Software Engineer at Konga Nigeria

Posted 8 months ago

Konga is a leading player in the Nigerian ecommerce space, with over a thousand (1000) employees across the country, over 30 offline retail stores and many growing business subsidiaries such as KongaPay, Konga Travels and Tours, Konga Express etc.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Software Engineer

Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Reports to: Head, Technology
Direct Reports: None

Purpose
A brief overview of the role:

  • Provide support in the development, implementation and assurance of strategies across the enterprise.
  • Design, develop and install software solutions.
  • Developing and directing software system validation and testing methods, as well as directing software programming initiatives.
  • Communicating project statuses and proposals.
  • Defining system functionality and writing code in various languages, like Type Script/Java Script, PHP, Java, Ruby on Rails or .NET programming languages (e.g. C# or C++.)
  • Knowledge of Magento (E-Commerce platform)
  • Build high-quality, innovative and fully performing software that complies with coding standards and technical design.

Responsibilities

  • Developing and directing software system validation and testing methods.
  • Directing our software programming initiatives
  • Overseeing the development of documentation.
  • Working closely with clients and cross-functional departments to communicate project statuses and proposals.
  • Analyzing data to effectively coordinate the installation of new systems or the modification of existing systems.
  • Managing the software development lifecycle.
  • Monitoring system performance.
  • Communicating key project data to team members and building cohesion among teams.
  • Developing and executing project plans.
  • Applying mathematics and statistics to problem-solving initiatives.
  • Applying best practices and standard operating procedures.
  • Creating innovative solutions to meet our company’s technical needs.
  • Testing new software and fixing bugs.
  • Shaping the future of our systems.

Relationship – External / Internal:

  • VPs and Heads of Departments – Internal
  • Managers and Staff – Internal
  • Software Developers, TechOps, DevOps and Network & Infrastructure Team – External / Internal

Skills and Experience
Required Skills:

  • A bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering, or another related field.
  • Five to seven years of software engineering or software development experience, preferably in a related field.
  • Hands-on programming experience using relevant languages.
  • Experience using relevant tool suites.
  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Creative problem-solving skills.
  • Experience managing the software development lifecycle.
  • The ability to prioritize activities and deliver projects on time and within budget.
  • Experience working with clients and business partners.
  • A comprehensive understanding of computer science concepts.
  • Excellent coding skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of agile methodologies.
  • Strong team building skills.
  • Proven work experience as a Software Engineer or Software Developer
  • Experience designing interactive applications
  • Ability to develop software in Type Script/Java Script, PHP Java, Ruby on Rails, C++ or other programming languages
  • Knowledge of Magento (E-Commerce platform)
  • Excellent knowledge of relational databases, SQL and ORM technologies (JPA2, Hibernate)
  • Experience developing web applications using at least one popular web framework (JSF, Wicket, GWT, Spring MVC)
  • Experience with test-driven development
  • Proficiency in software engineering tools
  • Ability to document requirements and specifications
  • BSc degree in Computer Science, Engineering or relevant field.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should apply by forwarding their updated CV to: gabriel.elachi@konga.com using “Software Engineer” as the subject of the mail.

Note: All CV should be in word doc and/or pdf formats.

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