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Title: Senior Backend Engineer – Cloud Native Applications,

Location: Nairobi,

Job Description

  Cellulant is the leading one-stop digital payments company in Africa operating in 10 markets i.e. Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Mozambique: providing the glue connecting everyone to everything, every day. To do this we are looking for qualified, passionate, dynamic, and vibrant people to drive our strategy and agenda.

As a Senior Software Engineer you work in a team that owns the design, development, and operations for major components of the payments and banking integrations

You should be a distributed systems generalist, able to architect broad systems interactions while being very hands- on, able to dive deep into any part of the stack, and lower-level system interactions. You should value simplicity and scale, work comfortably in a collaborative, agile environment, and be excited to learn.

Software solutions you build must meet internal quality standards and deliver the business metrics for which it was designed.


  • Design and implementation of scalable distributed systems using Kubernetes, Docker, and other tools in the Cloud Native
  • Build configuration and deployment assets required to deploy and run the distributed
  • Design microservices and other service elements to fulfill business requirements on assigned
  • Continually evaluate technology changes in the cloud-native landscape and support the team in exploring and implementing solutions that serve the business and team
  • As a member of the software engineering division, you will assist in defining and developing software for tasks associated with the developing, debugging, or designing of software applications or operating
  • Provide technical leadership to other software developers. Specify, design, and implement modest changes to existing software architecture to meet changing
  • The duties and tasks are varied and complex needing good judgment and informed risk-taking.


  • 5+ years of experience delivering and operating large scale, highly available, distributed
  • Strong knowledge of Java and the Spring framework, and experience with scripting languages such as
  • Strong knowledge of data structures, algorithms, operating systems, and distributed systems
  • Working familiarity with networking protocols (TCP/IP, HTTP, HTTPS) and standard network architecture components such as load
  • Strong troubleshooting and performance tuning
  • Experience writing software using automated testing practices such as TDD, unit, and integration
  • Strong command of version control usage with proper Git flow usage
  • Experience working with CI and CD
  • Deep experience with Kubernetes and Docker is a strong
  • Experience building multi-tenant, virtualized infrastructure is a strong
  • Experience working and designing architectures using the Istio service mesh is a strong
  • This role has some aspect of project management. The candidate will need to have strong soft skills to communicate and work well with several cross-functional teams in fulfilling the business
  • Detail-oriented – simply put, the devil is in the
  • Decision making – succeeding in this role requires both a can-do and risk-taking attitude. With this in mind, it pays to sit back and evaluate the constraints and take a call using good judgment and rigorous

Key Relationships

  • Project manager – work planning, status review, risk analysis, feasibility
  • Technology Delivery Manager – status review, technical review, planning,
  • Information security team – vulnerability analysis and
  • Infrastructure team – provisioning and capacity
  • Other software
  • Support engineers – training, support.

How to Apply

Send your CV in PDF, email subject: Senior Backend Engineer – Cloud Native Applications to

[email protected] before September 20 th , 2020. Hiring will be done on a rolling basis. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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