Junior Back end Developer

About company: 

Pezesha is a digital financial ecosystem & platform based in Kenya with a mission to connect SMEs with working capital and credit decisioning for lenders to de-risk their capital through our holistic approach that starts with financial education, credit scoring and ends with meaningful financial inclusion. We are approved by the Capital Markets Authority in Kenya and now scaling to other markets like Nigeria and Ghana as we move closer towards our vision in tackling the $300+ billion financing gap for SMEs in Sub Saharan Africa through our scalable platform as an enabler. Visit our website: https://pezesha.com/ for more information. 

Pezesha has a team of 20+ staff in Kenya and Ghana and board team members bring more than 20+ years of market, regulatory and strategy combined experiences with successful Fintech startup exits in the past.


The nature of this opportunity is full time but we are open to a consultancy arrangeement as well. 

Primary job description

  • Transform technical designs and notes into code
  • Collaborate with our existing team in implementing and managing our end to end credit & data platforms
  • Be a second line of support for technical issues
  • Project management
  • Collaborate with data and operations teams in ensuring our customer needs are me

Required Skills and Experience

  • At least two year of multi-dimentional programming be it in PHP or Python using a Framework e.g. CodeIgniter or Laravel or Django
  • At least two year experience in Javascript and working with frameworks such s Angular JS and UX
  • At least one year experience in frontend programming with Bootstrap 3+
  • At least two year experience in backend programming with Java (server side)
  • At least two years experience with SQL
  • At least one year experience in native apps programming i.e. Android, IOS
  • Experience with Git source control
  • Experience with developing RESTful APIs
  • Experience with third-party API integrations
  • Experience in troubleshooting and debugging tools
  • At least one year experience in Dev Operations
  • Added advantage: experience in data science 
  • At least one year experience in leading internal tech teams


  • Leader - Take ownership and responsibility of tasks
  • Detailed - Think through the proposed design (solution) approach and documentation before coding
  • Disciplined - Estimate and communicate the duration of time to complete tasks
  • Agile - Move quickly and easily to resolve issues. Look at short-term approaches that satisfy immediate needs and plan for long term approaches that are more robust
  • Humble - Willing to listen and learn

How to Apply

Please send your CVs and cover letter to jobs@pezesha.com. Kindly indicate the title of the job on the subject header of the email (REF 25/JUNIOR BACKEND DEVELOPER. The applicants who do not indicate THE REF NO and job title will be automatically disqualified. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

In your application kindly add/attach the information below to jobs@pezesha.com

  • At least one Object-Oriented project that you have worked on:

    • Send a URL to the live website

    • Send the source code as a zip file or as a repository URL

  • Attach your up to date CV

  • Interviews will be on a rolling basis until 30th June 2021.


Nairobi, KE