Senior Backend Engineer at Traction Apps


Company Info

Large organization

200 + Employees

Traction Apps

Traction Apps operates as a technology company with a specific emphasis on providing tech solutions tailored to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), particularly in the areas of merchant management and payments. Traction Apps is a branch of Traction Venture Partners Limited, a venture-building platform committed to fostering a B2B ecosystem in emerging markets. Led by former McKinsey consultants, Traction embodies a mission-driven, fast-paced, and entrepreneurial culture. It offers a substantial opportunity for team members to contribute to substantial growth and tackle real-world challenges.

Title: Senior Backend Engineer

Location: Lagos

Work Type: Full Time

Job Summary

  • We are looking for driven passionate problem solvers and self-starters to join our team.
  • In this role, you will be responsible for leading the development and execution of best-in-class people strategies which will drive Traction forward as an employer of choice and support the organization in achieving its vision, mission, and strategic goals.

Overview of the Role

  • Integration of user-facing elements developed by front-end developers with server- side logic
  • Writing reusable, testable, readable and efficient code
  • Design and implementation of low-latency, high-availability, and performant applications and APIs
  • Implementation of security and data protection
  • Integration of data storage solutions which may include databases, key-value stores, blob stores, etc.
  • Participation in the process of creating technical specifications
  • Integration and unit testing developed code
  • Mentoring fellow developers
  • Actively taking part in the research of new technologies and solutions
  • Working closely together with front-end developers
  • Owning delivery end-to-end and releasing code to several deployment environments without hitches or inconsistencies.
  • Treating team success as personal success
  • Translating learning into systematic improvement
  • The development of tests and documentation as required
  • Integration of external services where necessary

 Attributes of the Ideal Candidate

  • 4 – 7 years’ experience in backend engineering
  • Experience designing APIs taking a RESTful approach and provide adequate documentation for API users
  • Preferred stack is Golang, NodeJS, Java
  • Experience with Test Driven Development and writing high coverage tests
  • Ability to deploy code, manage, monitor and scale servers required. AWS Experience is preferred
  • Experience with containerization. Docker, Kubernetes similar technologies a plus. Computer Science or related degree
  • A track record of responsibility and an ability to think critically though difficult technical problems
  • Golang experience preferred but not compulsory
  • Experience working in fintech industry a plus

Why Traction

  • Join a high potential organization. This is a unique opportunity to join a rapidly scaling business where we expect you to approach things differently, and solve problems for business owners
  • Meaningful Rewards: Competitive Base Pay, Flexible Leave Plan, Health Insurance
  • Captain your career path. Live, work, and breathe in an environment with limitless opportunities for growth, both professionally and personally. A personal learning budget used to invest in your growth
  • The Best Team. Working with a motivated and talented team plus regular team bonding events

Our Values:

  • Ownership: Everyone’s responsible for the company’s overall success
  • Innovation: You continue to seek ways of solving problems
  • Growth Mindset: You keep pursuing growth and learning
  • Team Spirit: You are responsible for building a positive and valuable team
  • Ethical Standard: You observe high ethical standards towards colleagues and customers.

Deadline: Not Specified.

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

Note: Traction Apps is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The company does not and will not discriminate in employment on any basis prohibited by applicable law.

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