Technical Team Lead

May 3, 2022

Job Description

Acumen West Africa

Acumen is changing the way the world tackles poverty by investing in companies, leaders, and ideas. We invest patient capital in businesses whose products and services help people living in poverty to transform their lives. To date, Acumen has positively impacted 309 million lives by investing $137M in 139 innovative, early-stage companies in Africa, Latin America, South Asia, and the United States. But investment isn’t only about capital, we’ve been investing in innovators for years, connecting with emerging leaders around the world and engaging them in collective dialogue, moral inquiry, and skill building.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Technical Team Lead
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
About Acumen Academy

Acumen Academy is the world’s school for social change. We aim to unleash a new generation of social innovators and leaders with the character and competence to build a more just, inclusive and sustainable world. 
Anyone with an internet connection, anywhere in the world, can access the practical tools, practices, resources and supportive community they need to achieve positive social change. With 1,000 Fellows and Accelerator alumni, and 1.2million course sign-ups from 193 countries, the Acumen Academy community represents a new generation of social innovators and leaders committed to doing what’s right in a world that loves easy.

Job Description

Acumen is looking for a Technical Team Lead to manage a team of backend and frontend engineers, and the tech stack they operate within, towards delivering best of class experiences to 700,000+ students in 193 countries. 

About the Role

You are a Tech Lead excited to manage a team of backend and frontend engineers, and the tech stack they operate within, towards delivering best of class experiences to 700,000+ students in 193 countries. 
You know how to drive DevOps, AppSec, and Clean Code best practices but are also willing to jump in and get your hands dirty using JavaScript, Typescript,  PHP, React, Node.js, Apex/Java,  Google Cloud Platform, CircleCI, Netlify, Contentful,and more. 
You will own the full stack from client interfaces, API layers and microservices, to backend and cloud systems. 
Working alongside the Head of Growth Marketing, you’ll iteratively improve all client-facing touch points ensuring world-class user experiences that facilitate and promote the overall health and growth of Acumen Academy, its community and products.


Manage team of backend and frontend engineers
Lead daily standups
Prioritize tasks for developers
Provide support and guidance to developers, assist with problem-solving.
Provide scope/schedule guidance to business stakeholders
Be responsive to occasional customer support help desk escalations
Be responsive to senior organizational stakeholders; align technology roadmap with organizational business goals
Provide support and guidance to QA/Testing teams
Partner with marketing and community stakeholders to optimize user experience

Skills and Qualifications

5-7 years of experience managing tech stacks and teams
At least 3 years of experience managing DevOps and or AppSec programs
At least 2 year of experience managing some flavor of Cloud systems, preferably Google Cloud Platform
Expert level knowledge of 3 or more programming languages, preferable Javascript and Java
Systems design experience and are able to speak in detail to common patterns and paradigms such as MVC, Microservice architecture, monolithic etc … 
Advance level knowledge of CICD pipelines
Advance level knowledge of Node.js
Working knowledge of Salesforce, certification is preferred
Working knowledge of Hubspot CMS 
Working knowledge of React.js or are willing to learn
Working knowledge of PHP or are willing to learn enough to manage our SSO services
Self reflective and aligned with Acumen values
Permanently authorized to work in Nigeria or Kenya

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
Note: Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications will be reviewed and interviews scheduled on a rolling basis. 

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