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Principal Engineer

Closing: Jul 16, 2024

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Published: Jul 10, 2024 (15 days ago)

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What we are looking for

  • 8+ years experience as an individual contributor working with agile methodologies and with experience architecting and running large-scale systems
  • Strong working experience with Java and respective web frameworks (preferably Spring)
  • Experience with event-driven architectures and tools for queueing and streaming (preferably Apache Kafka)
  • Experienced working with large-scale Databases (SQL and NoSQL)
  • 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

  • 8+ years experience as an individual contributor working with agile methodologies and with experience architecting and running large-scale systems
  • Strong working experience with Java and respective web frameworks (preferably Spring)
  • Experience with event-driven architectures and tools for queueing and streaming (preferably Apache Kafka)
  • Experienced working with large-scale Databases (SQL and NoSQL)
  • 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 play a key role in Jumia's technology plan
  • Be a role model for the Jumia Values
  • Work effectively cross-functionally discussing and identifying new opportunities for projects and features
  • Align architectural decisions with and across Engineering teams, ensuring the progress towards the target vision for the Jumia platform
  • Arbitrate on technical decisions within your scope
  • Directly contribute to systems design and write code to set the example of what technical excellence looks like in Jumia
  • Define NFRs, and standards for observability and collaborate with Engineering Managers to ensure highly performant solutions are developed
  • Ensure comprehensive documentation of system architecture, design decisions, and operational procedures.
  • Coach engineers in your scope
  • 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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