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Principal Engineer - Jumia (Full Time)


Engineering & Technology

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1 week ago

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About Jumia :

Jumia believes that technology has the potential to transform everyday life in Africa for the better. Jumia was built to help consumers access millions of goods and services conveniently and at the best prices while opening up a new way for sellers to reach consumers and grow their businesses.

Listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in 2019, Jumia is the leading e-commerce company in Africa, operating in 11 countries. The Jumia platform consists of a marketplace, which connects sellers with consumers, a logistics service, which enables the shipment and delivery of packages from sellers to consumers, and a payment service, JumiaPay, which offers a safe and easy solution to facilitate online payment transactions. The company offers goods across a broad range of categories, such as phones and electronics, home appliances, fast-moving consumer goods, fashion and beauty.

What you will be doing:

Be part of the Jumia Engineering team and play a key role in Jumia's technology plan Be a role model for the Jumia Values  Work effectively cross-functionally discussing and identifying new opportunities for projects and features Align architectural decisions with and across Engineering teams, ensuring the progress towards the target vision for the Jumia platform Arbitrate on technical decisions within your scope Directly contribute to systems design and write code to set the example of what technical excellence looks like in Jumia Define NFRs, and standards for observability and collaborate with Engineering Managers to ensure highly performant solutions are developed Ensure comprehensive documentation of system architecture, design decisions, and operational procedures. Coach engineers in your scope Ensure system reliability and compliance Find a group of humble and intelligent people ready to make you grow and to grow with you Change the Internet landscape in Africa and the World through your team

What we are looking for:

8+ years experience as an individual contributor working with agile methodologies and with experience architecting and running large-scale systems Strong working experience with Java and respective web frameworks (preferably Spring) Experience with event-driven architectures and tools for queueing and streaming (preferably Apache Kafka) Experienced working with large-scale Databases (SQL and NoSQL) Experience with containerization (preferably Docker) and orchestration (Kubernetes) Strong black box test Automation experience is a plus Experience designing and developing platforms built for scale is a plus A proactive challenger mindset: if there's room for improvement, you'll say it A solver mindset: when there is a will, there is a way A strong business sense. You understand the impact of your work The ability to be autonomous and to own your decisions The ambition to grow the company and within the company Full professional English proficiency

We Offer :

A unique experience in an entrepreneurial, yet structured environment A unique opportunity of having strong impact in building the African e-commerce sector The opportunity to become part of a highly professional and dynamic team An unparalleled personal and professional growth as our longer term objective is to train the next generation of leaders

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