Company Description

Angaza creates technology that enables businesses to provide affordable life-changing products to people in emerging markets.

Job description

Role brief

Angaza creates software that enables businesses to sell life-changing products, on credit, to low-income consumers in emerging markets. Our technology uses an IoT network of connected devices, mobile payments, and machine learning to accelerate the adoption of solar energy systems, smartphones, and appliances. Over 2 billion people across the globe live off-grid or are unbanked. Connecting this population to power, productive-use appliances, and financial services represents a $400 Billion+ current market opportunity. Angaza’s B2B technology platform enables distribution businesses in emerging markets to grow their revenue by over 8x by extending their sales and credit offerings to this consumer base. When a family in Tanzania (or Nicaragua, or Nigeria, or India…) pays a weekly installment on their new home solar installation, their payment is processed by Angaza backend software. When a distributor monitors the repayment performance of their loan portfolio, they use an Angaza web application to do so. Our software is already used by businesses in 50+ countries around the world to improve the daily lives of over 5 million people.


About the role

We're looking for a senior software engineer to join our Business Foundations team (one of four product development teams at Angaza). Applicants should have 4+ years of prior software engineering work experience. We have listed key responsibilities and elements of our tech stack below.

Team Responsibilities:

  • Logic for core business entities: accounts, users, pricing structures, and dozens more.
  • A suite of data integration services across multiple channels, frequencies, and scales.
  • Authentication, authorisation, and security.
  • Our custom billing system and its integrations with third party financial services.

Our software-as-a-service stack:

  • Web application REST to CRUD functionality, using Python’s Flask, SQLAlchemy, and Celery.
  • A React/Redux Web front end UI, and many machine-read endpoints.
  • AWS infrastructure, monitoring, and incident response.
  • Multiple Postgres instances holding terabytes of data in a multi-tenant configuration.
  • An Android application serving thousands of daily users in 14 languages.

We don’t expect you to have mastered all of those technologies. “Full-stack” means that you should expect to work across client and backend software as necessary; the Business Foundations team does not work on the Android application. The current breakdown is roughly 60%-20%-15%-5%-0%, but it can shift quarter-to-quarter.

As a senior software engineer, you will:

  • Join us with significant skills in developing large software systems.
  • Learn the specific technologies new to you (notably Angaza’s complex business logic and data flow), often by apprenticing to developers with less total experience, but more Angaza knowledge.
  • Provide servant leadership by sharing your existing knowledge of effective SaaS software development with the team, including best practices for developing scalable and performant services.
  • Exemplify Angaza's core values of empathy, trustworthiness, collaboration, courage, innovation, and impact.
  • Devote hours a week to code reviews, pairing sessions, and informal mentoring.
  • Deploy code daily.
  • Celebrate the team’s accomplishments bi-weekly.
  • Design significant new systems quarterly.
  • Enrich the lives of millions of individual human beings.
  • Support tens of thousands of new jobs.
  • Avert hundreds of millions of kilograms of CO2 emissions annually.



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