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  • Posted: Aug 17, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Kuda is a full service digital only bank with a banking license. Kuda is designed for your smartphone, free of ridiculous charges and great at helping you budget, spend smartly and save more.
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    Backend Engineer



    Kuda is a full service, app-based digital bank. Our mission is to be the go-to bank not just for those living on the African continent, but also for the African diaspora wherever they might live, anywhere in the world. Kuda is free of ridiculous banking charges and great at helping customers budget, spend smartly and save more. We raised the largest seed round ever seen in Africa, and completed a Series A funding round in February 2021, led by some of the world's smartest venture capital investors.

    With offices in London (our HQ), Lagos and Cape Town, and further offices opening across Africa during 2021, Kuda is fast becoming recognised as the leading 'Neobank' for Africans.

    To help us grow into the company that can bring meaningful change to the way people across Africa get access to great financial products and services in order to take control of their personal finances, we are actively looking for bright, talented, driven people who are excited by our mission. If this sounds like a great way to spend your valuable time, then please get in touch with us.

    Role Overview:

    We are looking for a result-driven and analytical software engineer (backend) who will troubleshoot and improve existing backend applications and processes. S/he will use his or her understanding of programming tools and languages to analyze current codes, formulate more efficient processes, solve problems and create a more seamless experience for users.

    Roles and responsibilities:

    • Main focus on coding and debugging

    • Build high-quality reusable code that can be used in the future

    • Develop functional and sustainable web applications with clean codes

    • Troubleshoot and debug applications

    • Conduct tests and optimise performance

    • Work together with engineers building client-facing applications to integrate UI elements with server-side logic

    • Implement modern technologies to improve legacy applications

    • Collect, analyse and address technical and design requirements

    • Help to create reusable code and libraries for future use

    • Train and support internal teams

    • Interact with developers, designers and system administrators to identify new features

    • Stay informed about emerging technologies



    • 3+ years of industry experience

    • Bachelors or higher in Computer Science or a related field or equivalent experience

    Skills & Experience:

    • Strong computer science fundamentals, algorithms, and data structures background

    • Model of software engineering best practices, including agile development, unit testing, code reviews, design documentation, debugging, and troubleshooting.

    • Solid experience with C#, .Net, .Net Core

    • Strong computer science fundamentals, algorithms, and data structures background

    • Have a deep understanding of Source Code Management

    • Have in-depth understanding of Cloud Technologies (Azure, AWS)

    • Have a great understanding of databases and SQL

    • Have in-depth understanding of REST APIs, SOAP & RPC

    • Have in-depth understanding of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)

    • Are able to do technical writing and API documentation

    • Are familiar with project management tools (e.g Trello, Jira, etc)

    • Have good problem-solving skills

    • Have strong verbal and written communication skills

    Personal Attributes:

    • Willing to embrace and enrich Kuda culture of empathy, teamwork and passion

    • Have a strong desire for learning and growth.

    • Passionate about improving developer productivity

    • Strive for speed and quality

    • Desire to automate


    Why join Kuda?

    Become a part of one of the trailblazers in the challenger banking arena by joining the exciting and ambitious team at Kuda Bank as we work to become the neobank for ‘every African on the planet’.

    We currently have offices in Lagos, London and most recently, Cape Town, where we are providing a platform from which to launch into new markets.

    Our Cape Town team share offices in Claremont to enable connection and collaboration but follow a remote first work policy and offer flexible working hours. Our goal is to build a team of smart and kind individuals who will work together to solve interesting problems and lead the way in shaping the future in banking for all Africans.

    Additionally, we are in the process of building out great perks and benefits to deliver the best possible employee experience to our growing team.

    Currently we offer:

    • Paid Time Off

    • Work From Home

    • Flexible working hours

    • Training & Development

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Kuda on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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