FairMoney

FairMoney

Software Engineer - Lagos

  • Permanent contract 
  • Lagos
  • Occasional remote authorized
  • > 5 years

The company

FairMoney

FairMoney

  • Banking, Big Data, FinTech / InsurTech

The job

Software Engineer - Lagos

  • Permanent contract 
  • Lagos
  • Occasional remote authorized
  • > 5 years

About

FairMoney is building the leading mobile bank for emerging markets.

They started with a digital microcredit application on Android, and are rolling out additional financial services (current account, savings, debit card) while expanding the product to Western Africa and South-East Asia.

So far they disbursed over 3,000,000 micro-loans and give more than 7,000 loans daily. They are backed by top notch US/EU investors and have raised over USD 15m Venture Capital to support a stellar growth. They are a team of +100 between Paris, Lagos, Bangalore in Engineering (Android, Data, Backend), Product, Marketing, Risk & Data Science and Operations - and they won’t rest before the FairMoney app is in the hand of millions!

Their values

Start with the client 📊
We are passionate, optimize for our users, care for our impact

Own, don’t rent 💥
We strive for ownership and don’t rest until what we own is accomplished

Scientist mindset 👩‍🔬
We solve large challenges, break them into small pieces, make well reasoned conclusions

Churn 9-5 🎯
Work should be something we love and embrace * that we measure in tasks achieved, not hours completed

Fly High - Fly Low 🙌
We fly high to make big and bold plans - strategize
We fly low and put our hands in the dirt to ensure the detailed high quality output of us and those that we manage

70/30 ⚡
We value execution speed and making decisions with 70% of the available data and a 30% margin of error over 100% accuracy and being blocked by over-analysis

Direct Feedback 🤝
We don’t carry frustration with us but give direct feedback to our colleagues regularly to make sure we all improve and get better

Radical Focus 🔎
Our mantra is to start with the question, “What should not be done this week to increase the focus on the things that really matter

Job description

You will be working as our Software Engineer in our Tech Division which is now composed of 11 people worldwide. You will be based in Lagos and working with our engineering team based in Paris.

Your mission is to develop new features for our customers based in emerging countries in order to improve the services of our Android application. Your goal is to build the new digital bank for emerging countries.

We are waiting for you to work on :

  • To develop new features (ex: wallet),
  • To decrease the time spent fixing and maintaining already shipped features,
  • To improve an infrastructure which can handle 2M clients.

🔧 Our technical Stack

  • Our customer product is an android application;
  • It communicates with a Ruby on Rails backend (sidekiq, rspec) - which we are open to teaching;
  • Our ML pipeline is an API-flask (Python);
  • We are hosted on AWS: we use Elastic Beanstalk, a RDS Aurora mysql database, S3, Kinesis (data-stream, firehose);
  • Prototype of a data warehouse on GCP (GCS, BigQuery, Cloud Composer);
  • We have automated tests that run on Travis.

Preferred experience

  • You have 5 - 10 years of experience in backend,
  • 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.

Meet the FairMoney team

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