What is BuuPass?

BuuPass works with transport operators to provide digital solutions that seamlessly facilitate convenient and reliable movement for commuters. 


Currently, we have partnered with Easy Coach, Modern Coast, Greenline and other  bus companies to facilitate efficient and seamless ticketing online on and offline on USSD code *877# available on all Safaricom lines. We also provide domestic flights ticketing at We are  the official digital ticketing solution providers for SGR Madaraka Express in partnership with Safaricom. We have processed more than 2.5 million tickets and provided robust tech and support to Kenya Railways.


The Opportunity:

We’re looking for a highly motivated and productivity-centred candidate to join our team. You will be working in an autonomous, agile environment with a small team that values collaboration, learning, and sharing. By joining us, you would be joining a tight-knit team in at a time when you can make a real impact on the direction of the company. Being a startup the work is fast-paced and varied – you are flexible to change and motivated to deliver the best product possible.


Core Role Responsibilities:


  • USSD & SMS development

  • Deploying, automating, maintaining and managing AWS cloud based production system,

to ensure the availability, performance, scalability and security of production systems.

  • Build, release and configuration management of production systems.

  • Pre-production Acceptance Testing to help assure the quality of our products / services.

  • System troubleshooting and problem solving across platform and application domains.

  • Suggesting architecture improvements, recommending process improvements.

  • Ensuring critical system security through the use of best in class cloud security solutions.


Required Skills and Experience:


  • Highly experienced in USSD & SMS development

  • Experience working with REDIS

  • Experience in databases (MySQL, MongoDB, etc)

  • AWS: 2+ years’ experience with using a broad range of AWS technologies (e.g. EC2,

RDS, ELB, EBD, S3, VPC, Glacier, IAM, CloudWatch, KMS) to develop and maintain an

  • Amazon AWS based cloud solution, with an emphasis on best practice cloud security.

  • DevOps: Solid experience as a DevOps Engineer in a 24x7 uptime Amazon AWS

  • environment, including automation experience with configuration management tools.

  • Scripting Skills: Strong scripting (e.g. Python) and automation skills.

  • Monitoring Tools: Experience with system monitoring tools (e.g. Nagios).

  • Problem Solving: Ability to analyze and resolve complex infrastructure resource and

  • application deployment issues.\Design and deploy cloud solutions on AWS

  • Migrate existing systems to the new cloud solution

  • Monitor and maintain high availability

  • Apply patches and upgrades


Desired Skills (Not essential but beneficial to have):


  • OO Programming Skills: Strong OO Programming skills (PHP, Nodejs, Python).

  • DB Skills: Experience in databases (MySQL, MongoDB, etc)

  • Version Control: Experience administrating version control systems such as SVN.

  • Comfortable working across the full web stack

  • Strong debugging skills


Educational Requirements:

  • B.Sc. in Computer Science or other equivalent technical discipline.


Other Candidate Requirements:

  • Professional commitment to high quality, and a passion for learning new skills.

  • Detail-oriented individual with the ability to rapidly learn new concepts and technologies.

  • Strong problem-solving skills, including providing simple solutions to complex situations.

  • Must be a strong team player with the ability to communicate and collaborate effectively

Nairobi, KE