OTHER - 19 MAR 2020

Stears Data is hiring a React & NodeJS Web Developer

Stears Data is hiring a React & NodeJS Web Developer
In God we trust, everyone else must bring data

Stears is a fast-growing, mission-driven information company dedicated to solving the information gap in Africa. 

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.


Job Role

We need an experienced web developer to join us to build our flagship data platform. You will lead the development of this product using agile methodologies, and later help with expanding the developer and product team. The position works across multiple disciplines in the team and will get an opportunity to work with our researchers, economists and data professionals.

We are prototyping new ideas to meet internal and external requirements. Therefore your role and project will change quicker than you expect. The only constant is that you will be building software that empowers investors, researchers and professionals in their quest for accurate and accessible African financial data and intelligence.

Our ideal candidate is experienced in ReactJS, Typescript, NestJS, NodeJS, MongoDB & Elastic Search. As an experienced developer, we assume that you have superb knowledge of agile, git, git workflows, JavaScript, HTML and CSS and most importantly, are able to take the lead on projects with minimal oversight.

This is a full-time position based in Lagos.


Your role

  1. Design, prototype and architect software systems that work and meet our standards

  2. Deliver clean efficient software under a Kanban or Scrum like day-to-day flow

  3. Review code from the rest of the team

  4. Mentor junior developers (Review code, pair program, give advice)

  5. Maintain and upgrade existing projects, and transition them to best practices and higher standards


Job requirements

  • Must have experience with CSS, HTML & JS

  • Must have experience with ReactJS

  • Must have experience with NodeJS

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

  • Must have experience with unit & integration testing in JS (Jest or other)

  • Should have great communication skills - We need to understand each other

  • Should have good problem-solving ability - You propose better ideas when you feel instructions are subpar


Additionally, the following would make you more attractive:

  • Experience with some of the following: NestJS, GeoJSON file format, Jenkins, GitLab runners and pipelines, MongoDB, ElasticSearch, docker, and Microservices architecture; is not required but is a plus

  • 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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