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    Software Engineer (Backend) at Youverify Online Services

    Lagos State
    Posted 7 months ago


    • 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

    Job Features


    3 years

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