Tiko - Java Engineer Team Lead


English, java, Spring, Junit, AWS

Tiko is currently hiring a Java Engineer Team Lead
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: Their Java Engineering Team Lead is responsible for leading and developing a team of talented software engineers and creating and maintaining the software that allows our platform to function. Other responsibilities include:
  • Lead and develop the individuals in your team.
  • The maintenance and development of new features on our software platform.
  • Their team works in an agile way and you will be part of the rituals and practices.
  • Coordination of the work that the software engineering team need to do.
  • Applying software engineering principles to the design, development, maintenance, testing, and evaluation of their software.
  • Ensuring that the software you develop is secure and safe when it comes to data protection.
  • You document your work and make sure that your documentation is clear and understandable for future use by others.
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.
  • 8 years of experience in software development 
  • 3 years of experience managing a team of backend developers
  • Experience within Microservices and AWS  
  • You have extensive experience working with the Spring framework, as well as various other Java backend tools and frameworks
  • Experience or knowledge of Salesforce CRM would be a plus
  • You don’t want to just write code, you want to build scalable systems with quality
  • You are based in Portugal/South Africa/Kenya
  • You have excellent English skills
Recruitment process:
  • Introductory call with recruiter
  • First Interview with Tech Team
  • Technical Challenge
  • Final interview with the Tech Team
What they offer: 

In addition to your monthly 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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