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Technical Engineering Manager at Engie Africa

Engie AfricaNigeria Networking and Tech Support
Full Time
ENGIE is a leading global energy company that builds its businesses around a model based on responsible growth to take on energy transition challenges. We provide individuals, cities and businesses innovative solutions based on our expertise in 4 key sectors: independent power production, natural gas, renewable energy and energy efficiency services to a low-carbon economy: access to sustainable energy, climate-change mitigation and adaptation and the rational use of resources.


  • We are looking for a passionate lead engineer and inspiring manager to shape the evolution of our IOT and telecom integration system as well as line manage a team of 5-7 software engineers. As key member of the digital team, this role will help deliver affordable solar power to emerging markets.
  • This position offers a great opportunity to work alongside an elite team of engineers and business professionals and directly contribute to the success of a mission driven company with social and environmental impact.
  • Candidates will get the opportunity to work in a diverse technology stack at scale.

Tech stack

Here is a summary of some of the tools:

  • Web frameworks: Rails, Flask, Django, FastAPI, VueJs, Angular
  • Storage: PGSQL, MySQL, Mongo, Cassandra, Redis
  • Distributed task: Celery, Sidekiq, RabbitMQ, Kafka
  • Integration protocols and frameworks: RESTSOAP, SIP, WebRTC
  • Source control: selfhosted for gitlab and CI/CD
  • Deployment: Linux, LXC, Docker, Kubernetes
  • Domain: Financial, Custom Call centre (VOIP), IOT, SMS, USSD, Mobile Money
  • Observability: Prometheus, Graylog, Kibana, Splunk, zabbix


  • Define software engineering strategy and architecture with other leaders, fully responsible for the technical evolution of at least one software product.
  • Maintain knowledge on the latest technology trends and tools to ensure EEA software competitiveness.
  • Actively participate and understand the ROI of engineering efforts, understand the value creation and the priorities to the business.
  • Develop and own complex software that optimally uses resources to best meet customer needs.
    • Establishing clarity on business objectives for proper modelling of business processes.
    • Represent the technical team or assign someone in stakeholder conversations.
    • Ensure correct implementation and understanding of business logic in the team.
  • Put efficient development process in place with tools and metrics to stay on top of performance of the team.
    • Work closely with Product manager for resource planning and proper estimation
    • Ensure agile processes and other best practices are properly implemented.
  • Architectural evolution and tech debt management:
    • Code quality, compliance, and documentation
    • System performance at scale, reliability, observability, and high availability
    • System security compliance
  • Line management of 5-7 software engineers
    • Grow and develop individual software engineers, set goals and evaluate performance.
    • Recruit and hire software engineers including interns and freelancers.
    • Drive team culture.
    • Contract management with external developers in collaboration with Head of Software Engineering.

We believe that great managers:

  • Deliver ambitious results: As a high-performing and accountable leader, you create an environment enabling effective action and bold decisions which contribute to successful delivery of results.
  • Act with integrity: As an ethical leader you are honest, respectful, objective, and transparent. You create and build upon a foundation of trust and openness.
  • Inspire and mentor the team: As an inspirational leader you walk the talk. You empower and coach your team with trust and humility.
  • Are accessible: as an accessible leader, you develop and maintain deep connections with stakeholders through approachability and active listening.
  • Ensure diversity and inclusion: as an inclusive leader, you ensure diversity and foster a sense of belonging.

Experience and skills 

Required Skills:

  • Entrepreneurial and forward thinking with ability to recognize the impact of technology in business.
  • Working knowledge of good practices for computer and data security
  • At least 6 years of relevant experience, with 2 years of leading a software team of size 4-7.
  • Experience creating and maintaining scalable web applications in cloud context:  distributed task processing, load balancing, containerization, clustering.
  • Good experience on high availability, observability, and structured logging
  • Web and application server (for python and ruby web apps) management experience (Linux, MySQL, Systemd, Apache, Nginx, etc)
  • Appreciation for detailed source code documentation and organized code structuring
  • Software deployment pipelines and best practice (CI/CD)
  • Excellent knowledge of computer algorithms, operating systems, and solid computer science fundamentals.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English

Desired Skills:

  • Strong software engineering and architectural patterns background (MVC, MVP, CQRS, DDD, SOLID, hexagonal, Microservices)
  • Knowledge of key components and dependencies used in current system: ActiveAdmin, Grape, Sidekiq, Rspec, Searchd.
  • Knowledge of containerization and container orchestration is a strong advantage.
  • Good knowledge of web application security
  • Knowledge of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and its services, such as, but not limited to, EC2, RDS, EBS, S3, Lambda functions.
  • Working knowledge of good practices for computer and data security
  • Experience with git and GitLab based source code management.


  • Bachelors or Masters in a relevant engineering discipline (Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science)


  • English
  • French is a plus

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