Safaricom Is Hiring An E-commerce Technical lead

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Safaricom Is Hiring An E-commerce Technical lead


Detailed Description

Reporting to the Tribe Technical Lead, the role holder will have overall responsibility of technical delivery of Masoko features. The ideal candidate will collaborate with commercial teams and coordinate; product design, solutions architecture, frontend development, and backend development to deliver impactful features. The Technical lead will be responsible for:

  1. Work with commercial team to identify and design features necessary to achieve set KPIs.
  2. Design a resilient system architecture to ensure high availability and performance.
  3. Design suitable user experience to achieve set KPIs.
  4. Compliance to absolute digital rules.


Technical Leadership

  • Provide technical leadership and guidance to a team of developers, ensuring adherence to best practices and coding standards.
  • Mentor and coach team members to enhance their technical skills and professional growth.

Architecture and Design

  • Lead the architecture and design of the e-commerce website, making strategic decisions to ensure scalability, reliability, and performance.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to define technical requirements and translate them into architectural blueprints.

Development and Implementation

  • Oversee the development process, including coding, testing, and deployment of website features and functionalities.
  • Drive the implementation of innovative and efficient solutions that enhance the user experience and drive business growth.

Stakeholder management

  • Collaborate with product managers, UX/UI designers, cyber security, risk and other stakeholders to ensure alignment between technical solutions and business requirements.
  • Work closely with project managers to plan and prioritize development tasks, ensuring on-time delivery.

Code Review and Quality Assurance

  • Conduct regular code reviews to ensure code quality, adherence to coding standards, and maintainability.
  • Implement and enforce robust testing strategies with an emphasis on automation to guarantee a bug-free and seamless user experience.
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Key performance indicators:

  • Feature delivery to support achievement of commercial KPIs
  • Overall site availability and performance
  • Team management

Core competencies, knowledge and experience:

  • Software engineering life cycle.
  • Engineering management.
  • Product design and development.
  • Architectural design


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Engineering, or related field.
  • Proven experience as a technical lead or senior developer in e-commerce or web development.
  • Strong proficiency in web technologies, including but not limited to HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and relevant frameworks (e.g., React, Angular, Vue.js).
  • Experience with backend technologies and frameworks (e.g., Node.js, Python, Ruby on Rails, etc.).
  • Knowledge of database systems (e.g., MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB) and experience in optimizing database performance.
  • Familiarity with cloud platforms (e.g., AWS, Azure, GCP) and containerization technologies (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes).
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative team environment.

How to Apply. If you feel that you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualification and experience, kindly proceed to create/ update your candidate profile on the recruitment portal and then Click on the apply button. Remember to attach your resume.


We are the leading telecommunication company in East Africa. Our purpose is to transform lives by connecting people to people, people to opportunities and people to information. We keep over 42 million customers connected and play a critical role in the society, supporting over one million jobs both directly and indirectly while our total economic value was estimated at KES 362 Billion ($ 3.2 billion) for the 12 months through March 2021.

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We are listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) and with annual revenues of close to KES 298 Billion ($2.5 billion) as at March 2022. We were founded in 1997 as a fully owned subsidiary of Telkom Kenya before a 40 percent acquisition by Vodafone Group PLC in May 2000, and a public offering of 25 percent shares through the NSE in 2008. Under the management of Vodafone Group PLC, we welcomed Michael Joseph, as our first CEO, a few months later in July of 2000.

He led the company’s growth to accommodate 16.71 million subscribers from the previous 20,000, largely owing to innovative products like M-PESA in 2007.


  • Job Identification171
  • Posting Date27/10/2023, 09:11
  • Apply Before02/11/2023, 23:59
  • Degree LevelBachelor’s Degree
  • Job ScheduleFull time
  • Locations Waiyaki Way, P.O.BOX 46350 00100, KE

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