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At M-KOPA, our aim is to increase access to life-improving technologies at huge scale. We do this through an innovative credit model – pay-as-you-go asset financing – of which M-KOPA was an early global pioneer. With offices in Nairobi, Kampala, Lagos, and London, M-KOPA serves over 1 million low-income households in Sub-Saharan Africa. Since its commercial launch in 2012, M-KOPA has made its name in off-grid solar power, providing customers with solar panels and solar-powered lights, televisions, radios, fridges, and more – this is often our customers’ first access to electricity.
M-KOPA’s affordable credit model can also be applied to assets beyond off-grid solar power, and in 2019, we began providing credit for smartphones, which enables our customers to move from feature phones to smartphones and improve their connectivity, communication, and information access. Today, smartphone financing is a rapidly growing business line – with enormous opportunities for innovation and increasing our customer impact.
M-KOPA currently employs over 1,000 full-time staff across its operating countries. We value progress, innovation, pragmatism, collaboration, and – most of all – our customers. We have been well recognised for our pioneering business model and scale.
This is a senior engineering position on M-KOPA’s backend engineering team. You will work with a small team of engineers, product managers, and testers to deliver solidly architected + tested services, and to maintain those services in production.
Education: A degree in computer science or a related field, or equivalent experience / self-directed learning. (We care much more about your skills than about how you acquired them)
Experience: At least 4+ years of experience working as a professional software engineer/architect on medium/large scale distributed systems
Knowledge & Skills:
- Experience shipping high-quality backend code into production.
- Experience orchestrating and managing cloud infrastructure (preferably in the infrastructure-as-code paradigm, or a willingness to learn)
- Comfort with the devops culture, and with the idea of being involved with the management of the systems that you build through their entire lifecycle.
- Collaborative spirit and a strong desire to learn from teammates and to work as part of a team that is greater than the sum of its parts.
- Experience with C# would be an asset but, for the right candidate, experience with any object-oriented language can easily substitute.
- Experience building software for the financial services industry would be an asset.
Competitive package covering a monthly salary, performance bonus and medical benefits reflective of the experience and skills.
M-KOPA Solar is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained staff. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, M-KOPA does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment.
M-KOPA, as a policy, does not collect/charge any money as a pre-employment or post-employment requirement. This means that we never ask for ‘recruitment fees’, ‘processing fees’, ‘interview fees’ or any other kind of money in exchange for offer letters or interviews at any time during the hiring process.
M-KOPA reserves the right to shorten or extend the closing date of this job advert, depending on the number of quality applicants received.
- Bachelor of Technology (BTech)
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