Software Engineer (Backend) at Youverify Online Services

Job FieldICT / Computer
Job TypeFull-Time
EducationBA/BSc/HND MBA/MSc/MA
LocationLagos State
Experience3 years


  • Youverify is looking for a Software Engineer (Backend) to join the Technology team to build the next-generation applications to solving complex problems and work with a world-class engineering and product team to deliver innovative products for our users. 

What a typical week may look like at Youverify

  • Design and implement new features and enhancements using NodeJS.
  • Fix bugs assigned during the sprint planning process.
  • Design, innovate and solve complex problems inherent in operating a high scale classifieds platform.
  • Play a key role in reviewing and approving the work of your peers as part of the software development process.
  • Interact with product owners, partners and business stakeholders to understand and develop requirements
  • Debugging and Improvement of existing systems.
  • Expand our micro-services architecture
  • Management of all 3rd party tool relationships and integrations from a technical aspect. i.e. SMS providers, Email, APIs, Finance tools, Marketing tools, Business tools, AWS etc.


  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering or related field
  • 3+ years experience working with NodeJS
  • Comfort working within agile methodologies and experienced in estimation and time management
  • Intermediate understanding of unit and integration testing, and testing frameworks/libraries – Mocha, Jest etc
  • Strong preference for test-driven-development (TDD) and understands its importance
  • Experience having worked with at least one Web Framework for your language of choice
  • Comfort and familiarity with code editor and formatting tools
  • Familiarity with at least one web server technology — (ex: Apache, Nginx)
  • Working knowledge of at least one CI/CD tool — Jenkins, Travis CI, Circle CI, Github Action
  • Working knowledge of gRPC and protocol buffers
  • Strong ability to problem-solve, debug, and understand pertinent performance metrics
  • Familiarity with containerization infrastructure (Docker), Caching (Redis), API gateway (KrakenD), orchestration (Kubernetes), Distributed tracing (Jaeger), Service mesh (LinkerD) and observability
  • Knowledge of microservices (or SOA), Docker, and/or distributed systems.
  • Good working knowledge of NoSQL systems (MongoDB, Elastic, Cassandra), Relational Database Systems (MySQL, PostgreSQL, or Oracle), Messaging Systems (RabbitMQ), Kafka
  • Experience with managing and deploying applications on AWS/DigitalOcean/GCP

In addition to the requirements listed above, all engineers need to possess a combination of the following soft skills:

  • Integrity and honesty
  • Dependability
  • Effective communication
  • Open-mindedness
  • Teamwork
  • Creativity
  • Problem-solving
  • Critical thinking
  • Adaptability
  • Organization
  • Willingness to learn
  • Empathy

What You Get

  • A fast-paced and collaborative environment where we leverage the latest technology
  • Hands-on coaching and professional development
  • Medical coverage
  • Very attractive Remuneration
  • A unique opportunity of growth and having strong impact in building the African identity and data management sector
  • Top Range Machines.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV including link to your GitHub profile and portfolio to: [email protected] using “the job title” as the subject of the email.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


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