Technical Lead at MFS Africa

September 15, 2023
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

MFS Africa is the leading digital payments platform in Africa, enabling low-cost payments across the continent. The company works in close partnership with mobile network operators and financial institutions to bring simple and relevant payment services to African consumers and businesses. MFS Africa connects over 320 million mobile money users across Africa through its platform, which enables cross-border payment for mobile money networks, banks, money transfer operators, and large corporates

The Role

  • We are seeking a Tech Lead to join our team in a permanent role. You will work alongside our Senior and lead developers in development projects.
  • This role is for an experienced Tech lead who has in-depth knowledge of software development.
  • We are seeking candidates with 7+ years of experience in development and leading the team. The successful candidate must possess exceptional communication skills, solid technical skills, and creative problem-solving skills.
  • The position’s preferred locations – where MFS Africa has entities in Africa, i.e. SA, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda.. You will work normal hours, Monday to Friday, 0800 to 1700 (local time), with a combination of in-person office attendance and working from home.

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Oversee and provide technical direction and leadership for a team of developers
  • Assist in evaluating and recommending new technologies
  • Work closely with the development team and product team to ensure architecture & and design implementation with defined standards and guidelines
  • Ensure that program and code quality is of the highest standards
  • Oversee, maintain, and support the production, staging, and testing environments
  • Develop and maintain consistent documentation practices and standards
  • Guiding team members with troubleshooting technical issues
  • Identifying the hardware and software infrastructure needs to accommodate the company’s architectural goals
  • Anticipate, identify, track, and resolve technical issues and risks affecting delivery

Qualifications and Experience 

  • 7+ years’ of experience in development and leading the team.
  • 3-year university degree with a proven background in math, science, finance, and engineering is required; Advanced degrees in IT like master’s in computers is a plus.
  • Working experience in development projects with hands-on coding skills (Java and Python)
  • Quick learning and doing whatever is needed to help us accomplish our goals.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment and be open to feedback and suggestions.
  • Good time management skills and the ability to prioritize tasks to meet deadlines.

Technical Skills:

  • Languages: Java, Python, SQL.
  • Databases: MySQL, PostgreSQL, Mongo DB
  • Cloud: AWS services (EC2, RDS, EBS, VPC, IAM, Cloud Watch, SQS, SNS, Security Groups etc.)
  • DevOps: Kubernetes, Jenkins
  • Experience in JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Angular, and Kafka will be an added advantage.