerabilities such as cross-site scripting, sql injection and ways of addressing them
  • Familiar with the limitations in the different programming languages and the solutions to resolve them
  • Proven experience in using source code versioning tools such as GIT
  • Knowledge of using debugging tools such as Xdebug, Kint, browser developer tools
  • Ability to translate user requirements in a working solution within projected timelines and learn new languages and technologies
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Resourcefulness and troubleshooting aptitude
  • Attention to detail
  • BSc in Computer Science, IT, Engineering or a related field
    Minimum Experience
  • 1-3 years’ experience.

Our preferred technology:

  • PHP
  •  Python
  • GoLang
  • Java

Top skills & proficiencies

  • Software Design, Documentation and Testing
  • Teamwork ethic
  • Programming Skills
  • Self-Directed
  • Multitask
  • Communication Skills
  • Results oriented
  • High Energy
  • Self-Motivated
  • Experience working in an Agile Environment

Method of application

A high level of personal integrity and adherence to high ethical standards are expected of you
To apply, send your CV to hr@ipayafrica.com with the subject: Junior Software Engineer




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