Chipper Cash is Africa’s modern mobile payments platform. We’re helping friends, families and loved ones stay connected and securely send money across Africa with incredible ease and peace of mind. Our cross border payments infrastructure also helps merchants and businesses in Africa accept payments on the internet with no friction. Over 4 million users have joined so far and we’re growing very fast. We have raised a total of $152.2M from Jeff Bezos, Joe Montana and some of the most reputable fintech Venture Capital firms in the world to accelerate the growth of financial services within Africa.

As a Senior Software Engineer on the Cards Team, you'd be responsible for building out Chipper's core infrastructure for issuing virtual and physical cards to our growing global customer base. Many people living in Africa have been traditionally excluded from the modern economic world due to lack of a robust internet enabled cards - As a cards engineer, you get to work on changing that.

What You Will Be Doing

  • Be An Owner: Own management of the Chipper Cards Infrastructure
  • Coordinate with various partners, processors, banks, compliance and security services to build and scale a secure card issuing infrastructure
  • Build reliable, failsafe systems with automated monitoring and alerting
  • Think critically about how to best scale the infrastructure to serve the next 100m+ users on the platform
  • Proactively seek out, and find solutions for any potential security vulnerabilities within the application infrastructure

What You Should Have

  • Limitless curiosity, persistence and a desire to get things done
  • Ability to work autonomously, in ambiguity and collaboratively
  • Strong communication skills
  • Worked on systems where data consistency and availability is required
  • Demonstrated technical initiative on previous projects

Great to have

  • Managing Node.js backend services at scale
  • Payment / finance focused technology
  • Working with event driven microservices

About Our Tech Stack

  • Node.js + Typescript service-based architecture
  • React Native Android/iOS application
  • PostgreSQL application databases
  • RabbitMQ for inter-server communication
  • Server hosting on Heroku and Google Cloud Platform
  • Fully automated CI/CD using Heroku CI and Github
  • Application monitoring with Datadog, Logz.io, and Amplitude
  • Snowflake for data warehousing and analysis
  • Python for in-depth data analysis, transformation, and reporting

Next Steps

If you feel you are a fit, please apply because we would love to hear from you. It means a lot to us that you have taken the time to read through our job description so thank you so much for your time. We wish you all the best in your job search.

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