Lipa Later Full Stack Ruby on Rails Jobs in Kenya

Lipa Later Full Stack Ruby on Rails Jobs in Kenya

Company Information:

Odyssey Capital is a consumer finance organization leveraging financial inclusion by allowing people to pay for otherwise unaffordable smart devices and other consumer items in affordable monthly instalments.

Our core product is Lipa Later (Pay later). To ensure our clients receive nothing short of a high quality range of emerging and trending products, we continue to engage in partnerships with quality brands including but not limited to Samsung East Africa, Anisuma, Oppo Kenya, Infinix, Startimes, Jumia, Saruk, Tile and Carpets, House Wifes Paradise.

As a full stack developer, you’ll be building critical parts of our application and help us use software in service of our customers by making it as easy for them to apply and receive loans.

Our stack is currently built with Ruby on Rails with a few Node based microservices. This position is based in Nairobi, Kenya.


The role will include the following responsibilities:

  • Writing core code that is a pleasure for other engineers to read and understand.
  • Build reusable code and libraries for future use
  • Optimize application for maximum speed and scalability
  • Assure that all user input is validated before submitting to back-end
  • Collaborate with other team members and the senior software engineer
  • Build and maintain features that move our business forward

    Awesome things about this position
  • You get to work on cutting edge FinTech problems - we have a proprietary algorithm to credit score customers and determine their loan eligibility.
  • You get to work on complex scaling
    challenges - we work with some of the largest retailers and eCommerce companies in Kenya and have to solve scaling challenges as our traffic grows exponentially
  • You will have the opportunity to learn and grow .
  • You get to work at a fast growing and funded startup - we have a successful business and have raised money to hit the gas and grow exponentially, come join us for the journey!

    Experience, Skills and Qualifications Required:
  • Strong understanding of Ruby on Rails and how it works.
  • Having shipped a Ruby on Rails application before.
  • 2+ Years of Software Engineering experience.
  • Experience with PostGres, Heroku/AWS, Javascript (with or without frameworks).
  • Understanding of the following concepts: MVC, RESTful APIs, ORM.
  • Experience with testing frameworks and site monitoring tools.
  • Experience with Git and Git-based workflows.
  • Experience working with Redis and Sidekiq

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 4th July 2019
  • All written applications and CVs should be submitted to
  • For more information and job application details, see; Lipa Later Full Stack Ruby on Rails Jobs in Kenya

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