Senior Software Engineer – Backend


Transforming access to essential goods and services across Africa.

Job Summary

The Senior Software Engineer – Backend is responsible for designing, developing and maintaining the back end of the Wasoko web applications. The role of Senior Software Engineer – Backend requires a high level of technical knowledge, design skills in a distributed world, problem-solving as well as a deep understanding of building RESTful Services, designing using MQs, and Web applications and maintaining them.


  • Design and develop web applications that meet user requirements and adhere to design and coding standards.
  • Create and maintain databases for web applications and mobile applications.
  • Develop, test, and deploy web applications and mobile applications.
  • Troubleshoot and debug web applications and mobile applications.
  • Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders to ensure the successful delivery of applications.
  • Ensure the security and performance of web applications.
  • Monitor and track web application usage.


  • 5+ years of experience in software development.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field.
  • Proven experience with designing and developing REST APIs, using MQs and programming in Java, Springboot
  • Very good designing and problem-solving skills and can work with minimal guidance.
  • Seasoned coder, with good knowledge of various design patterns.
  • Experience with Test Driven Development
  • Knowledge of application performance, monitoring and alerts.
  • Knowledge of continuous integration and continuous deployment
  • Knowledge of cloud platforms (AWS, Azure or GCP)
  • Proficient in database design and development.
  • Experience with mobile application development.
  • Should be a good team player with good communication skills.
  • E-commerce experience is an added advantage.
  • Experience with web development and programming in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and related technologies will be an added advantage.

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