We are looking to hire a seasoned Ruby / Rails developer.
You would join an ambitious and high-performing team of professionals with experience from leading startups and corporates 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. To date, the platform has supported more than 15 million users. Similarly, we support employers in finding and nurturing their talent - the most valuable asset any organization possesses. Fuzu personalizes the user experience based on advanced data architecture and ML based algorithms. We have teams 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.
Great software products can only be created by A-level performers who place the needs of the end-users at the forefront of everything. Fuzu's ambition is bold.
This position includes:
Leadership & Collaboration: Report directly to the Head of Engineering and collaborate with product managers and designers.
Feature Development & Machine Learning: Implement and optimize backend features, including API endpoints, background jobs, and integrations with Machine Learning algorithms.
Code & Quality Assurance: Maintain high standards of code quality through unit testing and code reviews.
Technical Planning: Evaluate the technical feasibility and RoI of proposed features, and participate in sprint planning.
Documentation & Integration: Create technical documentation and integrate features with our React frontend and third-party services.
Performance & Troubleshooting: Continuously improve platform performance and resolve production issues.
What we expect from you:
Experience: Minimum of 5 years of experience in software development, with a focus on Ruby on Rails. Experience in SaaS and/or high-growth startups is a plus.
Technical Skills: Strong back-end development skills, preferably full-stack capabilities. Familiarity with technologies like React, Python, PostgreSQL, and AWS is beneficial.
Data-Driven Approach: Ability to evaluate the impact and technical feasibility of solutions, aligning technical specifications with business and user needs.
Machine Learning: Exposure to projects that include Machine Learning components, such as data classification or recommender systems, is a plus.
Remote Work: Must be comfortable working in a remote setting and can self-manage and be self-steering.
Communication Skills: Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to create and maintain technical documentation.
Problem-Solving: Excellent problem-solving skills, with a knack for finding optimal design and technical solutions.
These are considered a plus:
Experience in creating technical specifications
CI/CD and AWS -based infrastructure experience: Docker, Kubernetes, etc.
Experience from projects including machine learning (e.g. data classification, natural language processing, recommender systems) components
What we offer:
You get to work with one of the most significant challenges of our time
Impactful Work: Contribute to solving one of the most significant challenges of our time in career development.
International Environment: Work in a diverse and international team, collaborating with colleagues from Finland to Nigeria.
Professional Growth: Benefit from in-depth onboarding and continuous support and coaching to help you grow in your career.
Data-Driven Culture: Operate in a data-driven environment where you can directly see the impact of your work.
Remote Flexibility: Enjoy the flexibility to work remotely, with the option to visit our offices in multiple countries.
Machine Learning Exposure: Gain experience in machine learning algorithms and how they are applied in a large-scale platform.
Flexible Working Hours: Time is precious. Make it count. Whether you're a morning person or a night owl, this job accommodates your lifestyle.
We strongly encourage candidates of all different backgrounds and identities to apply. We are remote-friendly (the main limitation is availability during Kenyan and Finnish office hours, 9 AM-3 PM) and welcome applications from everywhere. There is a possibility to work from or frequent our offices in Finland, Kenya, or Nigeria.
Fuzu’s vision is to become the undisputed home of opportunities across Africa and support millions of people and thousands of organizations in preparing themselves for success. Now it is your chance to join the Fuzu team and to help us get there!
This job comes with several perks and benefits
Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.
You know how you perform best. Work from your couch, your favorite cafe or abroad when you feel like it.
We want to take you from good to great.
Metropolitists, beach boys and mountaineers we salute you and pay you to go and explore the world.
Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.