Venture Garden Nigeria (VGN) is a fast-growing B2B/B2G Fintech Platform Holdco Company with six subsidiaries, two platform entities and a suite of shared services offered to all subsidiaries. At VGN we wage war against the average, go beyond the ordinary to explore limitless opportunities; breaking the norms and aggressively pursuing success through- Relentless Hard-work, Pursuit of excellence, calculated risk-taking and a hunger for knowledge and we have a lot of fun at it!
We are recruiitng to fill the position below:
Job Title: Senior Python/Django Engineer
Location: Ikeja, Lagos
Job type: Full-time
We are sourcing for a Senior Python/Django Engineer who has experience building enterprise-level applications and can contribute to the strategic business needs by translating business requirements into a technology solution. In this role, you will be tasked with the design, code, and test applications using Object-Oriented Design.
This role requires an engineer who is self-driven, ready to take on a new challenge, and able to deliver solutions from start to finish.
This is a senior-level software engineering position and ideal for someone willing to lead and mentor a relatively young team of developers, testers and DevOps engineers.
Develop well-designed and performing Python applications and services using scalable techniques.
Writing reusable, testable, and efficient code.
Design and implementation of low-latency, high-availability, and performant applications
Implementation of security and data protection
Integration of data storage solutions including databases, key-value stores, blob stores, etc
Develop state-of-the-art analytics tools to support diverse tasks ranging from ad hoc analysis to production-grade pipelines and workflows for customer applications
Partner with Data Scientists and Analytics Engineers to improve the performance and reliability of advanced algorithms
Ensure high performance and availability of distributed systems and applications
Interact directly with client project team members and operational staff to support live customer deployments
Minimum of five years’ experience building web-based applications using Python/Django.
Should have experience in architecting applications in Django framework.
Excellent skills in REST-based web service APIs & SQL queries.
Experience working with DBs such as PostgreSQL, MongoDB or equivalent data stores.
Passion for technical and team leadership and a willingness to mentor and work with developers at all levels of experience.
Experience with RabbitMQ and Celery
Familiarity with RESTful APIs, Docker containers, Fabric.
Understanding of CI/CD.
Demonstrable track record dealing well with ambiguity, prioritizing
Needs and delivering results in an agile, dynamic environment.
Experience with AWS / Cloud Hosting is a big plus
Comfortable using team collaboration tools such as Jira, Bitbucket, and Microsoft Teams.
Be mindful of adding code into a large codebase and embrace writing unit tests.
Excel within an agile software development environment that allows for precise delivery timetables with weekly scrum sprints.
Strong communication skills both written and verbal.
Flexibility is important.
The role is open to anyone who meets the above criteria regardless of race or nationality