Challenger Bank for consumers in French speaking Africa.

Tech Lead

Abidjan, Abidjan Autonomous District, CI / Remote (US)
Job Type
3+ years
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About the role

About Us

In November 2020, we introduced a groundbreaking financial super app in Côte d'Ivoire, offering a comprehensive suite of services encompassing online and offline payments, peer-to-peer transactions, fund transfers, as well as savings and budgeting tools.

As of today, we have empowered thousands of users to seamlessly perform these financial activities, and our rapid growth continues unabated. Our overarching objective is to forge the next generation of digital financial solutions in Francophone Africa, a region where fewer than 25% of the population currently has access to traditional banking services.

The financial landscape of this region is undergoing a profound transformation, with millions of individuals shifting from basic financial transactions (mobile money) to more sophisticated financial management. Djamo is uniquely positioned to emerge as the premier choice for meeting these evolving financial needs.

We are proud to have garnered support from world-renowned investors, including Y Combinator, Partech, Kima, and Norskeen, which underscores our potential and commitment to reshaping the financial services landscape in Africa.

To support the launch and growth of our activities in Djamo Entities, we are looking for a Tech Lead.

About the role

As our new Tech Lead reporting to our Head of Engineering, you will oversee a team of engineers, making architectural and design decisions, guiding team members in technical matters, and supervising system modifications.

As a leader, you will mentor team members, delegate tasks, give and receive feedback, evaluate risks, and resolve conflicts.

As a developer, you will apply programming tools, utilize design patterns, perform automated testing, and refactor code.

As an architect, you will perform technical assessments, oversee development lifecycles, direct release management, and adhere to federal regulations.

Your Role

Some key job responsibilities will include:

Lead a team of thoughtful, fast-moving, and motivated engineers. Set and define standards that improve developer workflows, recommend best practices, and help coach and mentor engineers on the team to further their professional development. Bring a strong perspective that inspires new ideas and motivates engineers to develop simple solutions to sophisticated problems. Foster strong cross-function collaboration with Backend, Product, and Support to develop world-class products. You’ll be reviewing code and design docs, and giving feedback on product specs and mocks. Participate in the full development cycle: design, development, QA, experimentation, analysis, launch, and monitoring.

Your Profile Experience in designing and implementing distributed systems that scale for millions of customers. Strong organizational skills, the ability to prioritize tasks, and keep projects on schedule. Entrepreneurial spirit. You are self-directed, innovative, and biased towards action in fast-paced environments. The capacity to communicate and discuss complex topics with technical and non-technical audiences. Sound knowledge of standard software engineering methodology, e.g. unit testing, code reviews, design documentation, continuous integration, and delivery.

The advantages of working at Djamo

A stimulating work environment The value of participating in the evolution of a startup, that aims to rapidly expand throughout French-speaking Africa. A collaborative work environment with a strong team spirit A culture of continuous employee development

We will consider all applications on the same basis. Djamo is an equal-opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Type of contract

Permanent Contract

Job Location

"Anywhere within a time zone that is within three hours of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)."

Sector of activity

Mobile Financial Services

About Djamo

Djamo is a neo Bank for consumers in french speaking Africa where less than 25% of the population is banked, we are building seamless and affordable banking solutions to bring millions of people into financial inclusion.

Team Size:160
Location:Abidjan, Côte D'Ivoire
Regis Bamba
Regis Bamba
Hassan Bourgi
Hassan Bourgi