Full-Time Engineering Lead, Nigeria
Branch delivers world-class financial services to the mobile generation. With offices in the United States, Nigeria, Kenya, and India, Branch is a for-profit socially conscious company that uses the power of data science to reduce the cost of delivering financial services in emerging markets. We believe that everyone, everywhere deserves fair financial access. The rapid spread of smartphones presents an opportunity for the world’s emerging middle class to access banking options and achieve financial flexibility.
Branch’s mission-driven team is led by founder and former CEO of Kiva.org. The company presents a rich opportunity for our team members to drive meaningful growth in rapidly evolving and changing markets. In 2019, Branch announced our Series C and has garnered more than $100M in funding with investments from leading Silicon Valley firms including Andreessen Horowitz, Trinity Capital, Foundation Capital, Visa, and the International Finance Corporation (IFC).
We value diversity and are committed to providing an inclusive working environment where human beings of all backgrounds can thrive.
Branch launched in Nigeria in early 2017 and has seen rapid adoption and growth. We are looking to hire an Engineering Lead who can help us build out a dedicated engineering & product team in Nigeria as we scale our business there.
You will recruit and lead a group of engineers that are working on both our core platform and technology as well as new product initiatives. We are looking to you to build an excellent team, foster a strong engineering culture, and jointly with others drive the product & technical vision for Branch. Our technology team works closely with all other parts of our business, and you will be working closely with other stakeholders across the globe to help us achieve our goals.
As a company, we are passionate about our customers, fearless in the face of barriers, and driven by data. As an engineering team, we value bottom-up innovation and decentralized decision-making: We believe the best ideas can come from anyone in the company, and we are working hard to create an environment where everyone feels empowered to propose solutions to the challenges we face. As the lead for this newly created team, you will help the team achieve their goals through servant-style leadership, removing roadblocks, and clear communication. Similarly, you will help the team achieve the right balance between engineering excellence and shipping and iterating solutions quickly.
- You will recruit, grow, and empower a team of driven engineers.
- You will help build a culture of collaboration that embodies our values: Passionate about our customers. Fearless in the face of barriers. Driven by data.
- Collaborating with your team, you will craft a thoughtful, long-term technical strategy that anticipates future needs while being pragmatic about what’s needed today.
- You will be a hands-on technical contributor and mentor for your team. While most of your focus will be on people management, you’re not afraid to roll up your sleeves and do actual technical work when appropriate.
- You will work with other engineering managers and functional leads to set direction and ambitious goals for your team, Engineering, and Branch as a whole.
- 3+ years of engineering management experience, preferably in either an established technology firm or a product-focused high-growth startup.
- Significant experience as a software engineer, ideally across organizations, industries, and technology stacks.
- A record of mentorship and helping others in their career growth.
- Experience and excitement for recruiting, combined with a thoughtful approach to team growth.
Benefits of Joining
- Mission-driven and fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
- Competitive salary and equity package
- A collaborative and flat company culture
- Fully-paid Premium Plan medical coverage
- Generous vacation policy
- Generous child bonding leave policy
- Pension Benefit and Life Insurance
- Discretionary trips to our offices across the globe, with global travel medical insurance (when it’s safe to travel!)
- Flexible working hours
- Weekly team meals and social events (virtual for now!)
Branch International is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The company does not and will not discriminate in employment on any basis prohibited by applicable law. We’re looking for more than just qualifications — so if you’re unsure that you meet the criteria, please do not hesitate to apply!
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