Software Engineer at Soko

On Friday, September 4th, 2015

Start date: Immediate

About us: Soko is an innovation in global fashion and technology: a brand that connects online consumers to global makers and handcrafted jewelry from the developing world. 


With Soko, you can discover incredible design and creative ingenuity made in communities that lay outside of the digital economy.

We’re looking for persons who care about the quality of their code and who are passionate about providing the best solution to meet the end users’ needs and anticipate their future needs based on an understanding of the market

We’re light on process and bureaucracy, but big on personal responsibility, we want a team player who wants to be a part of a high performance team and having shared ownership of our product vision which is crucial to succeeding at Soko


  • Work closely with Soko  team in the design of strategic solutions for high market impact and penetration.
  • Lead the deployment and delivery of solutions using primarily agile development techniques.
  • Take a lead role in applications design, database design, data-flows and detailed technical design .
  • Willing to innovate, experiment and fail fast to build robust solutions
  • Designing, developing, documenting and testing web sites and applications
  • Clear and concise technical documentation
  • Unit-test code for robustness, including edge cases, usability, and general reliability.
  • Work on bug fixing and improving application performance.
  • Continuously discover, evaluate, and implement new technologies to maximize development efficiency.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and manage own time with changing priorities
  • A results oriented individual who thrives working in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a willingness to go the extra mile to assist other team members
The technical stuff:
  • Our most important technical requirement is learning how to figure things out
  • Quality should be at the heart of everything you do. Along with the wider team, you’ll be responsible for ensuring quality and security of the application
  • An excellent understanding of application design and architecture, including database interactions, server side scripting, form handling and general application development.
  • Significant experience of internet and networking technologies and protocols, including HTTP, TCP, IP, SMSC, SMPP.
  • Experienced in using Source Control (SVN/Git).
  • Experience of using Agile development methods across a number of teams, automated builds and continuous integration.
  • Expertise in building clean, api driven code
  • Experience in interfacing with complex back-end systems
  • Significant experience of designing and developing web solutions using open source technologies, including Ubuntu, HTML5, Android development ,Apache, MySQL,CouchDB, Python, XML, CSS, XHTML, Javascript Frameworks,Architecture Experience, Graphics, & web Development
  • Proven experience of Web Services (Rest/SOAP)
  • Willing to work hard, learn and meet tight schedules
  • BS in Computer Science or related technical field or equivalent practical experience.
How to Apply
If interested in this amazing opportunity, passionate to innovate and grow within emerging markets while having fun, send your CV to [email protected] with the subject title SOFTWARE ENGINEER CV
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