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Distinguished Principal Engineer - Jumia

Closing: Jun 12, 2024

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Published: Jun 6, 2024 (12 days ago)

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What we are looking for

  • 12+ years experience as an individual contributor working with agile methodologies and with experience architecting and running large-scale tier 1 systems
  • Expertise in designing and implementing complex system architectures, with a focus on scalability, reliability, and maintainability
  • Strong working experience with Java and web frameworks (preferably Spring), with exposure to multiple programming languages
  • Experience with event-driven architectures and tools for queueing and streaming (preferably Apache Kafka)
  • Experienced working with large-scale Databases (SQL and NoSQL), with a good understanding of data modelling and optimization
  • Experience with containerization (preferably Docker) and orchestration (Kubernetes)
  • Strong black box test Automation experience is a plus
  • Experience designing and developing platforms built for scale is a plus
  • A proactive challenger mindset: if there's room for improvement, you'll say it
  • A solver mindset: when there is a will, there is a way
  • A strong business sense - you understand the impact of your work
  • The ability to be autonomous and to own your decisions
  • The ambition to grow the company and within the company
  • Full professional English proficiency


Responsibilities

What we are looking for

  • 12+ years experience as an individual contributor working with agile methodologies and with experience architecting and running large-scale tier 1 systems
  • Expertise in designing and implementing complex system architectures, with a focus on scalability, reliability, and maintainability
  • Strong working experience with Java and web frameworks (preferably Spring), with exposure to multiple programming languages
  • Experience with event-driven architectures and tools for queueing and streaming (preferably Apache Kafka)
  • Experienced working with large-scale Databases (SQL and NoSQL), with a good understanding of data modelling and optimization
  • Experience with containerization (preferably Docker) and orchestration (Kubernetes)
  • Strong black box test Automation experience is a plus
  • Experience designing and developing platforms built for scale is a plus
  • A proactive challenger mindset: if there's room for improvement, you'll say it
  • A solver mindset: when there is a will, there is a way
  • A strong business sense - you understand the impact of your work
  • The ability to be autonomous and to own your decisions
  • The ambition to grow the company and within the company
  • Full professional English proficiency


  • Be part of the Jumia Engineering team and shape the long-term technology vision and strategy aligning with the company’s objectives
  • Be a role model for the Jumia Values
  • Work effectively cross-functionally and with the leadership, leveraging data and metrics to identify new opportunities for existing and new projects and features
  • Define architectural standards and guidelines across the company in collaboration with the Technical Advisory Group, Directors of Engineering and Platform teams
  • Arbitrate on technical decisions within your scope
  • Define Operational Excellence KPIs and standards, and partner with Directors of Engineering to ensure highly performant solutions are developed and continuously improved
  • Drive performance and efficiency improvements across Jumia's platform, leading initiatives in load testing, performance tuning, and capacity planning
  • Ensure comprehensive documentation of system architecture, design decisions, and operational procedures.
  • Mentor and develop Principal and Staff Engineers, fostering a culture of technical excellence and continuous learning
  • Ensure system reliability and compliance
  • Find a group of humble and intelligent people ready to make you grow and to grow with you
  • Change the Internet landscape in Africa and the World through your team


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