Paystack Jobs in Nigeria [2 new vacancies]

Latest Jobs vacancies at Paystack Payment in NigeriaAugust 9, 2022

Paystack is a technology company solving payments problems for ambitious businesses. Paystack’s mission is to help merchants in Africa get paid by anyone, anywhere in the world. Over 9,000 of some of the best businesses in Nigeria use Paystack’s modern payments gateway, including MTN, Taxify, Domino’s Pizza, Smile Communications, Opera, God is Good Motors, Axa Mansard Insurance, and many others.

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August, August 9, 2022 Head of Finance

Job Title: Head of Finance | Location: Remote | Paystack

About the Head of Finance role

  • As Head of Finance, you will be ultimately responsible for the overall financial stability of the business and will lead all aspects of our finance functions.
  • This includes overseeing the existing finance units: finance & strategy, treasury, finance operations (payroll, tax, vendor payments) and accounting.
  • It also includes ensuring statutory compliance (financial reporting, tax) spanning all our current and future markets (i.e. Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Kenya etc). 
  • You will partner with the company to help drive our growth. This includes working closely with the expansion, product, engineering and commercial teams to achieve our ambitions.
  • At the same time you will implement and manage necessary processes, systems and controls to minimize risks and financial losses.  
  • The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in a high growth technology or regulated company with a track record of having built and led high performing finance teams.
  • The role is remote-friendly (within a +/- 3hrs time zone from West Africa time), with frequent travel to our country of operations required. 

What you’ll be doing

  • Implement a system of robust internal controls over daily finance processes (including revenue & cost monitoring, merchant settlements, bank reconciliations, accounts receivable, accounts payable, daily cash movements, payroll and employee benefits)
  • Support the budgeting process and general long-term financial planning (including cash flow forecasting)
  • Improve financial reporting efforts to ensure timely and accurate production of monthly financial results across all entities in multiple jurisdictions 
  • Liaise with external auditors for annual financial audits and preparation of consolidated financial statements (incl. Signing off on audits on behalf of the company)
  • Support treasury operations as we expand to new countries and add new currencies – this includes minimizing risk from currency devaluations via hedging etc.
  • Support compliance team to ensure we conform with regulatory requirements
  • Ensure all tax filings across all jurisdictions are met
  • Recruit, manage and develop a strong performance-oriented finance organization, capable of supporting our growth to new products and countries
  • Build relationships with existing and prospective bank partners to optimize processing costs and financing facilities (including overdrafts)
  • Partner with other areas of the business, including engineering, product, expansion, sales. 
  • Advocating for, and mentoring finance leaders who run the day to day operations of the finance units. 

What it takes to succeed

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or Higher) in Accounting or Finance
  • Qualified accountant (e.g. CFA, CPA etc)
  • 8+ years of relevant experience in a senior accounting or finance position in a technology or regulated company environment
  • Mastery of US GAAP and IFRS accounting standards
  • Experience managing finance and accounting functions in addition to collaborating with engineering teams
  • Goal-oriented and inspiring leader, capable of working in a fast-moving environment
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel

While this is not a requirement, it would be a plus if you have:

  • Experience in Nigeria (or Africa)
  • Experience working in multi-jurisdictional environments
  • Experience in FinTech (specifically payments)
  • Experience with Oracle.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Stripe Equity compensation
  • Flexible working environment (including work from home budgets)
  • Full medical coverage.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

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

Note

  • Paystack is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind.
  • We’re committed to providing employees with a work environment that is progressive and open-minded.
  • Our employment philosophy is to hire the best people and empower them to do the best work of their lives.
  • Employment decisions are based on business needs and individual merit without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, nationality, marital status, gender or age. 

Chief of Staff

Location: Remote

Job Description
What does Chief of Staff mean at Paystack?

  • Paystack has grown exponentially since its inception and is at an inflexion point in its journey following the Stripe acquisition.
  • To continue on this trajectory, we are looking for someone to amplify the CEO’s capacity and impact as a Chief of Staff.
  • This is a very entrepreneurial role. You will have a unique vantage point into one of the most remarkable tech companies on the African continent.
  • No two days will look the same. It is an intense and accelerated training into what it takes to build and scale a high growth start-up.
  • You will report to the CEO and will be located in one of our Paystack markets (Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, or Kenya) with potential flexibility for locations across Europe, Africa, or the Middle East that are +/- 3 hours from the WAT timezone.

