Decagon Job Recruitment [5 new positions]

Latest jobs vacancies and careers at Decagon December 2021 for:

  • Performance Management Specialist
  • Senior PHP Developer
  • Engineering Manager (Technical Program Manager)
  • Senior Java  Enterprise Developer (Spring Boot)
  • Senior Frontend Developer (React)

Decagon is an Elite Software Development Training Institute that runs a 6-month intense software and leadership training, focused on transforming Nigerian youths into world-class software developers and leaders in the tech industry even if they cannot pay.

Job Recruitment Title: Performance Management Specialist | Location: RemoteLocation: Remote | Decagon

Employment Type: Full Time/ Permanent

Job Summary

  • We are looking for a performance management leader who will be responsible for driving high performance across our engineering teams, as well as client success.

Mission

  • Set objectives and define clear standards for success by proactively collecting internal and external feedback and converting the feedback into data points for process and performance improvement.

Position Description

  • Managing client expectations, as well as improving engineer output to ensure client satisfaction, retention and overall success.
  • On-board clients on Decagon products and services to facilitate optimal performance upon resumption.
  • Take clients through the shortest path to value so that they can get ROI (Return on Investment) as soon as possible. 
  • Prepare and onboard Decagon Engineers for the work environment based on general best-practice and specific client expectations.
  • Drive effective periodic performance evaluation of Decagon engineers working with clients.
  • Coordinate with the relevant stakeholders, to ensure that Decagon engineers working with clients are given sufficient and effective performance management & mentorship. 
  • Build strong, long-term relationships with clients by staying in constant communication and efficiently resolving issues with alternate solutions tailored to individual needs, and continually delight them with a positive, client-centric attitude. 
  • Review client complaints and concerns and seek to improve all aspects of the client experience with the company. Serve as the primary interface to manage and resolve any critical situations raised by clients.
  • Prepare periodic client satisfaction reports to educate internal stakeholders on how our clients feel, and give recommendations to improve overall client satisfaction. Provide insights and relay the voice of the client with internal teams, including Sales, Marketing, Product, Training/ Program, Finance, Engineering Services, People Management, etc.
  • Be a client advocate while capturing client feedback and reporting requests to Product Management and Engineering.
  • Maintain a detailed understanding of our product and services, and assist clients with questions and suggest the best product for their needs.
  • Work with clients to ensure they are leveraging our products, services, and engineers effectively and finding value in our services. Drive essential activities that ensure client satisfaction, account renewal, and account growth.
  • Develop and share best practices with internal teams to continually improve the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of our processes, that have an impact on client satisfaction. Advice on policies and procedures that optimize the client experience.
  • Ultimately will be responsible for ensuring strong adoption and retention throughout the client’s lifetime. 

Qualifications & Skill Sets

  • BSc or MSc in Business Administration, Human Resource Management or any related field. 
  • Leadership – You will take on a leadership role for the Client Success team. You will help build & nurture the team to ensure goals are met and clients are satisfied. 
  • Performance Management/ Account management experience (preferably for a tech outsourcing firm).
  • Experience working with senior and executive-level client contacts is desirable.
  • Proven ability to maintain highly valuable and outcome-based relationships with a diverse client account base. 
  • Deep understanding of clients’ concerns and thoughts regarding the use of products, and the ability to troubleshoot as needed. Ability to build credibility and trust by understanding and addressing client requirements.
  • Exceptional ability to communicate and foster positive business relationships.
  • Excellent written, verbal, presentation and phone communication skills, with the ability to adapt conversations for technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Must be tactful & skilled in crisis management.
  • Demonstrated ability and desire to work and excel in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent multitasking and project management skills.
  • High Emotional Intelligence – Must be empathetic and patient with clients and Engineers.
  • Basic knowledge of Scrum processes (preferred). 

Preferred Years of Experience:

  • 5 years of experience working in a Performance management role (preferably for an IT outsourcing firm). 

Benefits of Working at Decagon

  • Decagon offers an energized, upbeat environment that strongly fosters employee work-life balance.
  • A work culture that rewards goal-oriented professionals who enjoy meeting challenges head-on.
  • Great/flexible work culture – as long as you get the work done.
  • Amazing personal growth experience – at one of the fastest-growing start-ups in Nigeria.
  • Pension and health plan.
  • Working with a motivated and talented team.
  • More importantly, an opportunity to transform the Software Engineering ecosystem in Nigeria and beyond.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

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How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title: Senior PHP Developer | Decagon

Location: Remote
Employment Type: Full Time/ Permanent
Reports to: CTO

Mission

  • To develop ideas, strategize concepts and extend the company’s skill base by using emerging technologies.

