Grain Connect – Backend Developer.

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Backend Developer

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Full-time, Start-Date: Immediate Mandate

Position Summary

Our GroR platform enables smallholder farmers to access off-takers by ensuring full chain of custody and high-quality crops. We provide them with the right quality inputs, access to capital and risk-mitigation as well as training. In our current pilot project, we are present in Tharaka, Makueni, Bungoma, Lamu, Meru, Kitui and Kilifi.

Grain Connect is seeking a talented and experienced Backend Developer – Nairobi based to join our growing agricultural business by assisting our local implementing partner Farmshine to expand our GroR platform.

Job Description

Reporting to the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Grain Connect, the Backend Developer is expected to be responsible and accountable for the backend development.

Key Responsibilities

  • 5+ years working in back-end web development with Python
  • Extensive programming experience with Django, Flask, Falcon, RabbitMQ
  • Excellent Python knowledge and programming experience with PEP standards
  • Experience building and consuming REST APIs
  • TDD/BDD experience (pytest, nose)
  • Experience with server-side architecture and design patterns
  • Experience working with Docker or Vagrant
  • Experience with Relational Databases like MySQL or PostgreSQL and Non-Relational Databases like MongoDB or Cassandra
  • Solid understanding and extensive experience with version control tools like Git, SVN or Mercurial
  • Exceptional problem solving and ability to work independently
  • Exceptional learning skills
  • Fluency in both oral and written English

Key Competencies (skills)

  • Excellent decision making and organizational skills
  • A sense of ownership and pride in your performance and its impact on the company’s success
  • Ability to convey complex information in a way that people understand
  • Critical thinker and problem-solving skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Team player

Experience and Education

  • S/M.S. in Computer Science or equivalent (Strong Computer Science fundamentals)
  • Experience with microservices
  • Experience building scalable systems with cloud infrastructures like AWS.
  • Knowledge of NodeJS and ExpressJS, SailsJS or Loopback

How To Apply

Grain Connect believes that diversity, equity and inclusion is critical to our success. We are an equal opportunity employer whose team works hard to build respect, dignity and equity into everything we do. We seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented, driven and entrepreneurial minded people from diverse backgrounds and experiences.

If you possess the above qualifications and the drive to meet the challenges, please send your cover letter to enclosing your CV by COB 15th November 2021. We will only respond to electronic applications and to shortlisted applicants.




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