Software Engineering Manager (Remote) at Mkobo Microfinance Bank

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MKOBO is a fully licensed Microfinance bank by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in Lagos, Nigeria. MKOBO was conceived to help solve consumers’ need for access to short-term emergency credit. Our goal is to provide access to short term unsecured loans, which is easily accessible. We cater to the demography currently undeserved by the Commercial banks in our aim to help increase financial inclusion of the Nigerian population.
We are recruiting to fill the position of:
Job Title: Software Engineering Manager
Location: Lagos (Remote)
Experience Level: Senior / Manager
Job Description

  • We are currently recruiting for dynamic, creative, flexible and experienced team members with a passion for everything technology and a commitment to add their quota to the success of our vision.

Job Role

  • Build and lead a high-caliber team of software engineers to build and maintain our products/solutions
  • Hire, coach, mentor, provide feedback and hands-on career development
  • Demonstrate sound engineering principles by contributing directly to your team’s goals
  • Participate in strong engineering process through code and architectural review
  • Estimate the engineering effort for roadmap goals and internal projects
  • Grow a healthy, collaborative engineering culture in line with the company values
  • Act as backup for project management when required
  • Set and manage expectations with other engineering teams, company management, and external stakeholders
  • Responsible for directing the Engineering team in the design, development, coding, testing and debugging of applications to meet business and performance-related goals.
  • Motivate and focus your team to deliver the most important work while keeping them aligned with the overall direction of the company
  • Debug production issues across all products and services at multiple levels of the stack and ensure any issues are promptly resolved within agreed SLA’s.
  • Ensure that technical decisions support Mkobo’s quality, performance, scalability, reliability, availability, and security goals.
  • Working cross functionally to identify system requirements, designing the architecture, and develop components supporting Mkobo’s application features.
  • Review/implement software development processes and optimize wherever necessary to enable us to model the best practices for software development and ensure the adoption of these processes by the team.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Ideally University Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Software Engineering or a related subject otherwise demonstrable equivalent experience
  • 6+ years’ software engineering experience ideally across organisations, industries, and technology stacks.
  • 2+ years hands-on technical team management experience
  • Experience building backend RESTful APIs
  • Proven ability to drive large scale projects with deep understanding of Agile SDLC, high collaboration and leadership
  • Experience of managing high-performance team, providing mentorship and helping others to reach their full potential.


  • Comfortable with a variety of languages such as Java, Nodejs/Express, Python, React as well as MongoDB, SQL and Postgres databases etc.
  • Deep knowledge of the cloud infrastructure (Heroku, AWS, Digital Ocean etc.) micro-services and development of APIs
  • Demonstrable track record of success in developing and implementing a comprehensive technology strategy that is aligned with and supports the current and future business goals of the company.
  • Strong Engineering background with previous hands-on development and deployment of production level code.
  • Possess a broad understanding of how software fits into the overall system.
  • Well versed in Software Architecture and Design – You should be able to spot flaws in the existing architecture and design. You would help us refactor and re-architecture the code for easier and faster development.
  • Experienced with cloud native application, deployment & development
  • Continuous deployment & integration.


  • Front end development
  • Backend Development
  • SQL
  • UI Frameworks like XAML / UWP
  • Strong leadership and mentoring
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
What We Offer

  • Attractive compensation
  • Leadership role
  • Flexible working options.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
Note: Mkobo is an equal opportunity Employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.

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