Junior Android Developer

Zola Electric Lagos Nigeria Software, Data and IT

Company Description

Uncover hidden opportunities to make a global impact. Zola Electric is a growth-stage start up that’s on track to light a million homes in Africa over the next couple of years with clean, affordable solar energyAt the heart of our business is innovative solutions that delight our customers. We are looking for a Junior Android Developer to join our team in Lagos, Nigeria, to support our growth strategy in Africa, changing the lives of millions with our innovative products.

You will fall in love with this role if you can get passionate about bringing solar energy-as-a-service to the off-grid market (over 1.3 billion people around the world) and the unique social, technical, and business challenges that come along with it. Naturally, you’ll be eager for adventure, inspired by the opportunity to unleash whole continents of human potential, and motivated to help build a truly epic business.

How Zola Electric will set you up for success, we have been growing and developing our team plans, processes, and support structures for years. We are looking to add a small new team together in Nigeria to come onboard and support each other all at the same time.

Position

As a core member of the Digital Platforms department, you’ll help define and create new product features and experiences for our rapidly growing customer base and workforce. Our team is responsible for Zola Electric’s core platform, our “operating system for the business.” The Zola platform provides much of the magic behind the three key areas of our integrated operation, it is leading our distributed workforce, facilitates customer payments, service and distribution and the delivery of solar systems.

Zola Electric is creating opportunities for thousands of local workers to participate in a high tech start-up, and our platform enables us to do this with utmost efficiency, scale, and reliability.

As a Junior Android Developer, you will help drive the evolution of our mobile application as the company accelerates into hypergrowth mode. This includes implementing new features to enhance existing user flows, as well as fixing bugs which hinder successful user journeys. This would include a basic understanding of our APIs and how to work successfully within their constraints. You’ll be working to solve interesting technical and human problems, such as:

  • Implementing an adaptive user interface to accommodate a range of user roles
  • Ensuring that our app elegantly handles a range of data network access scenarios
  • Collaborating effectively in a distributed team, using a pragmatic, Agile process

Requirements

  • A Bachelor in Computer Science and experience in internships or alternative career paths
  • Initial experience with Android and experience with Java or Kotlin
  • Initial experience with version control (Git, Github, etc)
  • An example project that can be shared considered a bonus, if available
  • Always be Learning. You are committed to self-improvement, which means you’ve sought and found mentors to learn from. You’re also a natural at collaborative learning including reviewing others’ work, participating in design discussions, improving team code quality, and bring new ideas to the team.
  • Technical beginnings. You have worked with and explored several frameworks and languages. You have started to develop favourites but enjoy learning and digging into new things. You want to dive in on both smaller and newer applications and large applications with years of operational experience under the hood.
  • User-centric. As much as you love technical challenges for their own sake, you’re inspired by making things that work for real people.
  • Effortless Communicator. You love to work as part of a distributed team. You realize that the key to successful remote work is trust, which comes from regular communication through tools like Slack, and respect for the team’s Agile process (e.g., Jira stories and GitHub pull requests).
  • Pragmatic. In a discussion of how to build a feature you will reliably bring people back to the question of what are we trying to achieve, and how will we know when we’re successful? You love new technologies, but will only recommend them if they are the most effective way of solving the problem at hand, and are an expert in playing a devil’s advocate of your own ideas.
  • Curious. Unsatisfied with accepted wisdom, you’ll ask why multiple times when wrapping your head around a new concept or proposal.

Other information

About Zola Electric

Zola Electric, through its consumer brand Zola, combines Silicon Valley technology with local expertise to offer African homes and businesses a long-term solar solution to an unreliable grid. Adaptable to both energy needs and income, Zola Electric’s solution can be bought over time through a leasing structure. The first few watts starts a chain reaction that enables people to achieve commonly held aspirations: security, education, access to information, and a longer and more efficient day.

Today, Zola Electric powers more than 100,000 homes and businesses across Tanzania, Rwanda and Côte d’Ivoire. Zola Electric’s investors include: SolarCity, Vulcan Capital, DBL Partners, The Packard Foundation, Helios Investment Partners, and responsibility. Zola Electric is the recipient of the 2016 UN Momentum for Change Award, Zayed Future Energy Prize, and the 2015 Global Cleantech 100. For more information, visit www.offgrid-electric.com

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Zola Electric believes strongly in protecting the privacy of the personal data you provide to us. We also believe it is important to inform you about how we will use your personal data. This document explains how we may process your personal data and the rights you have in this respect. Therefore, we encourage you to read this Privacy Notice carefully.

Scope of this Privacy Notice
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About Zola Electric’s recruitment process
You may apply for a position within Zola Electric anywhere in the world via our online recruitment application system. By means of this recruitment system you may create a profile and apply for a specific vacancy. Via the use of this application and submission of related information, you may provide personal data to Zola Electric in connection with the recruiting process. We may process personal data for recruitment purposes including organizing selection procedures and manage applications.

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When you interact with Zola Electric in connection with the recruitment process, we may ask or receive certain personal data, including, but not limited to:

  • Personal data allowing identification of the candidate and practical organization: first name, surname, address and country of residence, email address, telephone number.
  • Personal data allowing the verification of the eligibility and selection criteria as laid down in the vacancy notices: education and training (diploma awarded), professional experience (job title, length, company name, company type and web address of company (optional), main tasks and responsibilities), linguistic and job related skills and competencies and areas of interest.

  • As well, in some countries, including US, we may ask for information such as gender, race and ethnicity for the purposes of monitoring equal opportunity.

Third parties
Your personal data will be processed and stored by a Zola Electric trusted third party partner, Cezanne HR. Cezanne HR is involved in providing and facilitating the recruitment process, such as website hosting, data analysis, information technology and related infrastructure provision, customer service, email delivery, auditing and other services. Any other disclosures to third parties will only be made when required by law. Cezanne HR is a configurable, cost-effective and GDPR-compliant human resource software system.

Zola Electric required Cezanne HR to provide a comparable level of protection to your personal data as Zola Electric provides, to keep your personal data confidential, to only process your personal data for the purposes for which it was disclosed and to only access the minimum amount of data they need to deliver a specific services related to the recruitment process.

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Data Security
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Gert Jan van Sluis


Director Human Capital
Zola Electric

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