Sendy – Senior Engineer – Backend.

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We believe that Africa does better when everyone has room to grow and thrive. No one should be left out because the distance between seeing an opportunity and making a living from it is too great.

We started by delivering small packages but haven’t stopped there. Today, we’re empowering businesses to send raw materials to their production facilities and finished goods to their customers. We’re helping small scale farmers get their produce to the market. We’re making it possible for the hardworking delivery driver to earn a decent living.

We are here to make it easy to trade in Africa so that everyone has room to grow. Join us.

About the Role

The overall purpose of this job is to build and maintain the systems that support front-end and middleware applications in a scalable and secure way.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Build application-programming interfaces (APIs) to interact with front-end and middleware applications.
  • Build applications that interact with the databases.
  • Optimize existing systems to ensure front-end and middleware applications are running.
  • Build integrations with third applications and ensure smooth communication between various applications.
  • Store data for use in decision making in the business.
  • Document backend systems for future reference.
  • Participate in activities that promote continuous learning and value addition for end users. 
  • Work with Product Managers to frame problems within technical and business contexts and collaborate on solution design.
  • Designing and developing advanced Sendy applications for the backend stack
  • Participate in the evolution of company level best practices, standards, and policies as it relates to software development.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by the supervisor.
About You
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Software Engineering, other Technology related fields – or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in software development and preferably in backend engineering.
  • Solid understanding of the full backend development cycle
  • Proven working experience in software development
  • Knowledge of backend programming languages such as Java and Python among others
  • Ability to interact with databases
  • Ability to build secure and scalable applications
  • Ability to design and implement APIs 
  • Ability to grow junior & Mid Level engineers to be senior engineers
  • Testing code for robustness, edge cases, usability, and general reliability
  • Automate tasks through appropriate tools and scripting
  • Ability to work effectively with different personalities and across all levels in an organization. 
  • Must be a self-starter and highly organized.
  • Advanced interpersonal and cross-cultural skills 
  • Ability to work well with people at all levels in the organization.
  • Personal motivation and drive exhibited through commitment to hard work, continuous improvement and achievement of goals.
  • Critical thinking, analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Flexibility and adaptability.
  • Open to change. 
  • Calm under chaos.

What We Offer

  • Comprehensive health insurance – Inpatient / Outpatient / Dental / Optical
  • Flexible vacation 
  • All risk Insurance
  • Office lunch
  • Opportunity for company stock options





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