A Spot for an Engineering Manager

Our Engineering team currently needs a Software Engineering Manager. We are looking for someone that would love to grow a strong team of developers. Let’s say we would prefer someone who is a fan of people over product. We are looking for someone who is great at balancing acts. Someone who can lead the team but also get their hands dirty. Someone who is passionate about fostering the development of the team while also driving highly critical technical projects end-to-end. 

The role is an experienced role so you would need to have some prior experience managing an Engineering team. 3-5 years of experience would be sufficient for the role. The ideal person would be excited to champion engineering excellence, workplace culture from very very serious, to vibessss and also seeking a lot more control and ownership in their career.

We work primarily onsite at our office in Lagos (Lekki) from 9–5 every day, so you would have to be prepared to come to the office every day. And if you say oh, what about COVID, we are all working from home right now but we are firm believers in the human race and our ability to overcome this. So in a matter of time, we would be working from the office again seeing beautiful faces.

We always and strongly encourage candidates from all backgrounds and identities to apply. With each new hire, we look to diversify, strengthen our team and be more purposeful about building our culture. On the other hand, we look to give you the opportunity to grow, do the most impactful work of your life tackling problems that matter while being happy doing it.

About the Job

On a daily basis, you will work with engineers, product and design to build new products while maintaining the quality and improving the experience of existing products. You will coordinate activities within the engineering team to ensure various programming tasks are completed according to standards and established guidelines. 

Another part of the job would be working with Human Capital to recruit a diverse team of top-tier engineers. You would be a core part of providing leadership, guidance and motivation to the team.

Here’s an example of what your day to day at Quidax might look like:

  • Build and Maintain a high performing engineering team.
  • Lead project execution
  • Collaborate with Product and Infrastructure
  • Train and mentor developers 
  • Implement and operate agile development best practices
  • Recite humpty dumpty poem to cool off
  • Sign up for the intercompany Co-Ed football games 

It differs from day-to-day.

About You

We are a company of learners in a lot of ways. We don’t expect you to be perfect so we would prefer if you were hungry and willing to learn. We like humble people too.

We are looking for people who are driven, patient, empathetic and have an ear to what’s happening around the world with an eye for pop culture. We are looking for the kind of person that hears the deadline to implement a feature for a campaign is tomorrow and the person comes up with a checklist of things we have to do to make the impossible possible. 

We are very big on discipline as one of our core values, because we believe it is the soul of an army and it can make great things happen in the long run. So we have rules that have consequences attached to them. But we encourage everyone to govern themselves to do what is required and go over and beyond in service of our customers.

We are big on openness and candour in the workplace, so if you see something that doesn’t make sense, it is your responsibility to say so. We are not afraid to disagree and argue about things as long as we are doing it with the purpose of bringing out the best idea and not bringing people down.

We also like to have fun, we can look quite chilled, our interviews can be really great and funny experiences if you are not too wound up, we try to make you loosen up in the first couple of minutes and just have a conversation and not just give generic interview answers, we hate those. We are fans of alcohol and the parties (after work hours) so if your thing is shots, beer or both, you are in good company and we know a great catfish plug.

We are a cryptocurrency company, building to be the most influential crypto company in Africa, but it isn’t a crime to not know jack about cryptocurrency, every single person here learnt on the job and we are more than happy to teach.

About Quidax

We are a cryptocurrency exchange and we make it easy for individuals and businesses to buy and sell cryptocurrency using their local currency. We also enable fintech to provide cryptocurrency-related services to their customers through our API thereby making it possible for your customers to buy, sell, send, receive or store crypto.
We are currently in Nigeria and we are building for Africa.

Our vision to create a world where sending money and value around the globe is as easy as sending a text message and we believe this future is going to be brought to you courtesy digital currencies.

Our core values are

  • Simplicity: as the sign of great understanding and empathy
  • People: investing in our people and making the work experience a remarkable one
  • Integrity: being true & honest; to ourselves and those counting on us
  • Customers: the reason we exist because customers exist so we love and respect them
  • Excellence: doing things in a first-class way, going above and beyond.
  • Discipline: leadership and doing what you say you would, no matter how we feel. 

About Pay and Benefits:

We pay very competitively in the Nigerian market for the matched experience and role. We also offer bonuses that match the finance industry in Nigeria. 

Our benefits include health insurance, 4 weeks PTO, free lunch, we have a book club, and also a front-row seat to the biggest thing in finance in the last 100 years. You also have a company that cares about you and your well being, wants to do everything to ensure that your life inside and outside work is the most satisfying it can be.

How to Apply

Please send an application tailored for the role that speaks to us. A lot of people send in bland generic applications and it is easy and very helpful to stand out especially when someone has been going through 100 applications, try to make your application the breath of fresh air. We appreciate great writing, take time to put your application together. 

We would most likely send you a test should you get through the application stage, please imagine you are already part of the team and walk us through your thinking about the problems we present. 

We would only get back to you after the deadline has passed, or maybe when the position has definitely been filled so that we can give room for last-minute additions or drop-off. 

We are excited and waiting to hear from you.


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