About Jumia:

Jumia is the leading pan-Africa e-commerce platform. Founded in 2012, Jumia’s mission is to improve the quality of everyday life in Africa by leveraging technology to deliver innovative, convenient and affordable online services to consumers, while helping businesses grow as they use our platform to reach and serve consumers.

 

Our platforms consist of our marketplace, which connects sellers with consumers, our logistics service, which enables the shipment and delivery of packages from sellers to consumers, and our payment service, which facilitates transactions among participants active on our platform in selected markets. Through our online platforms, consumers can access a wide range of physical and digital goods and services, fashion, electronics, beauty products and also hotel and flight bookings or restaurant delivery.

 

With over 5,000 employees in more than 10 countries in Africa, Jumia is led by top talented leaders offering a great mix of local and international talents and is backed by very high-profile shareholders. Jumia is committed to creating sustainable impact for Africa. Jumia offers unique opportunities in a vibrant and booming environment, creating new jobs, new skills, and empowering a new generation. 

 

About Jumia Egypt Tech Centers

Want to be part of the biggest tech center in Africa and work in mixed teams with over 16 different nationalities? Join Jumia Egypt Tech Centers where tech meets purpose. At Egypt Tech Centers you will be managed by and mentored by top tech leaders in both Portugal and Egypt. You will also be working with state of the art technologies & methodologies, and using agile philosophy, all as means to improve the lives of millions of Africans across the continent by offering them convenient and affordable online solutions. And with that as our PURPOSE, innovation at Jumia NEVER stops and you will be moving from one exciting challenge to the next.

About this role:

We are looking for someone to help us uncover better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it.

Join Jumia's Software Engineering team. The team main goal is to help other Jumia's engineering teams become high performing. High performance teams are characterized by being able to deploy software at will, having a very low defects rate, short lead times and a healthy culture where developer satisfaction and experience stands out. As part of the Software Engineering team you will coach, mentor and teach both teams and individuals on how to achieve those capabilities and become better at developing software.

Responsibilities:

  • Identify the main blockers preventing teams to perform better and propose solutions to overcome them rather than blindly applying an Agile framework
  • Interact with, coach and mentor different teams and roles including developers, testers, product owners, business stakeholders and engineering managers
  • Coach teams and individuals by installing a mindset of continuous improvement where change is embraced and seen as an opportunity rather than an obstacle
  • Teach teams on how to cooperate and, possibly, collaborate effectively and autonomously
  • Contribute to build a safe environment where experimentation is welcome
  • Use your Agile experience to mentor teams on Agile approaches such as BDD, TDD, Refactoring, CI/CD, Pair Programming, User Stories and Simple Design
  • Build company-wide solutions and frameworks that can be used as mentorship/training tools and installed into team's processes (tooling, CI/CD, test automation, BDD)
  • Find a group of humble and smart people ready to make you grow and to grow with you
  • Change the Internet landscape in Africa and the world

Requirements:

  • A passion for Agile software development, high-performance software delivery
  • 8+ years’ experience with Agile and main Agile frameworks (XP, Scrum)
  • 5+ years’ experience as a software engineer
  • A desire to empower people and invest on their growth
  • The ability to motivate, create empathy and influence for change
  • The ability to identify team's main blockers for improvements
  • Good communication, coaching and mentoring skills
  • Experience in batch reduction techniques so that you can teach teams how to work and deliver small for faster feedback (CI/CD, small stories, MVP)
  • Experience designing software so that the cost of change is kept as low as possible
  • Experience in test automation (unit, integration and acceptance tests)
  • Full professional English proficiency

Nice to have:

  • Prior leadership or coaching Agile teams experience
  • Hands on experience in designing effective CD pipelines
  • Experience developing software using BDD Agile approach
  • Experience in using tests to drive development 

We Offer 

  • A unique experience in an entrepreneurial, yet structured environment
  • A unique opportunity of having strong impact in building the African ecommerce 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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