Elixir Software Engineer at Zola Electric Nigeria

Job FieldICT / Computer
Job TypeFull-Time
LocationLagos State


  • We are looking for a Backend Elixir Software Engineer with strong experience in this capacity.
  • If you are successful, you will play a critical role in our strategic plans for growth and will be an integral part of the Product team
  • This is your dream job if you’re someone who dreams of combining your knowledge, experience, passion and skills to transform the renewable energy landscape
  • You’ll need to be ready to tackle the unique challenges that come with working in an emerging market and building a truly epic business.  

The Position

  • The Elixir Software Engineer will play a critical role in designing and implementing enhancements to our cloud-based IoT infrastructure
  • The position will involve working with our Hardware and Software teams and external partners to integrate, monitor, and control a large set of devices in concert.
  • Design, implement and test software systems to coordinate a fleet of devices in a challenging communication environment, via existing IoT communication platforms implemented in Elixir and Phoenix.
  • Work with our hardware team to define and implement a set of protocols and APIs to achieve the coordinated behavior goal
  • Assist in prototyping and simulation work as part of R&D projects
  • Implement interfaces necessary for operation and debugging of the system
  • Working with teams across continents, time zones and companies
  • Create documentation and help define technical requirements.


  • B.Sc in Computer Science, Software Engineering or equivalent
  • 5+ years of professional work experience as a software engineer
  • 2+ years of experience with Elixir or other functional languages
  • 2+ years of experience developing large-scale web applications using a framework such as Phoenix or Rails
  • Experience with software architecture, databases, distributed systems, data access, web APIs, etc.
  • Excellent technical documentation / communication skills.

Experience with the following is a bonus:

  • GraphQL APIs
  • Docker
  • IoT applications and networks
  • AWS cloud (ECS, S3, RDS)
  • Control systems
  • Optimization and simulation
  • Energy, computer software and related industries.

Personal Traits

  • Interest in international development and social positive impact
  • Self-motivated and creative thinker
  • Enjoys collaboration, has strong communication skills, and is able to work well with a team in person or remotely
  • Planning and Organizing Skills
  • Time Management Skills.

Method of Application

Other Information

  • Preferred locations are Lagos, Nigeria (virtual) / Denver Colorado(Onsite) although this role can be fulfilled on-site and remotely
  • We have offices in East Africa, West Africa, Europe and the western United States. You will need to be available for working meetings and collaboration with colleagues in these locations / time zones.

Interested and qualified? Go to Zola Electric on www.linkedin.com to apply


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