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Senior Backend Engineer (Python) at Prospa

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Job Description

About You

  • We’re looking for an enthusiastic Senior Backend Software Engineer to join our Team. Your primary responsibilities include architecting, implementing, releasing and supporting features that enable our collaborative product model. A commitment to collaborative problem solving and creating high-quality products is essential.
  • We’re looking for a winner who shares our vision. You’ll be joining Prospa because you genuinely believe the mission to empower African Entrepreneurs is important and exciting. You demand the best from yourself and make your Teammates better. You execute at speed while maintaining quality. You are humble and courageous. You want to work with a community of people where you can learn fast, grow rapidly and be recognized for your work.
  • At Prospa we don’t believe in micro-management, everyone is committed to the success both personally and professionally. We give you the autonomy and ownership to solve problems and deliver.

Successful Prospa People exhibit the following:

  • Mission driven
  • Championship mentality; result and goal orientated
  • Independent thinking
  • Self motivated
  • Humble
  • Driven
  • High performers

Key Responsibilities

  • Explore, define and develop new technologies and architecture
  • Re-evaluate existing technologies to constantly improve our platform
  • Improve upon and build new business-critical features and infrastructure
  • Design, develop, test, refactor and scale backend implementations of new and existing consumer product features
  • Design and develop backend and data layers of the software that will run across web and mobile apps
  • Work with smart algorithm processes to scale software from thousands to millions of transactions
  • Set up staging and sandbox environments to test software functionality and efficiency
  • Build smart data collection techniques to better understand user behaviors and experience
  • Tackle software bugs and technical troubleshooting
  • Support customer-witnessed testing
  • Build reusable code and libraries for future use
  • Critically look at the user problems and design process flows and improve them
  • Collaborate with cross functional teams to understand member pain points and come up with solutions
  • Proactively identify opportunities for improving the reliability and scalability of our systems
  • Work across the engineering team to improve and uphold high technical standards

Skills & Qualifications

  • 6+ years developing software in a production environment at scale
  • A deep understanding of Python
  • High level experience and understanding of APIs and Django Rest framework
  • High level experience and understanding of Celery, RabbitMQ
  • High level experience and understanding of socket programming
  • Strong experience working on the backend of a technology product
  • Ability to ‘mould’ efficient queries to perform tasks on time
  • Must have built awesome software before that had live active users
  • Knowledge of technological trends
  • Working knowledge of Git
  • Ability to conduct technological analyses and research
  • Experience working with transactional databases (MySQL DB, PostgreSQL) and caching systems (Memcached, Redis)
  • Exposure to architectural patterns of large, high-scale mobile applications
  • An appreciation for maintainable and well-tested code
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely
  • A keen and strategic problem solver
  • Enjoy learning and diving into the deepest levels of how things work

Benefits

Here’s Just Some Of Our Prospa Perks:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Medical Cover
  • Paid Time Off (Leave Days)
  • Work Tools
  • We invest in our employees through career development & opportunities

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Prospa on boards.greenhouse.io to apply
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