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Position: Backend Software engineer

Salary: 80k-120k

Location: Nairobi

Job description

Our client a modern and fast growing online ride company in Africa and other parts of the world and aimed at providing an on demand taxi service across major cities and towns. They are looking for an experienced Backend (PHP/Laravel) Software Engineer to be part of the in- house engineering experts. He/She will be tasked with developing high – performing applications with an aesthetic outlook. He/She shall be expected to use their broad understanding of backend technologies and experience with software engineering to help build and scale the infrastructure that will power the ride-sharing platform.


  • Build the backend infrastructure
  • Work in sync with website and mobile apps developers to deliver cohesive and timely backend services
  • Analyze user needs and develop software solutions
  • Develop automated tests and maintain code quality
  • Track, diagnose, and repair application errors, performance issues, and deployment issues
  • Be involved and drive product & design discussions
  • Deliver high quality features at high velocity
  • Help us scale our infrastructure
  • Perform routine software maintenance
  • Compile and analyze data, processes, and codes to troubleshoot problems and identify areas for improvement
  • Collaborating with the front-end developers 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
  • Recording data and reporting it to proper parties
  • Participating in continuing education and training to remain current on best practices, learn new programming languages, and better assist other team members
  • Taking lead on projects, as needed


  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field
  • Seasoned with building backend systems at scale
  • Must have strong product design sense
  • Mastery of REST APIs and web development in general
  • Mastery of Object-Oriented programming and design and SOLID design principles
  • Ability to build a feature from scratch & drive it to completion
  • Willingness to learn new technology, whatever lets you deliver the best product
  • Worked on projects that have reached millions of customers and have individually contributed to many consumer-facing features
  • Proficient in PHP, Laravel framework, and NodeJS
  • Ability to dive into large existing projects and contribute by narrowing down and quickly understand relevant parts of the system
  • Must have a pragmatic and agnostic approach to coding, with no specific preference for any language/framework, and understanding when to (and when not to) apply certain design patterns and refactoring, based on many years of experience with several large projects
  • Proficiency with relational databases such as MySQL, Oracle, and SQL Server.
  • Must be deadline and detail-oriented
  • Must have strong analytical and critical thinking skills

How to Apply

If you meet the above qualifications, skills and experience send CV to

Interviews will be carried out on a rolling basis until the position is filled

The subject of your email should be ‘Backend Software Engineer

Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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