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  • Posted: Sep 7, 2020
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    AZA is an established provider of currency trading solutions which accelerate global access to frontier markets through an innovative infrastructure. By leveraging cutting edge technology in our flagship products, TransferZero and BFX, AZA is able to significantly lower the cost and increase the speed of business payments to and from frontier markets. Tra...
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    Data Engineer/Scientist

    Description

    As the Data Scientist you will be an integral part of a diverse and collaborative, agile team of world-class practitioners, including data scientists, data engineers, software developers.

    How your skills and passion will come to life at AZA

    • Apply your expertise in quantitative analysis, data mining, and the presentation of data to see beyond the numbers and understand how our customers interact with our core/business products
    • Partner with Product and Engineering teams to solve problems and identify trends and opportunities
    • Inform, influence, support, and execute our product decisions and product launches.

    The Data Analytics role has work across the following four areas:

    • Data Infrastructure
    • Authoring pipelines via SQL and python based ETL framework
    • Building key data sets to empower operational and exploratory analysis
    • Automating analyses
    • Product Operations
    • Setting goals
    • Designing and evaluating experiments monitoring key product metrics, understanding root causes of changes in metrics.

    Requirements

    What we’re looking for

    • An advanced degree (PhD preferred) in a quantitative field like computer science, engineering or statistics related, or equivalent practical experience of developing and implementing Machine learning applications; you will also be adept at managing complex operations and development projects, preferably in an analytics context.
    • Deep understanding of probability, statistics, machine learning theory and practical applications; you will be fluent with various machine learning and data mining algorithms (e.g. logistic regression, random forest, neural networks) for prediction and recommendation.
    • Programming skills in suitable software (e.g. R, Python, SAS, Clojure) with an understanding of distributed file systems, scalable data stores, distributed computing and related technologies (e.g. Spark, Hadoop, AWS).
    • Able to work with a wide range of stakeholders and communicate technical information clearly to specialists and non-specialists alike; you will be willing to experiment, learn and adapt in an agile context.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Experience doing quantitative analysis.
    • BA/BS in Computer Science, Math, Physics, Engineering, Statistics or other technical field. Advanced degrees preferred.
    • Fluency in SQL or other programming languages. Some development experience in at least one scripting language (Python, R)
    • Ability to initiate and drive projects to completion with minimal guidance
    • The ability to communicate the results of analyses in a clear and effective manner
    • Basic understanding of statistical analysis.

    Benefits

    • A competitive salary and benefits package.
    • Global / regional network / exposure in FinTech / Blockchain industry.
    • One of the hottest, fastest scaling startups in Africa.
    • Casual work environment.
    • Great work -life balance.
    • We value autonomy.
    • Opportunity for growth for all employees.
    • Opportunity to work hard and play hard.
    • …… and more!!

    AZA is an equal opportunity employer and will consider every qualified applicant for employment. AZA does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

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    Operations Engineer

    Job Summary

    We are passionate technologists who believe in making a difference to the lives of those living in emerging markets. We aim to change the landscape of finance and remittance.
    The AZA development team is a group of engineers from around the world that have the ability to work together to solve complex problems and provide simple solutions for our customers. We value collaboration during the development process and listen to input from conception of ideas all the way until they are finished. We value people who are keen on learning new technologies through their career.
    We are looking for an Operations Engineer who can help our ever-growing team in moving our infrastructure to a more automated environment and making sure it is performant and available to our customers. We have offices in London, Nairobi, Dakar, Madrid and Lagos and will happily consider candidates in any of these locations.The job holder will report to the Software Engineering Manager.
     

    Requirements
     

    What we are looking for

    • Good knowledge of software deployment tooling and orchestration.
    • Good knowledge of databases systems, especially PostgreSQL..
    • Good knowledge of cloud providers, especially AWS.
    • Familiarity with deploying and managing applications on the cloud in an automated way.
    • Familiarity with logging, monitoring and alerting tools.
    • Familiarity with the agile development methodology specifically Scrum.
    • General knowledge of Linux/Unix systems.
    • A strong and flexible work ethic.
    • Excellent communication skills.

