Tiko - Java Backend Engineer


English, java, Spring, Junit, AWS

Tiko is currently hiring a Java Backend Engineer
Tiko (previously known as Triggerise) believes in a world where all youth have the power to choose where, when, and how they meet their sexual reproductive health needs. Their digital platform delivers scalable and verifiable sexual reproductive health services for young people in 5 main markets in Sub-Saharan Africa - Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, South Africa, and Burkina Faso. They work together with local communities and use nudges like reminders, discounts, and reward points to encourage their users to access and use sexual and reproductive health services. They also support their users in becoming micro-entrepreneurs and adding value to their economies.
Tiko has offices in South Africa, Kenya, Ethiopia, the Netherlands and Portugal. Globally, their team consists of 160 enthusiastic, international colleagues. Whether you are working from their biggest office in Nairobi, the fast-growing office in South Africa, or from home, their people are young and their culture is global and dynamic. Their work environment is fast-paced, informal, and friendly. 
About the role: You will form an integral part of their Agile tech team which is responsible for creating and maintaining the software that allows their platform to function. You’ll also be responsible for:
  • Maintain and develop new features on their software platform. You'll apply the principles of software engineering to the design, development, maintenance, testing, and evaluation of their software.
  • Make sure the software you develop is secure and safe concerning information security & personal data.
  • Actively participate in meetings and projects and coordinate with your team members. It is also expected for you to continue to develop yourself and keep abreast of new developments.
  • Document your work and make sure that your documentation is clear and understandable for future use by others.
  • Be part of the rituals and practices of Agile methodologies.
About you: You have in-depth development experience using Java and building software from the ground up. You're a logical thinker and a natural problem solver who wants to use your technical skillset to make an impact.
  • To be based in Portugal/Kenya/South Africa.
  • Have a minimum of 3 years of working experience using several Java backend tools and frameworks.
  • You don't want to just write code, you want to make it with quality and scalable.
  • Experience within Microservices, and AWS will be an advantage.
  • You are willing to learn. They use SpringBoot, JUnit, Testcontainers, and Flyway, among others (You aren't required to have experience with the specific tools they are currently using, they can help you).  
Recruitment process:
  • Introductory call with recruiter
  • First Interview with Tech Team
  • Technical Challenge
  • Final interview with the Tech Team
What they offer: At Tiko they believe in being open, also when it comes to salaries. The monthly salary bracket for this position is €2,592 - €3,564 gross in Portugal, Ksh288,235 - Ksh369,323 gross in Kenya, and R59,204 - R81 406 gross in South Africa, plus benefits and allowances. They will offer you a salary in this bracket depending on your level of experience and how it relates to your future colleagues.
In addition to the salary, they offer: 
  • Great secondary benefits.
  • A personal development budget.
  • Unlimited holidays, if you can make it work with your team you're good to go.
  • Growth opportunities.
  • A product to help shape as they grow, to leave your mark on how Tiko does things.
  • A vision that they trust that you will do your job without them having to invent unnecessary rules and regulations.
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