• Job Opportunities at JUMO - 3 Positions

  • Posted on: 17 April, 2018 Deadline: Not Specified
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    Globally, 2.5-billion people are underserved or excluded from the financial system; 80% of these people reside in Sub-Saharan Africa. JUMO believes technology provides the opportunity to connect everyone, everywhere with great choices and we are using the cloud to rebuild financial infrastructure. We use behavioural data to understand our customers and we create digital products that give them unprecedented empowerment and control over their own financial identity.

    JUMO has more than five million customers with a further 150-million under integrated coverage in 2017 our growth trajectory is steep therefore every person we hire is critically important for us to function as a high-performance scalable machine. A blueprint for our mission does not exist, thus we look for people who are growth-minded, curious and have a high tolerance for ambiguity and who can risk failure in striving for success.

    As we expand into Asia and open more territories, partners, products and customers we are looking for a Product Owner to join our Product team This position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya and will report directly to the Product Director. Join one of the fastest growing tech companies and help us solve a challenging set of problems in a space packed full of opportunities. At JUMO you will be working with some of the smartest people in the business who have come together from a diversity of backgrounds to rebuild financial infrastructure so that our customers win.

    Senior Software Engineer


    We are motivated by an ambitious purpose and inspired by the exceptional people that we work with and we are looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join our team. This position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya and will report to the Software Development Manager.


    Help scale our platform to meet the needs of our rapidly growing offering as well as build high volume, reliable microservices while demonstrating technical leadership to more junior developers.

    Our Tech Stack

    • Languages: Python, Javascript, Ruby, LUA
    • UI: React, React Native
    • Databases: MySQL, Postgres, DynamoDB
    • Hosting: AWS, Docker Swarm
    • Messaging: RabbitMQ

    Key Responsibilities

    • Actively participate in and contribute to architectural and technical stack choices.
    • Recommend and implement technical solutions in a phased approach to introduce new product constructs and microservices to our platform.
    • Engage with Product Managers, Architects and business stakeholders to define platform requirements.
    • Drive project planning and execution.
    • Mentor engineers.


    • Strong track record of leadership and initiative
    • Excellent communications skills
    • Engagement and drive to promote engineering as a craft
    • Ability to translate business needs into technical requirements and designs
    • Operate in a high performing team
    • Able to deliver results in fast paced agile environment

    Key Requirements

    • Bsc/Msc in Computer Science, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering or related field preferred
    • 8 + years of experience designing, developing and testing software
    • Hands-on experience with the design and development of high volume, highly reliable services
    • Basic understanding of financial and accounting concepts

    Our mission has launched are you joining us?

    Product Owner


    Job Specifications:

    Job Purpose

    We’re looking for the world’s most talented Product Owners to join us and help to solve a challenging set of problems in a space packed full of opportunities. Help us power Africa’s future, today. We're building the leading mobile money marketplace for consumers, merchants and mobile network operators. Delivery of the various microservices that make up the JUMO platform as well as the products served over the platform itself.


    • Partner integrations, namely Mobile Network Operators and Financial Service Providers.
    • Through analysis with internal and external stakeholders, provide business requirements documentation, then work with agile delivery teams in delivering the required solution.
    • Produce Product Specifications utlising research from partner channels, data science and customer intelligence teams.
    • Produce Epic and Feature stories for developers, and then carry out UAT and provide operational documentation on delivery.
    • When required, travel with project team into various countries to integrate Jumo with partners

    Skill set

    • Strong Office/Excel
    • SQL
    • Strong focus on project/task ownership and quality completion
    • Excellent communication: written, verbal, visual
    • Versatile
    • Logical thinker with problem definition and solution design


    • Undergraduate degree (essential)
    • Business analysis / product owner / project management diploma or certificates is highly desirable
    • Tech qualifications (development, hardware etc.) is highly desirable


    • Minimum 3 years as a product owner or business analyst responsible for delivering new solutions.
    • Minimum 7+ yrs work experience in a related field.
    • Track record in building financial products or solutions from inception
    • Modelling and UX tools, any programming languages.

    Skills, knowledge and competencies

    • Strong track record of personal leadership and initiative
    • Ability to translate business needs into technical requirements and designs
    • Self starter
    • Problem solver
    • Fast learner
    • Leader
    • Resilience
    • Can do attitude
    • Inquisitive and eager to learn
    • Sense of humor
    • Collaborative
    • Ability to travel for meetings and training to countries such as Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia and Ghana

    Software Development Manager


    We are motivated by an ambitious purpose and inspired by the exceptional people that we work with and we are looking for a Software Development Manager to join our Engineering team. This position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya and will report to the Director // Engineering.


    Help create a world class engineering destination where highly talented engineers can solve a challenging set of problems to bring financial inclusion to underserved consumers throughout Africa.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Develop and lead a team of motivated engineers, whilst coding alongside the team, to achieve key deliverables of the highest standard.
    • Own and drive the design and implementation process through agile methodology to build a highly robust and scalable platform.
    • Collaborate with people across the business to deliver a financial system that is highly scalable, available and reliable, in line with business needs and product design.
    • Be a thought leader in solving complex problems through being bold, generating ideas and creating an environment that enables innovation, in a way that drives ROI in line with business strategy.
    • Ensure the optimal functioning and continual enhancement of our financial systems by responding rapidly to potential issues and changing business needs.


    • Leadership
    • Technical Excellence
    • Communication and influencing skills
    • Planning and Organizing
    • Intellectually curious
    • Innovative
    • Problem solving
    • Accountability and self-driven
    • Ability to translate business needs into technical requirements and designs

    Key Requirements

    • Bachelors or Masters degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering or related field
    • Understanding of basic financial concepts is desirable
    • 10+ years of experience in software development with 5 in a leadership position and at least 2 years with a team of 10 or more
    • 5+ years in an Agile development environment
    • Hands on experience with enterprise class software running significant transactional volumes
    • Experience with modern development language: Java, Ruby, Python or C++
    • Experience working in Amazon Web Service environments (EC2, Elastic Beanstalk) is highly desirable
    • Cloud based services background

    Our mission has launched are you joining us?

    Method of Application

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

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