Senior Backend Developer – Java


Drive Excellence in Technology Innovation in Africa

Job Purpose

The Senior Backend Developer – Java will be responsible for building scalable RESTFul APIs, the server-side application logic, and integration with both internal and external systems.

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Job Responsibilities/ Accountabilities

  • Strategy, Planning & Execution.
  • Design, build and maintain efficient RESTFul APIs in Java.
  • Build Reusable Code and Library for Future Use.
  • Design and Implementation of data storage solutions.
  • Work with Frontend and Mobile App developers to define RESTFul API specs.
  • Work well with technical and non-technical people to deliver high-value results.
  • Participating in Sprint Planning and tracking work items.

Essential Knowledge

The role of Senior Backend Developer – Java has the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in information technology, software engineering, computer science or related field.
  • 6+ years’ experience developing applications in Java.
  • 4+ years of experience in Spring Boot.
  • Experience with SOAP and REST services.
  • Good understanding of DevOps and CI/CD practices.
  • Familiarity with container technologies like Docker and K8s.
  • Experience with SQL Server, Oracle Database and MongoDB.
  • Experience with cloud technologies Azure/AWS.
  • Experience with OAuth and JWT Tokens.
  • Knowledge of API Management solutions.
  • Knowledge of MicroService Architecture.
  • Experience with gRPC.
  • Experience with Kafka.

Personal Attributes

  • Must be able and willing to collaborate in a team/cooperative environment as well as exercise independent judgment and initiative.
  • Strong analytical, decision-making, and problem-solving skills.
  • Is extremely logical, and detail-oriented with keen attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize workload and meet multiple project deadlines.
  • Ability to conduct research into systems issues and products as required.
  • Highly self-motivated and self-directed.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Proven ability to quickly learn new applications, processes, and procedures.
  • Structured thinker, and effective communicator with excellent written and oral communication skills.

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