Software Engineer Lead


Jabu is an innovative force in Africa’s financial technology sector. We are revolutionizing business transactions in the continent’s cash economy by digitizing cash through smart devices. Our mobile app-based wallet displays real-time balances to our merchants, facilitating seamless on-payments to suppliers and withdrawals to banks. Our platform integrates with major banks across Namibia, Zambia, and South Africa, and is pivotal in transforming the way businesses handle their financial operations.

The Role

As a Software Engineer Lead at Jabu, you will be at the forefront of our engineering efforts, managing a talented team of engineers and leading the development of our core payment and transaction systems. You’ll play a critical role in shaping the architecture of our payment solutions and ensuring the highest levels of security and efficiency.


Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field. Proven experience (minimum 3 years) in Fintech, specifically in developing payment systems and transaction flows. Strong background in software architecture and security protocols. Leadership experience, preferably in a hands-on coding and team management role. PHP/Laravel and AWS knowledge.


Lead the development and continuous improvement of our payment processing technology. Design robust and secure architectural solutions for payment transactions. Manage, mentor, and grow a team of talented software engineers. Ensure projects are delivered on time, adhering to high-quality standards. Actively contribute to the codebase and review team contributions. Align technical goals with the overall strategic vision of the company.

What We Offer

Competitive Salary and Equity Package: As a Series A level company, we offer an exceptional cash and equity package. Career Growth: Accelerate your career in a fast-paced, high-trust environment where your efforts have a direct impact on our growth and success. Autonomy and Transparency: We trust our team with key decisions, backed by transparent sharing of information. Shared Vision: Be part of shaping a vision that’s not only about business growth but also about revolutionizing financial services in Africa

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