Pivotage Consulting

Backend Engineer

July 31, 2023
Pivotage Consulting
Posted 11 months ago

Our Client, a reputable tech-based Microfinance Bank, with focus on providing financial access to everyone by empowering individuals with access to credit and seamless payments solutions for effective financial management in an emerging market is looking to hire an experienced and result driven Backend Engineer to join its team.

Job Title: Backend Engineer
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Work Mode: Onsite

The ideal candidate will be responsible for managing the interchange of data between the server and
the users. The primary focus will be the development of all server-side logic, definition, and
maintenance of the central database, and ensuring high performance and responsiveness to requests
from the front-end. He/she will also be responsible for integrating the front-end elements built by
coworkers into the application. A basic understanding of front-end technologies is therefore necessary
as well. Reporting line is to the Chief Digital Channel Executive.


  • Integration of user-facing elements developed by a front-end developer with Core Banking Application
    (T24) and other third-party server-side logic
  • Building reusable code and libraries for future use
  • Optimization of the application for maximum speed and scalability
  • Implementation of security and data protection
  • Design and implementation of data storage solutions
  • Preparing and presenting information to staff in formal settings
  • Analyzing and developing solutions to problems
  • Managing various projects, work, technical support, etc.
  • Developing and maintaining positive internal customer rapport
  • Integration of multiple data sources and databases into one system
  • Management of hosting environment, including database administration, and scaling an application
    to support load changes
  • Data migration, transformation, and scripting
  • Setup and administration of backups
  • Outputting data in different formats
  • Creating database schemas that represent and support business processes
  • Implementing automated testing platforms and unit tests


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years or more in a related role
  • Demonstrated experience with increasingly complex projects
  • Experience with tools used for data validation and comparison
  • Preparing and delivering information in a concise, professionally written format
  • Working in teams, task forces, etc.
  • Good Organizational skills
  • Excellent Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Basic understanding of front-end technologies and platforms, such as JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3
  • Good understanding of server-side CSS preprocessors, such as LESS and SASS
  • Understanding accessibility and security compliance
  • User authentication and authorization between multiple systems, servers, and environments
  • Understanding differences between multiple delivery platforms such as mobile vs desktop, and
    optimizing output to match the specific platform
  • Proficient knowledge of a back-end programming language (Should have the knowledge of one or
    more of PHP, Python, Ruby, Java, .NET, JavaScript etc)
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git
  • Proficient understanding of OWASP security principles
  • Understanding of “session management” in a distributed server environment

Using the role Backend Engineer as the subject of your application, kindly send your CV only to
recruitment@pivotageconsulting.com (Please ensure CVs are in MS Word format only)

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