Staff Backend Engineer (Tech / Team Lead, Architect) at uLesson Education Limited

At uLesson, we are building an app to help African students be the absolute best they can be. Our team of talented people is passionate about media, technology, education, and the African continent. Together, we seek to build a learning experience unprecedented in its richness, scope, interactivity, and effectiveness. Our company is built by successful and experienced entrepreneurs who founded businesses such as Konga.com and E-Motion Advertising.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Staff Backend Engineer (Tech / Team Lead, Architect)

Location: Nigeria


  • We are looking for an experienced Staff Backend (Tech Lead, Architect) Engineer to lead our team of Backend Engineers.
  • You will be responsible for developing and maintaining all our backend services.
  • Your primary focus will be the development and architecture of our services and their integration with front-end apps.
  • You will be working alongside other disciplines working on different layers of the infrastructure.
  • Therefore, a commitment to collaborative problem-solving, sophisticated design and the creation of quality products is essential.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead a team of Backend Engineers to build well-tested and highly scalable services
  • Collaborate with the product, design and frontend teams to implement new features and build on existing ones
  • Design, Maintain and Architect all of our backend services
  • Actively participate in all the steps of the software development life cycle
  • Be comfortable operating in a fast-paced environment.

Qualifications and Skills

  • BS / MS Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject
  • 10+ years of experience designing, building and maintaining modern backend services.
  • Extensive experience with unit, integration and end-to-end testing
  • Proficient knowledge of strongly typed backend programming language and an in-depth understanding of RESTful and GraphQL APIs
  • Proven ability to build backend services for consumption on Mobile Apps
  • Proven experience managing modern hosting environments, including database administration and scaling an application to support load changes
  • Working knowledge of the general mobile landscape, architectures, trends, and emerging technologies
  • Solid understanding of the entire mobile, software and product development life cycle
  • 3+ years of experience with Amazon Web Services
  • 3+ years of experience with containerisation technologies.

N800,000 to N1,250,000 Monthly.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send an updated copy of their CV and Cover Letter stating why they are a good fit to: people@ulesson.com using “Application for the position of Staff Backend Engineer” as the subject of the mail.