Fullstack Developer - Jumia ( Full Time)

Are you eager to work in a great team and share knowledge? Do you like problem analysis and solving? Do you have a solution oriented and proactive attitude? Jumia Porto Tech Center is for you!

The logistics team is responsible for improving time efficiency for our customers, riders, and partner stores. The team leverages machine learning, combinatorial mathematics, and operations research techniques to build services that make smart matching decisions and minimize the staleness of the fleet.


What you will do:

  • Work closely with a multidisciplinary team (Developers, DevOps, QA engineers, Product Owners) oriented to continuous delivery

  • Work across the entire product life cycle: concept, design, development, deployment, testing, release, support

  • Write module, well-organized code.

  • Construct and verify (unit test) software components to meet design specifications

  • Take ownership for your code to be qualitatively high and you will support your colleagues in code reviews.

  • Integration of user-facing elements developed by front-end developers

  • Build efficient, testable, and reusable modules

  • Rapidly fix bugs and solve problems

What we are looking for:

  • At least 3 years of previous working experience in web development;

  • Previous working knowledge with Golang or PHP;

  • Nodejs and Elasticsearch knowledge will be kindly welcomed. 

  • Understanding fundamental design principles behind a scalable application

  • User authentication and authorization between multiple systems, servers, and environments

  • Creating database schemas that represent and support business processes

  • Excellent communication skills and being able to work independently or in a full team

  • Proficient with MySQL;

  • Experienced with web serverside and clientside technologies;

  • Working knowledge of Symfony framework or similar;

  • Experienced with Version Control technologies (GIT);

  • Aware of Performance and Security topics on web development

  • Preferably previous commercial experience in Web Application development and / or software development;

  • Some knowledge of the Linux command line.

Personal qualities & behavioural traits:

  • Enthusiasm and an interest in all things technology;

  • Solution oriented and proactive attitude;

  • Likes problem analysis and solving;

  • Eager to work in team environment and share knowhow - Easily adapts to new situations and changes;

  • Has a keen attention to detail and is organized

Academic & trades qualifications

  • Higher education in IT, Software development;

  • Experience of the full software development life cycle: from requirements gathering and functional specification, to development, testing and delivery

  • Proficiency in English, both written and verbal.

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.