Principal Engineer Job in Kenya


Be part of the Jumia Engineering team and play a key role in Jumia’s technology plan

Be a role model for the Jumia Values

Work effectively cross-functionally discussing and identifying new opportunities for projects and features

Align architectural decisions with and across Engineering teams, ensuring the progress towards the target vision for the Jumia platform

Arbitrate on technical decisions within your scope

Directly contribute to systems design and write code to set the example of what technical excellence looks like in Jumia

Define NFRs, and standards for observability and collaborate with Engineering Managers to ensure highly performant solutions are developed

Ensure comprehensive documentation of system architecture, design decisions, and operational procedures.

Coach engineers in your scope

Ensure system reliability and compliance

Find a group of humble and intelligent people ready to make you grow and to grow with you

Change the Internet landscape in Africa and the World through your team


8+ years experience as an individual contributor working with agile methodologies and with experience architecting and running large-scale systems

Strong working experience with Java and respective web frameworks (preferably Spring)

Experience with event-driven architectures and tools for queueing and streaming (preferably Apache Kafka)

Experienced working with large-scale Databases (SQL and NoSQL)

Experience with containerization (preferably Docker) and orchestration (Kubernetes)

Strong black box test Automation experience is a plus

Experience designing and developing platforms built for scale is a plus

A proactive challenger mindset: if there’s room for improvement, you’ll say it

A solver mindset: when there is a will, there is a way

A strong business sense. You understand the impact of your work

The ability to be autonomous and to own your decisions

The ambition to grow the company and within the company

Full professional English proficiency

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