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  • Posted: Jul 24, 2020
    Deadline: Aug 10, 2020
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    Cellulant is a digital payments business. We run an ecosystem of consumers, merchants and banks in which we facilitate payments and build value through the value-added services we layer on top. In building this ecosystem we serve different types of customers with different products, in a range that includes mobile banking products, mobile credit products, US...
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    Senior Backend Engineer

    Job Summary: As a Senior Software Engineer you work in a team that owns the design, development, and operations for major components of the payments and banking integrations

    You should be a distributed systems generalist, able to architect broad systems interactions while being very hands-on, able to dive deep into any part of the stack, and lower-level system interactions. You should value simplicity and scale, work comfortably in a collaborative, agile environment, and be excited to learn.

    Software solutions you build must meet internal quality standards and deliver the business metrics for which it was designed.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Design and implementation of scalable distributed systems using Kubernetes, Docker, and other tools in the Cloud Native landscape.
    • Build configuration and deployment assets required to deploy and run the distributed applications.
    • Design microservices and other service elements to fulfill business requirements on assigned projects.
    • Continually evaluate technology changes in the cloud-native landscape and support the team in exploring and implementing solutions that serve the business and team goals.
    • As a member of the software engineering division, you will assist in defining and developing software for tasks associated with the developing, debugging, or designing of software applications or operating systems.
    • Provide technical leadership to other software developers. Specify, design, and implement modest changes to existing software architecture to meet changing needs.
    • The duties and tasks are varied and complex needing good judgment and informed risk-taking.

    Qualifications for the role

    • 5+ years of experience delivering and operating large scale, highly available, distributed systems.
    • Strong knowledge of Java and the Spring framework, and experience with scripting languages such as PHP.
    • Strong knowledge of data structures, algorithms, operating systems, and distributed systems fundamentals.
    • Working familiarity with networking protocols (TCP/IP, HTTP, HTTPS) and standard network architecture components such as load balancers.
    • Strong troubleshooting and performance tuning skills.
    • Experience writing software using automated testing practices such as TDD, unit, and integration tests.
    • Strong command of version control usage with proper Git flow usage
    • Experience working with CI and CD workflows.
    • Deep experience with Kubernetes and Docker is a strong plus.
    • Experience building multi-tenant, virtualized infrastructure is a strong plus.
    • Experience working and designing architectures using the Istio service mesh is a strong plus.


    • This role has some aspect of project management. The candidate will need to have strong soft skills to communicate and work well with several cross-functional teams in fulfilling the business requirements.
    • Detail-oriented – simply put, the devil is in the details.
    • Decision making – succeeding in this role requires both a can-do and risk-taking attitude. With this in mind, it pays to sit back and evaluate the constraints and take a call using good judgment and rigorous planning.

    Key Relationships:

    • Project manager – work planning, status review, risk analysis, feasibility analysis.
    • Technology Delivery Manager – status review, technical review, planning, design.
    • Information security team – vulnerability analysis and patching.
    • Infrastructure team – provisioning and capacity planning.
    • Other software engineers.
    • Support engineers – training, support.

    Method of Application

    Send your CV in PDF, the position should be used as the email subject: to before August 10th, 2020.

    Hiring will be done on a rolling basis.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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