Chipper Cash Staff React Native Engineer Jobs in Kenya
Contract: Contract / Casual
Sectors: Computing and ICT
Town/City: Nairobi, Kenya
Chipper Cash is the largest mobile cross-border money transfer platform in Africa.
We are a small passionate team, dedicated to expanding financial inclusion in some of the global regions most in need of accessible, interoperable, easy-to-use, and affordable financial services.
About the Role
At Chipper we’re looking for an exceptional Staff Engineer who can help us create a world-class payment application.
You’ll be using your detailed knowledge of development in React Native to lead the technical roadmap & development of the mobile app with the goal of improving user experience, design and performance.
You’ll bring domain knowledge of the fintech industry whilst demonstrating an affinity for our user’s needs in Africa.
You will own one of Chipper’s core products – Borderless Money which includes person to person payment & deposits/withdrawals while also supporting others in the mobile guild to build technically excellent solutions.
A key part of this role is to partner with the team to lead and own the architectural vision of building products at Chipper while working closely with the Engineering Manager of the Mobile Guild to drive the long term technical vision and direction of the team.
Our key values are centered around being bold and taking initiative to make things better when things are out of place.
This role is pivotal in helping us to uphold these values through how we drive our engineers to work with our existing codebases and build world class features for our customers.
What You Will Be Doing
Join a team of geographically distributed engineers who own Mobile Product with the goal of shipping the most reliable & engaging mobile app in our industry.
Be a technical leader within the Mobile Product team to help define and shape and push the boundaries of mobile at Chipper.
Own the technical implementation and roadmap for the Mobile Product team & support our product squads in defending theirs. e.g. engage thoughtly on PR reviews from the team.
Work within the Borderless Money – Person to Person squad to build and drive the development of features within this domain.
Build, test and ship customer facing features & products using tools and frameworks like React Native, Typescript, ES6, Node, and Redux.
Enhance our reputation as a trusted payments brand by managing ways of measuring reliability, performance, and observability.
Refine and practice a strong sense of design and human-centered UX.
Ensure compliance with industry standards and safety regulations.
Relentlessly pursue and demonstrate best in class engineering standards.
Expect to be available from 2pm – 5.30pm UK time for meetings and collaborating with the mobile team.
What You Should Have
A passion for building fintech applications whether it be following industry news, building your own payment wallet or an avid user of new banking applications, or previous experience in the fintech industry.
A desire to push the boundaries on what can be achieved with React Native & Typescript.
5+ years of experience building large scale commercial web or mobile applications using React/React Native.
Experience in driving large, potentially cross organizational, engineering projects to success.
Experience in CI/CD best practices to deliver software frequently and reliably.
An ability to collaborate with designers, product owners, and other Chipper teams to come up with high-impact ways of quickly solving our users’ problems.
Understanding and appreciation of development tooling.
Empathy for building performant experiences for folks with low end devices, low storage space and slow internet connections, with ideas on how we can monitor and continuously improve this experience.
A true passion for user experience, as evidenced by an obsessive user focus, as well as an ability to render complexity down to its truest essence.
You are a champion for the customer and constantly put yourself in the shoes of your users, and strive to create an intuitive and delightful experience.
How to Apply
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