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Senior Ruby Engineer (UK/Africa)

Employer
AZA Finance
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
15 Sep 2021

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Sector
Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Permanent
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Company Summary

AZA Finance is an established provider of currency trading and cross-border payment solutions which accelerate global access to frontier markets through an innovative infrastructure. By leveraging cutting edge technology in our flagship products, AZA is able to significantly lower the cost and increase the speed of business payments to, from and across frontier markets.

Our API product provides both wholesale currency purchase and retail settlement via our robust API while our Web-Based platform is our B2B over-the-counter product that caters to businesses with wholesale currency needs, especially those paying partners and suppliers.

Our partners utilise our hybrid financial infrastructure and deep local knowledge to manage liquidity and send payments to dozens of bank networks, mobile money operators and payments aggregators across Africa. Licensed by the UK's FCA and the Bank of Spain, AZA is a market-maker in every major African currency. AZA was founded in 2013 and now has offices in Nairobi, Lagos, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Kampala and Dakar.

Job Summary

We are passionate technologists who believe in making a difference to the lives of those living in emerging markets. We aim to change the landscape of finance and remittance.

Our development team is a group of skilled self-reliant engineers that have the ability to work together to solve complex problems and provide simple solutions for our customers. We are looking for a Software Engineer to join our rapidly growing team in one of our offices. The post holder will report to the Software Engineering Manager.

This role is open to candidates in London,Dakar,Lagos and Nairobi

How your skills and passion will come to life at AZA
  • Mentor, train and support engineers in order to develop our in-house engineering skills.
  • Innovate, develop, maintain and contribute to the existing AZA codebase and its associated applications.
  • Improve our overall system development process via process improvements.
  • Optimise application performance and test coverage.
  • Deliver presentations demonstrating application feature delivery.
  • Work with our product team to refine product requirements.
  • Feasibility and effort estimations.
  • Provide support to our customers including triaging any issues.


Requirements

What we are looking for
  • Significant experience in a similar role Good knowledge of working with Ruby and Ruby on Rails.Preferably someone who has worked with Ruby and Ruby on Rails for a minimum of 5 years.
  • Working knowledge of Javascript specifically React.
  • Good knowledge of using automated testing frameworks such as RSpec and Cypress.
  • Good knowledge of source control using Git.
  • Familiarity with the agile development methodology specifically Scrum.
  • Familiarity with deploying and managing applications on the cloud.
  • Good knowledge of software deployment tooling and orchestration.
  • Good knowledge of databases systems, especially PostgreSQL.
  • Confidence in refactoring and working with both new and existing codebases.
  • A strong and flexible work ethic.
  • Excellent communication skills.


Desired
  • Preference to participate in pair-programming and using GitHub pull requests to review code of others.
  • Confidence in refactoring and working with both new and existing codebases.
  • Familiarity with container frameworks, especially Docker and Kubernetes.


Benefits
  • A competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Global / regional network / exposure in FinTech / Blockchain industry.
  • One of the hottest, fastest scaling startups in Africa.
  • Casual work environment.
  • Great work -life balance.
  • We value autonomy.
  • Opportunity for growth for all employees.
  • Opportunity to work hard and play hard.
  • ...... and more!!

AZA is an equal opportunity employer and will consider every qualified applicant for employment. AZA does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability.
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