Lagos, LA, Nigeria

Senior Ruby Engineer

 Job Description:

About The Role
AZA has a group of technologists passionate about changing the landscape of finance and remittance. They are looking for a Senior Ruby Engineers to join our rapidly growing team in one of our offices. This role is open to candidates in either Dakar, Lagos and Nairobi and will report to the Software Engineering Manager.

What do you need to do to be considered successful
You would be pivotal to building and improving on existing functional software and web based applications. You will also be responsible for the following:
  • Innovate, develop, maintain and contribute to the existing AZA codebase and its associated applications.
  • Mentor, train and support engineers in order to develop our in-house engineering skills.
  • Improve our overall system development process via process improvements.
  • Optimize application performance and test coverage.
  • Deliver presentations demonstrating application feature delivery.
  • Work with our product team to refine product requirements.
  • Follow best practices (test-driven development, continuous integration, SCRUM, refactoring and code standards)
  • Feasibility and effort estimations.
  • Provide support to our customers including triaging any issues.
  • Contribute in all phases of the development lifecycle

How Important are you to the bottomline?
You are pivotal to creating back-end solutions, building efficient gems and integrating front-end components. You will be involved in the development process from design to deployment.

The Biggest Problem Solving Duties On the Job
You’d get your hands dirty with writing effective and scalable code from the scratch an review the work of other engineers. You’d also drive coordination with team members who work on different layers of infrastructure
What you need to have done in your career?
  • Significant experience in a similar role Good knowledge of working with Ruby and Ruby on Rails.Preferably someone who has worked with Ruby and Ruby on Rails for a minimum of 5 years.
  • Working knowledge of Javascript specifically React.
  • Good knowledge of using automated testing frameworks such as RSpec and Cypress.
  • Good knowledge of source control using Git.
  • Familiarity with the agile development methodology specifically Scrum.
  • Familiarity with deploying and managing applications on the cloud.
  • Good knowledge of software deployment tooling and orchestration.
  • Good knowledge of databases systems, especially PostgreSQL.
  • Confidence in refactoring and working with both new and existing codebases.
  • A strong and flexible work ethic.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Preference to participate in pair-programming and using GitHub pull requests to review code of others.
  • Confidence in refactoring and working with both new and existing codebases.
  • Familiarity with container frameworks, especially Docker and Kubernetes.

What Do you stand to gain?
  • A competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Global / regional network / exposure in FinTech / Blockchain industry.
  • Casual work environment.
  • Great work -life balance.
  Required Skills:

Engineer Ruby on Rails Continuous Integration Software Engineering Kubernetes Ruby Balance Scratch Github PostgreSQL Docker Components Problem Solving Infrastructure Engineers Scrum Databases Integration Presentations Salary Writing Git Testing Software JavaScript Finance Engineering Design Communication