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.

About Jumia Egypt Tech Center

Want to be part of the biggest tech center in Africa and work in mixed teams with over 16 different nationalities? Join Jumia Cairo Tech Center where tech meets purpose. At Cairo Tech Center, 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.

What you will be doing

  • Be part of the Jumia Engineering team and shape the long-term technology vision and strategy aligning with the company’s objectives
  • Be a role model for the Jumia Values
  • Work effectively cross-functionally and with the leadership, leveraging data and metrics to identify new opportunities for existing and new projects and features
  • Define architectural standards and guidelines across company in collaboration with the Technical Advisory Group, Directors of Engineering and Platform teams
  • Arbitrate on technical decisions within your scope
  • Define Operational Excellence KPIs and standards, and partner with Directors of Engineering to ensure highly performant solutions are developed and continuously improved
  • Drive performance and efficiency improvements across Jumia's platform, leading initiatives in load testing, performance tuning, and capacity planning
  • Ensure comprehensive documentation of system architecture, design decisions, and operational procedures.
  • Mentor and develop Principal and Staff Engineers, fostering a culture of technical excellence and continuous learning
  • 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

  • 12+ years of experience as an individual contributor working with agile methodologies and with experience architecting and running large-scale tier 1 systems
  • Expertise in designing and implementing complex system architectures, with a focus on scalability, reliability, and maintainability
  • Strong working experience with Java and web frameworks (preferably Spring), with exposure to multiple programming languages
  • Experience with event-driven architectures and tools for queueing and streaming (preferably Apache Kafka)
  • Experienced working with large-scale Databases (SQL and NoSQL), with a good understanding of data modelling and optimization
  • 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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