Software Engineering Manager Job

SafeBoda is Africa’s 2-wheeler ride hailing market leader and has a growing consumer platform that is revolutionizing transportation, payments and on-demand services in Africa’s cities. Based in Uganda, Kenya & Nigeria, we are a venture funded company that is already having huge impact for millions in our markets.

At SafeBoda we always try to work with the latest technology and we are obsessed with the user experience. We follow agile methodologies in a team split on 3 main products: Mobile Apps for drivers, passengers and partners (merchants, agents & vendors), and a Company Admin Portal.

What is the role?

SafeBoda is hiring for a software engineering manager to manage our back end software systems. In this role you will be expected to perform the following.

  • Design, execute, and maintain back end software engineering applications. This includes microservices, API’s, devops, and databases.
  • Supervise training and development of back end software engineering staff.
  • Ensure software deliverables are held up to the company standard through code reviews, and managing software quality assurance
  • Assign work to back end software engineering personnel and manage their performance.
  • Support to recruit engineering personnel, technical staffing and project teams formation.
  • Supervise back end engineering deliverables.
  • Manage continuing support and provide system metrics for back end technical stack.
  • Present practical input for strategic technology decisions.
  • Support preparation of Technology Roadmap.
  • Comply with all tech, product departmental as well as company best practices.
  • Help translation of business requirements into technical needs and actions.
  • Supervise reporting responsibility for independent software contractors, software engineers and outsourcing partners.
  • Ensure software engineering personnel is suitably trained to perform all job functions and suitably use project and software related tools.
  • Help determine and design system specifications & standards.
  • Investigate, and analyze technology improvements, upgrades, and modifications.
  • You will develop features across multiple subsystems including collaboration in requirements definition, prototyping, design, coding, testing, and deployment.
  • You will design, develop, and unit test applications in accordance with established standards.
  • You will analyze and resolve technical and application problems.
  • You will assist with the packaging and support deployment of releases.


Desired Technical Skills 

  • 5 + years of software development experience
  • Experience with functional programming a plus
  • Vast knowledge for backend software programming languages such as Elixir, Node JS, and PHP
  • Experience with working with SQL and NOSQL database technologies
  • Demonstrated experience producing readable and testable code
  • Have extensive experience working hands-on in an agile environment
  • Cares about quality and know what it means to ship high quality code
  • Can identify, debug and resolve complex production issues
  • Experience with distributed systems, architectural patterns/styles, and design patterns would be an advantage.

Desired Personal Skills

  • Critical thought, analytical thinking and good communication skills
  • Capacity to work with members of the team working in different countries
  • Good organizational and time management abilities
  • Great attention to detail and a results driven approach
  • Willing to go above and beyond; we would like someone who wants everything under control and wants to try all the different possibilities that can happen
  • An attitude of accountability and knowledge-sharing. You enjoy reviewing others’ code and sharing your knowledge
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Empathy, respect and a big sense of humor; we are people before engineers
  • English communication skills


  • Competitive salary
  • Free tasty lunch everyday for all staff at the SafeBoda academy
  • Free SafeBoda wallet balance to take daily rides to and from work
  • Life & Health Insurance
  • Paid Annual leave
  • A supportive team environment with mentorship from SafeBoda leadership
  • Contribute to our mission to empower communities to thrive and scale with our rapidly growing startup

How To Apply

Closing Date : 30 November. 2021
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