OTHER - 19 MAR 2020

Stears is hiring a JavaScript (ReactJS) & Python (Django) Web Developer

Stears is hiring a JavaScript (ReactJS) & Python (Django) Web Developer
Apply to Stears Business today

Stears provides high-quality data & news analysis on African markets. 

Stears Business is our business publication enabling curious readers to understand the economy. Launched in 2017, Stears Business is undergoing a major expansion of its analytical talent, newsroom, digital platforms, and journalistic ambitions. Therefore, this is an exciting time to join the Stears Business team, as we deepen our commitment to delivering the highest quality news analysis in Nigeria.

We are looking for highly-motivated, intellectually curious problem solvers with a shared commitment to building software and creating information products that changes the way we understand markets & consumers in Africa. Come help us understand the complex interplay of markets, economics, consumers and wealth in Africa. 

We are conscious of the continuous need for diversity, gender diversity in particular, in our software delivery team and so we are strongly encouraging qualified women to apply for this role.


Role Overview

We need an experienced full stack web developer to join the Stears Business team. 

Our ideal candidate is experienced in Python Django, ReactJS and NodeJS. Experience in BackboneJS or VueJS is also a plus, though we are moving away from them. We assume that you have superb knowledge of git, git workflows, JavaScript, HTML and CSS and most importantly, are able to take the lead on projects with minimum oversight.

This is a full-time position based in Lagos.

In this role the successful candidate would be expected to:

  1. Deliver new features and upgrades to the Stears Business website

  2. Provide architectural solutions for the Stears Business stack

  3. Review code from the rest of the team

  4. Contribute to other software projects within the Stears ecosystem (You may be able to contribute to our other projects too depending on their feature pipelines), e.g. the Election Data Centre

Our successful applicant:

  • Must have experience with CSS, HTML, JavaScript & Python 

  • Must have experience with git and the terminal/command line

  • Should have some experience with ReactJS & NodeJS

  • Should have some experience with unit testing in JS or Python or both

  • Should have good communication skills and problem-solving ability


Additionally, the following would make you more attractive:

  • Experience in one or more of the following: (Firebase, VueJS, BackboneJS, Typescript, docker, kubernetes, nginx)

  • Superb knowledge in multiple front end frameworks (ReactJS, VueJS, Svelte, Angular)


What’s in it for you?

As a member of the Stears team, you can expect:

  • Comprehensive health insurance

  • Paid time off including vacation & sick days

APPLY HERE. Application deadline: 30th April 2020



Stears is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants regardless of color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or family status, disability, gender identity or expression, veteran status, actual or presumed belonging to an ethnic group, or any other legally protected status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.


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