Principal Engineer
Posted on 10/22/2023
INACTIVE
Sendwave

1,001-5,000 employees

Mobile app for fee-free financial services in Africa
Company Overview
Wave Mobile Money is a trailblazer in the financial technology sector, addressing the significant issue of financial inclusion in Africa by providing accessible, fee-free services. The company's robust mobile app, which allows for cash deposits, withdrawals, and both peer-to-peer and business payments, has gained millions of users in Senegal and Cote D'Ivoire, demonstrating its wide acceptance and effectiveness. Wave's commitment to making Africa a cashless continent, coupled with its user-friendly technology that simplifies transactions such as school fee payments, sets it apart in the industry and makes it an exciting place to work.
Fintech

Company Stage

Series A

Total Funding

$418.3M

Founded

2017

Headquarters

Dakar, Senegal

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

0%

1 year growth

0%

2 year growth

-2%
Locations
United Kingdom
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Microsoft Azure
Communications
SQL
Java
AWS
Linux/Unix
Google Cloud Platform
CategoriesNew
IT & Security
Software Engineering
Requirements
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Significant technical and leadership skills
  • Extensive experience in deploying and running highly scalable production systems
  • Experience with a wide array of monitoring, alerting, and CI/CD tools
  • Knowledge of IT industry and software stack
  • Collaboration and communication skills
  • Experience with networking, Linux, containers, etc.
  • Experience with various databases, preferably SQL-based
  • Experience with monitoring and alerting
  • Experience with microservices architecture
  • Experience with AWS, GCP, or Azure
  • Good understanding of programming languages
  • Presentation and documentation skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • 15+ years of experience
  • Professional certifications (Azure Administrator, AWS Certified, Google Certifications, etc.)
Responsibilities
  • Manage own time and focus on business success
  • Ensure systems are running 24/7 for customers
  • Make educated decisions on system improvements
  • Collaborate with other Principal Engineers to define standards and architectures
  • Communicate with senior leadership and participate in various forums
Desired Qualifications
  • Service-focused mindset
  • Outgoing with strong documentation and communication skills
  • Self-starter with a passion for new technologies
  • Experience with JVM languages
  • Appreciation for diverse cultures and backgrounds
  • Ability to challenge the status quo and bring fresh ideas
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Good understanding of programming languages
  • Presentation and documentation skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Experience working with vendors