Python / Django Back-End Engineer at Lori Systems

Lori Systems is a fast growing, technology venture based in Nairobi, Kenya led by Harvard & MIT graduates and backed by local & international investors and advisors. Leveraging 3 years of research at Harvard and in-house developed technology, Lori has built a logistics platform that is revolutionising the cargo-transport

Lori is seeking a hands-on Senior Python/Django Back-end Engineer to join our Product team based in Nairobi. As a Back-End Engineer, you will be responsible for making engineering design decisions and developing features about the back-end. You will also be expected to be a role model for coding standards, tools, platforms and other best practices for the back-end team.

Responsibilities

  • Leading the design and development of back-end features and components
  • Collaborating with other engineers in API design and development
  • Scaling the back-end architecture and codebase
  • Reducing the level of technical debt of the back-end codebase
  • Stewarding technical standards and quality
  • Interface with product and other functional teams and their leadership
  • Provide peer code review
  • Analyze and assess code with an insistence on quality and reliability

Requirements

  • BSc in Computer Science or related engineering degree
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience
  • Experience building enterprise level SaaS platforms
  • Experience with our stack: Python, Django, ElasticSearch, OAuth, Postgres, Redis, Redshift, AWS hosting.
  • Experience working on backend systems at scale, using technologies like MySQL, Django, Redis, Python, RESTFul APIs, etc.
  • Experience building and deploying complex but well architected, maintainable, and testable application backends
  • Strong object-oriented programming and test driven development skills
  • Great communication skills, interacting with development, testing and product team members
  • Experience working as part of an agile team and knowledge of agile process

Good to have

  • DevOps Experience
  • ReactJS, NodeJS,
  • MSc. in Computer Science or Mathematics
  • Experience in a fast paced top tech company

The Lori team of ~200 employees is led by nerds obsessed with revolutionizing logistics in Africa:

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