Responsibilities

  • What kind of work will you be doing?
  • You will spend most of your time working on tasks that should ideally have been done by the CEO (if he had 48 hours in a day!). Some tasks will be urgent escalations that take a few hours and others will be multi-week initiatives. Most of the work will fall into the following buckets:
    • Product
    • Operations and Special Projects
    • Partnerships and Business Development.

Requirements
What does it take to be successful?

  • The ideal candidate is someone who has a high intellectual capacity, is effective in generating results, and will embody our values.

High intellectual capacity:

  • A logical thinker and strong communicator
  • Good business instincts; ability to quickly understand the key drivers of our business
  • Great product sense; ability to evaluate product experiences and user needs, and logically identify and prioritize potential solutions/improvements.
  • Creative and curious. Comfortable in bringing new perspectives to the discussion

Effective in generating results:

  • Strong bias towards action
  • Ability to juggle multiple initiatives simultaneously, work with ambiguity and context-switch easily
  • Great at catching things in flight, creating alignment and growing it methodically
  • Self-starter and comfortable making decisions quickly with little to no supervision in fast-paced environments (You work well alone but also with people and across teams (including remote teams).

Embodies the Paystack values:

  • Inspired and excited by our mission of accelerating digital payments and empowering businesses in Africa
  • Grit and willingness to do what it takes (even when a task isn’t glamorous)
  • Ability to see problems from others’ perspectives (empathy)
  • Kind, respectful and self-aware.

Skills / Experience:
It’s a plus if?

  • You have experience working in a high-growth, post-Series B company
  • Industry experience working in technology, payments or financial services
  • You have experience working in Africa and/or with multicultural teams.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Stripe Equity compensation
  • Flexible working environment (including work from home budgets)
  • Full medical coverage.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

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

Application Instructions 

  • Complete all the required questions
  • To submit an application, ensure to click the “Submit Application” button at the bottom of the page.

Note

  • Paystack is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. We’re committed to providing employees with a work environment that is progressive and open-minded.
  • Our employment philosophy is to hire the best people and empower them to do the best work of their lives.
  • Employment decisions are based on business needs and individual merit without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, nationality, marital status, gender or age.

Product Specialist

Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Summary
About the Product Specialist Role:

  • Paystack serves some of the most ambitious businesses in Africa. Our promise to our customers is that, beyond providing an amazing payments experience, we’ll help their businesses grow. This is a HUGE promise the entire company is committed to, and our Product Specialists are key drivers of that promise. As a Product Specialist, you’ll be entrusted with a portfolio of some of our fastest-growing customers from different sectors, across multiple countries. Your primary responsibility will be to scale and maintain the business of these companies, while helping them meet their most important business objectives. You’ll own some of our most important customer relationships, and lead both day-to-day conversations as well as high-level strategic discussions.
  • Running a business can be brutal, and you’ll see your portfolio companies at both their best and their worst. The best Product Specialists are invaluable advisors to the companies in their portfolio, as well as relentless advocates. This is one of the reasons why we love speaking to entrepreneurs for this role. We find that entrepreneurs bring a high degree of natural empathy to the Product Specialist role, because they have an instinctive understanding of the heady highs and crushing lows of being a business owner.
  • You’ll dive deep into Paystack’s massive proprietary database to uncover market trends and translate them into actionable recommends. We process a large percentage of all online transactions in Nigeria, which gives us a granular understanding of what’s happening across multiple different industries. We’re looking for a teammate with a natural aptitude for identifying patterns from this valuable dataset, and sharing those insights both internally and externally.
  • We’re also looking for a teammate who delights in learning everything there is to know about entire sectors. To best support your portfolio of assigned companies, you’ll need a deep understanding of their specific business needs as well as their broader industry. You’ll research the various sectors within which your portfolio companies operate to inform your recommendations for how these companies can thrive.
  • Product Specialists work with literally every team at Paystack. You’ll serve as an important link between departments to ensure that all parts of the company are working in sync to provide the best possible experience for our merchants and their customers. You’ll have visibility into what’s happening across the entire company, so you’ll need to be a sharp, articulate problem-solver capable of the significant responsibilities entrusted to you.
  • This is a remote role (the entire company is working remotely during the pandemic), however, successful candidates should be located in Nigeria.

