Backend Engineer – Node.JS

at Flutterwave
Location Lagos, Nigeria
Date Posted January 3, 2023
Category Engineering
Job Type Full-time
Currency NGN


Job Summary

  • We are looking for a Node.js Developer responsible for managing the interchange of data between the server and the users.
  • Your primary focus will be the development of all server-side logic, definition and maintenance of the central database, and ensuring high performance and responsiveness to requests from the front-end.
  • You will also be responsible for integrating the front-end elements built by your co-workers into the application.
  • Therefore, a basic understanding of front-end technologies is necessary as well.
  • As a senior, you would also┬ácontribute┬áto the team building efforts, owning product feature development and mentoring juniors.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Implementation, testing, delivery and maintenance of product features (new and existing)
  • Creating technical reports on feature implementations
  • Research on existing/new product features and areas of improvement
  • Commitment to creating and maintaining secure coding practices (and standards)
  • Providing support for product features (when needed)
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned.

Key Performance Indicators

  • Adherence to coding standards and best practices (95% one-time delivery)
  • Quality of written codes
  • 95% adherence to agreed timelines for project and tasks assigned
  • % backlog burn rate
  • # of escaped/prevented bugs (at least 5 per shipped feature in a sprint)
  • # of shipped features (at least 2 per sprint)
  • # of enhancements (due to research) on existing features (at least 5 per appraisal period)
  • Avg. response time to enquires & complaints through channels (at least 5 minutes after enquiries / complaints are logged).


  • Candidates should possess relevant qualifications and work experience.

Competence and Skill Area:

  • Good knowledge of Javascript/Java for the backend (NodeJS) [Typescript is a plus]
  • Good, working, knowledge of a git
  • Good, working, knowledge of the SQL query language (MySQL flavor). [Knowledge and understanding of ORMs is a plus]
  • Good, working, knowledge of NoSQL databases (MongoDB especially). [Knowledge and understanding of ODMs is a plus]
  • Good research skills
  • Good time commitment/management skills
  • Attention to details
  • Quick learner.
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