Software Engineer Mid & Senior
Software Engineer, Mid & Senior Level
Mid & Senior Mid & Senior

About Senga

Senga is a Nairobi-based startup streamlining supply chains and logistics for formal retail, starting with Africa.

We are looking for smart software engineers interested in building beautiful, transformational technology, to join our team. We require a deep grasp of fundamental computing theory, including a strong grasp of data structures and algorithms, due to the complex nature of some of our work. At our company, computer science becomes practice, and we read often as part of our build process; this will be one of the most intellectually stimulating and impactful work you will do.

*We are an in-office company.* This is important for the stage we are in, the culture we are working to build, and the highly collaborative environment we require for success. (Thus, this role is note suited for remote applicants. In the future, if/when we have such roles, we will publish them.)

About the role

As a software engineer, you will be responsible for building the Senga platforms. You will help design, build, and own the services and infrastructure for the Senga web and mobile applications, and logistics core. You are very good at mathematics and logic, are flexible, and have a high ability to adapt to different coding languages, technologies, and parts of the stack. You truly will do a lot at Senga.

Roles and responsibilities

You will:

  • Develop software using our development stack; give input into its evolution. We use Ruby on Rails, Flutter and ReactJS.
  • Extend the web platform used by our Shippers, Transporters and Senga administrative staff. Be a major contributor to the Agile Software Methodology in use at Senga.
  • Develop and maintain high throughput API’s that will serve different components of the application, and different constituents.
  • Work cross-functionally with other team members and stake holders to design and implement Senga’s web and mobile applications, and logistics core

Desired skills and experience

  • You must have an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, or similar program (no exceptions)
  • You must have a minimum of three years of post-university experience writing and shipping software (we are considering multiple levels). Entry-level candidates who topped their university classes will be given an experience exception
  • You must have a track record of verifiable high performance; if you are a consistent and hungry top performer in your team, and are humble, you will love Senga
  • You are experienced with developing user interface components and implementing them by following well-known workflows and practices.
  • You are comfortable with system architecture and component design and are able to use design patterns. Having experience with a cloud platform is a plus.
  • You are familiar with the Ruby on Rails, RSpec testing framework, OpenAPI specifications, ReactJs and Git.
  • Develop features across multiple subsystems within our application by collaboration during requirements definition, designing, coding, testing and deployment. You have experience using development frameworks, relational databases, different virtualization platforms.
  • Participate with operations and business teams to define plans for scaling, enhancing and standardizing Senga’s products
  • Have experience in building data-driven applications and understand the need for instrumentation
  • Demonstrate success at having been able to deliver products at scale individually or as part of a team. You get things done.
  • Document proposed solutions by developing documentation, flowcharts, layouts, diagrams, etc.
  • Be able to operate in an agile, fluid and ambiguous environment wearing ‘multiple hats’
  • You are a great collaborator and recognize that startups are team oriented, and that each team member contributes tangibly to the future of the company.
  • You are able to speak your mind and listen to others, too.

How to apply

Please be sure to include your GitHub (or equivalent) link.

(Pro tip 1: our technical interviewer likes to see very active GitHub links with high frequency check-ins.

Pro tip 2: we strongly prefer candidates who show longevity in roles so that we can measure true impact, i.e. the ability to work at a company for a notable period of time without jumping across multiple firms, except under rare extraneous circumstances.)

Apply here.