Cowrywise is a digital wealth management platform democratising access to savings and investment products for the underserved but growing millennials in Africa. Joining us would mean being part of an interdisciplinary team with a lofty vision of building the next-generation wealth management platform for Africans.
We are recruiting to fill the position below
Job Title: Software Engineer (Backend)
Job Type: Full Time
About this Position
We are looking for a Software Engineer (Backend) to help us as we scale out our engineering infrastructure, software, and services
Talk to us if you are interested in a fast-paced environment and if you are passionate about using technology to solve exciting problems.
Your Role Will Involve
Working within the engineering team to build new product features and enhancements, while solving some of the most interesting problems in financial analysis, machine learning, payments systems, and infrastructure scaling.
Building internal and external interfaces (API) for a diverse set of touchpoints, while also consuming other 3rd party interfaces.
Collaborating with product designers, product managers, and the rest of the team to bring to life new experiences for our customers.
Working on scaling our backend infrastructure on AWS, including writing automation scripts and technical documentation.
Contribute to raising our engineering standards, tooling, and processes
What We Look For
3+ years of experience developing backend software applications, web or mobile applications, and public-facing APIs.
Solid knowledge of writing software in Python. Good knowledge of Django and other Python frameworks will be an added advantage, including experience with caching, queuing, and asynchronous tasks and frameworks.
Our infrastructure is purely nix-based, so we'd love to see you have a good experience working with production apps on Linux environments and you're not afraid of being dropped in front of a shell prompt.
Strong computer science fundamentals, algorithms, and data structures background.
Experience with containers, and container orchestration using Docker and Kubernetes
Close familiarity with software engineering tools, software development methodology, TDD, and release processes is a big advantage.
Sound Knowledge of Python web frameworks (Django, Flask, Falcon)
Working knowledge of Database Systems (Mysql, Postgres)
Familiarity with using Linux commands (centos or ubuntu)
Familiarity with uwsgi, gunicorn, nginx and apache
Ability to use git
Good understanding of REST principles and a fair understanding of building RESTful APIs with Django rest framework
Familiarity with Oauth2 and JWT Authentication
Bonus points for Celery, Redis, Memcache, Docker, RabbitMQ.