About Numida Technologies

Numida Technologies is a digital financial services company based in Kampala, Uganda. Our goal is to unlock financing for the 22 million African small businesses who need it. We are building a mobile application that helps entrepreneurs keep track of their finances for the purpose of making evidence based decisions. In addition, these financial track records are channeled to lending institutions in Uganda who are looking to finance small businesses, and who require real business data about prospective borrowers.

The Position

The assignment that we are currently recruiting for a Mobile Web Developer. The successful candidate will first be hired under short-term contracts for various projects. Full-time employment is likely to be offered depending on performance and fit with the company. The individuals who will be hired for this role will be among the first recruits of Numida Technologies, and therefore will have a chance to make a significant contribution. Our app is written in Cordova/Phonegap so candidates should be comfortable working with HTML5 and modern Javascript frameworks.

The team is working on implementing an assortment of new features that need to be developed on TrackApp. You will be responsible for some of these projects. You will be responsible for implementing improvements to the app user interface based on feedback collected from the business owners who are using TrackApp.

The successful candidates will work closely with our CTO based out of Silicon Valley, and receive guidance and technical mentorship from him. He/she will also be in contact with our CEO in Kampala. He or she should have a demonstrated ability to work independently, as the CTO is working only part- time on Numida Technologies at the moment. Daily reporting to the CTO will be required. A time difference of 11 hours with the CTO means that written feedback and support will often come overnight, though voice check-ins during the evenings or early mornings may be scheduled as needed.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experienced web developer – proficient in HTML5, CSS3 and Javascript.
  • Experience with ES6 language features is a plus.
  • Experience with a modern javascript framework (ReactJS is preferred, or one of AngularJS, BackboneJS, EmberJS)
  • Experience debugging web applications using the Chrome developer tools
  • Proficiency in modern Javascript build tools (nodejs, npm, babel)
  • Experience with quality assurance and testing new app versions against multiple staging environments Source code control
  • Working knowledge of git and Github is a prerequisite

Application Instructions;

Please Follow Carefully To apply, please submit a CV, a brief motivation letter, and copy of national ID to jobs@numidatech.com with the subject line “LAST_NAME, First_name – Mobile Web Developer” in the email subject line.

All application materials should be in English, written directly by the candidate. You will only be contacted if you are invited to an interview.

 The application deadline for this position is Friday August 14th 2016 @ 11:59 pm Uganda Time