Engineering Team Lead at Aza Finance

AZA is an established provider of currency trading solutions which accelerate global access to frontier markets through an innovative infrastructure. By leveraging cutting edge technology in our flagship products, TransferZero and BFX, AZA is able to significantly lower the cost and increase the speed of business payments to and from frontier markets. TransferZero is our B2B2C product, which provides both wholesale currency purchase and retail settlement via our robust API. BFX is our B2B over-the-counter platform for businesses with wholesale currency needs, especially those paying partners and suppliers.
Our partners utilize our hybrid financial infrastructure and deep local knowledge to manage liquidity and send payments to dozens of bank networks and mobile money operators across Africa. Licensed by the UK's FCA and the Bank of Spain, AZA is a market-maker in every major African currency. Launched in Nairobi, AZA now has offices in Lagos, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, 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 Ruby on Rails Developer to join our rapidly growing team in one of our offices.
Responsibilities

Ensure that your team is delivering on sprint commitments
Optimising team performance
Unblocking team from technical and process challenges
Review individual team member performance
Innovate, develop, maintain and contribute to the existing BitPesa codebase and its associated applications
Aid with architecture decisions for the application and supporting infrastructure
Mentor, train and support other engineers in order to develop our in-house development skills
Improve our overall system development process via process improvements
Improve the delivery capacity of the team
Optimise application performance and test coverage
Deliver presentations demonstrating application feature delivery
Work with our product team to refine product requirements including providing feasibility and effort estimations
Provide support to our customers including triaging any issues




Requirements

Required

Significant experience in a similar role including managing a team of developers
Good knowledge of working with Ruby and Ruby on Rails
Good knowledge of using automated testing frameworks such as RSpec
Working knowledge of Javascript
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 databases systems, especially PostgreSQL
Confidence in refactoring and working with both new and existing codebases
A strong and flexible work ethic
Excellent communication skills

Desired

Good knowledge of software deployment tooling and orchestration.
Good knowledge of cloud providers, especially AWS.
Familiarity with the agile development methodology specifically Scrum
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 Kubernetesd




Benefits


Competitive salary.
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 our employees.
…and more!
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