Senior Elixir Backend Developer at Safeboda

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Ibadan


Job Details

Position: Senior Elixir Backend Developer
Type: Full Time
Company: Safeboda
Location: Flexible

The role

SafeBoda is hiring for a Senior Elixir Backend Developer.  In this role, you will be expected to perform the following.

  • You will participate as a senior developer in all phases of the software development lifecycle, from design, implementation, documentation, & testing.
  • You will determine and design system specifications & standards.
  • You will investigate, analyze, and make recommendations to management regarding technology improvements, upgrades, and modifications.
  • You will develop features across multiple subsystems including collaboration in requirements definition, prototyping, design, coding, testing, and deployment.
  • You will mentor more junior teammates on best practices and troubleshooting.
  • You will assist in the collection and documentation of user requirements, development of user stories, and estimates.
  • You will design, develop, and unit test applications in accordance with established standards.
  • You will analyze and resolve technical and application problems.
  • You will package and support the deployment of releases.

It is a plus if you have experience working with a microservices architecture as we are currently migrating our legacy back-end application from PHP to Elixir and breaking the monolith into Elixir applications.

Desired Technical Skills

  • Strong knowledge of the back-end technical stack, (Database, and backend services),  proven by years of software development experience.
  • Experience with distributed systems, architectural patterns/styles, and design patterns.
  • +3 years of experience in Elixir (or Erlang), particularly using OTP.
  • Solid understanding of OTP and BEAM
  • Desirable experience with Phoenix, Plug, and Ecto.
  • SQL and NoSQL knowledge
  • Demonstrated experience producing readable and testable code
  • Have extensive experience working hands-on in an agile environment
  • Care about quality and know what it means to ship high-quality code
  • Familiarity with continuous integration

Desired Personal Skills

  • Critical thought, analytical thinking, and good communication skills
  • Capacity to work with members of the team working in different countries
  • Good organizational and time management abilities
  • Great attention to detail and a results-driven approach
  • Willing to go above and beyond; we would like someone who wants everything under control and wants to try all the different possibilities that can happen
  • An attitude of accountability and knowledge-sharing. You enjoy reviewing others’ code and sharing your knowledge
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Empathy, respect, and a great sense of humor; we are people before engineers
  • English communication skills


  • Competitive salary
  • Free tasty lunch every day for all staff at the SafeBoda office
  • Free SafeBoda wallet balance to take daily rides to and from work
  • Life & Health Insurance
  • Paid Annual leave
  • A supportive team environment with mentorship from SafeBoda leadership
  • Contribute to our mission to empower communities to thrive and scale with our rapidly growing startup


  • Community – we started as a small community of Boda drivers and we never forget this. We share lunch together and we care about our community of staff, drivers, entrepreneurs, and customers.
  • Innovation – We challenge the status quo and believe that positive change is possible. We bring solutions that constantly require us to think out of the box.
  • Transparency – We are open-minded in what we do. We have candor and share our experiences openly without fear of judgment. We love feedback on our product and on our own personal performance so that we can improve every day.
  • Safety – if we don’t care about safety ourselves, then how can we change our industry for the better?
  • Trust – we expect customers to trust our drivers and entrepreneurs, so we need to trust one another in everything we do.
  • Integrity – We hold ourselves to the highest standard and we are accountable for our actions. We deliver what we say we will deliver.
  • Collective Commitment – teams and entrepreneurs are allowed to disagree while a decision is being made, however, once a decision has been made, everybody must commit to it. “I agree and I commit, I disagree and I commit”.

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