Backend Engineer at Octamile

About Us:

Octamile is an insurance technology software (insurtech) startup; our All-in-One Insurance Management Infrastructure helps businesses (insurers and online businesses) to simplify easy access to insurance for African consumers.

We are a fast-growing team of 15+ insurance and technology enthusiasts passionate about solving the insurance penetration challenges in Africa with seamless tech-driven solutions like embedded insurance, claims automation and risk assessment.

Since launching on the 1st of December 2022, we have been listed in multiple global reports as leaders in the embedded insurance sector, and recently we made Fintech Global’s #Insurtech100 List. Octamile is an equal-opportunity employer and does not discriminate.

About Your Role:
  • Design robust API services to support Partners (both mobile and desktop partners)
  • Build reusable codes and libraries for future use
  • Support Partners during API integrations
  • Analyse Octamile’s Partners needs, bottlenecks to ensure a positive user experience
  • Collaborate with Front-end developers to integrate user-facing elements with server side logic
  • Set up server for new products and integrations
  • Provide back-end functionality that can run smoothly from any device or browser type
  • Test and fix bugs or other coding issues where required
  • Maintain a stable server and ensure minimisation of system downtime and risks that may impact business and Partners activities
About You:
  • Proven experience as a Backend Developer or similar role
  • Knowledge of backend languages e.g. PHP, GOLANG
  • Familiarity with database management technologies e.g. MySQL and PostgreSQL
  • Ability to work with APIs
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • Critical thinker and problem solving skills
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines
Benefits at Octamile for You:
  • Opportunity to Simplify Access to Insurance across Africa
  • Opportunity to become a business leader in Africa's insurTech sector
  • Health insurance
  • Fully paid pension
  • Flexible work hours and hybrid work: 60% Office and 40% remote