Senior Software Engineer (Backend) needed at Klasha

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Job title : Senior Software Engineer (Backend)

Job Location : Lagos

Deadline : October 26, 2023

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About the role

  • Are you an entrepreneurial Senior Backend Engineer looking to build impactful products? As a Senior Backend Engineer at Klasha, you’ll be joining a high-performing team that is the bedrock of our offering. 
  • This role would suit a resourceful, high-performance IC with experience in greenfield projects.  
  • We’re a Seed-stage startup, so ideally you’d be comfortable wearing multiple hats. We’re learning quickly, shipping regularly, and working cross-functionally to build the future of commerce in Africa. You’ll join a mission-led team that cares deeply about connecting Africa with the global economy. 


  • Collaborating with the Frontend Engineers and other team members to establish objectives and design more functional, cohesive codes to enhance the user experience.
  • Developing ideas for new programs, products, or features by monitoring industry developments and trends.
  • Be involved and participate in the overall application lifecycle.
  • Define and communicate technical and design requirements.
  • Provide training, help and support to other team members.
  • Build high-quality reusable code that can be used in the future.
  • Build and scale our product with input from other team members.
  • Develop functional and sustainable web applications with clean code.
  • Troubleshoot and debug applications.
  • Manage cutting-edge technologies to improve applications.
  • Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of designers and engineers.


  • Minimum 7 years of experience as a backend engineer, ideally in a Fintech startup environment 
  • Fluent application of Java (JDK version), Spring boot, Eureka, Zuul.
  • Familiarity with Github, Hibernate, Apache Kafka, Postgresql.
  • Knowledge of Design Patterns 
  • Strong understanding of the web development cycle and programming techniques and tools.
  • Focus on efficiency, user experience and process improvement.
  • Excellent project and time management skills.
  • Strong problem-solving, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently or with a group.
  • Ability to move fast and adapt as the business requires.
  • Strong knowledge of the African and/or Global payments and logistics ecosystem would be an advantage.
  • Previous experience with functional programming would be an advantage 


Our people are the heart of the business, so we prioritise welfare and offer a wide range of competitive benefits including but not limited to:

  • All the latest technology you need to do your role.
  • Employee stock option scheme.
  • Private health insurance.
  • Mental health wellness benefits.
  • Budget for French language classes.
  • Work-from-anywhere weeks; work from anywhere for three weeks in a year.
  • Paid birthday day off.
  • Team building events.
  • Paid parental leave.
  • Learning and development budget.

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