Front End Engineer (Ruby on Rails) at Lipa Later

Lipa Later is a risk free, point of sale credit option that allows retailers to sell goods and services to consumers with repayments made in affordable monthly instalments. It is the leading third party instalment plan for retailers in East Africa currently operating in Kenya and Rwanda. Our product offering allows for both online and offline integration with retailers and both online and offline sales platforms for consumers.

Job Description


  • 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


  • 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

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