Software Engineer


Engineering | Porto, PT

Jumia is Africa's leading internet group, with already over 3,000 employees in more than 14 African countries and huge successes such as Jumia, Jumia Travel, Jumia Food, Jumia Deals, Jumia House, Jumia Jobs and Jumia Services. It is led by top talented leaders offering a great mix of local and international talents and is backed by MTN, Millicom, Rocket Internet, Axa, Orange, Goldman Sachs & CdC.


Porto Tech Center (PTC) is Jumia’s IT development center, with around 200 IT-specialists. Porto Tech Center was created in 2012 with the aim of focusing on IT development. At PTC, we provide you with a unique and exciting opportunity to work in an entrepreneurial environment and develop smart solutions for our group companies. We do e-commerce online shops, logistics, business intelligence and mobile applications, involving a wide range of high-end technologies for tens of millions customers. The software we create is present in more than 20 countries. Working at PTC means being in the first line of e-commerce development in emerging markets.


Africa is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, offering excellent opportunities in a vibrant and booming environment. Its economic growth has enabled innovative businesses to flourish and this is where Jumia steps in.

We are currently looking for talented people with a passion for emerging markets and Africa to join our team and embark on our exciting journey.


Main Responsibilities:

  • You will be part of an agile team that develops e-commerce and smart logistics solutions;

  • Your work will integrate a service oriented architecture using state-of- the-art technologies;

  • You will own your services and be responsible end-to- end;

  • You will take ownership for your code to be qualitatively high and you will support your colleagues in code


  • You will change the Internet in Africa and the World one line of code at a time.



  • Understanding of object Oriented Programming with particular attention to readable, reusable and testable code

  • ​Experience with web application development with a good Computer Science/Engineering background

  • Acquainted with software design and architecture patterns, web services (REST, SOAP) and databases (SQL/NoSQL such as PostgreSQL, MariaDB, MongoDB, ElasticSearch, etc.)

  • Experience with the following technologies is appreciated: Kafka, RabbitMQ, Docker, Ansible, Jenkins

  • Interest in large-scale reliable systems

  • DevOps mindset

  • Up-to- date in current trends and technologies (we understand how important training is!)

  • Fluent in English


References we use daily at work:

  • Mr. Martin Fowler:

  • The Clean Code by Robert C. Martin (or simply Uncle Bob)

  • The Pragmatic Programmer by Andrew Hunt and David Thomas

  • Release it! By Michael T. Nygard

  • Agile Estimating and Planning by Mike Cohn



We offer:

  • A unique experience in an entrepreneurial, yet structured environment;

  • The opportunity to become part of a highly professional and dynamic team working around the world;

  • An unparalleled personal and professional growth as our longer-term objective is to train the next generation of leaders for our future internet ventures.


Please send your CV in English. CV in other languages will not be considered.