Founders Factory

Backend Developer

Join Founders Factory as they are looking for a Backend Developer

QuikkDev is an African API platform for payments, data, services & utility.

The Opportunity:

We are seeking a skilled Backend Developer to join our team. The ideal candidate will have expertise in developing backend systems and APIs. You will work with a team of developers to design and develop robust, scalable, and maintainable back-end systems for our applications. You will be responsible for building and managing APIs that enable seamless integration between the front-end and back-end systems. The successful candidate will have a strong track record of delivering high-quality code and be able to work collaboratively with other team members.


Design, develop, and maintain backend systems for our applications Build and manage APIs to enable seamless integration between front-end and back-end systems Collaborate with other developers to design and implement scalable and maintainable systems Write clean, efficient, and maintainable code Debug and troubleshoot issues that arise during development and deployment Participate in code reviews to ensure code quality and compliance with standards Work with the team to identify and prioritize tasks Stay up-to-date with emerging trends and technologies in software development Continuously improve our development processes and tools


2+ years of experience developing backend systems and APIs Strong understanding of software development principles and web application architecture Experience with GraphQL and REST APIs Proficient in one or more programming languages such as Ruby, Python and Go Experience with backend frameworks such as Rails, Flask or Django Familiarity with databases such as PostgreSQL or MySQL Experience with source control (Git) Familiarity with Agile methodologies Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail Excellent communication and collaboration skills Ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment

Desired Skills

Experience with cloud platforms such as AWS or Google Cloud Platform Understanding of microservices architecture Familiarity with containerization technologies such as Docker or Kubernetes Experience with API design & documentation Experience with testing frameworks such as Minitest, Pytest or RSpec

Working on a Founders Factory venture provides a rare opportunity for you to team up with world-class thinkers, entrepreneurs, and creators in building and launching a successful tech start-up. This role offers the freedom and excitement of working in a nippy early-stage start-up coupled with a large organisation's financial stability and resource access. 

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to lead a game-changing start-up with global growth aspirations and to help shape the future of Africa's start-up ecosystem.