What You’ll Be Doing
You’ll:

  • Build long-term relationships with your contacts at mid-market and enterprise companies and help them understand how to best leverage Paystack’s powerful product suite to meet their business objectives
  • Develop account plans for winning and expanding business within your portfolio of accounts
  • Upsell Paystack’s suite of products to your portfolio of accounts
  • Analyse internal and external datasets to gain insights for various uses
  • Research various sectors to better understand the competitive landscape of those industries, as well as both the threats and opportunities available to your portfolio companies
  • Solve tricky tier 2 support issues escalated by businesses in your portfolio
  • Represent Paystack at industry events, fairs, webinars, and demos
  • Serve on one or more Product teams, using your insights from the field to inform product prioritization and product development

Requirements
What it takes to succeed at this role:
You:

  • Have a sophisticated commercial sense and are able to quickly understand the underlying drivers and strategy of our customers’ businesses
  • Have an aptitude for identifying upsell opportunities, and closing them
  • Are a strong communicator: you can write and speak clearly and compellingly, and understand how to explain complex issues to different audiences
  • Have experience in a client-facing role, preferably at a technology company, with a track record of top performance
  • Have a strong sense of ownership: you can be relied on to solve problems end to end, while managing all stakeholders involved, and proactively providing timely feedback.
  • Embody the principle of servant leadership: you have genuine empathy for business owners, and you’re happy to go the extra mile to help them succeed
  • Are able to analyse large amounts of data, identify useful patterns, and make recommendations based on your observations
  • Are perceptive and a fast learner: you’re able to quickly understand the technology that powers Paystack and able to leverage your understanding to help customers achieve their goals. A Product Specialist understands the Paystack product better than anyone else at the company
    While this is NOT strictly required, it would be a plus if you:
  • Have previously worked at fast-growing internet startups
  • Have experience working with payments systems in Africa
  • Are comfortable with analysing large amounts of data

Salary and Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Full medical coverage
  • MacBook Pro
  • Gym membership
  • Monthly internet budget to work from home
  • Smart, kind colleagues who’re invested in your growth

Application Closing Date
Tuesday, 15th March, 2022. (1:59 pm WAT)

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

Application Instructions

  • Candidates will be required to complete some questions
  • After you submit the application form, you’ll receive an email with a link to an online aptitude test.
  • Please complete the aptitude test as soon as possible. Your application will not be considered complete until the aptitude test is submitted.

For enquiries, please contact Bolaji at: [email protected]

Payments Product Manager

Location: Nigeria

About the Role

  • As a Product Manager within Payments at Paystack, you’ll be responsible for building reliable and scalable payments infrastructure to enable trade across the continent, with a focus on our Nigerian market.
  • We are looking for someone who understands what it takes for Paystack to remain the leading payments company in Africa, with experience launching and scaling payments methods and navigating the complexities of the evolving payments landscape in Nigeria and beyond.
  • You will collaborate with highly talented Engineers, Product Designers, Data Analysts and other Product Managers who have a track record of successfully building large-scale products that are adding value to millions of users around the world.

Requirements
Who are we are looking for?
Someone who:

  • Is excited about genuinely understanding the problem space and who loves experimenting with the best solutions for users.
  • Has strong opinions, loosely held. Uses qualitative and quantitative data to align on, and iterate on, production direction.
  • Will do what it takes to make your product and team successful, without ego.
  • Communicate clearly with empathy, from high-level strategy to delivery details.
  • Develops relevant business competency, expertise and relationships with market influences, and can identify obvious and non-obvious opportunities.
  • Drives discovery in complex and open-ended problem spaces and translates learnings into creative solutions and iterative product roadmap.
  • Prioritizes and drives the successful execution of complex, cross-functional initiatives with no supervision.
  • Has excellent data analysis skills with large subsets of data to make data-informed decisions
  • Exhibits high technical aptitude to understand the complexities of our payments systems and collaborate effectively with our engineering-led organization.
  • Consistently delivers high quality, useful, and well-designed products.
  • Who can lead by example and set new standards for communication, collaboration and product delivery practices.

Experience:

  • 3yrs+ in product development, with years of experience specifically in product management
  • Preferably computer science, software engineering or data science experience
  • Experience launching and scaling payments infrastructure in Nigeria and at least another African market.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary and equity compensation
  • Full medical coverage
  • MacBook Pro
  • Smart, kind colleagues who’re invested in your growth.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

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

Application Instructions 

  • Complete all the required questions
  • To submit an application, ensure to click the “Submit Application” button at the bottom of the page.

Note

  • Paystack is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. We’re committed to providing employees with a work environment that is progressive and open-minded.
  • Our employment philosophy is to hire the best people and empower them to do the best work of their lives.
  • Employment decisions are based on business needs and individual merit without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, nationality, marital status, gender or age.

