Senior Software Engineer



Kenya | Portugal | South Africa


An exceptional challenge must be met by exceptional people. Every day, we are inspired by the opportunity to collaborate and learn from our talented colleagues. Smart, passionate and driven, we take pride in what we do together, as JUMOnauts.

About this job

As Senior Software Engineer you will be accountable for solving complex technical problems in the fintech field with solutions that are scalable, testable, maintainable, and efficient. You will report to the Tech Lead.

You will

  • Help to define the team's roadmap in line with the company and technology vision.
  • Guide the team to consistently write production-ready code that is easily testable, easily understood by other developers and accounts for edge cases and errors.
  • Architect services and systems using well accepted design patterns to allow for iterative, autonomous development and future scaling.
  • Anticipates and communicates blockers, delays and cost ballooning within their team’s projects, before they require escalation.

You will need

  • Extensive experience with Kotlin / Java / Scala, and a cloud-based infrastructure, ideally AWS. Python experience will be an added advantage
  • Experience designing, developing and testing software
  • Extensive hands-on experience with the design and development of high-volume/low-latency services
  • Business and operational awareness
  • Good communication skills & EQ – able to work in a diverse team

We ask a lot of each other at JUMO, but we give a lot too. 

You will love

  • Work in an agile cross-functional team, delivering quality code you can be proud of
  • Work with a modern but pragmatic Tech Stack (i.e. Kotlin, Spring Boot, Docker, Terraform, Kubernetes, Datadog, Jenkins + Spinnaker for CI/CD, AWS), building a highly scalable distributed system
  • Develop as a mentor, helping your junior colleagues grow as professionals
  • Ensure consistency and accuracy when required
  • Led and supported by an experienced, hands-on Tech Lead
  • Collaborating with smart, engaging people
  • Working for impact
  • Growing and learning continuously, with loads of encouragement and support
  • Boldly taking risks as we navigate new challenges
  • Flexible work practices enabling your best delivery
  • Being autonomous and empowered to lead

Remote First

Our environment is designed to foster innovation and enable collaboration, and you can work from any one of our Tech Hubs in South Africa, Kenya or Portugal. We operate a remote first working approach where working remotely is our default way of working. We have co-working spaces available in Cape Town and Nairobi for collaboration and connection and for the use of those who value and want to work out of an office. If you work from Porto we provide access to co-working spaces on a needs basis for collaboration and connection.

Diversity and Inclusion

At JUMO, we believe that diversity strengthens our teams and strive in our recruitment process to create an environment where people from every background can collaborate and prosper and be themselves. 

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