Senior Software Engineer - Backend (Remote) at FairMoney Nigeria

Posted on Tue 28th Mar 2023 - Dailysynch

FairMoney is building the leading mobile bank for emerging markets. We started with a digital microcredit application on Android, and currently roll out additional financial services (current account, savings, debit card) while expanding the product to Western Africa and South-East Asia.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Senior Software Engineer - Backend

Location: Abuja (Remote)
Department: Engineering
EmploymentType: Full time


  • You will be working as a Senior Software Engineer in our Technology Division, which is now composed of 75+ people in Lagos, Bangalore, Paris, and remotely across the globe.
  • We are building Engineering centers of excellence across multiple regions and are looking for smart, talented, driven engineers. This is a unique opportunity to be part of the core engineering team of a fast-growing fintech poised for more rapid growth in the coming years.

We are looking forward to you working on

  • Developing high-quality features by working with our Product team to better serve customers.
  • Building a platform on which each market can plug its specific features while maintaining a solid common core product.
  • Tackling complex financial processes with the right patterns and appropriate solutions.
  • Helping drive the architecture and technology choices that enable a world-class experience for our customers.
  • Being responsible for designing, developing, and deploying medium to large-sized projects.
  • Helping define engineering best practices and providing technical mentorship to other members of the engineering team.
  • Contributing to continuous improvements to an infrastructure that can handle millions of clients.
  • Analyzing and improving efficiency, scalability, and stability of monitoring, continuous integration, and platform integration.

Our technical stack:

  • Our customer-facing product is an Android and IOS application.
  • It communicates with a .Net Core (C#) backend.
  • We are hosted on Azure cloud: We use Azure SQL, Azure DevOps, Azure App Service, and some other great services that Azure cloud offers.


  • Bachelor’s / Master's Degree in Computer Science, Maths, or related technical domain.
  • You have 5+ years of experience in backend software development with C#.
  • You have 3+ years of experience working in the Fintech space.
  • You have experience working with ISO8583.
  • You have 2+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability, and scaling) of new and current systems.
  • You have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • You have excellent problem-solving skills and object-oriented design skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience taking a leading role in building complex software systems that have been successfully delivered to customers.
  • Micro-services experience is very much preferred.
  • Expert knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations.
  • Experience with cloud providers, preferably Azure, alternatively AWS/Azure.
  • Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and management to collect requirements, describe software product features and create technical designs and specifications.
  • Experience mentoring junior software engineers to improve their skills, and make them more effective, productive software engineers.
  • Experience influencing software engineering best practices within your team.


  • Private Health Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Pension Plan
  • Work From Home
  • Training & Development.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Recruitment Process

  • Screening call with a member of the recruitment team for 30 minutes.
  • Technical interview with members of the Engineering team for 45-60 minutes.
  • Interview with key stakeholders for 45 - 60 minutes.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:


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