July 18, 2022

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Lead Software Engineer

Nairobi (Kenya)

Do you want to contribute to getting millions of people all over the world access to healthcare? Do you want to work in a fast-paced, international environment where you can truly make a difference? Do you want to be part of a developers-community that radically transforms healthcare? Join our highly skilled team of 190 colleagues at CarePay and have impact from day one!  

CarePay is looking to hire a Lead Software Engineer for our Nairobi team. If you are interested, please apply here.

Please note that an online test (assessment) provided by Test Gorilla is an essential part of the recruiting process. Please also check your spam folder for the assessment email and ensure to fill out all parts of the test. Missing parts will disqualify you from an interview.

Our mission

We believe mobile technology can connect everyone to healthcare at very low cost. Our technology is already changing the healthcare industry by connecting people, funders and providers in Kenya and Nigeria through a single mobile health platform.  Our platform empowers the individual to access health insurance schemes and pay for healthcare efficiently and transparently via their mobile phone. We are proud to have over 5 million people, more than 4,400 healthcare clinics and a growing number of insurers use our platform. And it’s growing every day.  

Since the start, CarePay has gained international traction. In 2017, CarePay won the FT/IFC Transformational Business Award and in 2018 CarePay was recognized as Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum. In 2019, CarePay won the Swiss Re Entrepreneurs for Resilience Award. In 2020 CarePay was selected as one of the pioneering use cases on Europe’s GAIA-X cloud platform and has been listed together with Safaricom in Fortune’s Change the World top 10, alongside companies like Zoom and Alibaba.

Main purpose of the job

As lead software engineer you have hands-on, end-responsibility for directing the software development within one of our ~10 software development teams. Our teams are multidisciplinary including frontend engineers, cloud engineers, business analysts, designers and product owners. Within the team, you are responsible for supporting the other backend engineers in their growth. Sharing knowledge (both internally and externally), mentoring, and keeping up to date is essential at CarePay.  As a team you own your backlog and take pride in achieving results. Your main task is to deliver quality solutions for our end-users and at the same time keep the platform fit for the future. Our main technologies are Java, AWS, SQL, Angular and Android. You will be working with a diverse and driven team that prioritizes impact over cutting-edge methods. Yet at the same you continuously probe and explore new opportunities and technologies.

Minimal Qualifications

  • 7+ years of relevant software development experience
  • 2 years of proven track record leading, mentoring and developing a team of engineers
  • Interest in global development and healthcare  
  • Proficient in Java
  • English speaking

Preferred qualifications  

  • Work experience in the sectors global development, healthcare and insurance
  • Proficient with AWS, SQL. Nice to have is experience with Python and Angular
  • Proficient with Agile and Scrum frameworks  
  • Knowledge of containerized applications distributed systems/micro services
  • Experience with leading discussions with senior non-technical stakeholders
  • Experience working in a highly competitive, international business environment

What we offer

  • The opportunity to work on projects with high social impact with a fun and motivated team
  • Startup culture with an international team (>50% in Kenia), flat hierarchies, and a maker-mentality
  • Fast-forwarded professional and personal growth through initiative, training and courses
  • Based in Amsterdam or Nairobi with travel opportunities  
  • Your choice of equipment and tools
  • Competitive salary and flexible hours
  • Relocation package If you join CarePay from abroad

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