Backend Engineer – Gateway


Bridging the digital divide for the next billion mobile users. #Games and #MobileApps for #African consumers.

Job Description

As a Backend Engineer, you will be responsible for designing and implementing the features required for our Payments Gateway team. Your feature will reach millions of users within a single day, part of your responsibility will be to implement features in a scalable and observable manner.

You will…

  • Design & build mission-critical backend solutions to support the growth of the platform
  • Research, design and implement solutions which will improve services
  • Monitor and maintain services to keep them stable and secure


What makes you a great candidate?

  • BSc/Hons/MSc degree in Computer Science or relevant IT qualification
  • +5 years of experience with Java (Java 8+ and above), Spring and Spring Boot
  • Experience with either AWS Cloud Services, Microservices or Microsoft Azure
  • Experience developing or integrating with payment systems
  • Experience with front-end web stacks and/or mobile development


What will it be like to work at Carry1st?

Carry1st is a fast-paced and dynamic place to work. Our team is diverse and global as we operate fully remotely across 25+ countries. At Carry1st, you will have the opportunity to…

  • Build awesome, industry-changing products, every day
  • Grow with a VC-backed startup at the intersection of gaming and fintech
  • Work from anywhere in the world with international teammates
  • Own shares in the Company – enabling you to benefit from the value you create

Some Additional Perks…

  • Co-working excursions: Travel to meet your colleagues in cities around the world
  • Awesome equipment: Get everything you need to work effectively
  • Remote working allowance: Put an additional $600 / year to optimise your WFH experience
  • Learning and development: Attend courses, conferences and training events
  • Social events: Participate in regular company events to relax and connect with teammates
  • Birthday leave: Enjoy a paid day off on your special day

We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger. Join us!

About Us

Carry1st is Africa’s leading publisher of mobile games and digital content. Operating at the intersection of games, publishing, and fintech, we scale awesome content in frontier markets by solving hard problems. Across our publishing and Pay1st business lines, we are partnered with top global game companies like Riot Games, Activision, and Stillfront. We are backed by top investors like a16z, Bitkraft, Google, Konvoy, Riot Games, Sony and Nas.

Are you looking to sharpen your Software Development skills to stay relevant in the market? CLICK HERE to have a look at the top schools.

For all your IT certification needs, please, click here for information on how to get started

To apply for this job please visit

Job Overview
Job Location