Kuda

Software Engineer (Backend)

Full-Time in Lagos, NG - Technology

Software Engineer (Backend)

Kuda is a full-service, digital-only bank with a mission to make banking more accessible, affordable and rewarding for every African on the planet.

Founded in 2019, Kuda has offices in London and Lagos, Nigeria - where it operates as Kuda Microfinance Bank under license from the Central Bank of Nigeria.

The bank provides full banking services through its suite of apps for Android phones, iPhones and the web, allowing everyday Nigerians with internet access to operate a spending account, access instant credit, save money automatically and earn annual interest without the burden of traditional bank charges such as card maintenance fees, account maintenance fees and excessive transfer fees.

Kuda also provides its customers with free debit cards which it delivers across Nigeria at no extra cost.

Job Purpose

We are looking for a result-driven and analytical software engineer (backend) who will troubleshoot and improve existing backend applications and processes. S/he will use his or her understanding of programming tools and languages to analyze current codes, formulate more efficient processes, solve problems and create a more seamless experience for users.

Responsibilities

  • Take part in the entire application lifecycle, focusing on coding and debugging
  • Write quality code to develop functional web applications
  • Debug applications and detect and fix errors
  • Work together with engineers building client-facing applications to integrate UI elements with server-side logic
  • Implement modern technologies to improve legacy applications
  • Collect, analyse and address technical and design requirements
  • Help to create reusable code and libraries for future use
  • Train and support internal teams
  • Interact with developers, designers and system administrators to identify new features
  • Stay informed about emerging technologies


Requirements

  • Strong computer science fundamentals, algorithms, and data structures background
  • 3+ years of industry experience
  • Willing to embrace and enrich Kuda culture of empathy, teamwork and passion
  • Have a strong desire for learning and growth.
  • Passionate about improving developer productivity
  • Strive for speed and quality
  • Desire to automate
  • Model of software engineering best practices, including agile development, unit testing, code reviews, design documentation, debugging, and troubleshooting.
  • Solid experience with C#, .Net, .Net Core
  • Strong computer science fundamentals, algorithms, and data structures background
  • Bachelors or higher in Computer Science or a related field or equivalent experience
  • Have a deep understanding of Source Code Management
  • Have in-depth understanding of Cloud Technologies (Azure, AWS)
  • Have a great understanding of databases and SQL
  • Have in-depth understanding of REST APIs, SOAP & RPC
  • Have in-depth understanding of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Are able to do technical writing and API documentation
  • Are familiar with project management tools (e.g Trello, Jira, etc)
  • Have good problem-solving skills
  • Have strong verbal and written communication skills