    Desired

    • Some knowledge of working with Ruby, Ruby on Rails and React.JS based applications.
    • Good knowledge of source control using Git.
    • Familiarity with DevOps principles, especially the 12 Factor App and Infrastructure as Code.
    • Familiarity with container architecture, especially Docker.
    • Familiarity with provisioning and deployment tools like Chef, Ansible or Terraform.
    • Familiarity with ISO27001 requirements.
    • Preference to participate in pair-programming and using GitHub pull requests to review code of others.
    • Confidence in refactoring and working with both new and existing codebases.

    Benefits
    Compensation

    • A competitive salary and benefits package.
    • Global / regional network / exposure in FinTech / Blockchain industry.
    • One of the hottest, fastest scaling startups in Africa.
    • Casual work environment.
    • Great work -life balance.
    • We value autonomy.
    • Opportunity for growth for all employees.
    • Opportunity to work hard and play hard.
    • …… and more!!

    Responsibilities

    • Develop, deploy and maintain the AZA large Amazon AWS based cloud solution.
    • Deploy, automate, maintain, troubleshoot and improve the systems that keep the backend infrastructure running smoothly.
    • Use tools such as Terraform, Kubernetes and Ansible for container based continuous delivery and Infrastructure-as-code provisioning.
    • Maintain best practice cloud security principles in line with ISO27001 certification.
    • System troubleshooting and problem solving across platform and application domains.
    • Suggesting architecture improvements, recommending process improvement.

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    Technical Lead

    No of Positions: 2

    Description

    Job Summary

    We are passionate technologists who believe in making a difference to the lives of those living in emerging markets. We aim to change the landscape of finance and remittance.

    Our development team is a group of skilled self-reliant engineers that have the ability to work together to solve complex problems and provide simple solutions for our customers.

    We are looking for a Technical Lead to join our rapidly growing team in one of our offices. This role is open to candidates in either Dakar, Lagos and Nairobi and the post holder will report to the Software Engineering Manager.

     

    How your skills and passion will come to life at AZA

    • Working closely with the CTO and Engineering Managers to aid with architecture decisions for the application and supporting infrastructure.
    • Innovate, develop, maintain and contribute to the existing AZA codebase and its associated applications.
    • Mentor, train and support engineers in order to develop our in-house engineering skills.
    • Improve our overall system development process via process improvements.
    • Optimise application performance and test coverage.
    • Deliver presentations demonstrating application feature delivery.
    • Work with our product team to refine product requirements.
    • Feasibility and effort estimations.
    • Provide support to our customers including triaging any issues.

    Requirements

    What we are looking for

    • Seasoned professional with at least 10 years of experience in software engineering.
    • Preferably someone who has worked as a Technical Lead for 3-5 years in a financial ecosystem or Fin-tech or financial institution.
    • Minimum 3 years of providing leadership to the team.
    • Significant experience in a similar role
    • Good knowledge of working with Ruby and Ruby on Rails.
    • Working knowledge of Javascript specifically React and JQuery.
    • Good knowledge of using automated testing frameworks such as RSpec and Cypress.
    • Good knowledge of source control using Git.
    • Familiarity with the agile development methodology specifically Scrum.
    • Familiarity with deploying and managing applications on the cloud.
    • Good knowledge of software deployment tooling and orchestration.
    • Good knowledge of databases systems, especially PostgreSQL.
    • Confidence in refactoring and working with both new and existing codebases.
    • A strong and flexible work ethic.
    • Excellent communication skills.

    Desired

    • Preference to participate in pair-programming and using GitHub pull requests to review code of others.
    • Familiarity with container frameworks, especially Docker and Kubernetes.

    Benefits

    Compensation

    • A competitive salary and benefits package.
    • Global / regional network / exposure in FinTech / Blockchain industry.
    • One of the hottest, fastest scaling startups in Africa.
    • Casual work environment.
    • Great work -life balance.
    • We value autonomy.
    • Opportunity for growth for all employees.
    • Opportunity to work hard and play hard.
    • …… and more!!

    AZA is an equal opportunity employer and will consider every qualified applicant for employment. AZA does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

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    Senior Ruby Engineers

    No of Positions: 4

    Description

    Job Summary

    We are passionate technologists who believe in making a difference to the lives of those living in emerging markets. We aim to change the landscape of finance and remittance.

    Our development team is a group of skilled self-reliant engineers that have the ability to work together to solve complex problems and provide simple solutions for our customers. We are looking for a Software Engineer to join our rapidly growing team in one of our offices.

    This role is open to candidates in Dakar,Lagos and Nairobi and he/she will report to the Software Engineering Manager.

