Senior Backend Engineer

About Fliqpay

We believe that Africa is the new frontier of financial opportunity. Our mission is to build the API infrastructure to connect all of Africa to the rest of the world. 

Fliqpay is a cross-border payment infrastructure for financial institutions, fintechs and global businesses to make and receive payments across Africa and the rest of the world. Our platform and APIs help our customers; make payouts to bank accounts and mobile money wallets, instantly settle FX payments at the cheapest exchange rates, receive payments, operate multi-currency wallets.

We are a Techstars '20 alumni building a team of rockstars, builders, and people who are obsessed about making a difference with the quality of their work. Our people are our greatest assets and competitive advantage and we treat them with this understanding.

Role overview

Our Engineering team needs a Senior Backend Engineer with experience in the payment space to work with our team and help build our vision for the future. We are looking for someone with excellent programming skills and or a passion for developing applications and improving existing ones with an obsession for shipping out quality code.

Our core stack is with Javascript (and Typescript), Express, Node.js, MongoDB and we expect you to have 5 or more years of experience working with this stack.

We work fully remote, while this pandemic lasts. However, we will be resuming back at our office in Lagos (Lekki) where we work 2 days onsite and 3 days remote a week.

We always and strongly encourage candidates from all backgrounds and identities to apply. With each new hire, we look to diversify, strengthen our team, and be more purposeful about building our culture. We create an environment where you can grow and be happy doing it.

What You’ll Be Expected To Do At Fliqpay

  • Design, build, and maintain scalable software systems that power our products and infrastructure.

  • Participate in code reviews and help to guide software architecture decisions.

  • Write well-tested and documented code.

  • Propose best practises regarding code organisation, design patterns, and conventions in a backend development environment.

  • Build and maintain public APIs.

  • Effectively work with a team of other backend engineers, frontend engineers as well as the good folks in Product, Design and QA.

What We Look For In You

  • Previously worked at a fintech or a financial services firm (preferred).

  • 5+ experience working as a backend engineer.

  • Experience with Micro-services and Rest architectures.

  • Experience with building Restful APIs with Node.js/Express.

  • Intermediate-level understanding of Javascript(ES6+)

  • A firm command of Typescript.

  • Experience with MongoDB database and mongoose ORM.

  • Experience with Unit and Integration testing(Heads up, We use Jest ).

  • Knowledge of performance and security best practises.

  • Experience with writing clean, maintainable and standards compliant code

  • Some experience with DevOps.

  • Some Blockchain knowledge.

  • Cultural and Value fit. 

  • Undying passion and obsession for shipping and building applications. This drives you to initiate things and drive others, as opposed to being driven.

  • Critical thinking is something we look out for, as we would need to rely on your judgement and decision making.

  • Technical Writing & Documentation Skills is a requirement.

  • Demonstrated ability to create order out of chaos, with minimal oversight.

  • Ability to contribute in the following areas: CI/CD, Product Quality, Technical Debt Management, Agile Maturity. 

We encourage you to apply if you don’t meet 100% of the above qualifications. Studies show that meeting just 50% of a role’s requirements puts you in the running. 


  • A chance to be an early member of a high-growth startup

  • We pay competitively in the Nigerian market for the matched experience and role

  • An amazing work culture and a company that truly cares about creating the best and most fun place to work

  • We offer health insurance that includes dental, optical & covers major surgeries

  • 4 weeks paid time off

  • We’re invested in your personal growth and we provide a training stipend and extra-curricular activities like book club and other initiatives

  • A unique opportunity to play a significant role in building the infrastructure to connect Africa digitally to the rest of the world.

Our Values

Our values inform our behaviour and the choices we make every day. They mean much more than just words to us (and we have the emojis to prove it).

Our Culture

Our culture is a reflection of who we are and the organisation we’re trying to build. We’re very intentional about our culture and It's a large part of why Fliqpay is a great place to work.

How To Apply

Please send an application tailored to the role that speaks to us. We especially look at applications that stand out. We appreciate well-articulated writings, don’t be afraid to TL: DR

We would send you a test as the next stage in the application, should your application make it through. Please imagine you are already part of the team and walk us through your thinking (in detail) about the problems we present. We would strive to get back to you to inform you if the position has been filled, after the application deadline. We will also let you know our reasons, on request.