Senior Backend Developer

Stratostaff EA Ltd

At Stratostaff, we are all about creating an impact to the organizations and people we serve. We achieve this by offering Flexible Staffing Solutions in EA.

Job Description

Our client, a Kenyan Fintech Startup helping African Micro entrepreneurs digitize their business tools seeks to bring on board (3) Senior Backend Developers. The Senior Backend Developer will be responsible for creating, maintaining, testing, and debugging the entire back end of the company’s core systems.

 Roles & Responsibilities:

The Senior Backend Developer will have the following roles:

  • Write well-designed, testable, efficient code for new features for existing products or create entirely new products
  • Ensure designs and back-end change process and signoffs  are in compliance with specifications
  • Prepare and produce releases of software components
  • Continuously research, develop, implement and Support continuous improvement by investigating alternatives and technologies and presenting these for architectural review
  • Provide level 1 and level 2 support to the customer service department on all backend applications deployed in test and production environments
  • Ensure all system back-end processes and procedures are carried out, developed, designed and monitored effectively  based on customer requests or industry best practices
  • Establish and maintain sound backup and recovery policies and procedures
  • Attend to user queries, and system problems and resolve or coordinate the resolution of the problem within agreed timelines (SLAs) and all escalations are done immediately
  • Maintain the required system configuration and parameterization by ensuring that change control procedures are maintained.
  • Ensure back-end compliance to change process and signoffs
  • Provides advice to concerned parties, training, demonstrations and all troubleshooting of all back-end processes and needs for any problems before liaising with the Vendors if a technical problem is over capability
  •  Design and Implementation of data storage and retrieval solutions
  • Work with Frontend and Mobile App developers to define RESTFul API specs that are compatible with all supported platforms.
  • Develop, support and monitor application infrastructure(servers and databases) to ensure performance, capacity, and security issues, as well as performance, is optimal
  • Develop technical aspects of the company’s strategy to ensure alignment with its business goals
  • Discover and implement new technologies that yield a competitive advantage
  • Help departments use technology profitably
  • Supervise system infrastructure to ensure functionality and efficiency
  • Build quality assurance and data protection processes
  • Monitor KPIs and IT budgets to assess technological performance
  • Use stakeholders’ feedback to inform necessary improvements and adjustments to existing technology
  • Contribute to all phases of the development lifecycle


  • Reliable and dependable on the role
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent Timekeeper and a good planner
  • Problem-solving & Analytical thinking
  • Good communicator
  • Self-driven and a team player who can work well with technical and non-technical people to deliver high-value results
  • Excellent programming skills
  • Passion for developing applications
  • Coding & Database management
  • Attention to details


  • Bachelor’s Degree/Diploma in Computer science, software engineering or any other relevant course
  • Proven working experience of at least 6 years in software development & complex applications integration
  • Proficient in Node.js, Typescript, NestJs, ExpressJS, KoaJs, SQL, python and firebase cloud functions languages and frameworks
  • Proficiency in postgreSQL, noSQL eg Mongo, and firebase databases
  • Proficient in AWS and GCP cloud platforms
  • Ability to work with Linux servers
  • At least one ci/cd tool such as Circle CI, Jenkins, Travis CI
  • Ability to work with code versioning tools, such as Git, Docker, Kubernetes
  • Basic understanding of Development Operations
  • AWS Developer Associate Certification
  • AWS Serverless development
  • Knowledgeable in the development of  restful APIs
  • Proficiency in at least one of the following: JavaScript, ReactJS, Bootstrap, MaterialUI
  • Understanding of peer programming
  • Experience with at least one database design tool and design itself
  • Experience with the design and implementation of APIs
  • Understanding of code management tools such as Subversion, Git, and Helix Core
  • Understanding of code deployment tools such as Capistrano, and ElectricFlow
  • Desire to work in a start-up environment & ability to self-manage

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