Associate, Backend Engineer at Babban Gona

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Babban Gona Agricultural Franchise is a financially sustainable, high impact and highly scalable social enterprise, which is part-owned by the farmers it serves. Babban Gona is an innovative model designed to serve the bottom of the pyramid and transform agriculture into a job-creation engine. Through this agricultural franchise, Babban Gona offers a suite of services to smallholder farmers, helping them to overcome the challenges of fragmentation and low economies of scale.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Associate, Backend Engineer

Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full Time
Reports To: Head, Enterprise Systems Engineering.

Role Purpose

  • Your primary focus will be the development of software applications and their integration with back-end services.
  • You will be working alongside other engineers and developers working on different layers of the infrastructure. Therefore, commitment to collaborative problem solving, sophisticated design, and creating quality products is essential.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design, build and maintain software applications
  • Install, configure, test and maintain operating systems, application software and system management tools
  • Build security structures
  • Monitor and test application performance for potential bottlenecks, identify possible solutions, and work with developers to implement those fixes
  • Maintain security, backup, and redundancy strategies
  • Design server scripts and APIs
  • Participate in the design of information and operational support systems
  • Gauge the effectiveness and efficiency of existing systems; develop and implement strategies for improving or further leveraging these systems
  • Create system design models, specifications, diagrams, and charts to provide direction to system programmer and development teams
  • Design and perform server and security audits, system backup procedures, and other recovery processes in accordance with the company’s disaster recovery and business continuity strategies
  • Design and deploy new applications and enhancements to existing applications, software, and operating systems.
  • Perform cost-benefit and return on investment analyses for proposed systems to aid management in making implementation decisions.
  • Interact and negotiate with vendors, outsourcers, and contractors to secure system-related products and services.
  • Design operational and information support systems in collaboration with fellow engineers and developers.
  • Other responsibilities and tasks required to support organizational goals and objectives.

Requirements

  • Proven Experience in Software Quality Assurance
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology or other subject matter area with equivalent IT experience
  • 0-2 years of professional experience in software development
  • Proven knowledge and hands-on experience of modern technology stack
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret data to derive business insights
  • Strong proficiency with JavaScript or TypeScript, HTML5,  CSS3 and code versioning tools, such as Git
  • Knowledge of Node.js and any Node frameworks available and basic understanding of databases such as Mysql (No-sql databases such as Mongodb is a plus)
  • User authentication and authorization between multiple systems, servers, and environments
  • A natural knack for collaboratively crafting solutions with users and colleagues.
  • Understanding basic design principles behind a scalable application
  • Creating database schemas that represent and support business processes
  • The ability to absorb information. You love getting into the weeds technically, but don't let that distract you from achieving your end goals.
  • You are a systems thinker and critical thinker, with experience solving problems at their root cause.
  • Ability to provide support to; and collaborate with internal units and external groups to achieve business objectives.

Start Up Environment:

  • Thrives in a fast paced, start-up environment with dynamic business priorities.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Health Insurance
  • Pension
  • Performance Bonus
  • Annual paid vacation
  • Group Life Insurance.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online