    How your skills and passion will come to life at AZA

    • Mentor, train and support engineers in order to develop our in-house engineering skills.
    • Innovate, develop, maintain and contribute to the existing AZA codebase and its associated applications.
    • Improve our overall system development process via process improvements.
    • Optimise application performance and test coverage.
    • Deliver presentations demonstrating application feature delivery.
    • Work with our product team to refine product requirements.
    • Feasibility and effort estimations.
    • Provide support to our customers including triaging any issues.

    Requirements

    What we are looking for

    • Significant experience in a similar role Good knowledge of working with Ruby and Ruby on Rails.
    • Working knowledge of Javascript specifically React.
    • Good knowledge of using automated testing frameworks such as RSpec and Cypress.
    • Good knowledge of source control using Git.
    • Familiarity with the agile development methodology specifically Scrum.
    • Familiarity with deploying and managing applications on the cloud.
    • Good knowledge of software deployment tooling and orchestration.
    • Good knowledge of databases systems, especially PostgreSQL.
    • Confidence in refactoring and working with both new and existing codebases.
    • A strong and flexible work ethic.
    • Excellent communication skills.

    Desired

    • Preference to participate in pair-programming and using GitHub pull requests to review code of others.
    • Confidence in refactoring and working with both new and existing codebases.
    • Familiarity with container frameworks, especially Docker and Kubernetes.

    Benefits

    Compensation

    • A competitive salary and benefits package.
    • Global / regional network / exposure in FinTech / Blockchain industry.
    • One of the hottest, fastest scaling startups in Africa.
    • Casual work environment.
    • Great work -life balance.
    • We value autonomy.
    • Opportunity for growth for all employees.
    • Opportunity to work hard and play hard.
    • …… and more!!

     

    AZA is an equal opportunity employer and will consider every qualified applicant for employment. AZA does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

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    QA Automation Engineers

    Description

    Job Summary

    We are passionate technologists who believe in making a difference to the lives of those living in emerging markets. We aim to change the landscape of finance and remittance.

    Our technical team is a group of skilled self-reliant engineers that have the ability to work together to solve complex problems and provide simple solutions for our customers. We are looking for a QA Automation Engineer to join our rapidly growing team in one of our offices.

    This role is open to candidates in Dakar,Lagos and Nairobi and he/she will report to the Software Engineering Manager.

    How your skills and passion will come to life at AZA

    • Identify testing requirements for development workloads.
    • Testing software to identify defects and help troubleshoot issues.
    • Produce and execute test plans, scripts, cases, acceptance criteria and scenarios.
    • Ensure high quality and accuracy is maintained throughout the development lifecycle.
    • Identify the opportunities for automated testing and implementing tests applicably for user testing, end-to-end integration testing and unit testing.

    Requirements

    What we are looking for

    • Significant experience in a similar role.
    • Experience with programming languages like Javascript or Ruby.
    • Experience with technical testing frameworks such as Cypress and Selenium, and tools like Postman.
    • Extensive experience developing and implementing both UI and API test automations.
    • Experience with QA processes (bug tracking/reporting, documentation, black box testing, security testing, non-functional testing, etc)
    • Interest in performing manual and automated testing.
    • The ingenuity to think of new ways to test and break the product.
    • A strong and flexible work ethic.
    • Excellent communication skills.
    • Striving to learn new skills.

     

    Desired

    • Working knowledge of both Javascript and Ruby.
    • Good knowledge of source control using Git.
    • Good knowledge of cloud providers, especially AWS.
    • Familiarity with container frameworks, especially Docker and Kubernetes.
    • Familiarity with implementing test automation in Travis CI and AWS CodePipeline.
    • Familiarity with the agile development methodology, specifically Scrum.
    • Good knowledge of software deployment tooling and orchestration.
    • Good knowledge of databases systems, especially PostgreSQL.
    • Familiarity with deploying and managing applications on the cloud.

    Benefits

    Compensation

    • A competitive salary and benefits package.
    • Global / regional network / exposure in FinTech / Blockchain industry.
    • One of the hottest, fastest scaling startups in Africa.
    • Casual work environment.
    • Great work -life balance.
    • We value autonomy.
    • Opportunity for growth for all employees.
    • Opportunity to work hard and play hard.
    • …… and more!!

    AZA is an equal opportunity employer and will consider every qualified applicant for employment. AZA does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

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