Position Description

  • Writing advanced back-end code in PHP.
  • Experience creating custom WordPress Plugins, Themes & Blocks.
  • Troubleshooting application and code issues.
  • You know SQL and how to write efficient queries.
  • Able to translate UIs into markup languages. HTML & CSS.
  • Finalizing back-end features and testing web applications.
  • Updating and altering application features to enhance performance.

Qualifications & Skill Sets

  • 12 – 15 years experience in PHP full-stack.
  • Experience with WordPress.
  • Excellent command of PHP7+ & Javascript.
  • In-depth understanding of object-oriented PHP programming.
  • Previous experience creating scalable applications.
  • Proficient with Git workflow and Github Actions.
  • Excellent MVC web applications experience.
  • Solid Enterprise Architecture experience.
  • Experience in the practical application of a range of software development methodologies.
  • Documenting functional and non-functional technical requirements.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Attention to detail and ability to work within deadlines.
  • Ability to multitask on several projects and manage workflow.
  • Keep up-to-date with the latest trends, innovations, cultures and new technical developments/ changes within the industry.

Benefits of Working at Decagon

  • Decagon offers an energized, upbeat environment that strongly fosters employee work-life balance.
  • A work culture that rewards goal-oriented professionals who enjoy meeting challenges head-on.
  • Great/flexible work culture – as long as you get the work done.
  • Amazing personal growth experience – at one of the fastest-growing start-ups in Nigeria.
  • Access to/ budget for continuous learning and improvement.
  • Pension and health plan.
  • Working with a motivated and talented team.
  • More importantly, an opportunity to transform the Software Engineering ecosystem in Nigeria and beyond.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title: Engineering Manager (Technical Program Manager) | Decagon

Location: Remote
Employment Type: Full Time/ Permanent
Reports to: CTO

Job Summary

  • We are looking for a Technical Program Manager who would take ownership of our in-house senior engineer project-based program.

Mission

  • Take ownership of the program by ensuring the successful up-skilling of junior software engineers to senior engineers, through our in house project-based mentorship program.

Position Description

  • Take full ownership of the end-to-end management of the project-based mentorship program.
  • Ensure that the program is delivered to the highest quality standards.
  • Ensure that the curriculum is well defined and meets the market demands/ expectations for senior engineers.
  • Engage all stakeholders including the CTO, mentors, trainer and clients to ensure successful output. 
  • Continuously review the program needs, priorities and deliverables. 
  • Monitor timelines and identify opportunities to improve the quality of the Program.
  • Identify tools/ processes required to ensure the program is automated and runs smoothly.
  • Interface with external clients to source projects that match the program requirements.
  • Collect and share feedback from the project-based mentorship program with the main DecaDevs program for continuous improvement.

Qualifications & Skill Sets

  • Bachelor’s Degree or other relevant certifications.
  • Practical experience in Project Management using Agile Methodology.
  • Prior experience in requirement gathering and analysis.
  • Strong leadership and analytical skills. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Project and time management skills.
  • Ability to work with technical tools. 
  • Must be proactive and willing to work with diverse teams.

Preferred Years of Experience:

  • 4+ years of experience working as a Team Lead/ Engineering Manager.
  • 8+ years programming experience in Java, C# or Node JS.
  • Experience in Cloud Computing and Relational database management systems.
  • Experience in System design.
  • Experience in Algorithm & Data structures.

Benefits of Working at Decagon

  • Decagon offers an energized, upbeat environment that strongly fosters employee work-life balance.
  • A work culture that rewards goal-oriented professionals who enjoy meeting challenges head-on.
  • Great/flexible work culture – as long as you get the work done.
  • Amazing personal growth experience – at one of the fastest-growing start-ups in Nigeria.
  • Access to/ budget for continuous learning and improvement.
  • Pension and health plan.
  • Working with a motivated and talented team.
  • More importantly, an opportunity to transform the Software Engineering ecosystem in Nigeria and beyond.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title: Senior Java  Enterprise Developer (Spring Boot) | Location: Remote | Decagon
Reports to: CTO

Background

  • We are looking for a Senior Enterprise Java Engineer to join us as we develop an industry-changing platform that’s modernising the way companies organise and use data. You’ll be responsible for the design and development of the platform backend functions, in this test-driven development environment.

