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Lead Engineer - Fullstack, Software Development

NewGlobe

NewGlobe

Software Engineering
Lagos, Nigeria
Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2024

Who We Are - About NewGlobe


NewGlobe is working with visionary governments around the world to dramatically improve the quality of basic education. Founded in 2007, we partner with governments to provide integrated school management, teacher professional development, instructional design innovation, technological system support, child-centered classroom practice, and parent engagement -- all grounded in learning science -- to ensure each teacher is empowered to engage children in transformational learning, Our data-driven approach has been validated by a Nobel-winning researcher and recognition by international leaders in Education. We imagine a world where all children can access an education that unlocks their full potential.

We need bright minds who want to be part of building a new globe -- a more equitable globe -- to join us. More information: newglobe.education

Technology Group

Technology plays a critical role enabling us to provide transformative education at massive scale in highly resource constrained environments. This is one of the key elements that gives us the ability to deliver radically impactful programmes, creating brighter futures for a generation of children across the world each day. Technology spans several key functions, including product management, business intelligence, software development and IT operations.Working with us, passionate technologists have a chance to directly change the world.

Software Development Department

The software development department handles all aspects of delivery related to our custom software applications and services - everything that it takes to turn an idea into working software and delivering value to our users. The department is structured into cross-functional, self-organising teams that work together on projects, short and long, alongside product designers and key business stakeholders.

About the Role

We are looking for a full time Lead Full-Stack Engineer to head up one of our cross-functional software development teams, which builds the software that powers and improves our competitive advantage. In addition to being technically excellent and an individual contributor, a Team Lead is responsible for the end-to-end delivery of their project (looking across all disciplines and technology stacks) and for ensuring that their team is following agreed norms and processes.

This person should be familiar with design and implementation issues specific to a data driven, highly scalable environments and be able to handle such issues with flexibility and ingenuity. The ideal candidate will have a strong customer focus, a proven track record of delivering high-quality products in a continuous delivery environment, and an appreciation for clean and simple code.

What You Will Do

  • Design, implement, and support new products and features, including overseeing the technical design and architecture of projects
  • Grow and lead an software development team of 5-7 engineers
  • Collaborate with project sponsors and product designers to elaborate requirements and facilitate trade-offs that maximise value
  • Analyse and improve the overall software architecture, with a focus on maintainability and scalability
  • Mentor and develop members of the team, from daily interactions to broader professional development goals

What You Should Have

  • A BA/BS in Computer Science or a related technical field
  • 7+ years of enterprise software development experience
  • 2+ years of experience leading engineering teams
  • Comfort recommending and advocating for enterprise architectural best practices for highly-available, scalable, and reliable implementations; but also the experience to take on technical debt where appropriate
  • Enterprise-level experience with continuous delivery practises and tools
  • Advocacy of test-driven development (TDD) and/or behaviour driven development (BDD)
  • Experience with pair-programming and other XP practises a plus
  • Expertise in several of the following areas (and interested in learning about the rest):
    • Web services and API design, especially in the Microsoft .NET ecosystem
    • Android applications, especially “offline-first”
    • JavaScript Web Applications, especially Progressive Web Applications
    • Data engineering - data pipelines that cleanse, classify, and aggregate data sets
    • Highly scalable architectures (e.g. CQRS, Event Sourcing, queues, circuit breakers, etc.)
    • Monitoring in all its forms - error monitoring, synthetic monitoring, performance monitoring, user monitoring, etc.
    • Security and identity management - OAuth, penetration testing, software supply chain
    • Cloud and Hybrid deployment models
    • Databases and ORMs - esp. MS SQL Server/T-SQL (and EF, Dapper, etc.); but also other forms of persistence
  • Experience in a lean delivery environment and understand not only the mechanics, but also the underlying motivations
  • NewGlobe uses primarily .NET (server-side), Vue.JS (web apps) and Kotlin (Android native), so experience in these toolchains is preferable; however, NewGlobe also values developers with diverse experience, so serious exposure to other languages and ecosystems (e.g. NodeJS, Ruby, functional languages, NoSQL DBs) is a bonus
  • Ability to function well in a fast-paced, informal environment where constant change is the norm and the bar for quality is set high
  • Interest in open source projects – familiarity with OSS projects is a plus; contributions to open source projects is a big plus

What We Offer

  • The opportunity to make a difference for children every day at a proven, internationally recognized, mission-driven company.
  • Flexible hybrid working arrangement.
  • Take the lead and help us grow our engineering team
  • The opportunity to work on challenging and innovative projects

Values of Successful Employees at NewGlobe

We are looking for new joiners who are energized by our mission and share our values.

Detailed doers, creative problem-solvers, relentless advocates, malleable learners, data-driven decision-makers and curious investigators do well at NewGlobe. Learn more about our values and how to succeed as a job-seeker at NewGlobe on our LinkedIn page.

What to Expect from the Interview Process

We have a rigorous, merit based hiring process. The process is designed to simulate the essential parts of the job and introduce you to your role in the business should you join our team. Apply via our website.

We will never ask for payment as part of the interview process and we are committed to a fair process free of discrimination based on gender, race, ethnicity, citizenship or disability.