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

  • Lead and manage the engineering team, providing strategic direction, guidance, and mentorship to drive technical excellence, innovation, and collaboration
  • Develop and execute the engineering strategy and roadmap, aligning it with business goals, market trends, and customer needs
  • Collaborate with product management, design, and other stakeholders to define technical requirements, prioritize initiatives, and drive the successful delivery of products and solutions
  • Oversee the design, development, and deployment of software applications, ensuring they meet quality, scalability, security, and performance standards
  • Establish and maintain engineering best practices, processes, and methodologies to ensure consistency, efficiency, and quality in software development and delivery
  • Foster a culture of innovation, continuous improvement, and learning within the engineering team, empowering individuals to take ownership of their work and contribute to the success of the organization
  • Manage engineering resources, budgets, and timelines, optimizing resource allocation and ensuring projects are delivered on time and within budget
  • Stay up-to-date with emerging technologies, tools, and trends in software development, and make recommendations for technology adoption, investment, and innovation
  • Lead by example, embodying Jumia's values and principles, and inspire others to uphold the highest standards of integrity, innovation, and excellence

What we are looking for

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field; Master's degree or MBA preferred
  • 14+ years of experience in Software Engineering roles, with 6+ years of experience in Engineering leadership or management roles
  • Deep technical expertise in software development, architecture, and engineering principles, with hands-on experience in developing and deploying complex software solutions
  • Strong leadership and management skills, with the ability to inspire, motivate, and develop high-performing teams and foster a culture of innovation and collaboration
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively communicate technical concepts and complex ideas to diverse audiences and stakeholders
  • Strategic thinking and business acumen, with the ability to understand market dynamics, customer needs, and competitive landscape, and translate them into actionable engineering strategies and initiatives
  • Proven ability to drive results, execute on strategic initiatives, and deliver business impact in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Passion for technology, innovation, and continuous learning, with a commitment to driving technical excellence and delivering high-quality software products and solutions
  • 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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