Duties / Responsibilities

  • Designing, creating, and implementing Java-based applications.
  • Interpreting briefs to create high-quality coding that functions according to specifications.
  • Determining application functions and building objectives with the team.
  • Ensuring that written code falls in line with the project objectives.
  • Implement and support products/initiatives from infancy to maturity
  • Assisting other developers with troubleshooting, debugging, and coding.

Requirements / Qualifications

  • 5+ years of work experience as a Senior Java Developer.
  • BSc in Computer Science, Engineering, or relevant field.
  • MySQL or PostGres
  • MongoDB 
  • AWS or GCP (You know how to set up services and deployment on any of the cloud platforms).
  • System Design Skill.
  • In-depth knowledge of popular Java frameworks like Struts, Play, JSF, and Spring. (We use Spring here)
  • Experience with Object-Oriented Design (OOD).
  • Creating Web Services and RESTful services with Web API.
  • Experience with microservices using Spring / Spring Boot.
  • Experience with design patterns.
  • Knowledge of concurrent programming.
  • Knowledge of basic algorithms & data structures.
  • You must know how to document APIs and processes.

Nice to have:

  • Experience writing parsers or using tools such as ANTLR or Lexer.
  • Experience developing in cloud environments like AWS, Azure & GCP.
  • Familiarity with; Scala, Spark, Hive, Postgres, PrestoDB, MongoDB.
  • Experience with JavaScript & Frontend Technologies.
  • Experience with Operating systems like Linux, Windows.
  • Experience with RabbitMQ or Kafka.
  • Experience with real-time technologies like WebSocket & WebRTC.

Benefits of Working at Decagon

  • Decagon offers an energized, upbeat environment that strongly fosters employee work- life balance.
  • A work culture that rewards goal-oriented professionals who enjoy meeting challenges heads-on.
  • Great/flexible work-culture – as long as you get the work done.
  • Amazing personal growth experience – at one of the fastest growing start-ups in Nigeria.
  • Working with a motivated and talented team.
  • More importantly, an opportunity to transform the Software Engineering ecosystem in Nigeria and beyond.

Applciation Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title: Senior Frontend Developer (React) | Decagon

Location: Remote
Contract Type: Full-Time/ Permanent / Part-Time
Reports to: CTO

Background

  • We are looking for a self driven, innovative Senior Frontend Engineer to join our team. This is a strategic role that will enable you to take the lead in steering teams towards our vision through implementation of our growth strategy and product execution. 

Duties / Responsibilities

  • Work in an agile and iterative way in collaboration with the CTO, product manager, designers and fellow front and backend engineers to design and implement theme-able SDKs on various platforms using web, Android and iOS.
  • Provide well-structured, re-usable, easily-readable, well documented, testable and efficient code.
  • Take the lead in drafting unit and integration tests, and implement automated GUI testing.
  • Communicate and collaborate closely with the team while adhering to our development process and using our employed tools.
  • Perform regular code reviews.
  • Provide leadership and mentorship to the developers team.
  • Improve code quality as a response to receiving code reviews, but also as you find problems yourself.
  • Take charge of the Quality Assurance aspect of our processes and  products.
  • Identify tools and methodologies which might help improve the product and/or development process.
  • Envision and propose longer term technological goals and approaches, and identify appropriate existing technological platforms and solutions towards their realisation.

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree  in Software Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent.
  • You know core Javascript (advanced) and DOM manipulation
  • At least 3 years of experience in building non-trivial applications in Javascript using React.
  • HTML & Advanced CSS, SCSS.
  • Know how to convert UI to responsive markup.
  • React using the latest React technologies like Hooks, Redux, Animation etc.
  • Automated Testing.
  • Build tools like Webpack.
  • Basic Algorithm and Data structure. 

Benefits of Working at Decagon

  • Decagon offers an energized, upbeat work environment that strongly fosters employee work-life balance.
  • A work culture that rewards goal-oriented professionals who enjoy meeting challenges head-on.
  • Great/ Flexible work culture – as long as you get the work done.
  • Amazing personal growth experience – at one of the fastest growing start-ups in Nigeria.
  • Pension and Health Plan.
  • Working with a motivated and talented team, plus regular team events.
  • More importantly, an opportunity to transform the Software Engineering Ecosystem within Nigeria and beyond.

Applciation Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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