About Konga

Website

Address

2nd Floor, IBM Building, 1 Oxbow Crescent, The Estuaries, Century City, 7441

Company Size

501-1000
Summary

www.konga.com is Nigeria’s largest online mall. We launched in July 2012 and our mission is to become the engine of commerce and trade in Africa. We pride ourselves in empowering merchants, small to medium enterprises and larger companies in the e-commerce space in Nigeria.

The Technology team is focused on taking a startup engineering culture and moving towards a mature, world-class engineering competency. With a team consisting of 90 technologists in Lagos and 20 senior technologists in Cape Town, there is a fair amount of knowledge sharing required to get to the engineering excellence we are striving for.

As a Technology team member, you are expected to contribute to building a highly scalable e-commerce platform. We are currently able to successfully cater for just over 50 000 concurrent sessions and are looking to, as Africa's appetite for e-commerce grows, be able to comfortably serve 10-20 times this amount, concurrently. To get this right, we have to implement and enforce engineering best practices, coax and encourage others to follow the guidelines and essentially mentor people out of bad habits, protecting the technical integrity of what we are building, while simultaneously growing effective technologists within the greater team.

We have been growing our processes in our Development Pipeline for the last two years. We have gone from have zero code reviews to :

  • Bitbucket Server (formerly Git Stash) and automated, enforced Peer Reviews
  • Automated (pre-staging) feature branch builds (using Bamboo and integrated with JIRA)
  • Automated deployments for staging and production (Continous Delivery or Continous Deployment options)
  • Containerized development environments that are now moving to staging and production
  • Server and application management with AWS Opsworks
  • A DevOps team continuously improving this pipeline.

As a "newcomer" to the team, you will likely be exposed to serious expertise in :

  • GraphQL
  • NodeJS
  • An ambitious micro-services project
  • Docker
  • Polymer
  • Progressive Web Apps
  • Accelerated Mobile Pages
  • Phalcon, Magento PHP

Our Hiring Process

Our interview process is short and sweet. One verbal interview with the two senior software engineers and an architect, immediately followed by a short discussion with the CTO. At this point it is time for a short, relevant written programming test.

Perks
Retirement Annuity contribution of 4.5% of salary.
Medical AId plans for you and your family
Ping Pong Table
latest laptop and devices of your choice
Fresh fruits, sandwiches, breakfasts and more.
Unlimited (real) coffee and tea!
Travel to our Lagos head-office
training and career support
Tech Stack

Application and Data

Amazon s3
Amazon S3
Amazon ec2
Amazon EC2
Amazon vpc
Amazon VPC
Angularjs
AngularJS
Sass
Sass
Postgresql
PostgreSQL
Objective c
Objective-C
Java script
Javascript
Node js
Node.js
Python
Python
Mysql
MySQL
Php
PHP
Java
Java
React
React
Redis
Redis
Rabbitmq
RabbitMQ
Phalcon
Phalcon
Mongo db
MongoDB
Memcached
memcached
Jquery
jQuery
Html5
HTML5
Go
Go
Nginx
nginx

DevOps

Jenkins
Jenkins
Git
Git
Chef
Chef
Docker
Docker
Selenium
Selenium
Vagrant
Vagrant
New relic
New Relic
Npm
npm
Xcode
Xcode
Bitbucket
Bitbucket

Utilities

Amazon route 53
Amazon Route 53
Amazon ses
Amazon SES
Elasticsearch
Elasticsearch
Google analytics
Google Analytics

Business Tools

Google apps
Google Apps
Slack
Slack
Trello
Trello
Mailchimp
MailChimp
Jira
JIRA
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Peer review
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We are on the top floor of the IBM building in Century City, Cape Town.
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Konga Core Values
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Small teams reviewing work.
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