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  • Posted: Jun 15, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • At Sendy, we specialize in connecting on-demand, trusted, and transparent service providers with individuals and businesses looking to move packages. Thus, we believe it’s a natural extension of our core expertise to also connect our users to quality certified transportation providers. As of today, Sendy users can now request a package DELIVERY using a...
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    Senior Engineer – Frontend (Nairobi)

    We believe that Africa does better when everyone has room to grow and thrive. No one should be left out because the distance between seeing an opportunity and making a living from it is too great.

    We started by delivering small packages but haven’t stopped there. Today, we’re empowering businesses to send raw materials to their production facilities and finished goods to their customers. We’re helping small scale farmers get their produce to the market. We’re making it possible for the hardworking delivery driver to earn a decent living.

    We are here to make it easy to trade in Africa so that everyone has room to grow. Join us.

    About the Role

    The overall purpose of this job is to build and maintain the company’s web applications in a scalable and secure way.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

    • Work closely with the User Experience Designer to determine the feasibility of the user experience designs.
    • Design the implementation of the user experience to ensure scalability, simplicity and quality.
    • Code the design in line with user requirements.
    • Testing to ensure the software performs to the expected standards.
    • Work closely with the Quality Assurance Engineer to resolve any arising issues such as missing features and bugs.
    • Debug reported bugs to ensure the system works as per user requirements.
    • Set up tools for use by the Site Reliability Engineer i.e. Instrumentation. 
    • Participate in activities that promote continuous learning and value addition for end users. 
    • Any other duties that may be assigned by the supervisor.
    • Work with Product Managers to frame a problem, both logically and within the business context.
    • Designing and developing advanced Sendy applications for the backend stack
    • Participate in the evolution of company level best practices, standards, and policies as it relates to software development.

    About You

    • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, in Computer Science, Information Technology, Software Engineering or other Technology related fields.
    • Minimum of five years’ experience in software development and preferably in frontend engineering.
    • Automate tasks through appropriate tools and scripting
    • Proven working experience in software development
    • Knowledge of design principles and SEO principles
    • Knowledge of browser troubleshooting and debugging practices and techniques
    • Proficiency with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery
    • Knowledge of SEO principles
    • Knowledge of graphics software such as Adobe Illustrator
    • Experience with responsive and adaptive design
    • Ability to grow junior & Mid Level engineers to be senior engineers
    • Unit-testing code for robustness, including edge cases, usability, and general reliability
    • Maintain code quality, organization, and automatizatio
    • Automate tasks through appropriate tools and scripting
    • Ability to work effectively with different personalities and across all levels in an organization. 
    • Must be a self-starter and highly organized.
    • High level interpersonal and cross-cultural skills 
    • Ability to work well with people at all levels in the organization.
    • Personal motivation and drive exhibited through commitment to hard work, continuous improvement and achievement of goals.
    • Critical thinking, analytical and problem solving skills.
    • Flexibility and adaptability.
    • Open to change. 
    • Calm under chaos.

    What We Offer

    • Comprehensive health insurance – Inpatient / Outpatient / Dental / Optical
    • Flexible vacation 
    • All risk Insurance
    • Office lunch
    • Opportunity for company stock options

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    Data Lead (Nairobi)

    About the Role

    The overall purpose of the Data Lead is to drive the strategic direction and tactics of the data team. The goal is to support all stakeholders with insights, reports and machine learning algorithms that help the business grow. Furthermore, the role focuses on continuously improving internal processes and our data tool stack .

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

    • Develop and ensure execution of the Data strategy in line with the overall business strategy.
    • Develop a road map for data in alignment with all stakeholders.
    • Manage, grow and motivate the direct reports within the data team.
    • Develop ML models and ensure they provide value to the stakeholders.
    • Manages overall data architecture and manages, develops, prioritizes and recommends initiatives to improve and build upon the data architecture to support the business.
    • Ensures consistency of processes and champions best practices in data management. Oversees data accuracy processes and goals.
    • Responsible for user experience with data reporting and tools.
    • Devise and evaluate methods for collecting data and constantly try new tools to improve our setup.
    • Support the team in developing and maintaining KPI reports and dashboards that communicate key business trends and highlight opportunities for growth and improvement.
    • Perform analytics and leverage existing analytical tools to improve decision making and customer strategy development for key stakeholders across Sendy
    • Work with the engineering team to store accurate and required data in an accessible manner.
    • Any other duties that may be assigned by the supervisor.

    About You

    • Bachelor’s degree in Data Science, Statistics, Mathematics or other related fields.
    • Minimum seven years’ experience in data science.
    • Proven ability in data analytics & visualization.
    • Skilled in SQl, R, python, etc. 
    • Experience with AWS,GCP, Snowflake, etc.
    • Knowledge of the software development cycle.
    • Experience with machine learning algorithms
    • Strong leadership skill
    • Strong creativity skills and idea generation.
    • High-level interpersonal and cross-cultural skills. 
    • Must be a self-starter and highly organized.
    • Ability to work well with people at all levels in the organization.
    • Analytical, creative thinking and problem solving skills.
    • Excellent communications skills
    • Strong project management skills
    • Strong persuasion and negotiation skills.
    • Flexibility and adaptability.
    • Open to change. 
    • Calm under chaos.

    What We Offer

    • Comprehensive health insurance – Inpatient / Outpatient / Dental / Optical
    • Flexible vacation 
    • All risk Insurance
    • Office lunch
    • Education Stipend
    • Opportunity for company stock options

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

     

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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