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Senior Platform Engineer



Software Engineering
Nairobi, Kenya
Posted on Sunday, October 2, 2022

Company Description

Ajua is The Integrated Customer Experience Solution for Businesses in Africa.

We exist to bridge the gap between businesses and their customers. Ajua’s technology integrates with businesses at the points that matter most to their customers to measure and optimize their Customer Experience. Our plug and play platform has enabled leading brands of various sizes and industries on the continent to create actionable strategies that drive business growth.

Job Description

Ajua is a Silicon Valley and Africa Venture Capital backed growth stage start-up, and Africa’s first Integrated Customer Experience (#IntegratedCX) company driving business growth and giving consumers options on the continent.

Are you ready to lead in the building of technologies to solve the continent's most pressing challenges? Then this opportunity is for you! We are looking for a talented Sr. Platform Engineer who shares our passion for building software solutions and the next technologies across the continent.

Reporting to the Head of Engineering, the Senior Platform Engineer is responsible for building outstanding software solutions to support our real time data platform.

The candidate should demonstrate the following skills :

  • Maintain Ajua’s platform uptime, performance, stability and scalability

  • Design, guide, mentor and challenge system architecture and design with others

  • Develop, maintain, and scale a world class public API

  • Develop best possible, most robust, and extensible solutions from feature requests

  • Experience working with data processing technology (Kafka, Hadoop, Spark, etc)

  • Experience working with Data Scientists to develop rich value added features

  • Experience working with DBA to create ETL and Data Warehouse system

  • Experience working with Operations to automate solutions and increase service reliability

  • Experience working with Machine Learning and using large-scale data repository for business intelligence; App development a plus.

  • Closely monitor all platform related production systems

  • Periodically perform On-Call duty

  • Analyze requirements thoroughly; Advise and develop solutions that solves the true customers' pain

  • Perform testing and unit testing for delivering quality work

  • Acquire technical skills and knowledge continuously and aggressively, and help team to develop the same

  • Properly document development work completed

  • Providing strategic guidance and advice in a true partnership with executive leadership


Basic Requirements

  • Bachelors of Science in Computer Science or related engineering discipline

  • 8+ years of relevant, broad engineering experience

  • Solid data structures and algorithms foundation

  • Expert-level understanding of at least one JVM language preferably Java

  • Advanced understanding of the JVM internals, JVM Runtime, JVM GC, and JVM performance tuning

  • Advanced understanding of Spring Framework, Spring Boot and Spring Cloud

  • Deep understanding of applicable unit and integration testing, and testing frameworks

  • Deep understanding of Relational and Non-relational databases

  • Strong understanding of big data stack, e.g. Hadoop, Kafka, Spark, etc

  • Experience architecting, developing and deploying distributed systems

  • Excellent knowledge of Linux and networking

  • Working knowledge of containerization and orchestration technologies preferably Docker and Kubernetes

  • Strong working knowledge of AWS Cloud computing platform

  • Open Source project contributions are a plus

Additional Information

Working Conditions:

  • Potential travel between East

  • Growth stage startup grind! Working in a dynamic startup environment

  • Competitive salary and benefits

Ajua is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.