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Senior Full Stack Developer & DevOps

Nairobi, Kenya

Salary range: $1,500 - $3,000 | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

Smartmile is a dynamic and agile startup that opens doors to a sustainable world through platform delivery innovations. We are now growing rapidly and are looking to expand our herd to support this growth. You will become a member of our skilled development team (location). As a part of Smartmile you shape the future of deliveries and open doors to a sustainable world!

As we are a company spread over four countries, you would be able to work either from our co-working office in Nairobi, or in our R&D center in Nagold, Germany. After the onboarding in Nagold, Germany you can work from any remote location.

This position requires at least 7+ years of relevant experience (Backend / Architecture focus and react frontend experience) and has a set required for a three months onboarding period in Germany at our R&D headquarters in Nagold, Germany.


You will join our tech team on the following tasks:
  • Work on Smartmile's Cloud Architecture on Google Cloud
  • DevOps responsibilities (build processes monitoring and planning as well as QA)
  • Development process planning
  • Development of the Smartmile Backend API (node.js)
  • Smartmile Frontends development incl. Hardware communication (react)
  • Integration and development of hardware interfaces of new automated parcel hardware
  • Monitor network performance (including such metrics as availability, utilization, throughput and latency) and test for weaknesses
Personally, you should bring along:
  • At least 7 years of relevant professional experience
  • Availability for a 3 months onboarding program in our R&D headquarter in Germany
  • Desire to directly implement ideas
  • Very good spoken and written English as our company language is English
  • Strong learning orientation
  • Excellent communication and team skills
  • Willingness to travel to our locations and partners worldwide
  • Commitment to our company core values
Technical skills required:
  • Expert level of experience in backend and frontend programming languages, Javascript technologies, API design and implemented frameworks (node.js, react)
  • Extensive experience with Google Cloud
  • Proven track record in software architecture responsibilities
  • Well experienced in DevOps workflows and responsibilities
  • Expert knowledge about database design and maintenance (MySQL)
  • Extensive knowledge of code versioning tools (Git) and Scrum (experience with Jira)
  • Significant experience with CLI administration of Linux based operating systems
What we offer you:
  • Be part of the mission to build the new sustainable worldwide infrastructure for deliveries
  • Play a key role in an international growing team with strong involvement in fundamental projects from the start
  • Take ownership of your work, develop your skills and take your career to the next level
  • Work at one of the most dynamic innovation centers in Kenya in iHub
  • Competitive compensation
  • Private and premium health insurance
  • The position is a full-time position

You have until the 5th of March 2021 to prepare and send your application.
The recruitment process is ongoing with interviews already taking place during the application period, we know a unicorn when we see one, and can’t wait to meet you! We would like you to start immediately, if this should not be possible we are happy to learn by when you would be able to join our team the soonest.
Find out more why it is great to work for Smartmile at

Job Requirements

Required education: Diploma, Associate's degree
Required relevant work experience: 7 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)


Salary range: $1,500 - $3,000
Salary based on experience level, free private health care & co-working office space provided

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c/o iHub Nairobi, Nairobi, KE
10-20 people
Computers, software development and services

With Smartmile we open doors to a sustainable world, one delivery at a time. And by 2026, we will operate the largest open and sustainable delivery platform with Smartmile Enabled machines worldwide. Our network currently consists of approximately 100 parcel lockers in Finland and Netherlands and is growing fast internationally. We work in close cooperation with major players like DHL and Lidl, among others. Our solution, however, goes beyond hardware and lies in our versatile software that optimizes delivery networks and turns them into platforms for sustainable delivery innovations. Smartmile software transforms any parcel locker into smart delivery hubs. We call this process: Smartmile Enabled. A Smartmile enabled hub is open to all couriers, optimizes delivery processes and gives consumers control with great service. Our team members are entrepreneurs, engineers, creative minds, and startup enthusiasts, ready to revolutionize delivery globally and make it truly sustainable. Are you ready to join our herd of unicorns? Check out our openings and let’s find a fit. Find our more about us and our values at or at

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