Agile - Jumia (Full Time)

At Jumia, we are always looking for new talent. If you are searching for a position as a Technical Agile Coach or an Agile Coach, say no more. This is the place to be. Check out below!

What you will be doing:

  • Identify the main blockers preventing teams to perform better and propose solutions to overcome them rather than blindly applying an Agile framework
  • Interact with, coach and mentor different teams and roles including developers, testers, product owners, business stakeholders and engineering managers
  • Coach teams and individuals by installing a mindset of continuous improvement where change is embraced and seen as an opportunity rather than an obstacle
  • Teach teams on how to cooperate and, possibly, collaborate effectively and autonomously
  • Contribute to build a safe environment where experimentation is welcome
  • Use your Agile experience to mentor teams on Agile approaches such as BDD, TDD, Refactoring, CI/CD, Pair Programming, User Stories and Simple Design, and how to effectively use Agile business/team facing practices such as roadmap planning, iteration planning, User Stories and Retrospectives
  • Build company-wide solutions and frameworks that can be used as mentorship/training tools and installed into team's processes (tooling, CI/CD, test automation, BDD)
  • Find a group of humble and smart people ready to make you grow and to grow with you
  • Change the Internet landscape in Africa and the world

What we are looking for:

  • A passion for Agile software development, high-performance software delivery
  • 8+ years of experience with Agile and main Agile frameworks (XP, Scrum)
  • 5+ years of experience as a software engineer (only required for Technical Agile Coach)
  • A desire to empower people and invest on their growth
  • The ability to motivate, create empathy and influence for change
  • The ability to identify team's main blockers for improvements
  • Good communication, coaching and mentoring skills
  • Experience in batch reduction techniques so that you can teach teams how to work and deliver small for faster feedback (CI/CD, small stories, MVP)
  • Experience designing software so that the cost of change is kept as low as possible
  • Experience in test automation (unit, integration and acceptance tests)
  • Full professional English proficiency

About Jumia

Jumia is a leading e-commerce platform in Africa. Our marketplace is supported by our proprietary logistics business, Jumia Logistics, and our digital payment and fintech platform, JumiaPay. Jumia Logistics enables the seamless delivery of millions of packages while JumiaPay facilitates online payments and the distribution of a broad range of digital and financial services.

We are fueled by the belief that technology has the potential to transform everyday life in Africa, for the better. We built Jumia to help consumers access millions of goods and services conveniently and at the best prices while opening up a new way for sellers to reach consumers and grow their businesses.

Jumia counts over 5,000 people across more than 10 countries, a diverse group of talent with different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives, driven by a common ambition to help build the digital future of Africa.

Africa is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, offering excellent opportunities in a vibrant and booming environment. Its economic growth has enabled innovative businesses to flourish and this is where Jumia steps in. We are currently looking for talented people with a passion for emerging markets and Africa to join our team and embark on our exciting journey.

Jumia in Porto

At Jumia Porto Tech Center we boast over 16 different nationalities. We have around 350 employees from several business areas, from IT, to Finance, to HR. The IT team represents 75% of it, so as you can see we are a major tech company, and as a Tech company, we share an innovative spirit. At Jumia PTC you will work under the most updated technologies and work methodologies. We are great fans of Agile philosophy and we aim to keep things simple but smart. Also, for Jumia, technology relates with improvement for our world. We see technology as something we need to put purpose into. Our mission is to leverage technology to improve everyday life in Africa and we do it by delivering convenient and affordable online services to consumers, helping them fulfill basic everyday needs. And while we’re present in Africa, we get to take African economy online, helping small and large businesses grow and reach new consumers. This is what drives our day to day decisions. :)

We are looking for great people to join our amazing teams and celebrate our achievements. At Jumia we work hard, but we do Tech With Purpose!

We offer you a career with

  • A unique experience in an entrepreneurial, yet structured environment
  • The opportunity to become part of a highly professional and dynamic team working around the world
  • An unparalleled personal and professional growth as our longer-term objective is to train the next generation of leaders for our future internet ventures 

And even more for our Jumees

  • Attractive bonus scheme
  • Free access to Udemy for Business for an unlimited training experience
  • A great work life balance: hybrid work week; additional vacation day in December
  • Caring perks: individual private health insurance, dental insurance, discounted gym membership, parental bonus
  • Fun at work: company events, quarterly team building, drinks and snacks

Please send your CV in English. CV in other languages will not be considered.