Edukoya is Building Africa’s largest learning platform that offers personalized solutions to the educational needs of the continent regardless of Age and status.
With their robust AI operating system, they are looking to bridge the gap and disparities in education and use technology to have a significant impact on educational equity.
They are using data-driven AI technology to reach the next generation of students in Africa, helping learners reach their goals in the most efficient way.
About The Role
They are looking to hire a business-focused, entrepreneurial Engineering Lead to join Edukoya. In addition to shaping Edukoya’s technology vision, this engineering lead will be the bridge between business and amp; technology.
What do you need to be considered successful?
To be successful as a technical lead, you should always be expanding your industry knowledge and be able to quickly identify problems.
You will also be responsible for the following :
Enhancing the technology strategy based on the overall business strategy
Leading multiple projects end-to-end and collaborating across functions.
Driving planning, estimation and execution.
Managing stakeholder expectations and offers scalable, reliable and easy to maintain solutions.
Consistent delivery of complex and well backed products in time.
Delivering well thought technical / design decisions.
Demonstrating effective communication with project team, management and internal / external clients as necessary.
Surfacing both technical and non-technical challenges and help resolve them.
Driving team to solve engineering challenges.
Crafting and amp; executing a well-designed solution architecture
Product management and amp; implementing the product roadmap
Willing to diving deep into software development strong back and amp; front-end proficiency, as more coding might be required mainly at the beginning
Setting up and amp; managing the technology infrastructure and amp; DevOps
Building, managing, mentoring and amp; leading a high-performance tech team
Developing standards and amp; procedures to ensure quality practices across the platform and amp; for incoming teams.
Conducting code reviews and amp; ensure quality code output.
Building quality assurance and amp; managing feedback loops.
Willing to collaborate with various internal and amp; external stakeholders such as our strategic product partnerships and investors.
Representing the business at various touch points.
How Important are you to the bottom-line?
As their first lead Engineer, you will play a key role in setting the direction on technology and amp; product strategy in order to accomplish Edukoya’s short, medium and amp;
long-term goals. You will take a leading role in scaling the platform, hiring the engineering team, technical architecture and amp; technical development.
Biggest problem-solving duties on the job
You will have to bring your leadership mettle and inspire engineers across different teams to consistently deliver excellent work that aligns with business and user needs.
You will have the exciting opportunity of making strategic decisions that affect the growth of the product and development team in the long and short terms.
What do you need to have done in your career?
At least 7 years of experience working with well-engineered software products with modern technologies.
Thorough domain expertise in various technologies.
Ability to adapt to changes quickly.
Understanding of overall business fundamentals.
Demonstrated track-record of delivering well-engineered products with modern technologies for a variety of different problem domains.
Experience building scalable B2C based products across any of the top cloud platforms e.g., Azure, AWS, GCP etc.
Good working knowledge of API design (e.g., REST, OpenAPI, GraphQL).
Strong experience in Reactive Programming, Asynchronous Programming, and Unit Testing.
Understanding microservices architecture design paradigm.
Knowledge and amp; proficiency in the following development languages : NodeJS and Java (for building Android Native apps).
Knowledge of a range of current cross-platform product development frameworks, such as React JS, React Native.
Ability to create and amp; implement a data strategy to enable analytics that enhance the business’s objectives.
Knowledge of project management methodologies and amp; strong with time management
Strong understanding of integration and amp; service orchestration strategies.
Experience working in an agile environment and amp; is able to constantly test, learn and amp; iterate based on user feedback and amp; prioritize features.
Strong communication skills - you’ll be sharing the results of analyses and amp; discussing technical problems with the team.
Managing costs and amp; budgets across the technology value streams.
Leadership skills, management skills and amp; a great team player
Relentlessly resourceful and amp; creative problem solving
High risk tolerance and amp; boundless ambition
A collaborative approach and amp; willingness to be wrong
Brilliant at bringing together people across functions, countries and amp; cultures
Passionate about users’ needs
Driven by consistent iteration.
What Do you stand to Gain?
Opportunity to partner with the business founder and amp; influence strategy as a technical leader of the business.
Potential to participate in Edukoya’s employee share option program (ESOP).
An exciting start-up environment where you can practice and amp; harness your creativity and amp; innovation.
Opportunity to be part of a founding team of a high-potential start-up with global ambition.