Senior Software Engineer in a Leading Technology Company


Ascentech Services Limited – Our client, a leading Technology company operating in the Digital Payments space, is currently recruiting suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below:

Job Title: Senior Software Engineer

Location: Lagos
Department / Division / Unit: Application Development / Technology

Job Objective / Purpose of Job

  • To develop high quality reusable software component, for business to business integration, using international best practices and new best-in-class technologies, concepts, and philosophy; and to design, code, test, analyse and manage software programs and applications that drive the organization’s strategy.

Job Description
Strategy & Planning:

  • Works with other software developers, the software architect and designers in conceptualising and developing new software programs and applications
  • Plans own work in phases of the software development life cycle (SDLC) for a variety of projects
  • Assists in the preparation and documentation of software requirements and specifications
  • Performs research on the requirements of software users and documents findings to serve
  • Works closely with the Team Leader, Business Analyst and Product Owner for understanding the functional and system requirements.

Acquisition & Deployment:

  • Conducts research on emerging application development software products, languages, and standards in support of procurement and development efforts
  • Recommends, schedule, and performs software improvements and upgrades

Operational Management:

  • Consistently writes, translate, and code software programs and applications according to specifications and PCIDSS standards
  • Integrate software components into a fully functional software application.
  • Write and execute unit tests for developed software applications.
  • Perform peer to peer code reviews.
  • Participate and contribute to software architectural design sessions.
  • Maintain and implement source control & version management.
  • Create technical documentation for all software applications.
  • Deploy all developed application to the development environment for QA and Testing.
  • Guide & follow through on developed software applications to ensure successful UAT and subsequent shipment.
  • Works closely with the QA team to ensure quality and timely software development within his / her responsibilities
  • Runs and monitors software performance tests on new and existing programs for the purposes of correcting errors, isolating areas for improvement, and general debugging
  • Administers critical analysis of test results and delivers solutions to problem areas
  • Generates statistics and prepare and write reports for management and/or team members on the status of the programming process
  • Monitor & manage project lifecycle on popular work management tool.
  • Updates tasks on work management tool
  • Ensures robust and sustainable enterprise social collaboration architecture for software development by monitoring matrices of the SOA, and fixing complaints/bugs logged by customers
  • Assists in the development and maintenance of user manuals and guidelines for ease of use by the client/customers
  • Installs software products for end users as required
  • Creates and manages Application Programming Interface (API)
  • Writes programming scripts to enhance functionality and/or appearance of company Web site and/or related Web applications as necessary
  • Removes code script from company Web site and/or related Web applications as necessary
  • Liaises with network administrators, systems analysts, and software engineers to assist in resolving problems with software products or company software systems.

Key Performance Indicators / Performance Goals:

  • Expert level in Java Programming using Java 8 and above
  • Understand how to develop Enterprise Solutions
  • Understanding of Microservices Architecture
  • Hands on experience using Spring Boot Framework
  • Hands On experience using Ci/CD
  • Experience in development of Payment Solutions
  • Understanding of Domain Driven Architecture
  • Should be able to guide and Mentor Junior Developers
  • Hands on experience with BDD Testing Framework
  • Hands on experience with building cloud solutions
  • Experience using ISO 8583
  • Experience using ISO 20022
  • Hands on experience with Junit, Mockito, Hamcrest and AssertJ

Job Specification
Education Qualification:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree / HND in Computer / System / Electrical / Electronic Engineering / Applied Physics / Computer Science or a related discipline.


  • Minimum of 5 years experience using Java and related technologies
  • Experience preferably in the Digital Payments industry.

Key Skills and Competencies

  • Research
  • Object oriented programming
  • Web services / SOA
  • In-depth understanding of Postilion and all its applications
  • In-depth Knowledge of all products worked on
  • Database Management.


  • Customer focus (internal and external customers)
  • Attention to Detail
  • Analytical
  • Problem solving
  • Strong customer-service orientation.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Risk Management
  • Teamwork & collaboration.

Deadline: 30th September, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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