Backend Developer - Jumia (Full Time)

Jumia is a leading e-commerce platform in Africa. It is built around a marketplace, Jumia Logistics, and JumiaPay. The marketplace helps millions of consumers and sellers to connect and transact. Jumia Logistics enables the delivery of millions of packages through our network of local partners. JumiaPay facilitates the payments of online transactions for Jumia's ecosystem. With over 1 billion people and 500 million internet users in Africa, Jumia believes that e-commerce is making people's lives easier by helping them shop and pay for millions of products at the best prices wherever they live. E-commerce is also creating new opportunities for SMEs to grow, and job opportunities for a new generation to thrive.

With over 5,000 employees in more than 10 countries in Africa, Jumia is led by top talented leaders offering a great mix of local and international talents and is backed by very high-profile shareholders. Jumia is committed to creating a sustainable impact in Africa. Jumia offers unique opportunities in a vibrant and booming environment, creating new jobs, new skills, and empowering a new generation.

Main Responsibilities:
  • Be part of an agile team that develops smart logistics solutions on a service-oriented architecture using state-of-the-art technologies
  • Work closely with a multidisciplinary team (Backend developers, DevOps, QA engineers, Product Owners) oriented to continuous delivery
  • Work across the entire product life cycle: concept, design, development, deployment, testing, release, support
  • Write module, well-organized code.
  • Construct and verify (unit test) software components to meet design specifications
  • Take ownership of your code to be qualitatively high and you will support your colleagues in code reviews.
  • Integration of user-facing elements developed by front-end developers
  • Build efficient, testable, and reusable Java modules
  • Rapidly fix bugs and solve problems
 
Requirements:
  • Strong experience in web development with Object-Oriented Programming
  • Strong experience in Java/J2EE development with Spring framework, especially with modules such as Web, JMS, Transactions with Core Container;
  • Strong experience with Maven;
  • Strong experience with ORM (Hibernate) and SQL (MySQL, PostgreSQL);
  • Experienced in web server-side and client-side technologies
  • A strong sense for code quality, following/defining coding guidelines and experience with Unit-Testing and SonarQube;
  • A clear understanding of the Internet Protocol Suite
  • Experienced in Version Control technologies (GIT, SVN)
  • Aware of Performance and Security topics on web development
  • Understanding fundamental design principles behind a scalable application
  • User authentication and authorization between multiple systems, servers, and environments
  • Creating database schemas that represent and support business processes
  • Excellent communication skills and being able to work independently or in a full team

We offer:
  • A unique experience in an entrepreneurial, yet structured environment
  • The opportunity to become part of a highly professional and dynamic team working around the world
  • An unparalleled personal and professional growth as our longer-term objective is to train the next generation of leaders for our future internet ventures