Software Engineer – Ruby

Job Summary

We are passionate technologists who believe in making a difference to the lives of those living in emerging markets. We aim to change the landscape of finance and remittance.

Our development team is a group of skilled self-reliant engineers that have the ability to work together to solve complex problems and provide simple solutions for our customers. We are looking for a Software Engineer – Ruby to join our rapidly growing team in one of our offices.

This role can be based in our Nairobi, Lagos or London offices.


Innovate, develop, maintain and contribute to the existing AZA Finance codebase and its associated applications
Work closely with the engineering leads to aid with architecture decisions for the application and supporting infrastructure
Mentor, train and support other engineers in order to develop our in-house development skills
Improve our overall system development process via process improvements
Improve the delivery capacity of the team
Optimise application performance and test coverage
Deliver presentations demonstrating application feature delivery
Work with our product team to refine product requirements including providing feasibility and effort estimations
Provide support to our customers including triaging any issues

Significant experience in a similar role
Good knowledge of working with Ruby and Ruby on Rails
Good knowledge of using automated testing frameworks such as RSpec
Working knowledge of Javascript
Good knowledge of source control using Git
Familiarity with the agile development methodology specifically Scrum
Familiarity with deploying and managing applications on the cloud
Good knowledge of software deployment tooling and orchestration
Good knowledge of databases systems, especially PostgreSQL
Confidence in refactoring and working with both new and existing codebases
A strong and flexible work ethic
Excellent communication skills

Good knowledge of software deployment tooling and orchestration.
Good knowledge of cloud providers, especially AWS
Familiarity with the agile development methodology specifically Scrum
Preference to participate in pair-programming and using GitHub pull requests to review code of others
Confidence in refactoring and working with both new and existing codebases
Familiarity with container frameworks, especially Docker and Kubernetes

Competitive salary
Casual work environment
Great work-life balance
We value autonomy
Environmental-friendly (we try to use as less paper as possible!)
Opportunity for growth for all our employees
…and more!


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About Aza Finance

AZA is an established provider of currency trading solutions which accelerate global access to frontier markets through an innovative infrastructure. By leveraging cutting edge technology in our flagship products, TransferZero and BFX, AZA is able to significantly lower the cost and increase the speed of business payments to and from frontier markets. TransferZero is our B2B2C product, which provides both wholesale currency purchase and retail settlement via our robust API. BFX is our B2B over-the-counter platform for businesses with wholesale currency needs, especially those paying partners and suppliers.