Engineering Manager, Support Services at Appzone Limited

Appzone Limited

AppZone is Africa’s leading provider of home-grown financial technology solutions. We expand the scope and competitiveness of financial institutions by delivering disruptive innovation on agile technology using best practices. Zone is a regulated blockchain network that enables payments and acceptance of digital currencies. Our Layer-1 Blockchain network digitizes Fiat payments and enables the transition to digital currencies while connecting previously excluded financial institutions into an all-inclusive payment ecosystem.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Engineering Manager, Support Services

Job ID: 133
Location: Lagos
Role Reports: The CTO
Grade Level: Architect (Manager)

Job Description

  • We recognize that our super-talented and highly motivated people are at the core of our unprecedented success so far.
  • As such, we hire people with exceptional talents and abilities into an enabling environment where you can become a better version of yourself and thrive both professionally and personally while delivering impact and having fun!
  • Your contributions have the potential to impact millions of people across Africa as we work together to connect to the future.
  • We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer to lead the Support Services team.
  • Our support services team drives all software development initiatives for shared services to build out the frontend and backend powering back-office operations such as dispute management and automated reconciliation for the Zone network.

Job Responsibilities
As the EM, Support Services, your job responsibilities include the following:

  • Writing code, analyzing data, and contributing to the design and implementation of applications.
  • Ensuring that the Team produces scalable and functional applications that meet specifications.
  • Perform code reviews, inspecting code quality and assuring process adherence.
  • Analyze and contribute to user stories by discussing them with the product owner.
  • Monitor performance and maintain systems according to requirements.
  • Collaborating and ensuring a smooth run of operations across multiple teams.
  • Training & providing guidance to junior developers and new hires on company frameworks.
  • Drafting application operating procedures and technical documentation as required.
  • Setting goals for the team and cascading individual objectives as may be required.
  • Actively participate in scrum processes with team members.

These are some of the nitty-gritty things you may have listed on your CV/LinkedIn profile but certainly do not define who you are:

  • B.Sc in Computer Science, or related field.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ related work experience including experience working as an Engineering Manager/Software Development Lead.

We would love to meet you if:

  • You want to build something that endures. The legacy of the work you do matters to you.
  • You have an extensive knowledge of agile software development i.e., SCRUM methodology.
  • You have a deep knowledge of Golang, .NET Core/.NET framework, C#.
  • You have a good knowledge of servers and cloud infrastructure e.g., Azure, AWS.
  • You understand Microservices architecture and Design Patterns.
  • Your experience with an enterprise blockchain platform such as Hyperledger is a nice-to-have.
  • You understand containerization strategies i.e., Docker, Kubernetes.
  • You understand JavaScript and web development frameworks e.g., ReactJs, Angular.
  • You can take ownership of tasks/projects and lead a team with high emotional intelligence.
  • You have strong interpersonal and leadership skills with the ability to build rapport across various stakeholders.
  • You see patterns where others do not in both people and underlying mechanisms that make businesses work.
  • You are highly proficient in problem solving, analytical thinking and communication.
  • You have a good knowledge of software development life cycle, payment, banking, and IT infrastructure.

Physical Requirements:

  • We currently run a flexible work structure; some days are remote while others require you to collaborate with colleagues at the office location.

For each situation, you may have:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

Application Closing Date
28th July, 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV or LinkedIn Profile and a message explaining why you think Zone Payment Network is a good fit for you & what makes you the most qualified to: using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

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