Latest Jobs at Carbon Nigeria

Carbon started in 2012 as a brick and mortar consumer lender focused on the Nigerian market. Having raised a Series A round in 2015, we pivoted in 2016 to become a digital lender via the Paylater App (www.paylater.ng) and recently re-branded in April 2019 to Carbon  App (https://getcarbon.co). We are focused on providing access to financial services to the “Next Billion’ starting in Africa.

  • Job Openings
    1. QA Engineer (Dev in Test) – Automation
    2. Senior Platform Engineer
    3. Information Security Analyst, Infrastructure Engineering

QA Engineer (Dev in Test) – Automation

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience: 2 years
  • Location: Lagos
  • Job Field: ICT / Computer

Department: Engineering-Software Development
Employment Type: Full-Time
Minimum Experience: Experienced

What are we looking for?

  • You will be expected to work with the rest of QA team to own the overall quality of the container-based microservices we produce and working with the wider team to ensure a seamless experience for the users of our customer-facing products. You will need to drive the automation using sound testing principles to ensure all functional and non-functional requirements are all consistently met.

As part of the role you will:

  • Communicate with developer and PO to enhance Acceptance Criteria.
  • Create test cases.
  • Perform API testing using Postman (JSON and XML).
  • Use Kibana to track errors.
  • Create supporting QA documentation for new features.
  • Mentor Junior QA engineers.
  • Produce test plan for any feature under test.
  • Develop & Automate end to end tests using the test framework.

You should apply if:

  • The work we’re doing sounds exciting!
  • You’re passionate about Financial Services.
  • You’re familiar with some of our Platform or Frontend technologies or specialize in just one part.
  • You want to help build, scale and operate a platform to support a product that you (and everyone you know) use or will use every day.
  • You’re keen to learn more about new technologies and the arcane inner workings of the financial industry.
  • You’re comfortable working in a team that deals with ambiguity.
  • You’re passionate about writing high-quality code and automating everything that can be automated in distributed systems and frontend products.

Requirements
We are looking for candidates who can meet the following criteria – We want to emphasis that we don’t expect you to meet all of the below but would love you to have experience in at least one area:

  • Design, develop and execute test plans and test cases.
  • Build and improve the Automation Framework.
  • Provide leadership and mentorship for automation testing in the company.
  • Define, compose, and evaluate test plans for our platform and frontend products.
  • Translate business requirements into functional tests.
  • Implement and maintain automation scripts.
  • Contribute to functional, integration, performance, and regression testing.
  • Define and adhere to quality initiatives.
  • Provide metrics and results from all testing efforts that will support business decisions.
  • Work closely with engineering and product management to ensure quality in any release.
  • Update testing strategies appropriately.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in QA automation.
  • Knowledge of the Selenium and Appium test tools.
  • Experience with test automation framework such as TestNG, Cucumber, etc.
  • Knowledge of mobile emulators and mobile operating systems.
  • Knowledge of virtual and emulated mobile test environments.
  • Experience with QA-related tools for requirements management, test management, and defect tracking.
  • Experience in a Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery test environment.
  • Proficient in Agile development methodologies (e.g., Kanban, Scrum) and processes.
  • API testing experience, either JSON and XML (both is a bonus).
  • Manual and Automation testing knowledge.
  • Confidence in writing acceptance criteria.
  • An understanding of the development lifecycle, software release process and defect management.
  • Exceptional analysis, reporting and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience of estimating work.

Benefits and Diversity

  • At Carbon we know that people are the heart of the business and we prioritise their welfare. We offer a wide range of competitive benefits in areas including health, family, finance, community, convenience, growth, time away and relocation.
  • We believe a great workplace is one that represents the world we live in and how beautifully diverse it can be.
  • That means we have no judgement when it comes to any of the things that make you who you are – your gender, race, sexuality, religion or a secret aversion to coffee. All you need is a passion for technology and a desire to be part of one of the fastest-growing start-ups in the African continent. We’re keen to ensure we redesigning a bank that works for everyone, so we particularly encourage applications from different underrepresented demographics.

 

Senior Platform Engineer

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
  • Location: Lagos
  • Job Field: ICT / Computer

Department: Engineering-Software Development
Employment Type: Full-Time
Minimum Experience: Experienced

What are we looking for?

  • As a backend engineer in the Platform team, you’ll get to work across a wide range of systems and environments. As a team, we’re responsible for designing, building, and operating our physical data centres, all of our networking, the services we consume from AWS, and the software we run on top like Kubernetes, Cassandra, DynamoDB, and Terraform. We’re investing a lot of up-front effort in building scalable, secure, and resilient systems, capable of supporting Carbon’s continued growth.

You should apply if:

  • The work we’re doing sounds exciting!
  • You’re passionate about Financial Services.
  • You’re familiar with some of our Platform technologies or specialise in just one part.
  • You want to help build, scale and operate a platform to support a product that you (and everyone you know) use or will use every day.
  • You’re keen to learn more about new technologies and the arcane inner workings of the financial industry.
  • You’re comfortable working in a team that deals with ambiguity.
  • You’re interested in distributed systems and writing resilient software.

