Backend Engineer at Gokada Nigeria

Gokada is the future of transportation in Nigeria starting with two-wheeler taxi-motor bikes (Okada’s) ride-hailing. We are staying true to two things as a transportation company: safety is #1 priority and the city is #1 customer. Our vision is to become the Operating System of cities for mobility, on-demand services, and financial services, by driving social and economic inclusion. Our purpose is: how can we make cities more livable?

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Backend Engineer

Location: Lagos (Remote)
Employment Type: Full-time

About the Role

  • We are looking for a Back-End Software Engineer responsible for managing the interchange of data between the server and the users.
  • Your primary focus will be the development of all server-side logic, definition, and maintenance of the central database, and ensuring high performance and responsiveness to requests from the front-end.
  • You will also be responsible for integrating the front-end elements built by your coworkers into the application. A basic understanding of front-end technologies is therefore necessary as well.

Responsibilities

  • Generate recyclable code libraries
  • Implement ongoing security systems
  • Attend regular information-sharing meetings with the front end engineers on your scrum team to expose weaknesses and problems
  • Routinely inspect server code for speed optimization
  • Conceptualize and implement solutions for data storage
  • Configure usability of all front side applications
  • Maintain a stable server with zero downtime
  • Keep a backup library before any large changes to server
  • Manage cutting-edge technologies to improve applications
  • Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of designers, developers, and system administrators
  • Participate in conferences and educational programs
  • Follow new and emerging technologies.

Requirements

  • 3+ years of experience as a Back-end developer
  • Familiarity with front-end languages such as HTML, JavaScript and CSS
  • Critical thinker and problem-solving skills
  • Team player
  • Good organizational and time-management skills
  • Great interpersonal and communication skills
  • User authentication and authorization between multiple systems, servers, and environments
  • Data migration, transformation, and scripting
  • Setup and administration of backups
  • Outputting data in different formats
  • Creating database schemas that represent and support business processes
  • Implementing automated testing platforms and unit tests
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git
  • Proficient understanding of OWASP security principles
  • Understanding of “session management” in a distributed server environment
  • Very sound understanding of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and its applicability in Microservices
  • Proficient knowledge of a back-end programming language – one or more of PHP, Python, Ruby, Java, .NET, JavaScript etc.
  • Fluent in spoken and written English.

Skils:

  • Tech Savvy.
  • Excellent Communication.

Why Gokada?

  • Meaningful Rewards: Competitive base pay, Flexible Leave Plan, Health Insurance, Training & Skills Development
  • Meaningful Work: Your role at Gokada will directly contribute to improving the livelihoods of many Africans
  • Personal Growth: Opportunity to leave your mark on one of the fastest-growing organizations in Africa
  • The Best Team: Work with a motivated and talented team who have a common shared vision.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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