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Staff Engineer, F4B (Java & NodeJS)



Software Engineering
India Gate, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

Flutterwave is a payments technology company focused on creating cross-border payments solutions for corporate, small / medium businesses, and individuals. Our work over the years includes helping global companies (e.g., Uber, Microsoft, Netflix, and Wise) expand to Africa, as well as helping African enterprises and thousands of small businesses grow, allowing commerce to continue to expand across the continent. I

The Role: We are looking for an experienced Staff Engineer with 5+ years of hands-on experience in developing distributed systems using NodeJS, Java Spring Boot, MySQL, Kafka. The ideal candidate will have a strong technical background in JavaScript, Java, Spring Boot, MySQL, Kafka, and a proven track record of architecting high-quality software solutions.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Lead the development of distributed systems using NodeJS, Java Spring Boot, MySQL, and Kafka, ensuring best practices, coding standards, and architectural principles are followed.
  • Provide technical leadership and mentorship to a team of full stack developers, guiding them in designing, coding, and testing software components.
  • Collaborate with product managers, architects, and other stakeholders to understand project requirements, design technical solutions, and provide technical recommendations.
  • Hands-on coding and development, conducting code reviews, and resolving technical challenges to ensure timely delivery of software projects.
  • Drive innovation by researching and evaluating new technologies, tools, and frameworks, and incorporating them into the development process to improve system performance, scalability, and reliability.
  • Identify and mitigate technical risks and challenges, proactively addressing potential issues and providing technical solutions.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including QA, DevOps, and other development teams, to ensure seamless integration of software components and end-to-end delivery of solutions.
  • Stay updated with industry trends and best practices in distributed systems, Java, Spring Boot, MySQL, Kafka, and other relevant technologies, and share knowledge with the team.

Required Competency and Skill Requirements:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science or related field.
  • Strong expertise in OpenAPI standards and API standardization/governance
  • 8-10 years of experience in software development with a strong focus on distributed systems using Java Spring Boot, MySQL, and Kafka.
  • 4+ years of architecting systems from the ground up, factoring in scalability, performance, resilience, and fault tolerance
  • Proven experience in leading and mentoring teams of full stack developers.
  • Strong technical skills in NodeJS, Java, Spring Boot, MySQL, Kafka, RESTful APIs, microservices architecture, and other relevant technologies.
  • Experience with front-end technologies such as JavaScript, Angular, or React is a plus.
  • Strong understanding of software development best practices, coding standards, and design patterns.
  • Experience with event-driven architecture, message brokers, and distributed data processing using Kafka is highly desirable.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, with the ability to analyze complex technical challenges and provide effective solutions.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively communicate with technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Experience with Agile development methodologies.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and manage multiple projects simultaneously.