Backend Developer

Founders Factory Africa

Founders Factory Africa is a hands-on early-stage tech investor on track to build and scale 100+ tech businesses across Africa.

The Opportunity:

We are seeking a skilled Backend Developer to join our team. The ideal candidate will have expertise in developing backend systems and APIs. You will work with a team of developers to design and develop robust, scalable, and maintainable back-end systems for our applications. You will be responsible for building and managing APIs that enable seamless integration between the front-end and back-end systems. The Backend Developer will have a strong track record of delivering high-quality code and be able to work collaboratively with other team members.


  • Design, develop, and maintain backend systems for our applications
  • Build and manage APIs to enable seamless integration between front-end and back-end systems
  • Collaborate with other developers to design and implement scalable and maintainable systems
  • Write clean, efficient, and maintainable code
  • Debug and troubleshoot issues that arise during development and deployment
  • Participate in code reviews to ensure code quality and compliance with standards
  • Work with the team to identify and prioritize tasks
  • Stay up-to-date with emerging trends and technologies in software development
  • Continuously improve our development processes and tools


  • 2+ years of experience developing backend systems and APIs
  • Strong understanding of software development principles and web application architecture
  • Experience with GraphQL and REST APIs
  • Proficient in one or more programming languages such as Ruby, Python and Go
  • Experience with backend frameworks such as Rails, Flask or Django
  • Familiarity with databases such as PostgreSQL or MySQL
  • Experience with source control (Git)
  • Familiarity with Agile methodologies
  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment

Desired Skills

  • Experience with cloud platforms such as AWS or Google Cloud Platform
  • Understanding of microservices architecture
  • Familiarity with containerization technologies such as Docker or Kubernetes
  • Experience with API design & documentation
  • Experience with testing frameworks such as Minitest, Pytest or RSpec
KSh100,000 – KSh200,000 a month
Working on a Founders Factory venture provides a rare opportunity for you to team up with world-class thinkers, entrepreneurs, and creators in building and launching a successful tech start-up. This role offers the freedom and excitement of working in a nippy early-stage start-up coupled with a large organisation’s financial stability and resource access.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to lead a game-changing start-up with global growth aspirations and to help shape the future of Africa’s start-up ecosystem.

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