Business Operations and Expansion Officer

Location: Nigeria

About the Role

  • Business Operations at Paystack is a highly cross-functional role, which supports product and go to market leadership to drive mission critical projects, incubate new countries and teams, deliver analysis and insights, and execute on key strategic initiatives.
  • Your role might include planning, building, and launching new markets or products, or working on high-growth opportunities.
  • Business Operations is a high priority talent pipeline for Paystack. We look for exceptional people and give them a level of responsibility and exposure that will accelerate their career.
  • Wherever you are based, you will be working closely with our leadership team.
  • This role will be based in Nigeria, South Africa, or Kenya.
  • If you like figuring out hard problems from scratch, rolling up your sleeves to execute, and are an amazing and humble teammate, please apply or get in touch!

What you’ll be doing
You’ll:

  • Perform analyses and research to drive new country or pan-African product and growth strategy
  • Work with Product and Commercial leads on planning and launching new markets and/or products
  • Explore and strike new partnership opportunities for Paystack to scale across Africa
  • Design and implement cross-functional systems and processes that Paystack needs to grow at scale
  • Incubate and help run new country and/or product teams
  • Partner with other teams to help them execute on important strategic initiatives or drive operational scale and efficiency

What it takes to succeed at this role

  • 5+ years of experience in consulting, investment banking, or comparable role in high growth tech companies on the African continent
  • Strong problem solving skills; enjoy digging deep into the data, thinking from first principles, and delivering the best results
  • A proven track record building relationships and doing business with external partners and customers
  • A process-oriented mindset and ability to lead people to get things done
  • Experience in a highly strategic, analytical and operational role in fast-paced environments
  • Experience in product or project management, taking initiatives from conception to launch
  • Clear and empathetic communication, both written and verbal
  • Mission-oriented and motivated by the opportunity to improve the lives of our users
  • Willingness to travel to our existing Paystack markets and across Africa (up to 50% travel).

Nice to haves:

  • CS background or affinities
  • Experience with SQL
  • Experience in the payments space
  • French and/or Arabic language proficiency.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary and equity compensation
  • Full medical coverage
  • MacBook Pro
  • Smart, kind colleagues who’re invested in your growth.

Application Closing Date
11:59 pm WAT on Friday; 4th February, 2022.

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

Application Instructions (Read carefully)

  • To apply, click the “Apply for this job” button
  • Complete all the required questions.

Note

  • Paystack is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. We’re committed to providing employees with a work environment that is progressive and open-minded.
  • Our employment philosophy is to hire the best people and empower them to do the best work of their lives.
  • Employment decisions are based on business needs and individual merit without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, nationality, marital status, gender or age.

 Head of Revenue

Location: Remote

About the Role

  • Paystack is looking to hire a Head of Revenue, an important leadership role that will step change our GTM, sales, strategic partnerships, and key account management capabilities.
  • We are at an exciting stage in our growth, as we look to diversify our revenue mix away from Nigeria, grow exponentially in South Africa and Kenya, relaunch Ghana, and launch in Egypt and Côte d’Ivoire in 2022.
  • This role will be a critical determinant of our success in achieving our ambitious growth targets over the next four years.
  • This role will report to the Head of Business at Paystack and will be located in one of our Paystack markets (Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, or Kenya) with potential flexibility for locations across Europe, Africa, or the Middle East that are +/- 3 hours from the WAT timezone.

What You’ll be Doing
Key areas of responsibility (not exhaustive): 

  • Drive a step change in PIV and net revenue across all Paystack markets
  • Build a high-performing, localised GTM, sales, and key accounts team that can source, sell, and retain high value accounts for Paystack as we expand more deeply in the continent
  • Develop a GTM strategy to prioritise industry verticals and user segments across the continent 
  • Pursue and structure high-impact strategic partnership relationships with key platforms across the continent
  • Drive improvements in sales operations by leveraging data and improving use of CRM tooling to increase sales rep productivity
  • Create and manage operational processes such as target setting, forecasting, and budgeting for sales and GTM goals.

Required Experience

  • 10-15+ years of partner, sales and/or business development experience 
  • 5+ years of leadership experience
  • Strong track record of ownership and collaborating across teams to drive a step-change in PIV and net revenue growth 
  • Demonstrated ability to create and execute on a go-to-market strategy 
  • Successful track record of developing and growing partnerships and/or customer relationships
  • Sound business judgment, proven ability to influence others, strong analytical skills
  • Willingness to travel to Africa with frequency.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Stripe Equity compensation
  • Flexible working environment (including work from home budgets)
  • Full medical coverage.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

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

Note

  • Paystack is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. We’re committed to providing employees with a work environment that is progressive and open-minded.
  • Our employment philosophy is to hire the best people and empower them to do the best work of their lives.
  • Employment decisions are based on business needs and individual merit without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, nationality, marital status, gender or age.

