Lead Engineer

Tunga is the go-to platform for hiring African software developers. Companies from all over the world use Tunga to hire African software developers to execute software projects, as full-time or part-time members of distributed software teams. Tunga’s mission is to create tech jobs for African youths and has a community of 2500 software programmers.

We were founded in 2015 and have served over 200 clients from all over the world. Tunga’s clients have a diverse profile: SMEs, startups, and NGOs all belong to our client base. The main reason why they choose Tunga is that we are driven by empathy, empowerment, and joy of work, which translates into a high service level, high quality of work, and quite often long-lasting relationships with the client. In other words, we take good care of both our clients AND our developers!

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Requirements: Experienced software developer, Python/Django, DevOps
Type of engagement: Permanent

Location: Remote from Africa
Working hours: Full time
Application deadline: September 1st, 2023

What will be your job?

As a Lead Engineer, you will play a pivotal role in crafting and implementing robust software solutions, driving efficient development processes, and contributing to the technical growth of our team. Your expertise will be crucial in enhancing our digital infrastructure and ensuring seamless software delivery. You’ll have the opportunity to make a significant impact by leveraging your technical skills to push boundaries and shape our digital landscape.

In this position you will be responsible for the technical roadmap of the Tunga platform(s), and thus a key partner for a variety of stakeholders, including our finance department, business units, and C-level executives. Your ability to translate business requirements into solid code is instrumental for the growth of Tunga. As such, we expect you to hold your own in tough architectural decisions and to be a true leader for our development team.

What will you be doing?

– Lead the end-to-end development of both front-end and back-end applications, ensuring a cohesive user experience and high-performance functionalities;

– Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including designers, product managers, and other developers, to deliver innovative solutions;

– Architect, implement and manage DevOps practices, including CI/CD pipelines, automated testing, and containerization;

– Drive technical discussions and decisions, sharing your expertise with team members;

– Troubleshoot and resolve complex technical issues, continuously optimizing software performance and reliability;

– Coach and support your development team and ensure they have everything they need to grow in their career.

What’s your profile?

– Are you a seasoned Fullstack Developer with a strong foundation in DevOps practices? Do you thrive on tackling complex challenges and leveraging your technical prowess to create impactful solutions? Join our team for an exciting opportunity!

What do you bring to the table?

– Minimum 3 years experience working as a professional software developer in a cross-functional development team;

– Comfortable with remote tech and software environments;

– Proficiency in front-end technologies such as React and TypeScript;

– Expert back-end development skills using Python and Django, building robust APIs and managing data models;

– Extensive experience with DevOps practices, including CI/CD, automated testing, and containerization (Docker, Kubernetes);

– Excellent problem-solving abilities and a proactive approach to identifying and resolving technical challenges;

– Exceptional teamwork and communication skills, promoting collaboration and knowledge sharing within the team;

– Previous leadership experience or a willingness to mentor and guide junior developers.

What do we offer you?

– An inspiring and challenging job environment where you can work in an international organization on a meaningful mission;

– A full-time role with elaborate benefits including competitive salary, health insurance, laptop, home internet, etc.;

– A relaxed office culture: flexible hours, regularly working from home if desirable, result-oriented.


If you are interested please send your motivation letter and CV asap (but in any case not later than September 1st 2023) via the form on this page

Suitable candidates are possibly invited before the expiration of the application deadline.

For more info about our Tunga visit: tunga.io

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