Senior Software Engineer at Irembo

1 Senior Software Engineer at Irembo
Senior Software Engineer

Irembo | Type: Job
Published: 2024-06-09 | Deadline: 2024-06-11

Senior Software Engineer at Irembo Ltd

Irembo Campus

Irembo is a technology company that designs and develops digital products to ease the accessibility of services in users’ everyday lives worldwide, starting with Rwanda. Our pioneer products, IremboGov and IremboPay, have enabled Rwandan citizens and foreigners to access and pay for over 150 public services online through our one-stop-shop e-governance and payment platforms. To date, we have facilitated over 30 million transactions through our platforms and have ambitious goals to scale our technology worldwide to enable more governments and institutions to serve their citizens better. More information is available on

About You and the Role

We are seeking a highly skilled Senior Software Engineer to design and implement functional product solutions. Collaborating with upper management, you will play a key role in defining requirements and assuming leadership of operational and technical projects. Your primary objective will be to develop high-quality product solutions that meet user needs and align with the organisation’s goals. This will involve analysing requirements, designing robust architectures, writing efficient code, and conducting thorough testing. A strong background in software development and familiarity with agile methodologies are essential.

As a Senior Software Engineer, you will have the responsibility to drive projects forward, mentor junior team members, and contribute to continuous improvement initiatives. By delivering innovative and reliable software, you will contribute to the success of our organisation and make a meaningful impact in the industry.

What you will do:

  • Design, develop, test, deploy, maintain and continuously improve the software.
  • Develop effective communication channels between various teams – technical and non-technical.
  • Collaborate with the product team to deliver new and exciting products to the market.
  • Develop high-quality software design and architecture.
  • Responsible for code reviews as well as providing mentorship for the junior team.
  • Evaluate and conduct interviews for candidates in our hiring pipeline
  • Collaborate with internal teams and stakeholders to fix and improve products.
  • Review, debug code, and perform validation and verification testing.
  • Ensure systems; products are up-to-date with the latest technologies.

You will be a great fit if:

  • You have over 5 years of experience with at least 2 of them working in a tech leadership role.
  • You have demonstrable knowledge in building web services at scale.
  • You have a deep understanding of web technologies from the protocol level up through the stack.
  • You have a strong notion of industry best practices.
  • You are experienced in NodeJS and Java/Spring Framework.
  • You have proven strong leadership and team coordination skills and have displayed a high level of innovativeness in dealing with challenges.
  • Have a BS degree in Computer Science, a similar technical field of study, or equivalent practical experience.
  • Experience building large-scale web services, caching layers, performance tuning, debugging, and development.

Benefits and Compensation

Employee savings plan

  • A voluntary saving scheme plan where the company matches your savings up to 5% of your Net salary.

Mental health support

  • Access to mental health support and therapy sessions with licensed therapists through a renowned mental wellness platform.

Medical insurance

  • Medical cover for you and your family that includes access to dental care, ophthalmology services, maternity, chronic diseases, congenital malformation, and more, in Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, and India. Note that, as required by the law, a 10% co-pay is required from the employee on outpatient services only.

Learning and development (L&D)

  • We encourage self-driven professionals who want to learn and grow their knowledge and experience. A budget is allocated to you to access your professional development opportunities.

Other benefits

  • Breakfast, lunch, and beverages (tea, coffee) at work

  • Annual fitness membership at pre-selected good-quality facilities across Kigali.

  • Interest-free salary advances 

  • Annual paid leave - 21 days

  • Annual performance bonus based on performance and company profitability

  • 13th cheque equal to your net salary paid in December based on the joining date

  • Hybrid work Policy and flexible hours

Please note that the salary for this position is commensurate with experience and qualifications and will be discussed during the interview process.


  • Nyarutarama, Kigali, Rwanda

Application Deadline

  • June 11, 2024

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing a positive interview experience for every candidate. We're on a mission to change our continent through technology and are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds, nationalities, and walks of life.

Our head office is based in Kigali, Rwanda.