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PHP Software Engineer at Jumia Nigeria

Key Account Manager, Home Category at Jumia Nigeria
  • Full Time
  • Nigeria

Jumia Nigeria


Jumia is Africa’s leading internet group, with already over 3,000 employees in more than 20 African countries and huge successes such as Jumia, Jumia Travel, Jumia Food, Jumia Deals, Jumia House, Jumia Jobs and Jumia Services. It is led by top talented leaders offering a great mix of local and international talents and is backed by MTN, Millicom, Rocket Internet, Axa, Orange, Goldman Sachs & CdC.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: PHP Software Engineer


Employment Type: Full-time

What you will be doing

  • As a Senior PHP Developer, you will be part of an agile Software Development Team and will be responsible for the full lifecycle of an application.
  • You will be working with a team of talented Engineers and entrusted in defining the solution, leading the design, architecture and development of web applications using PHP and related technologies;
  • You will collaborate with the product team and stakeholders to translate product feature requirements into sechnical specifications, and will identify the best approach for large pieces of work that span multiple components and teams;
  • You will perform code reviews, provide feedback and guidance to your team, and ensure the overall quality and maintainability;
  • You will be instrumental in optimizing performance of the application by implementing caching mechanisms, database optimizations and applicable code refactoring;
  • You will troubleshoot and resolve complex technical issues in highly distributed systems;
  • You will also be mentoring your junior colleagues, and helping elevate the skills and developing the team, ensuring the team stays up to date and applies the new trends in the industry;
  • As an expert in the area, you will be the go-to person for big ideas and problem-solving;
  • With your large expertise, we know that you’ll add a lot of value to the team – be it by suggesting alternative methodologies that may be more efficient, actively improving the tooling to improve use cases, or even designing and developing a technical solution or new processes to create robust, reliable and scalable systems;
  • You can expect to use cutting-edge technologies to deliver amazing value and the best product to our customers while scaling our platform to meet the demands of worldwide markets;
  • You will be required to program well-designed, testable, efficient code to solve business needs, as well as test and document the implemented solutions.

What we are looking for
Technical Skills:

  • 8+ years of experience in web application development in PHP, with a strong understanding of PHP language and frameworks (e.g. Zend Expressive, Laravel, Symfony)
  • Acquainted with building testable code, unit tests and/or integration tests
  • Knowledgeable of software design and architecture patterns
  • Strong knowledge of relational databases (especially MySQL) and SQL, performance tuning and optimizations
  • Experience in working with high concurrency, highly transactable, high available platforms
  • Experience in migration of legacy systems
  • Experience in API integrations, web services and third party libraries
  • Experience with code versioning tools
  • DevSecOps mindset
  • Aware of fault-tolerance and secure programming concepts
  • Experienced in some of the following concepts: message queuing, caching, NoSQL, SOA, CI/CD, application and system monitoring
  • Experienced working with Scrum processes
  • Experience of working with Gearman would be a plus
  • Proficiency in other front end technologies like html, css, js is a plus

Soft Skills:

  • Fluent in English, strong communication and collaboration abilities
  • Ability to drive consensus in a multi disciplinary environment
  • Critical thinking and Problem solving capabilities
  • Analytical and troubleshooting skills
  • Openness to handling both legacy systems and greenfield projects
  • Being resilient and Challenging the status quo
  • Extreme accountability and drive for results.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application
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