Back-end Developer Intern in Kenya

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Back-end Developer Intern in Kenya

Untapped Global

Job title: Back-end Developer Intern

Reporting to: Senior Backend Engineer

Experience level: Intern

Start date: as soon as possible

Position type: Full-time

Location: Nairobi

About Untapped

Untapped Global is an investment and technology company based in the US, with offices and representatives in Kenya and South Africa.

Its mission is to bridge the investment gap in emerging markets, by radically changing the risk profile of debt investment in these countries for everyday investors. To do so, Untapped has developed a Smart Asset Financing technology and investment vehicle.


It leverages technology to collect data about its financial and social impact and provides near real-time portfolio performance data to its investors.

About the role

We’re seeking a Back-end Developer intern who enjoys early stage environments that provide freedom to move fast and ship new customer-facing products and features at high velocity.

You will be joining a fast-growing, international team, focused on delivering top-quality software. You’ll work closely with the other developers in the team and the lead software developer.

The right candidate will have a high degree of versatility and excels at creating software at all layers of
web application platforms. The role requires outstanding communication skills.

As our team is located on several continents, you will simultaneously need to be able to collaborate well, and be self-directed and work independently.

The ideal person will be passionate about building software, and will have experience across most of these areas:

Key duties and responsibilities:

·  Building and maintaining web applications

·  Writing high-quality code

·  QA testing

·  Troubleshooting and debugging

·  Keeping on top of new technologies

·  Contributing to discussion on product and code architecture

Technical Skill Set:

·  Knowledge on any of the following python frameworks: FastAPI, Django (including Django-rest framework) and Flask

·  Knowledge of scaling applications to handle the load changes that are a large amount of data traffic

·  Knowledge of accessibility and security compliances

·  Knowledge of version control such as Git and GitHub

·  Good communication skills

·  Knowledge of deploying and hosting is a plus

·  Knowledge on any of the following: AWS, Heroku, Google Cloud Platform is a plus. These all are cloud-hosting markets. Heroku is a container-based cloud platform service (PaaS) and AWS is a cloud platform that provides IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), PaaS, and SaaS (Software as a Service)

·  Knowledge of user data security best practices is a plus

What you will bring to Untapped:

·  Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering, or equivalent work experience

·  1+ years’ experience as a back-end or full-stack engineer building web applications

·  Demonstrated knowledge of Computer Science fundamentals and software design principles

·  Maturity,self-awareness, empathy, a strong work ethic, attention to detail, and a positive attitude

·  Experience in the following areas:

·         Writing tests

·         Implementing integrations with third-party APIs

·         In at least one with databases – Postgres, SQL, and NoSQL (ElasticSearch, MongoDB, Cassandra)

·         Designing core, backend software components

·         Diagnosing and addressing performance issues

·  It’s a plus if you have:

·         Working using asynchronous jobs execution / event brokers(Celery / RabbitMQ / Redis)

·         Experience with Kubernetes, microservices, and resource management

·         HTML and Javascript experience

·         Experience working in the consumer privacy or consumer data industries, React, HTMX
and automation tools

·  Strong motivation to learn new skills and best practices to get to the top 3% back-end
developers

Untapped is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please Share your CV and Cover letter introducing yourself, your experience and your interests in working with us via this link: https://untappedglobal.bamboohr.com/careers/34