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Mid-level Backend Developer - Java


Job Type

Gross Salary

Full Time

KES 90,000 - 120,000



About the Role

At Zeraki, we are seeking a talented Mid-Level Java Backend Engineer to join our innovative tech team. This role is designed for a developer with a strong foundation in Java and a proven track record of building scalable, high-performance back-end systems. If you thrive in a dynamic, collaborative environment and are eager to push the boundaries of backend technologies, we would love to explore your potential contributions to our team.

● Robust Backend Development: Develop and maintain robust back-end services and APIs for our dynamic web and mobile applications using Java and Spring Framework.
● Database Management: Design and manage relational databases, ensuring efficient data storage and retrieval.
● Microservices Architecture: Build and integrate microservices, improving modularity and scalability of our applications.
● Cross-functional Collaboration: Work closely with frontend developers and product managers to seamlessly integrate backend services with front-end functionalities.
● Code Quality Assurance: Maintain high standards of code quality and manage code reviews, promoting best practices and innovations in backend development.
● Security Implementation: Implement comprehensive security measures to protect sensitive data and systems from external and internal threats.
● Scalability & Performance Optimization: Optimize backend systems for speed and efficiency, ensuring reliable performance under varying loads.
● Innovative Problem Solving: Address and resolve technical challenges with innovative solutions that enhance system functionality and user experience.



★ Java Proficiency: 2+ years of experience in backend development using Java, with a strong grasp of frameworks like Spring and Hibernate.

★ Database Expertise: Experienced in database design and management with MySQL, PostgreSQL, or similar platforms.

★ API Development Skills: Strong experience in developing RESTful services and understanding of web service architecture.

★ Security Focus: Knowledge of security practices including authentication, authorization, and encryption techniques.

★ Version Control Systems: Proficiency with Git or similar version control systems.

★ Professional Attributes: Self-motivated and capable of managing multiple priorities in a dynamic environment.

★ Communication Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with a talent for clear articulation of complex technical issues.

★ Team Collaboration: Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

What we offer

● A chance to contribute to a mission-driven company that's making a real difference in education across Africa.
● A collaborative, inclusive, and dynamic work environment where your input is valued.

Our culture

At Zeraki, our strength is rooted in our vibrant culture, driven by a shared commitment for integrity, learning, and excellence. Our environment demands the highest standards and focuses on delivering results. We hire and develop the best, manage through trust, value empathy, and practice having a backbone in all our dealings. We are a team that thrives on freedom, responsibility, and the pursuit of excellence. Joining us means being part of a community dedicated to growth, innovation, and transformation.

About the Company

Zeraki is a pioneering EdTech startup on a mission to redefine education across Africa. Our innovative technology tools are designed to make learning more accessible, effective, and engaging for parents, teachers, and students alike. At the heart of Zeraki is a deep-rooted passion for harnessing the power of education to unlock the potential of the continent's youth and drive transformative change. Zeraki
proudly serves over 2.7 million users in 10 countries, establishing itself as one of Africa's leading EdTech companies.

Our commitment to excellence and innovation has not gone unnoticed. Zeraki was the proud recipient of the African Union Commission Innovating Education in Africa Award in 2022. Zeraki is one of three EdTech companies participating in the 2024 cohort of the EY AI SDG Accelerator and is also part of the 2024 cohort of the Microsoft Entrepreneurship for Positive Impact Program. Through these accolades and partnerships, Zeraki continues to shape the future of learning in Africa, demonstrating the
transformative role of technology in education.

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