Lead Backend Developer

Salary Competitive
Equity To be negotiated

We are looking for a Lead Backend Developer to develop the technical foundation of our career development platform. You would be joining an ambitious and high-performing team of professionals with experience from working in fast-growing startups in Europe, Africa, and the US.

Fuzu builds and operates a career development platform that helps people accelerate their growth through career guidance, learning, and inspirational content. We have teams located in Finland, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, and Ukraine. Our work has been recognised globally, and we have been nominated as one of the most promising growth companies in Africa and the Nordics.

Our product team currently comprises Head of Engineering, Head of Product, RoR/React developers and two product designers. Our technical stack is Ruby on Rails, React, PostgreSQL, Redis, and Python/Tensorflow.

What you will be doing in this role:

  • Develop our technical foundation, including APIs, algorithms, database architecture/queries, and AWS-based server infrastructure

  • Plan the application architecture, technical specifications, and sprint tasks together with technical product leadership

  • Coordinate tasks and support the work of 2-3 more junior developers together with Head of Engineering

What we are looking for:

  • 5+ years of industry experience in a backend engineering role, with a mastery of at least one backend web technology (preferably RoR or Python)

  • Solid knowledge of backend development fundamentals. This includes API design, OO / functional design patterns, testing / CI, relational databases, and app performance optimisation.

  • Experience in maintaining or working with cloud server infrastructure (preferably AWS)

What we offer:

  • A genuinely international work context and purpose-driven work culture makes Fuzu an exciting place to learn and grow

  • A well-tested and recently refactored (⇒ developer-friendly 🙂 ) backend codebase to work with

  • A very data-driven environment where you will directly see the business impact of your work

  • In-depth technical onboarding, plus continuous support and coaching

We strongly encourage candidates of all different backgrounds and identities to apply. We are remote-friendly and welcome applications from everywhere. There is a possibility to work from or frequent our offices in Finland or Kenya.

The position will be filled as soon as we find the right person. The interview process will consist of two initial interviews, a technical assignment, a review of the assignment, and the final interview.

Fuzu’s vision is to become the undisputed home of career opportunities across Africa and support millions of individuals and thousands of organisations to prepare for success. Now it is your chance to join the Fuzu team and to help us get there!


For more information or questions please contact us at atte.keinanen@fuzu.com or phone number 0405898383

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

Remote work allowed
Remote work allowed

You know how you perform best. Work from your couch, your favorite cafe or abroad when you feel like it.

Skill development
Skill development

We want to take you from good to great.

Working at
Fuzu Ltd

Fuzu was created to provide every person and organisation with tools to succeed and grow. We specialise in career development, recruitment and learning solutions for emerging market organisations and consumers. Fuzu caters for both blue-and white-collar job seekers and helps local businesses, multinational companies and non-profit organizations in identifying and developing talent. Our ambition is to become the go-to platform for emerging market talent and a place to dream, grow and ultimately find the next career opportunity. We recently closed our Series A round and have been nominated by numerous industry observers as one of the most promising growth companies operating in East Africa.

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