Principal Engineer Job at Koko Networks

Principal Engineer Job at Koko Networks… See details on how to apply for the opportunities available at Koko Networks.


This company was formerly known as SmartCook Energy. Last-mile energy networks for Africa’s cities. Smarter commerce for urban Africa. Unique rich media delivery platforms. Our mission is to improve life for everyone in Africa’s cities.


  • KOKO’s technology stack currently includes (but is not limited to) AWS, Python, Flask, Vue.js, Postgres, Redis, Kotlin, Java, Firebase, C++, Celery, Message Queues, Odoo ERP, Docker, Jenkins, CircleCI, Git
  • Shape large components of KOKO’s technical strategy, ensuring that it meets functional and non functional needs (e.g. performance, maintainability, monitorability, security and reliability).
  • Own high level technical architecture decisions across multiple areas and guide others in making the right design and implementation choices in their areas
  • Review design work of new projects in other teams, thinking through complex issues in advance, and anticipating potential pitfalls.
  • Proactively seek and identify improvements to KOKO technology whilst balancing the needs of existing projects.
  • Provide technical delivery assurance for multiple software projects in an agile team-based environment, acting as a subject matter expert across several product/technology areas
  • Review quality processes in operation on projects and ensure that team members adhere to agreed systems and standards.
  • Mentor and support other engineers in their career progression, and provide candid appraisals and counselling
  • Evangelise of newer technologies helping KOKO systems to be more efficient, reliable and performant, driving PoCs where necessary.
  • Organise and deliver training across the team, in order that the team’s overall knowledge and awareness of key skills is well maintained.
  • Assess effort estimations and provide the complete technical picture that others need to guide their decision making.

What You Will Bring to KOKO

  • Significant experience leading design and development of cloud applications at enterprise scale using relevant technologies for our stack
  • Deep experience with Cloud/ SaaS architectures and how to build secure, maintainable, scalable, high availability services
  • Expert understanding of unit testing, design patterns and use of software analysis tools (profilers, static code analysis etc)
  • Significant experience in the following areas: enterprise application and service-based architectures, software design patterns, messaging protocols, cybersecurity, distributed application development, modern front-end design, highly scalable data architectures.
  • Well developed skills in designing for testability, reliability, security and maintainability.
  • Experience with source control and continuous integration tools (We use GIT and Jenkins)
  • Experience working in an Agile multi-functional team
  • Thrive in an environment that requires you to partner with multiple cross-functional teams as stakeholders/customers
  • You are strongly motivated by seeing high quality outcomes delivered, and hold yourself personally accountable, jumping in and taking ownership of problems as needed to ensure the desired outcomes.
  • Great oral and written communication skills

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