Lead Full Stack Engineer

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.

Job Description

We seek a highly skilled Lead Full Stack Engineer to manage the development of digital solutions to meet the Academy’s mission and objectives. S/he will lead the design, development and implementation acting as the technical lead and interface, working closely with external service providers to deliver the end products. and operations of the digital platform. The right candidate for this role will understand project requirements and develop design specifications as per requirements.


The Lead Full Stack Engineer role has the following responsibilities:

  • Design, implement and maintain new features and functionalities for the platform, understanding the requirements and translating them into scalable and efficient software solutions
  • Design software system architecture
  • Work on both the front-end and back-end of the application, demonstrating expertise in various technologies, frameworks, and programming languages.
  • Work collaboratively with other teams to understand end-user requirements, use cases, and technical concepts, translating them into a cohesive and effective solution while ensuring a seamless user experience
  • Optimise the platform’s performance to handle large amounts of data and high user traffic, delivering a smooth user experience.
  • Participate in code reviews and enforce best coding practices while writing and executing unit and integration tests to maintain code quality.
  • Maintains consistent version control and monitoring of continuous deploymentImplements proactive monitoring practices, derives actionable insights from data, ensures the reliability and security of IT operations, and optimises performance.
  • Documents system specifications for internal use and end users, highlighting bug fixes, new features and potential issues.
  • Ability to identify & implement tools and integrations that will facilitate seamless program operations and delivery across the Academy team

    Skills Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field
  • Have engineering management experience in a high-growth startup or medium-sized product-focused tech company
  • Demonstrated track record of delivering user-centric products with modern technologies for a variety of different problem domains
  • Experience with agile development methodologies
  • Worked on a diverse set of full-stack technologies including experience with web, mobile, data and infrastructure
  • Knowledgeable of a range of modern web or mobile frameworks, e.g. React, Angular, Django, Rails, iOS, or Android.
  • Proficient in at least one programming language such as Python, Javascript, Ruby, and Golang.
  • Must have cloud development experience – particularly AWS.
  • Understanding of scalable architectures like microservices etc.
  • Well-rounded experience in Javascript particularly TypeScript.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and analytical skills
  • Strong teamwork skills
  • Strong organisational skills

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