Senior Frontend Software Engineer

JUMO, Nairobi, Kenya

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Our mission

Billions of people in emerging markets are coming online for the first time, most of them via mobile phones. Many have limited or no access to financial services. JUMO combines technology with data to create progressive financial choices for anyone, anywhere. We believe any individual should be able to leverage their data footprint and access financial services tailored to their needs. 

A blueprint for our mission does not exist and our growth trajectory is steep thus we look for exceptional people who will enhance our culture and who have the potential to have an impact now and in the future. We are building a diverse team of exceptional people from all over the world to accelerate our mission to deliver progressive financial product choices to under-served markets. We provide relocation support.

About us

Our people are motivated by an ambitious purpose of radically advancing financial inclusion so that individuals and entrepreneurs in emerging markets can have equal access to services that meet their needs and to empower communities. We’re inspired by the exceptional people that we work with and we are looking for a Senior Frontend Software Engineer to join our team in Nairobi.

JUMO engineering is building a platform that uses people’s digital footprints to connect them to the opportunity to access financial products, such as savings or credit. We’re a customer-centric team, made up of socially-conscious engineers from diverse backgrounds. Working in small, cross-functional, Agile teams – we solve big problems, together.

Our Nairobi office is in a central location, with some spectacular views of the city’s hustle and bustle. The large balcony offers a great place to unwind and connect with colleagues. Our environment is designed to enable creativity and collaboration, even when working alongside our remote teams in Cape Town, South Africa and Porto, Portugal. 

About You

You’ve been a mentor and a leader on a high performing, multi-disciplinary team, but also a mentee with a growth mindset. You have a passion for collaborating in cross-functional teams, delivering quality code, and implementing high-volume/low-latency systems. You value high-quality feedback loops to help you continuously improve. You can tell a great story about working and evolving in an Agile environment and living software as a craft.

Our Tech Stack

  • Languages: Python, Ruby, Java
  • UI: React, React Native, Javascript, HTML, CSS
  • Storage: MySQL, Postgres, DynamoDB, Redis
  • Infrastructure: AWS ecosystem, Docker Swarm
  • Paradigms: Domain Driven Design, Async Messaging, Eventual Consistency, Containerisation, Serverless

Key Requirements

  • BSc/MSc in Computer Science, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering or related field preferred
  • 8+ years of experience designing, developing and testing software, including android software development
  • Hands-on experience with the design and development of high volume, highly reliable services.


Our mission has launched – are you joining us?

About JUMO

We are JUMO. We continue to grow and shape the organisation to meet the magnitude of the unusual challenges we face. This approach makes JUMO a unique and exciting environment to work and build your career.


Want to learn more about JUMO? Visit JUMO's website.