Software Engineer (Ruby on Rails)

  • Engineering
  • Lagos, Nigeria

Software Engineer (Ruby on Rails)

Job description

Our Engineering team currently needs a Back-end Developer with Ruby on Rails stack. We are looking for someone to work with our team and help build our vision for the future. We are looking for someone with excellent programming skills and or a passion for developing applications and improving existing ones.

We work primarily onsite at our office in Lagos (Lekki) from 9–5 every day, so you would have to be prepared to come to the office every day. And if you say oh, what about COVID, we are all working from home right now but we are firm believers in the human race and our ability to overcome this. So in a matter of time, we would be working from the office again seeing beautiful faces.

We always and strongly encourage candidates from all backgrounds and identities to apply. With each new hire, we look to diversify, strengthen our team, and be more purposeful about building our culture. On the other hand, we look to give you the opportunity to grow, do the most impactful work of your life tackling problems that matter while being happy doing it.

About the job

On a daily basis, you will work with engineers, product, and design to build new products while maintaining the quality and improving the experience of existing products. You will coordinate activities within the engineering team to ensure various programming tasks are completed according to standards and established guidelines.

You’ll work closely with product, infrastructure, fraud, and security teams to add new cryptocurrencies to our platform. You will work on solving many complex and interesting problems

Here’s an example of what your day to day at Quidax might look like

  • Sync with your team on the direction for the week/day
  • Designing, building, and maintaining scalable software systems and used by customers to send and receive cryptocurrencies.
  • Writing backend infrastructure code for transaction processing, order matching engines, analytics, etc.
  • Building and maintaining our GraphQL and Rest APIs
  • Collaborating with Front-end Developers.
  • Join in an argument about why feminists need to speak up more or some other random stuff
  • Critic the chef’s food
  • Join the book club meeting
  • It differs from day-to-day.

Job requirements

.About you       

We are a company of learners in a lot of ways. We don’t expect you to be perfect so we would prefer if you were hungry and willing to learn. We like humble people too.

We are looking for people who are driven, patient, empathetic, and have an ear to what’s happening around the world with an eye for pop culture. We are looking for the kind of person that hears the deadline to implement a feature for a campaign is tomorrow and the person comes up with a checklist of things we have to do to make the impossible possible.

We are big on discipline as one of our core values, because we believe it is the soul of an army and it can make great things happen in the long run. So we have rules that have consequences attached to them and then we encourage everyone to govern themselves to do what is required and go over and beyond in service of the customers.

We are big on openness and candor in the workplace, so if you see something that doesn’t make sense, it is your responsibility to say so. We are not afraid to disagree and argue about things so far we are doing it with a purpose, to bring out the best ideas and not bring people down.

We also like to have fun, we can look quite chilled, our interviews can be really great and funny experiences if you are not too wound up, we try to make you loosen up in the first couple of minutes and just have a conversation and not just give generic interviewy answers, we hate those. We are fans of alcohol and the parties (after work hours) so if your thing is shots, beer or both, you are in good company.

We are a cryptocurrency company, building to be the most influential crypto company in Africa, but it isn’t a crime to not know jack about cryptocurrency, every single person here learned and we are more than happy to teach.

About Quidax

We are a company that makes it easy for individuals and businesses to buy and sell cryptocurrency using their local currency. We are currently in Nigeria and we are building for Africa.

Our vision to create a world where sending money and value around the globe is as easy as sending a text message and we believe this future is going to be brought to you courtesy digital currencies.

Our core values are

Simplicity: as the sign of great understanding and empathy

People: investing in our people and making the work experience and remarkable one

Integrity: being true & honest; to ourselves and those counting on us

Customers: realise the reason we exist is because they exist and we love and respect them

Excellence: doing things in a first-class way, going above and beyond

Discipline: leadership and doing what you say you would, no matter how we feel.

About Pay and Benefits:

We pay very competitively in the Nigerian market for the matched experience and role depending on your qualifications and experience.

Our benefits include health insurance, 4 weeks PTO, free lunch, we have a book club, and also a front-row seat to the biggest thing in finance in the last 100 years. You also have a company that cares about you and your well being and wants to do everything to ensure that your life inside work and outside is the most satisfying it can be.

How to apply

Please send an application tailored to the role that speaks to us. A lot of people send in bland generic applications and it is easy and very helpful to stand out especially when someone has been going through 100 applications, endeavor to make your application the breath of fresh air. We appreciate great writing, take time to put your application together.

We would most likely send you a test should you get through the application stage, please imagine you are already part of the team and walk us through your thinking about the problems we present.

We would only get back to you after the deadline has passed, or maybe when the position has definitely been filled so that we can give room for last-minute additions or drop-off.

We are excited and waiting to hear from you, please apply here.