Intermediate Backend Engineer at Black Pen Recruitment

    Full-Time, Remote
    Lagos State
    Posted 8 months ago

    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.

    Job Features


    3 - 5 years

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