Backend Developer ApplicationWorking with Musoni

Experienced Java developer with good knowledge of Spring and JPA? Keen to work with the latest technologies providing transformative software to organisations across Africa? Then please continue reading and use the form below to apply.

About Musoni

Musoni is a microfinance software company that supports financial organisations with its innovative microfinance platform, the Musoni System. Musoni gives financial organisations the infrastructure they need to reduce their costs, improve their efficiency and to drive financial inclusion into the rural areas where the majority of the unbanked live. In doing so, the company aims to fulfil its social mission of expanding financial inclusion, reducing poverty and improving the lives of the unbanked.

Musoni is based in Amsterdam where we work with an international team of enthusiastic and motivated people. In our growing company we have an open culture, with opportunities to grow alongside the company and pickup new tasks and responsibilities as they come along.

What does the role involve?

As a Backend Developer you will be part of a team responsible for the ongoing development of the Musoni System. This will involve maintaining the existing functionality as well as developing new and innovative features to ensure that Musoni and its partner organisations remain competitive in a fast moving market.

The Musoni System works as a browser-based platform, but also features Android apps and an API driven (Java) backend. Our development approach follows an Agile methodology and you will be working together with a team of colleagues in a SCRUM team. Within the team you will take up responsibility for building out new features into the backend, and supporting your colleagues in implementing these.

As part of a young and growing company, this role is expected to evolve significantly over time. You will be encouraged to pick up new responsibilities and embrace opportunities as the company expands. You will be reporting to Sander, Musoni’s CTO.

What skills & experience do you need to apply?

As a young and rapidly growing company, the ideal candidates for this role are ambitious, motivated and outgoing. We’re looking for fast learners with the ability to think strategically and creatively, especially those who enjoy working in a fast-paced start-up environment. We like people who are flexible and have the ability to enthusiastically respond to new tasks and challenges.

As a general rule, you should have:

  • Completed a bachelor or masters degree in ICT
  • 0 to 5 years of work experience
  • Strong knowledge of Java, including Spring and JPA
  • Good understanding of REST patterns
  • Good understanding of the English Language (verbal and written)
  • Basic experience with Linux servers

What are the benefits for you?

Musoni offers a competitive starting salary based on experience, as well as the option to be flexible in your working hours. Aside from this, as a young and rapidly growing company, Musoni offers exciting opportunities for career development. You will be encouraged and supported to pick up new responsibilities and embrace opportunities as the company expands. Applicants should look forward to the opportunity of making a major impact towards the company’s future success and expanding financial inclusion in the developing world.

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