Engineering Manager

Jumia Kenya

The number one online shopping mall in Kenya.

About this role:

We are looking for an Engineering Manager to join Jumia’s Engineering management team. As the Engineering Manager, you will be in charge of setting a fantastic engineering experience for your team(s), its delivery, growth, and career path, and you will interface with multiple stakeholders to discuss current projects and the vision for future ones. We grow through our technology and you will play a key role in it.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Be part of the Jumia Engineering Management team and play a key role in Jumia’s technology plan
  • Be a role model for the Jumia Values
  • Coach engineers in your team and set their career path
  • Drive your team on a continuous lookout for improvement
  • Build reliable systems that scale to Jumia’s ambitions
  • Interact and communicate effectively with engineers, product owners, and business stakeholders
  • Partner with the product lead to manage project scope and ensure the technical deliverables are met
  • Identify headcount needs for the team, plan and recruit to fill these needs
  • Find a group of humble and smart people ready to make you grow and to grow with you
  • Change the Internet landscape in Africa and the World through your team

You have:

  • 6+ years experience as an individual Software Engineer contributor working with Java technologies and agile methodologies
  • A track record of leading effective teams (officially or unofficially – this may be your first experience as an engineering manager)
  • An eye for recruiting great people
  • A great sense to manage technical debt and you know investing in quality will make you go faster
  • The ability to be autonomous and to own your decisions
  • The ambition to grow the company and within the company
  • A great technical sense to challenge engineers and products to make the right decisions
  • Full professional English proficiency

We Offer:

  • A unique experience in an entrepreneurial, yet structured environment
  • This a unique opportunity to have a strong impact in building the African e-commerce sector
  • The opportunity to become part of a highly professional and dynamic team
  • An unparalleled personal and professional growth as our longer-term objective is to train the next generation of leaders

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