Challenger Bank for consumers in French speaking Africa.

Staff Engineer (frontend)

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.

We are backed by world-class investors including Y Combinator, Partech, Kima, and Norskeen.

To support the launch and growth of our activities in Djamo Entities, we are looking for a Staff Engineer (Frontend).

About the role

You will be responsible for architecting and developing mobile components in a fast-paced environment. The team you will be part of will be supporting a wide range of experiences, like virtual cards, transactions ledger, statistics, support, and more. You would be directly working with software engineers, UI/UX designers, and product managers. Your role as an experienced engineer will be to move Djamo's app to the scalable and powerful application stage. You will have to evaluate technologies and implement them in a way that benefits the most to our user base.

Your Tasks

Architect and develop efficient components that will be working on environments with high constraints such as lower-end devices, and low bandwidth areas. Build modular, reusable components and features. Focus on rendering performance to ensure a superior experience for a heavy interaction platform. Continuously work to bolster front-end design and implementation processes to improve quality and efficiency. Collaborate with product design, product management, and software engineering teams to deliver best-in-class user experience.

Your Profile

5+ years of professional software development experience. Agile, quick self-learner, highly self-motivated with a strong sense of product ownership, and creative problem solver; Deeply passionate about software coding/development and building great mobile applications;

The advantages of working at Djamo

A small and lean engineering team where things move fast, where processes are constantly reviewed to optimize our productivity. Be part of the first Ivorian startup ever that got incubated at YCombinator and that aims to rapidly expand throughout French-speaking Africa. A culture of continuous employee development where a strong focus is put on mentoring, with individual goals tailored for each engineer every quarter.

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

Sector of activity

Mobile Financial Services

Job Location

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

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