Full Stack Software Engineer (PHP)

Cytonn Investments is an alternative investment manager, with real estate development capability, and a primary focus on private equity and real estate investments in the high growth Kenyan Region. Cytonn has a unique strategy of coupling two compelling demand areas - the lack of high yielding investment products due to the large banking spread, and the lack of institutional grade real estate; by providing high yielding instruments to attract funding from investors, and we deploy that funding to investment grade, well planned and comprehensive real estate developments that are largely pre-sold. With offices in Nairobi, Nakuru, Nyeri and Kisumu - Kenya and Washington, DC - USA, we are primarily focused on offering alternative investment solutions to global and local institutional investors, individual high net-worth investors, and diaspora investors interested in the East-African region.

Real estate investments are made through our development affiliate, Cytonn Real Estate, where we currently have over Kshs. 82 billion (USD 820 mn) of projects under mandate across ten projects. In private equity, we invest in banking, education, and hospitality. Our financial services investments in Sub Saharan Africa are made through our Cytonn Africa Financial Fund (CAFF). Investments in education and hospitality are made through Cytonn Education Services and Cytonn Hospitality, respectively.

Cytonn business is data and technology driven. Our software engineers push the limit of technology to build innovative and efficient technology solutions that change the way business and investment is done. With rapid growth, we handle a lot of data and require high efficiency to remain competitive and give our clients both robust and pleasant experiences with our products. The successful candidate will join the financial services engineering team, a fast paced environment with immense challenge and learning opportunities. This experience builds careers rapidly and brings exposure to the investments and real estate operations.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Analyzes, designs, develops, tests, implements, and supports technical web software solutions across a full stack of development tools and technologies that support Cytonn core and affiliate businesses
  2. Designs and builds robust and redundant solutions on the cloud with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and other cloud architecture utilized by Cytonn
  3. Stays on top of technology trends, researches and learns new technologies and applies as appropriate
  4. Maintains and improves existing codebases and reviews code changes
  5. Performs any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

REQUIREMENTS

  1. A grade of B+ and above in KCSE (or equivalent) with good grades in math and languages
  2. Computer Science (or related) degree with a minimum of upper second-class honors
  3. At least 3 years of experience working with PHP in a dynamic environment. Experience with a modern framework preferably Laravel is required. Experience developing for fintech is an added advantage
  4. Advanced knowledge of JavaScript. Experience with modern JavaScript frameworks is an added advantage
  5. Solid skills of computing and algorithms with good background in object-oriented principles
  6. Knowledge of web and Internet infrastructure, databases, networking and programming
  7. A passion for computing and software and engaging learning experiences, as well as desire to make a difference in a highly productive environment

How to Apply

If you possess the required qualifications and experience, kindly apply for the position at careers.cytonn.com on or before 22nd November 2019

Cytonn Technologies
cytonn.com
Nairobi, KE