Engineering Manager

  • Full Time
  • Kenya
  • Posted 2 weeks ago


Jumia is the leading e-commerce company in Africa, operating in 11 countries. They believe technology can transform everyday life on the continent for the better. Listed on the NYSE, Jumia connects sellers with consumers through its marketplace, logistics service, and payment solution JumiaPay. The company offers a wide range of products across categories like electronics, home appliances, fashion, and beauty.

Job Description:

Jumia is hiring a Lead Developer to join their Engineering Management team. This role will be responsible for setting an exceptional engineering experience for their team(s), overseeing delivery, growth, and career development. The Lead Developer will interface with multiple stakeholders to discuss current projects and vision for future initiatives, playing a key role in Jumia’s technological growth.

Key Responsibilities:

– Be part of the Engineering Management team executing Jumia’s tech plan

– Embody Jumia’s values as a role model

– Coach engineers and set career paths within the team

– Drive continuous improvement and delivery excellence

– Build reliable, scalable systems to support Jumia’s ambitions

– Collaborate effectively with engineers, product owners, and stakeholders

– Partner with product leads to manage project scope and technical deliverables

– Identify headcount needs, plan and drive recruitment efforts

– Grow and mentor a team of humble, driven individuals

– Change the internet landscape in Africa through your team’s contributions


– 6+ years experience as a Software Engineer with Java and agile methodologies

– Track record of leading effective teams (official or unofficial experience)

– Ability to recruit top engineering talent

– Expertise in managing technical debt and prioritizing quality

– Autonomous with strong ownership and decision-making skills

– Ambitious to grow the company and your own career

– Strong technical acumen to guide engineers and product decisions

– Full professional proficiency in English

Jumia offers a unique entrepreneurial yet structured environment to impact the African e-commerce sector. You’ll join a highly professional, dynamic team with unparalleled personal and career growth as they aim to train the next generation of leaders.

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