Senior Cloud Solutions Engineer

Product Development · London, London, City of
Department Product Development
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

ABOUT THE COMPANY

 

Paga is solving the “use of cash” problem in emerging markets. Over 2 billion people find it difficult to transfer or leverage money for basic human needs. This leads to the use of cash across most of the world with 90% of transactions in emerging markets performed using cash. Our focus is to digitize cash by building an ecosystem that enables people to digitally send and receive money and delivers inclusive financial services. In all our markets, we take a partnership model in working with local banks and financial institutions.

 

Our purpose is to make it simple for one billion people to access and use money.

 

Our strategic intent is to scale an emerging markets payments powerhouse by focusing on large countries where the problems we seek to solve exist. Our first market has been Nigeria where we are the leading mobile money operator. Currently in Nigeria, Paga has a market of 200m people, 53% of whom are under the age of 33. In this, the largest economy in Africa at $405bn, only 36% of adults are banked. The statistics show, however, that 60m people are unbanked while 70m are online – suggesting that the mobile money/mobile fintech environment is poised for exponential growth.

 

Paga offers a consumer mobile wallet that works on any type of phone – smartphones and feature phones – and any internet enabled device. The Paga wallet is similar to PayPal/Venmo/Alipay - the consumer can link her/his bank accounts or cards or save cash in the wallet. Consumers can then use Paga for a variety of use cases – P2P money transfers, bill payments, paying merchants online or in-store etc. Customers can also access financial services from partner banks and financial institutions on Paga.

 

Paga reaches the mass market via a network of microbusinesses and SMEs (moms and pops), agents. The agents are independent retailers who offer Paga services in their local communities.

 

Paga has been recognized locally and globally and has won or been nominated for a variety of mobile money, payment operator, entrepreneurial and related awards. Most notably selected two years in a row for CB Insights Fintech 250, and Paga’s Founder and Group CEO has been identified as one of the 100 most influential people in Africa.

 

KEY PAGA FACTS

 

  • 16m unique users
  • 26k agents across Nigeria
  • 5m transactions per month
  • US$200m transaction value per month
  • 520 staff
  • 97% 5-year CAGR on transaction values
  • Paga is PCIDSS Level 1 certified
  • Notable investors include Acumen Fund, Omidyar Network, Adlevo Capital, Capricorn Investment Group, Goodwell, Global Innovation Fund, Tim Draper, Lord Jim O'Neill (Former Chief Economist of Goldman Sachs who coined the “BRIC” term).

 

 

CULTURE AND VALUES

 

Paga has a "down to earth" environment – we are not a hierarchical company. We believe strongly in the African proverb that says, “if you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together.” Everyone in the company is encouraged to voice their opinions, to challenge any idea with the aim to improve upon it.

 

As such, we are very focused on Collaboration as a core value. It is together we will achieve our purpose.

 

Everyone is encouraged to take Ownership – no passing of the buck, no waiting for your boss to tell you what to do, no micromanaging. We want people to act boldly and if they fail it is fine.

 

We learn and move forward. Our team is laser focused on achieving Results and challenging ourselves to go for more.

 

Innovation is at the core of our company. We do not believe there is any system that cannot be improved. We seek to solve problems by engaging with our customers who we seek to serve and try to have empathy to see the world from their point of view.

 

In our business it is vital we hold ourselves to the highest level of Integrity. We see integrity as a zero-sum game and do not take lightly the trust our customers place in us.

 



JOB DESCRIPTION:   Senior Cloud Solutions Engineer

Company: Paga Group Ltd., UK

Sector: Financial Services / FinTech

Position: Senior Cloud Solutions Engineer

Reports to: Lead Platform Architect

Location: London, UK

Experience: 5+ years enterprise platform engineering, 2+ years cloud platform administration

 

 

SUMMARY

 

Our purpose at Paga is to make it simple for 1 billion people to access and use money. We do that by delivering innovative financial services to the mass market across large, underserved markets.

 

At Paga we value above all else, Collaboration, Ownership, Results Orientation.

Integrity and Innovation (CORII).

 

Cloud platform engineering activities at Paga fall within the Platform team which in turn falls within the Product Development group along the software engineering, product management and software support teams.

 

As a Senior Cloud Solutions Engineer at Paga, you will be responsible for broad technical design, implementation and administration of numerous platform services on Paga’s cloud infrastructure. You will be expected to be able to effectively assume independent ownership for the operation of significant components or areas of the cloud infrastructure, to successfully help the organization scale efficiently, and cost-effectively.

 

To be an effective Cloud Solutions Engineer at Paga you must:

 

  • Be able to quickly grasp abstract concepts and translate them into appropriately cloud systems solutions.

 

  • Be comfortable taking ownership for broad and important areas of cloud solution design and implementation.

 

  • Be a core business resource for both decision making in the business that has platform relevance.

 

  • Be meticulous about scripting and testing solutions to foster knowledge transfers, scalability and repeatability.

 

  • Be a “performance maven”, focused on highly-performant delivery of system resources in as cost-efficient a manner as possible.

 

  • Clearly understand and effectively weigh business trade-offs in decision-making.

 

  • Be able to multitask well and be comfortable juggling multiple product-development streams at once. Be comfortable with rapid change and be comfortable taking ownership to deliver results in a high-pressure product development environment.

 

  • Have a passion for quality and an ability and willingness to grow the ability of others in your team to meet those standards. Drive quality delivery across teams with which you work.

 

  • Communicate clearly and transparently.

           

  • Be comfortable operating at both a high and deep-dive (low) levels of abstraction.

 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS

  • A degree in a related discipline

 

  • 5+ years continuous experience working on enterprise platform engineering and 2+ years of cloud platform implementation/administration

 

  • While we use an increasingly diverse software and platform stack, the following technologies and skills are most heavily used and therefore important to have some experience in:
    • Azure cloud services and management
    • Kubernetes & Docker containerization frameworks, deployment & management
    • Java application deployment and Tomcat
    • Infrastructure as code practices
    • Microservice architecture concepts
    • Relational DB architecture and administration (SQL Server, PostgreSQL)
    • Application performance monitoring solutions (e.g. Prometheus)

 

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Vision & Strategic Leadership – Help develop and grow the technical vision for the Paga platform and engage meaningfully in the strategic development of the overall business. Engage directly in business strategic leadership when it relates to platform solutions

 

  • Broad-scoped Technical Ownership – Independently own/oversee major areas of the cloud platform infrastructure including planning, architecting, operating, monitoring. Own responsibility for key delivery criteria such as availability, performance, reliability, cost, security and maintainability for large portions of the cloud infrastructure.

 

  • Technical Leadership Provide technical leadership to foster a motivated and productive small team of platform engineers. Contribute continuously to the professional growth of other more junior peers. Provide broad-scoped yet in-depth review of the work of teammates and reports.

 

  • Process Leadership Drive development and improvement of technical product development processes in collaborations with the other product development teams.

 

  • Partner Engagement – Working effectively with industry/ecosystem partners to accomplish business goals related to the platform.

 

 

Click on this link https://paga.bamboohr.com/jobs/ to apply for this job.

 

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity inclusion. We do not discriminate on grounds of colour, race, nationality, religion, age, ethnic origin, disability, gender, marital status, or sexual orientation in our employment practices.

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  • Location
    London, London, City of
  • Department
    Product Development
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced