Business and Finance

Senior Frontend Engineer (UK / Africa) at AZA Finance

AZA Finance is an established provider of currency trading and cross-border payment solutions which accelerate global access to frontier markets through an innovative infrastructure. By leveraging cutting edge technology in our flagship products, AZA is able to significantly lower the cost and increase the speed of business payments to, from and across frontier markets.

Our API product provides both wholesale currency purchase and retail settlement via our robust API while our Web-Based platform is our B2B over-the-counter product that caters to businesses with wholesale currency needs, especially those paying partners and suppliers.

Our partners utilise our hybrid financial infrastructure and deep local knowledge to manage liquidity and send payments to dozens of bank networks, mobile money operators and payments aggregators across Africa. Licensed by the UK’s FCA and the Bank of Spain, AZA is a market-maker in every major African currency. AZA was founded in 2013 and now has offices in Nairobi, Lagos, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Kampala and Dakar.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Senior Frontend Engineer (UK / Africa)

Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Job Type: Full time
Category: Engineering

Job Summary

  • We are looking for a Senior Frontend Engineer who can help our ever-growing team in moving us to the latest generation of frontend application development whilst also making sure our direct to customer products remain performant and available to our customers.
  • The post holder will report to the Software Engineering Manager.
  • This role is open to candidates in either London, Dakar, Lagos or Nairobi.

How your skills and passion will come to life at AZA:

  • Innovate, Develop, Maintain and Contribute to the existing AZA’s codebase and it’s associated applications.
  • Work closely with the engineering leads to aid with architecture decisions for the application and supporting infrastructure.
  • Mentor, train and support other engineers in order to develop our in house frontend development skills.


  • Preferably someone who has worked as a Senior Frontend Engineer for a minimum of 5 years.
  • Proven proficiency Javascript, Typescript specifically React.
  • Good knowledge of working with APIs and specifically using them as data sources for frontend applications.
  • Familiarity with deploying and managing frontend applications on the cloud in an automated way.
  • Good knowledge of current Javascript standards (ES6+).
  • Proven proficiency using automated Javascript testing frameworks.
  • Proficient with CSS3 and related tools/methodologies such as Less and/or Sass, CSS modules, CSS-in-JS etc.
  • A strong and flexible work ethic.
  • Excellent communication skills.


  • Good knowledge of software deployment tooling and orchestration.
  • Good knowledge of software deployment tooling and orchestration.
  • Good knowledge of cloud providers, especially AWS.
  • Good knowledge of source control using Git.
  • Familiarity with logging, monitoring and alerting tools.
  • Familiarity with the agile development methodology specifically Scrum.
  • Familiarity with DevOps principles, especially the 12 Factor App and Infrastructure as Code.
  • Familiarity with container architecture, especially Docker.
  • Preference to participate in pair-programming and using GitHub pull requests to review code of others.
  • Confidence in refactoring and working with both new and existing codebases.


  • A competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Casual work environment.
  • Great work -life balance.
  • We value autonomy.
  • Opportunity for growth for all employees.
  • Opportunity to work hard and play hard and more!!

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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