Intermediate Backend Engineer at Black Pen Recruitment

Job FieldICT / Computer
Job TypeFull-Time Remote
LocationLagos State
Experience3 - 5 years

Job Description

  • As an Intermediate Backend Engineer you will make an extremely high impact on a small, fast scaling team. You’ll have the ability to help build a product used by thousands of people with taking full ownership of the product
  • They are looking for someone who has experience not only with their tech stack in a successful SaaS company, but also with agile methodologies and web development.  
  • The idea candidates are ones that have previously worked within a FinTech/ Crypto company and who are clear communicators who are highly self-motivated; eager to collaborate, exchange knowledge, apply new skills and pitch in for whatever the team needs to ship new code.
  • Required Technologies – the ideal candidate must be highly skilled in: NodeJS, VueJS, Serverless Framework, AWS (Lambda, DynamoDB, SNS, SQS, Cloudwatch and IAM) and unit testing (Jest & Mocha).


  • Set technical direction and own the architecture and implementation of features
  • Provide guidance and assist in helping knock down walls and clear path towards work completion
  • Lead a group of engineers and cross-functional team members in the implementation of new and existing features
  • Provide clear and concise communication regarding feature development statuses to the team and stakeholders
  • Plan, supervise and manage releases for the work the squad is performing
  • Empower team members – including other developers as well as Technical Support and QA – through technical mentoring, contributions to the team’s documentation, libraries, and providing automation for manual tasks where appropriate
  • Define and adhere to internal coding standards, development processes, and design best practices
  • Ensure quality by performing thorough testing and leveraging peer reviews for your work and the work of cross functional teams
  • Help scope, estimate, and prioritize work
  • Embrace and demonstrate our values: humility, creativity, and independence
  • Write and maintain clean, maintainable, and well-tested code for the future (and present) of the company’s platform
  • Participate in mandatory weekly calls.


  • 3-5 years work experience as a Backend Engineer / Developer  
  • Experience in a software development environment, with capability in back-end development
  • Strong experience working in AWS (Lambda, DynamoDB, SNS, SQS, Cloudwatch and IAM) with a strong desire to further one’s skills
  • In-depth experience with Node.js, possessing broad knowledge of JavaScript in general and Node.js internals
  • Serverless Framework experience  
  • Unit Testing (jest and or mocha) experience
  • Experience in Golang, Typescript, Kubernetes, Elastick Stack and or Streams (Kafka, Kinesis) highly advantageous
  • State Machine and Step Function experience advantageous
  • You have experience driving technical projects, prioritizing work, identifying
  • dependencies, facilitating technical decisions and cross-functional team discussions.
  • You’re experienced in designing and implementing application architectures and code that are highly scalable, available, maintainable, and performant.
  • You can work independently while also putting an emphasis on mentorship of those around you.
  • You’re comfortable collaborating closely with product managers, product owners, and stakeholders, providing estimates or product ideas that will influence your team’s roadmap.
  • You’re a thoughtful communicator – some teams are partially or fully distributed so  effective written communication is key.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Black Pen Recruitment on to apply.


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