Senior Backend Engineer



Software Engineering
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Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2023

Are you looking for an opportunity to work in a company where progress, and humility are valued as highly as technical excellence? At M-KOPA we use the latest technologies and architectures to build fantastic customer experiences with a socially and environmentally conscious mission that echoes throughout the organisation.

The role

We are looking for very Senior Backend Engineers as we continue to expand our Acquisition Sales Product Group. Working on applications related to our Sales and onboarding, this is where we build our Know-your-customer (KYC) checks, and manage our 10'000 plus Sales Agents that use our internal CRMs.

Wider teams include, Repayment for they are responsible for providing our customers the best possible experience of the financial services we offer.

Retention, who look after our repeat business and Portfolio management that looks at the tools and software we use to measure our business.


As an engineer in the group you will work as a collaborator, more senior members will coach and contribute placing an emphasis on high quality output observability and monitoring as well as automated testing in all environments, including production. Our teams use infrastructure as code demonstrating the unique nature of some of our work. Our Engineers are empowered to choose how to implement software (within high-level architectural constraints) to meet the needs of our customers.

We have a data-driven approach to the incremental improvements of our products and a focus towards excellence.

We foster autonomy inside the teams, while keeping some standards across the company. We use predominantly C# written against the latest .NET stack, and favor microservices hosted on Azure using Kubernetes for all new implementations. We are constantly iterating towards a completely decoupled, event driven architecture across our entire software portfolio.


Our roles are fully remote, within the following time zone (UTC -1 / UTC+3). Our engineers work remotely from locations such as UK, Europe and Africa.

We have a mix of legacy services and greenfield microservices, so if you love the challenge of improving a legacy codebase while working on new projects, and if working remotely full time appeals, this might be a job for you.

Our expectations are that you would be comfortable working as part of a team which owns the entire software stack, including the supporting infrastructure, throughout the entire software lifecycle from inception, through production and right the way to decommissioning under a DevOps culture.

If you also value the constraints that continuous delivery places upon engineering processes and embrace testing and observability as first order concerns in the development of software, you probably have what it takes to join one of the teams and help shape our future.

We are looking for strong experience with C#.NET, Event Driven Systems, microservices, testing and Deployment.

Please answer the application questions with a high degree of accuracy as they form the cornerstone of our application processing.

Recognized twice by the Financial Times as one Africa's fastest growing company (2022 and 2023) and by TIME100 Most influential companies in the world 2023 , we've served over 3 million customers, unlocking $1 billion in cumulative credit for the unbanked across Africa.

At M-KOPA, we empower our people to own their careers through diverse development programs, coaching partnerships, and on-the-job training. We support individual journeys with family-friendly policies, prioritize well-being, and embrace flexibility.

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If the above is of interest to you, please apply.

M-KOPA is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained staff. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

M-KOPA explicitly prohibits the use of Forced or Child Labour and respects the rights of its employees to agree to terms and conditions of employment voluntarily, without coercion, and freely terminate their employment on appropriate notice. M-KOPA shall ensure that its Employees are of legal working age and shall comply with local laws for youth employment or student work, such as internships or apprenticeships.

M-KOPA does not collect/charge any money as a pre-employment or post-employment requirement. This means that we never ask for ‘recruitment fees’, ‘processing fees’, ‘interview fees’, or any other kind of money in exchange for offer letters or interviews at any time during the hiring process.