Senior Engineering Manager

  • Full Time
  • Kenya
  • Posted 2 weeks ago


Jumia is hiring for their Kenya Tech Center, part of the biggest tech hub in Africa with mixed teams from over 16 nationalities. At the Kenya Tech Center, employees are managed and mentored by top tech leaders across Portugal, Egypt, and Kenya. They work with cutting-edge technologies, methodologies, and an agile philosophy to improve lives across Africa by providing convenient and affordable online solutions.

Job Description:

Jumia is hiring a Senior Engineering Manager to join their Engineering Management team and play a key role in executing Jumia’s technology plan. This role will manage a team of talented Software Engineers, coaching them on career development while driving continuous improvement. The Engineering Manager will build reliable, scalable systems aligned with Jumia’s ambitions and partner with product leads to ensure technical deliverables are met.

Key Responsibilities:

  • – Manage and mentor a team of Software Engineers
  • – Embody Jumia’s values as a role model
  • – Identify headcount needs, plan recruitment to fill roles
  • – Drive continuous improvement within the team
  • – Build reliable, scalable systems to support Jumia’s growth
  • – Collaborate with engineers, product owners, and stakeholders
  • – Manage project scope and ensure technical delivery
  • – Recruit and grow a team of humble, driven individuals
  • – Change the internet landscape in Africa through your team’s work


  • – 8+ years experience as a Software Engineer with agile methodologies
  • – 3+ years of experience leading effective teams
  • – Proven ability to recruit great engineering talent
  • – Strong technical expertise to manage technical debt and prioritize quality
  • – Ability to be autonomous and own decisions
  • – Ambition to grow the company and yourself
  • – Excellent technical skills to guide engineers and product decisions
  • – Full professional English proficiency

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

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