Senior Backend Engineer at Konga Nigeria

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Senior Backend Engineer at Konga Nigeria

Konga Online Shopping Limited is a leading player in the Nigerian ecommerce space, with over a thousand (1000) employees across the country, over 30 offline retail stores and many growing business subsidiaries such as KongaPay, Konga Travels and Tours, Konga Express etc. In other to meet up with the growing commitments to its customers as a composite ecommerce business, Konga online shopping limited is rolling out over 50 retail stores across the country and as such would require talented persons with passion for the ecommerce space to join our team and embark on our exciting journey in the position below:
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Job Title: Senior Backend Engineer
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Type: Full Time
Job Category: Mid Officer Level
Reports to: Head, Technology

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Job Profile
We are searching for a talented and smart individual with a passion for the Ecommerce and Logistics space to function in the capacity of a Senior Backend Engineer.

Responsibilities
The ideal candidate will be responsible for:

  • Integration of user-facing elements developed by a front-end developers with server side logic
  • Building reusable code and libraries for future use
  • Optimization of the application for maximum speed and scalability
  • Implementation of security and data protection
  • Design and implementation of data storage solutions
  • Participate in the entire application lifecycle, focusing on coding and debugging
  • Write clean code to develop functional web applications
  • Troubleshoot and debug applications
  • Perform UI tests to optimize performance
  • Manage cutting-edge technologies to improve legacy applications
  • Collaborate with Front-end developers to integrate user-facing elements with server side logic
  • Gather and address technical and design requirements
  • Provide training and support to internal teams
  • Build reusable code and libraries for future use
  • Liaise with developers, designers and system administrators to identify new features
  • Follow emerging technologies

Professional Skills & Qualifications Required

  • BSc degree in Computer Science or relevant field
  • Proven work experience as a Back-end developer
  • In-depth understanding of the entire web development process (design, development and deployment)
  • Hands on experience with programming languages like Java, Ruby, PHP and Python
  • Working knowledge of CMS framework
  • Familiarity with front-end languages (e.g. HTML, JavaScript and CSS)
  • Excellent analytical and time management skills
  • Teamwork skills with a problem-solving attitude
  • Basic understanding of front-end technologies and platforms, such as JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3
  • Good understanding of server-side CSS preprocessors such as LESS and SASS
  • Understanding accessibility and security compliance {{Depending on a specific project}}
  • User authentication and authorization between multiple systems, servers, and environments
  • Integration of multiple data sources and databases into one system
  • Management of hosting environment, including database administration and scaling an application to support load changes
  • Data migration, transformation, and scripting
  • Setup and administration of backups
  • Outputting data in different formats
  • Understanding differences between multiple delivery platforms such as mobile vs desktop, and optimizing output to match the specific platform
  • Creating database schemas that represent and support business processes
  • Implementing automated testing platforms and unit tests
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as GIT
  • Proficient understanding of OWASP security principles
  • Understanding of “session management” in a distributed server environment

Why Work with Konga?

  • A unique opportunity to work in a fast-paced, structured and technologically driven environment
  • The opportunity to become part of a highly professional and dynamic team growing the ecommerce space in Nigeria
  • An unparalleled personal and professional growth as our longer-term objective is to train the next generation of leaders for our fast-growing businesses.

Application Closing Date
10th August, 2020.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV (in Word Document and/or Pdf formats) to: gabriel.elachi@konga.com using “Senior Backend Engineer” as the subject of the email.

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