 Head of Compliance and Risk

Location: Remote

About the Role

  • As Head of Compliance & Risk, you will develop a comprehensive regulatory compliance framework and be responsible for implementing and maintaining processes, systems and controls to ensure Paystack’s compliance across multiple jurisdictions.
  • You also develop and manage an enterprise risk framework that will provide insights into our risks.
  • We’re looking for a leader who will lead the buildout and scaling of our compliance program, serve as a key member of the Paystack leadership team and partner to the business, and who will elevate the ambitions of Paystack.
  • The ideal candidate will come from “start-up” like environments, be mission-driven, a clear communicator with a solid background in the payments space. The role is remote-friendly with frequent travel to Nigeria, and expansion markets required. 

Responsibilities
What you’ll be doing:

  • Develop, implement and maintain a global framework of policies and procedures for managing and mitigating operational and compliance risks, in line with laws and regulations across multiple jurisdictions
  • Develop, implement and maintain an enterprise risk framework.
  • Design and implement relevant compliance processes including know your customer (KYC), anti-money laundering (AML), sanctions and combatting the financing of terrorism (CFT)
  • Perform risk assessments to understand enterprise risks
  • Master a deep understanding of the rules and regulations governing each market in which we operate, including monitoring any changes and developments
  • Oversee the gathering of internal information to meet external regulatory reporting obligations
  • Supervise the fulfilment of all record-keeping requirements
  • Investigate irregularities and non-compliance issues
  • Act as a point-of-contact for all employees on issues relating to money laundering, terrorist financing and receive reports on non-compliance with laws or company policies
  • Compile regular reports on risk and compliance performance that can be shared with management or the board of directors so that issues can be rectified
  • Support our product and market expansion initiatives by overseeing efforts to apply for new licenses where needed
  • Ensure regular information dissemination and coordinate training across the company on compliance issues
  • Review marketing materials, presentations and websites to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Oversee any internal and external audits or regulatory examinations
  • Manage third party vendor risk reviews and vendor due diligence
  • Collaborate with other departments to create a culture of compliance across the company

Requirements
What it takes to succeed at this role:

  • 8+ years in a senior regulatory and compliance role
  • Experience in payments/financial services
  • Ability to develop deep relationships with regulators (Central Banks or other regulatory bodies) across multiple jurisdictions
  • Excellent sense of judgment – able to help steer the company to balance innovation and growth with regulatory compliance
  • Critical problem-solving skills
  • Ability to thrive, adapt and embrace change in rapidly-changing regulatory environments
  • Deep knowledge of global payments compliance regulation – PCI DSS, PSD2, GDPR, card scheme rules etc.

Skills / Education:
Nice-to-haves:

  • Master’s Degree in either Economics / Business / Law (preferred)
  • Relevant course, done through ICA (International Compliance Association)
  • Experience in Nigeria (or Africa)
  • ACAMS certification.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible working environment
  • Full medical coverage.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

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

Automation Engineer

| Paystack | Location: Africa (Remote) | August 9, 2022

About the Role

  • We are looking for automation engineers that have built testing frameworks, tools, and infrastructure to test large-scale platforms. The ideal candidate should be comfortable building automation testing capabilities for backend and frontend applications across web, mobile, and native applications.
  • You will form part of the Automation Engineering team working alongside other automation engineers responsible for building automated testing solutions that help engineering teams move faster while maintaining high-quality standards. You will contribute to existing test suites and build tools and frameworks from scratch.
  • Our team is small but highly accomplished, so your voice will be heard and your ideas will make meaningful contributions to the business.
  • This is a full-time position and the location of the role is flexible across our entities in Africa (remote). 

Responsibilities
What you’ll be doing:

  • Work in an automation team to build and implement automated test tooling and infrastructure
  • Implement automated integration, end-to-end, and performance tests
  • Consult with cross-functional teams to enable effective test automation across our products
  • Collaborate with other teams – both inside and outside engineering – to better understand merchant and customer pain points
  • Participate in code and technical design reviews with other automation engineers
  • Ensure that all essential use cases are covered by reliable and repeatable tests across all channels

Requirements
The ideal candidate for this role will have:

  • Sufficient experience in at least one major programming language
  • Experience building test automation frameworks for web, mobile, and API’s
  • Experience using a variety of testing techniques, processes, and tools.
  • Experience performing functional and non-functional automated tests against complex web applications and API’s
  • Strong SQL and data validation skills
  • The ability to work independently or as part of a team.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

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