SENDY – Senior Software Engineer (Nairobi)

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The ideal candidate is a critical thinker, is passionate about solving mathematical problems with data and gets excited about building high-performing, scalable, consumer applications.

We believe in end-to-end ownership of projects. For any given project, we have one person on point. While they don’t necessarily have to do all the work themselves, it’s their job to make sure all the work gets done. We launch betas and prototypes as early as we can this helps ensure that we’re building what users actually want.

We have a sticky notes wall and release a few times a week. We keep the team in sync with daily stand-ups and have a retrospective once a month to discuss things that are going well and opportunities for improvements. Although we have strong opinions, we’re never afraid to try to new things to see if they work and reconsider our positions if the situation warrants it.

ABOUT THE ROLE

Work with Product Managers to frame a problem, both mathematically and within the business context.

Your first project involves working with other engineers on our backend applications. On a daily basis, you’ll work on documentation, new endpoints, performance optimization and, of course, test cases.

Write production modeling code; collaborate with other Engineers to implement algorithms in production.

You’ll be working with product people. Your leaders are technical and committed to creating a magical experience for customers. You’ll deploy excellent work that moves the needle for people and businesses around the world.

We’ll surround you with people that love little details and bring out your best.

ABOUT YOU

You became an engineer because you like writing software that helps people.

You have a history of working on Java or Python backend projects at scale and can bring a high level of expertise to the business.

End-to-end experience with data, including querying, aggregation, analysis, and visualization.

Your code is not only a pleasure for customers to use, but for other engineers to read and understand easily.

A big part of being great at your job revolves around being very organized and communicative. It’s clear from your experience that you have those characteristics.

BENEFITS

Health & dental/optical – we cover your health/dental/optical and maternity insurance

Flexible vacation – take time off when you need it, we trust you

Great tools – each engineer needs a Mac laptop and a killer internet connection, so we’ll get you what you need

Professional development – everyone gets a stipend they can use to become better at their craft

All Risk Insurance – on any personal items which you choose to use for work valued over 15,000kes each – aka Computer, Tablet, and/or Phone.

You should include this in your application:

Links to any apps you’ve released in any App Store or libraries/projects you’ve written.

Your favourite data stores and why you like it

Links to online profiles you use (GitHub, Twitter, etc).

A description of your work history (whether as a resume, LinkedIn profile, or prose).

MORE ON SENDY

Sendy ​is THE delivery partner for moving packages in Kenya. Sendy provides an app and web platform that enables individuals and small businesses to connect with Drivers and request on-demand or scheduled package delivery services anytime, any day, 24/7.

Partnership is the foundation of what we do. By partnering with Drivers and Businesses, we empower individuals to grow their livelihood. We do this by building a platform that is Simple, Transparent, and User Centric

HOW TO APPLY

Please forward your application to jobs@sendy.co.ke.

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