Requirements
We are looking for candidates who can meet the following criteria – We want to emphasis that we don’t expect you to meet all of the below but would love you to have experience in at least one area:

  • Experience in building robust, maintainable, scalable applications
  • Able to work comfortably in a team.
  • Experience building server-side applications using JavaScript (Node.js) and Java (Spring Framework).
  • Experience with VMs, containers and serverless computer platforms. (We use AWS for compute, e.g. EC2, ECS and Lambda)
  • Experience with networking, CDNs, HTTP and TCP/IP basics. (We use Cloudflare, AWS VPCs and many of our services implement JSON and/or GraphQL APIs)
  • Experience with operating systems, configuration management and “Infrastructure as Code”. (We use AMIs, Docker Images, Terraform)
  • Experience with monitoring applications (We use Amazon Cloudwatch, Datadog)
  • Experience with managing databases, caches and message queues. (We use Postgres, DynamoDB, MongoDB, Redis and Kafka)
  • Experience as a professional “DevOps”, “SRE” or “SysAdmin” roles
  • Experience working with programming languages (We mostly use NodeJS, Java or Scala but also Python, Javascript)
  • Ability to work with unfamiliar codebases, including internal, open-source and 3rd party code we depend on.
  • Knowledge of microservices (or SOA) and/or distributed systems.
  • Experience in Test Driven Development, Continuous Integration and/or another automated testing.
  • Understanding of basic financial and accounting concepts.
  • Ability to write JavaScript in TypeScript and/or ES6.

Benefits and Diversity

  • At Carbon we know that people are the heart of the business and we prioritise their welfare. We offer a wide range of competitive benefits in areas including health, family, finance, community, convenience, growth, time away and relocation.
  • We believe a great workplace is one that represents the world we live in and how beautifully diverse it can be.
  • That means we have no judgement when it comes to any of the things that make you who you are – your gender, race, sexuality, religion or a secret aversion to coffee. All you need is a passion for technology and a desire to be part of one of the fastest-growing start-ups in the African continent. We’re keen to ensure we redesigning a bank that works for everyone, so we particularly encourage applications from different underrepresented demographics.

Information Security Analyst, Infrastructure Engineering

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience: 1 – 2 years
  • Location: Lagos
  • Job Field: ICT / Computer

Department: Engineering-Infrastructure
Employment Type: Full-Time
Minimum Experience: Experienced

What are we looking for?

  • The information security analyst will plan and carry out security measures to protect Carbon’s computer networks, endpoints and systems. The individual will be responsible for security audits, assisting in vulnerability and administering security Infrastructure tools.

As part of this job you may:

  • Run a daily review of PCI DSS environment network traffic.
  • Run a daily call over of audit and systems logs of the PCI DSS environment.
  • Monitor security logs of critical public facing services.
  • Review Symantec Endpoints threat alerts.
  • Gather relevant Security Metrics for Information Security Report.
  • Manage Security incident tickets.
  • Monitor and follow-up of DLP, IPS and Antivirus exceptions & alerts.
  • Work with network engineers to analyze firewall activities.

You should apply if:

  • the work we’re doing sounds exciting!
  • you’re passionate about Financial Services.
  • you’re familiar with some of our technologies or specialise in just one part.
  • you want to help build, scale and operate a technology infrastructure to support a product that you (and everyone you know) use or will use every day.
  • you’re keen to learn more about new technologies and the arcane inner workings of the financial industry.
  • you’re comfortable working in a team that deals with ambiguity.
  • you’re interested in distributed systems.

Requirements
We are looking for candidates who can meet the following criteria – We want to emphasis that we don’t expect you to meet all of the below but would love you to have experience in at least one area:

  • Experience in monitoring, analyzing and resolving security alerts generated from various sources (networks, servers, endpoints and other event logs).
  • Ability to conduct and manage vulnerability scans using external and internal tools.
  • Experience in reviewing and monitoring network security to respond in a timely fashion to security alerts, while performing initial triage and providing the necessary information to other team members when necessary to solve the alert.
  • Experience in running penetration tests on Technology Infrastructures,
  • Experience in running periodic security audits on current IT infrastructure and application software.
  • Ability to define and maintain an Information Security Incident Response Plan, including documenting security breaches.
  • Ability to manage and administer security infrastructure tools such as IDS/IPS, email gateway, web filtering and endpoint protection consoles.
  • Experience in reviewing all system implementation designs and plans to ensure sufficient security and recovery provisions have been included, updating the corporate DRP as appropriate, and ensuring appropriate provisions are made in the BCP.
  • Experience in researching the latest information technology (IT) security trends, best practices, threats, and potential vulnerabilities.
  • Ability to develop security standards and best practices and recommend security enhancements to management or senior IT staff.
  • More than 1 and up to 2 years in as an Information Security Analyst relation job functions.
  • Working knowledge of Windows and Linux Server, Bash, SQL and Wireshack
  • Expert knowledge of relevant security and privacy legislation.
  • Good understanding of software development lifecycle.

Benefits and Diversity

  • At Carbon we know that people are the heart of the business and we prioritise their welfare. We offer a wide range of competitive benefits in areas including health, family, finance, community, convenience, growth, time away and relocation.
  • We believe a great workplace is one that represents the world we live in and how beautifully diverse it can be.
  • That means we have no judgement when it comes to any of the things that make you who you are – your gender, race, sexuality, religion or a secret aversion to coffee. All you need is a passion for technology and a desire to be part of one of the fastest-growing start-ups in the African continent. We’re keen to ensure we redesigning a bank that works for everyone, so we particularly encourage applications from different underrepresented demographics.

Method of Application

Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

Important Information

  • Our interview process is normally a phone interview, a coding task and call to discuss it, and 1-2 hours of final interviews. We promise not to ask you any brain teasers or trick questions.
  • We might design a QA automation test together on a whiteboard, the same way we often work together, but we won’t make you write code on one.

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