Backend Engineer

DawaSwift is the leading mobile technology and data science company that delivers medicine from local pharmacies to patients' homes through a tight network of local drivers/riders and also gives small medical loans to patients on its mobile app. With headquarters on the internet and office presence in Toronto and Montreal (Canada) and Nairobi (Kenya), DawaSwift is creating the world's widest network of local pharmacies to serve local patients through an AI powered web platform that also connects them with local drivers to facilitate deliveries of medical products in real-time.

As a Backend Engineer You Will:
Be part of a growing team that has a meaningful impact on customers by delivering high-quality features at high velocity.
Breakdown a feature into releasable chunks, estimate release schedule and collaborate with others to work on features.
Contribute to architectural and design decisions and be able to articulate the impact of those decisions.
Learn to understand trade-offs between consistency, durability and costs to build solutions which can meet the demands of rapidly growing services.
Help ensure operational readiness of the services and meet the commitments to our customers regarding availability and performance.

Our Ideal Backend Engineer Will Have:
Experience with building backend systems at scale for at least 3+ years
Worked on projects that have reached thousands of customers and have individually contributed to many consumer-facing features
Strong knowledge of at least 1 backend language (Java, Scala, Python, Play, Django) and 1 relational database, (MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, or MS SQL) and general knowledge about many others.
Ability to dive into large existing projects and contribute by narrowing down and quickly understand relevant parts of the system
A pragmatic and agnostic approach to coding, with no specific preference for any language/framework, and understanding when to (and when not to) apply certain design patterns and refactoring, based on many years of experience with several large projects
Working knowledge in API development for mobile/web use.
You Can Stand Out by Having:

Experience with AWS, Redis, ElasticSearch, Kafka, and Spark
Experience with Agile development methodology and/or CI/CD
Experience with Docker containers along with Kubernetes or ECS
Excellent ability to prioritize and communicate in a fast-paced, startup environment.
Bonus: Experience in predictive analysis and machine learning.

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North Building, 175 Bloor St E, Toronto, Ontario M4W 3R8, Canada.

Nairobi : 16 Upper Hill, Nairobi, Nairobi 00100, Kenya.

+1 (514) 638-9364



North Building, 175 Bloor St E, Toronto, Ontario M4W 3R8, Canada.

+1 (514) 638-9364

16 Upper Hill, Nairobi, Nairobi 00100, Kenya.


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