About KOKO Networks
KOKO Networks is a venture-backed technology company operating in East Africa and India. We build and deploy cloud-connected "KOKOpoints" inside local retail outlets, which serve as consumer access points for goods and services delivered in partnership with major suppliers. Our first consumer solution is liquid ethanol cooking fuel, which delivers significant cost savings and quality of life improvements in the multi-billion dollar urban cooking market. In Kenya, this solution is delivered in partnership with Vivo Energy, the company which owns and operates Shell-branded fuels distribution infrastructure across Africa.
As Server Side Engineer, you will be part of a team of passionate Product Managers and Engineers who will lead the technical strategy, design, and development of high quality products that deliver a first of a kind solution in Kenya and beyond.
What You Will Do
- Lead workstreams with Product and QA to design and develop our applications
- Work with peers to find efficient solutions for architectural problems
- Improve test automation by writing unit tests and guiding others in this process
- Implement CI/CD processes
- Keep up to date with open-source ecosystem to ensure new frameworks and technologies are being used in KOKO’s applications
- Manage Level 3 support functions for production systems which include immediate fixes to any critical defects or essential enhancements in the live systems and setting a high standard for such support service levels within the engineering team
- Contribute to building a strong engineering culture of technical excellence within the team
What You Will Bring to KOKO
- Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
- Expert understanding of Python, Django, Flask, and third party frameworks tools and SDKs
- Strong knowledge of UI design principles, patterns, and best practices
- Expertise in integrating front end and back end RESTful applications including offline and synchronisation techniques
- Experience developing real-time, low-latency, high-availability, and high performing applications using IoT technologies and communications (MQTT, etc)
- Understanding of fundamental design principles behind a scalable application
- Familiarity with Cloud/ SaaS architectures
KOKO offers a fast-paced work environment and significant professional growth opportunities. If you share our passion for technology and our vision for global impact, we strongly encourage you to apply!
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