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  • Posted: Dec 16, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • JUMIA is an e-commerce startup with an aim to mimic Amazon’s success by delivering a wide range of items, from toys to generators across the African continent. Shortly after the startup of the business in Nigeria, JUMIA launched warehouses in four other growing countries which include: Egypt, Morocco, Kenya and Cote d'Ivoire.
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    Mid / Senior Java Software Engineer - Jumia

    Main Responsibilities

    • You will be part of an agile team that develops e-commerce, smart logistics, and payment solutions.
    • Your work will integrate a service oriented architecture using state- of-the-art technologies and software development practices; You will own your services and be responsible end-to-end
    • You will take ownership for your code to be qualitatively high and you will support your colleagues in code reviews
    • You will change the Internet landscape in Africa and the World one line of code at a time.

    Required Skills and Qualifications

    • Minimum 3 Years of Experience 
    • Experienced with object Oriented Programming
    • Experience with development in Java (and ideally Spring boot framework)
    • Acquainted with building testable code, unit tests and/or integration tests
    • Knowledgeable of software design and architecture patterns
    • Knowledgeable of SQL and relational databases
    • Fluent in English
    • The following gives you a good head start:
    • Experience in another programming languages, namely : Go, NodeJS
    • DevSecOps mindset
    • Aware of fault-tolerance and secure programming concepts
    • Experienced in some of the following concepts: message queuing, caching, NoSQL, SOA, CI/CD, application and system monitoring
    • Experienced in some of the following technologies: Maven, Gradle, Hibernate, Kafka, Redis, Prometheus, Docker, Kubernetes, SonarCube, Jenkins
    • Experienced working with Scrum processes

    References we use daily at work:

    Mr. Martin Fowler: The Clean Code by Robert C. Martin (or simply Uncle Bob)

    The Pragmatic Programmer by Andrew Hunt and David Thomas Release it! By Michael T. Nygard Agile Estimating and Planning by Mike Cohn

    We offer:

    • A unique experience in an international, entrepreneurial, yet structured environment
    • An unparalleled personal and professional improvement as our longer-term objective is to train the next generation of leaders for our future internet service lines
    • The opportunity to be part of a team full of talented people with the best backgrounds 

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    Java Team Lead - Jumia

    About this role:

    We are looking for a Lead Developer to join Jumia's Engineering management team. You will be in charge of setting a fantastic engineering experience for your team(s), its delivery, growth, and career path, and you will interface with multiple stakeholders to discuss current projects and the vision for future ones. We grow through our technology and you will play a key role in it.

    Main Responsibilities:

    • Be part of the Jumia Engineering Management team and play a key role in Jumia’s technology plan
    • Be a role model for the Jumia Values
    • Coach engineers in your team and set their career path
    • Drive your team on a continuous lookout for improvement
    • Build reliable systems that scale to Jumia's ambitions
    • Interact and communicate effectively with engineers, product owners, and business stakeholders
    • Partner with the product lead to manage project scope and ensure the technical deliverables are met
    • Identify headcount needs for the team, plan and recruit to fill these needs
    • Find a group of humble and smart people ready to make you grow and to grow with you
    • Change the Internet landscape in Africa and the World through your team

    You have:

    • 5+ years experience as an individual Software Engineer contributor working with Java technologies and agile methodologies
    • A track record of leading effective teams (officially or unofficially - this may be your first experience as engineering manager)
    • An eye for recruiting great people
    • A great sense to manage technical debt and you know investing in quality will make you go faster
    • The ability to be autonomous and to own your decisions
    • The ambition to grow the company and within the company
    • A great technical sense to challenge engineers and product to make the right decisions
    • Full professional English proficiency

    We offer:

    • Space to use and experiment new technologies on a robust tech environment
    • A unique experience in an entrepreneurial, yet structured environment
    • The opportunity to become part of a highly professional and dynamic team working around the world
    • An unparalleled personal and professional growth as our longer-term objective is to train the next generation of leaders for our future internet ventures

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    Front End Software Engineer - Jumia (Full Time)

    Main Responsibilities

    Be part of an agile team that develops smart logistics solutions on a service-oriented architecture using state-of-the-art technologies

    In particular, you will:

    • Autonomy interpreting business/technical requirements, designing, implementing and testing high-quality solution
    • Work in a team-based development environment with modular code base, peer reviews and pull requests, with disciplined use of source code control and documentation
    • Constant aim for quality, scalability, performance, and architecture keeping good practices, security, and compliance in check
    • Be part of a fast and agile development process
    • Contribute actively and proactively to optimize applications, processes, and methodologies
    • Be willful to help peers, being part of a collaborative environment for development, testing, and automation tasks

    Required Skills & Qualifications

    • Experience with modern Frontend Frameworks/Libraries (Angular, VueJS or React)
    • Strong understanding of JavaScript (ES6), its quirks, and workarounds
    • Expert in web mark-up, including HTML5, CSS3
    • Familiarity with front-end build tools, such as Webpack and/or Gulp.js
    • Good understanding of browser rendering behavior and performance
    • Good understanding of asynchronous request handling, and partial page updates
    • Familiar with service workers for when and how to use them
    • Clear understanding of HTTP(S) and the Internet Protocol Suite
    • Familiar with Linux and Containers
    • Aware of Performance and Security topics on web development
    • Experienced with version control technologies (GIT)

    Personal skills

    • Fast Learner
    • Eager to work in team environment and share knowledge
    • Likes problem analysis and solving
    • Enthusiast and an interested in technologies and innovation
    • Solution oriented and proactive attitude
    • Attention to details


    The following skills are not “required” but will make your profile stand out.

    • ​Familiar with common design patterns and anti-patterns
    • ​Experience with Database systems (MySQL, NoSql databases)
    • ​Experience with caching services (e.g. Memcache, Varnish)
    • ​Understanding of Queuing systems (e.g. RabbitMQ)
    • ​Familiar with SCRUM methodology
    • ​3+ years of experience

    Academic & trades qualifications

    • Academic background in IT or equivalent
    • ​Proficiency in English
    • ​3 year of experience

    We Offer

    • A unique experience in an entrepreneurial, yet structured environment
    • The opportunity to become part of a highly professional and dynamic team working around the world
    • An unparalleled personal and professional growth as our longer-term objective is to train the next generation of leaders for our future internet ventures

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