Engineering Manager - Lagos

  • Permanent contract 
  • Lagos
  • Master's Degree
  • > 5 years

The company



  • Banking, Big Data, FinTech / InsurTech
  • From 50 to 250 employees

The job

Engineering Manager - Lagos

  • Permanent contract 
  • Lagos


FairMoney is building the leading mobile bank for emerging markets.

We started with a digital microloans application on Android, and currently roll out additional financial services (current account, savings, debit card) while expanding the product to Western Africa and South-East Asia.
So far we disbursed close to 500,000 microloans and give more than 5000 loans daily. We are backed by top notch US/EU investors and have raised 15m EUR + Venture Capital supporting our stellar growth.

We are a team of 60 between Paris and Lagos in Engineering (Android, Data, Backend), Product, Marketing, Customer Service and Operations.

Our Values

  • Start with the client, never assume 📊
  • Churn 9-5 🎯
  • Care for Impact 🥰
  • A - Players only 💪
  • Fly High - Fly Low 🙌
  • Young & Hungry 🏋️
  • Progress starts where comfort ends 👊🏾
  • 70/30 ⚡
  • Direct Feedback 🤝
  • Logic and Data wins over “I think” 💥

More info here.[https://www.fairmoney.ai/join-the-team]

Job description

Your mission is to build from scratch our new development center based in Nigeria, Lagos. You will report directly to our CTO, Matthieu Gendreau, who is based in France, Paris.

We are waiting from you to work on :

  • scaling and managing our team based in Lagos,
  • putting processes in place to insure steady speed and delivery,
  • build a scalable infrastructure and limit technical debt.

Preferred experience

  • You have 5 - 10 years of experience in backend development,
  • You have one signicative experience in scaling and managing a team,
  • You have an Engineering or University Diploma in computer science (we are also open to self-taught with 5 years experience in computer engineering),
  • You are able to code in a backend languague (Ruby on Rails or Python or node.js or Go or Php or Java…)
  • You have knowledge with AWS or GCP cloud providers,
  • You are able to go to the most efficient solution,
  • You know how to take initiatives.

Recruitment process

  • screening call with Maud - our Talent Manager
  • technical interview with Matthieu - our CTO
  • meeting the team in Nigeria.

Meet the FairMoney team



Engineering Manager - Lagos

  • Permanent contract 
  • Lagos
  • Master's Degree
  • > 5 years
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