Technical Lead Engineer, Node.JS

Company Summary

AZA Finance is the largest non-bank in Africa and an established provider of Payments, FX and Treasury providing cross-border payment solutions which accelerate global access to frontier markets through an innovative infrastructure. By leveraging cutting edge technology with our proprietary technology, AZA Finance is able to significantly lower the cost and increase the speed of business payments to, from and across frontier markets.

Our API product provides both wholesale currency purchase and retail settlement via our robust API while our Web-Based platform is our B2B over-the-counter product that caters to businesses with wholesale currency needs, especially those paying partners and suppliers.

Licensed by the UK’s FCA and the Bank of Spain, AZA Finance is a market-maker in every major African currency. AZA Finance was founded in 2013 and now has offices in Nairobi, Lagos, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Kampala, Accra, Durban and Dakar.

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 Hybrid and it is open to candidates in South Africa, London, Dakar, Lagos, Accra, Madrid and Nairobi

Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • 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 Fintech or financial institution.
  • Minimum 3 years of providing leadership to the team.
  • Significant experience in a similar role working with Node.js and NestJS or Express.
  • Working knowledge of Javascript specifically React and JQuery.
  • Good knowledge of using automated testing frameworks such as Jest or comparable 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 database systems, especially PostgreSQL.
  • Confidence in refactoring and working with both new and existing codebases.
  • A strong and flexible work ethic.

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.
  • 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.