Paga is a licensed financial services company and a leading payments company in Nigeria with a massive transformative purpose – to make it simple for one billion people to access and use money. It was founded on the simple belief that the ubiquity of mobile phones can be leveraged in building an ecosystem that enables people to digitally send and receive money and creating simple financial access for everyone.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Senior Software Engineer

Location: Yaba, Lagos
Department: Product Development
Employment Type: Full-Time
Sector: FinTech
Reports to: Software Team Lead / Software Architect

Summary

  • Our purpose at Paga is to make it simple for 1 billion people to access and use money. We do that by delivering innovative financial services to the mass market across large, underserved markets.
  • We were founded on the simple belief that the growing ubiquity of the internet and mobile phones enables us to build an ecosystem that empowers everyone to digitally send and receive money and to use simple but meaningful financial services.
  • At Paga we value above all else, Collaboration, Ownership, Results Orientation, Integrity and Innovation (CORII).
  • As a Senior Software Engineer at Paga, you will take on ownership for the implementation and technical effectiveness of broad functional and/or technical areas of the platform.
  • You will be expected to contribute meaningfully to the design and improvement of the solutions you work on.
  • You will be expected to contribute to the development of the improvement of the software development practice as a whole through peer leadership, code review, technical training, process improvement and technical thought leadership.

Requirements, Knowledge and Skills

  • A degree in a related discipline
  • 6+ years of continuous experience working on enterprise software application development OR an advanced degree in a related discipline and at least 4+ years of continuous experience working on enterprise software application development
  • Solid experience working with team development tools and organization structures.
  • Ability to multitask very well
  • Comfort and experience providing technical leadership in a software development team

Technical Expectations:

  • Code Sophistication – Understands a wide range complex code constructs, design patterns and frameworks proficiently and is able to navigate and apply them in their work. Is able to adapt third party frameworks to work better within their own domain of work. Is able to conceive of and implement custom frameworks that improve product development for themselves and others.
  • Code Performance and Optimization – Is a “performance-maven”, consistently applying performance-optimization considerations in work products. Actively contributes to the improvement of product design from a technical perspective including usability, security, memory management, manageability, reliability and performance.
  • Abstraction Knowledge – Has mastery of most abstract software engineering concepts, applies them broadly across their work and improves the work of junior peers by applying these concepts in feedback.
  • Technical Independence – Has end-to-end product development ownership for broad products/features/framework or product areas. Engages and provides constructive input into platform-wide technical and architectural discussions.
  • Code Testing (Manual, Auto, Unit) – Contributes to the overall improvement of code testability and code testing tools and processes.
  • Code Review Quality – Consistently performs in-depth code review within areas of responsibility, with feedback that goes beyond typical error-checking to include overall structure, performance, reliability and maintainability of the platform & code base.
  • IDE/Tool Usage & Routine Automation – Implements automation to improve the development practice individually and across the team. Implements useful tools to improve development practices.
  • Process Adherence & Development – Helps oversee process adherence across the team and contributes meaningfully to process improvement.
  • Aesthetic Design – Contributes to improvement of overall product design through insightful feedback and implementation. Oversees aesthetic standards of more junior peers.