Who we are

Our mission is to digitize financial services. We are building the tools and services that will enable developers to launch, optimize, & scale financial platforms and services. Our thesis is simply the fact that — financial innovation cannot exist without an Open Finance infrastructure. Essentially, the growth of the African Fintech industry is intrinsically tied to the success of an infrastructure like Okra.

Okra powers the tools that millions of people rely on to plan and manage their finances today. We are proudly working with hundreds of companies like Interswitch and D-local, and many of the largest financial institutions to make it easy for people to securely connect their accounts to the apps and services they choose. Okra’s network covers over 100 banks and financial institutions across Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, and Ghana.

We believe that by building Africa’s Open Finance infrastructure, we enable developers to create better, fairer financial services for everyone. We are dedicated to removing the complexity around accessing financial information and payment infrastructure for everyone.

The role

It’s an amazing time to join Okra. We're hiring our first Database Engineer (MongoDB) on our Cloud Infrastructure team to own our database infrastructure and support the future of how millions of people connect to their financial accounts, you'll build a team, and play a pivotal role in hosting, optimizing, scaling, our databases and identify any possible performance bottlenecks and work alongside other engineers to develop plans to resolve them.

You will: 

  • Fully support, configure, maintain, and upgrade the company’s self-managed and externally-managed databases, including troubleshooting and fixing all issues relating to Okra’s databases.
  • Manage user accounts, permissions, access rights, and storage allocations in accordance with best practices regarding privacy, security, and regulatory compliance.
  • Enforce integrity and confidentiality of sensitive data as well as ensure all databases meet international best practices on database security.
  • Be responsible for taking and testing all backups and ensuring that the backups are functional and reliable of all our databases, including ensuring that all backups can be restored to a healthy state on our servers.
  • Be responsible for providing all requests/reports relating to the database.
  • Responsible for setup and configuration of any new database as may be requested by the developer and as approved by the line managers.
  • Monitor and maintain database logs, ensuring that the database logs are not more than 45% of the entire disk resources.
  • Responsible for database maintenance and tuning to optimal performance.
  • Recommend, schedule (where appropriate) database maintenance, disaster recovery procedures, and any other measures required in the event of a security breach.

What you’ll need: 

  • 5+ years experience in a Database administrator role.
  • Hands-on experience in database design, maintenance, tuning, and optimizations.
  • Excellent knowledge of best practices around management, control, security, and monitoring of databases.
  • Familiarity with backup and recovery software and methodologies.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, or related field; additional experience may be substituted for education.
  • Preferred experience: AWS, MongoDB.
Referral Bonus
→ Get up to $1,000 when you successfully refer someone to join Okra. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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