Senior Java Software Engineer at Deimos Jobs In Kenya

Senior Java Software Engineer at Deimos Jobs In Kenya 

 Role Overview

Deimos is seeking a Senior Java Engineer to join our team, focusing on a client's account in the fintech sector. In this key role, you will develop and implement high-quality software solutions aimed at addressing significant issues impacting business and individuals across the continent.

You will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to enhance the client's technology stack and public-facing products. This position presents a unique opportunity to contribute to a challenging project that aims to advance Africa's financial industry. You will make a meaningful impact in a dynamic environment.

What you will be doing

  • Design, develop, and maintain robust and scalable Java-based applications and systems.
  • Write clean, efficient, and well-documented code following best practices and coding standards.
  • Collaborate with technical product managers, software architects, and other stakeholders to understand requirements and translate them into user-facing solutions.
  • Participate in all phases of the software development lifecycle, including planning, estimation, development, testing, and deployment.
  • Conduct code reviews, provide constructive feedback, and mentor junior team members to foster continuous improvement.
  • Troubleshoot and debug complex issues, and implement effective solutions in a timely manner.
  • Stay updated on emerging technologies, industry trends, and best practices to enhance technical expertise and drive innovation.

What you must have

  • 5+ years of experience in software development, with a strong focus on Java programming.
  • Proven track record of designing and implementing enterprise-level Java applications from concept to production.
  • Deep understanding of object-oriented design principles, data structures, algorithms, and design patterns.
  • Experience building web API using the Spring Boot framework.
  • Experience with web development technologies including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and related frameworks (e.g., Angular, React).
  • Strong database skills with SQL and relational databases (e.g., MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle).
  • Familiarity with version control systems (e.g., Git) and continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipelines.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to articulate technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Experience with service-oriented architectures (including microservices) and containerization technologies (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of cloud computing platforms such as AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud Platform.
  • Familiarity with Agile/Scrum methodologies and DevOps practices.
  • Certifications in Java programming or related technologies.

About you

For us to achieve our ambitious vision together as a team, it is important for our Martians to lead at all levels, be self starters who take initiative and put their hands up for challenging tasks. A Growth Mindset is important to us and we encourage all our Martians to openly share knowledge, support and help each other, ask questions, get creative with new technologies and learn from setbacks.

Becoming a Martian means:

  • Comfortably working and learning from a fully remote, culturally diverse team based predominantly in South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana.
  • Being an open, honest and respectful communicator.
  • You enjoy asking questions, identifying areas of improvement and proposing solutions, no matter your job title or whether you have been with us for a day, a month or years!
  • You are comfortable taking initiative and operating independently.
  • You thrive in a fast paced environment, where change is constant.
  • You find it exciting to work with various clients, from different industries, each with a different problem for you and your team to solve.
  • Intentionally sharing tech and industry trends that excite you with your peers.
  • Seeking continuous feedback and actively taking steps to continuously grow personally and professionally.

Want to know what you get by joining us?

  • Become a member of a team where we value each individual's contribution from day 1 and empower you to make suggestions, get involved and do what you love most!
  • Flexibility and the freedom to work remotely.
  • Work-life balance where you are not expected to work over weekends or after hours.
  • A forward thinking remote company that knows how important it is to stay connected as one team, by providing virtual social platforms for employee engagement.
  • A monthly work from home allowance which you can use to set yourself up to work comfortably from home. Whether that is pens, notebooks, new headphones or work snacks!
  • A MacBook or Windows laptop for you to do your best work on.
  • Become part of a team of exceptionally clever and talented people who like to share their knowledge and learnings.
  • We support your career growth and love to celebrate your successes and advancement!

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