Senior Engineering Manager _ Backend

Azure Node.js API Java MongoDB GCP Kafka Microservices AWS Docker Spring MySQL Kubernetes
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Flutterwave was founded on the principle that every African must be able to participate and thrive in the global economy. To achieve this objective, we have built a trusted payment infrastructure that allows consumers and businesses (African and International) to make and receive payments in a convenient, borderless manner.


The role: Flutterwave is looking for a highly skilled and experienced Engineering Lead to join our Compliance Team and help design, implement, maintain and support software systems powering its products in Financial domain. As an Engineering Lead, you will oversee and coordinate the daily operations of highly skilled engineering staff while ensuring that the unit's objectives and goals are met.

What Your Day-to-Day Activities Will Be Like

  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of the organization's strategy, product, and service offerings.
  • Research and implement best practices technology frameworks/capability models that will control costs, provide higher quality, and/or increase reliability.
  • Research and stay abreast of the latest technology infrastructure and processes in the payment industry.
  • Career mentoring, coaching and development of a talented group of engineers.
  • Design, develop and deliver code that can support new product features/enhancements in an agile environment.
  • Development of features and RESTful APIs with an event driven Microservice architecture.
  • Create database schemas that represent and support new products/ enhancements.
  • Maintain quality and ensure optimum performance of developed applications.
  • Collaborate in design and development with the rest of the team.
  • Maintain code integrity, organization, versioning, and apply object-oriented design principles.
  • Carry out unit tests of developed applications as well as set up automated testing of applications to ensure correctness, robustness, and scalability.
  • Maintain code and application security at all times  with adhering to data protection and privacy standards.

Required competency and skill set to be a Waver:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field. A master's degree is preferred.
  • Minimum of 10+ years of experience in software development, with a strong focus on backend development and experience in leading engineering teams.
  • Proven expertise in designing and developing high-performance, scalable, and reliable applications using modern technologies and frameworks.
  • Strong experience with technologies such as Java, Spring Boot,  Java EE, RESTful APIs, microservices architecture, and databases such as MySQL or MongoDB.
  • Excellent leadership and team management skills, with the ability to motivate, mentor, and provide technical guidance to team members.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with changing priorities and requirements.
  • Excellent Data structures and algorithms as well as creative skills to apply them in solving problems.
  • Excellent knowledge of database and ORM technologies.
  • Ability and interest to quickly learn new languages and technologies.
  • Excellent organizational and people management skills.
  • Excellent problem-solving, troubleshooting and quality assurance skills.
  • Excellent time management and analytical skills.
  • Excellent DevOps knowledge including Source Control, Continuous Integration, Configuration Management, Deployment Automation, Containers, Orchestration and Cloud Platforms like AWS, Azure and GCP.

Nice to have

  • NodeJs experience
  • Understanding of Docker/K8s
  • Kafka Experience

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