Job Title: Software Engineer
Department: Digital - Software Engineering
Reporting line: Software Engineering Manager
Location: Kampala/Berlin

About ENGIE BU Africa ENGIE Energy Access (EEA)

ENGIE Energy Access is a leading Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGo) and mini-grids solutions provider in Africa, with a mission to deliver affordable, reliable and sustainable energy solutions and life-changing services with exceptional customer experience. The company is a result of the integration of Fenix International, ENGIE Mobisol and ENGIE PowerCorner; and develops innovative, off-grid solar solutions for homes, public services and businesses, enabling customers and distribution partners access to clean, affordable energy. The PAYGo solar home systems are financed through affordable installments from $0.14 per day and the mini-grids foster economic development by enabling electrical productive use and triggering business opportunities for entrepreneurs in rural communities. 

With over 1,700 employees, operations in nine countries across Africa (Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia), over 1 million customers and more than 5 million lives impacted so far, ENGIE Energy Access aims to remain a leading clean energy company, serving millions of customers across Africa by 2025. 

www.engie-africa.com

www.linkedin.com/company/engie-africa

Job Purpose/Mission 

We are looking for a talented, self-starting full-stack software engineer to join the digital team to help deliver affordable solar power to emerging markets. This position offers a great opportunity to work alongside an elite team of engineers and business professionals and directly contribute to the success of a mission driven company with social and environmental impact. Candidates will get the opportunity to work in a diverse technology stack at scale.     

Responsibilities  

  1. Strongly contribute to the regular software planning sessions, together with product managers and engineers to discuss delivery time estimates, risks and key practical considerations (such as technical debt, feasibility at scale ….) 
  2. Take requirements and deliver a complete solution subject to all engineering best practices, timeline considerations and potential dependencies in the software with minimal to no supervision. 
  3. Develop complex software that optimally uses resources to best meet customer needs. 
  4. Take requirements and deliver a complete solution subject to all engineering best practices, timeline considerations and potential dependencies in the software with minimal to no supervision. 
  5. Participate and contribute to   architectural discussion on important areas of software that impact performance and reliability of our software. Identify and communicate risk in approaches or implementation details, assumptions, etc... 
  6. Mentor junior engineers and provide technical guidance 
  7.  provide support where engineering intervention is required(e.g due to bugs or performance problems) 

Knowledge and skills 

Experience: 

  • At least 2 years of relevant experience 
  • Good knowledge of object relational mappers(and their implementation design patterns), No SQL, MySQL/PostgreSQL and storage options 
  • Appreciation for detailed source code documentation and organized code structuring 
  • Software deployment pipelines and best practice (CI/CD) 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English 
  • Working knowledge of good practices for computer and data security 
  • Experience with git and GitHub/GitLab based source code management 

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelors or Masters in a relevant engineering discipline (Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science) 

 Language(s): 

  • English 
  • French is a plus 

Technology: 

  • Programming language proficiency in Python and python web frameworks (Django, Flask…) or Ruby and RubyOnRails 
  • Javascript and typescript proficiency with strong knowledge of  Angular JS or VueJS framework(including angular 1.*) and hands on SPA implementation 
  • HTML4/5, CSS3, AJAX, Bootstrap along with strong knowledge of DOM 
  • Strong software engineering and architectural patterns background(MVC, MVP, CQRS, DDD, SOLID, hexagonal, Microservices)  
  • TDD in javascript and python/Ruby 
  • Experience creating and maintaining scalable web applications in cloud context: elasticache, distributed task processing, load balancing, containerization, clustering 
  • Good experience on high availability, observability and structured logging 
  • API design to scale in Python/Ruby (REST, GraphQL,Apollo...) 
  • Knowledge of container orchestration using Docker/Kubernetes(and associated tools such as Kops, ksync, telepresence, terraform...),  is a strong advantage 
  • Server backend management experience (Linux, MySQL, Nginx, etc) 
  • Good knowledge of web application security with standards such as OWASP 
  • Knowledge of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and its services, such as, but not limited to, EC2 ,RDS, EBS, S3, Lambda functions  

 

ENGIE is an equal opportunity employer, promoting diversity and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all. All applications are screened based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without any regard to origin, age, name, sexual identity, orientation or preference, religion, marital status, health, disability, political opinions, union involvement or citizenship. Our differences are our strengths! 

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