Senior Software Engineer at Terragon Group

Terragon Group is one of Africa's Digital Media companies headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria with offices in Kenya, Ghana, South Africa and India. We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Senior Software Engineer - DevOps


  • The Engineering team is a fast growing group of talented engineers responsible for developing innovative, cutting-edge solutions to the business problems faced by the advertisers, publishers , Telcos and content owners in Africa.
  • Terragon Engineers work on an exciting mix of both greenfield and existing projects, giving them an opportunity to explore new technologies and solve complex problems associated with high performance, distributed systems, and processing large volumes of data in real time.


  • Collaborate with Product Managers, Architects and Engineering leaders to define, architect and build new product features.
  • Own, operate, and maintain your team’s services in a distributed production environment.
  • Employ Agile methodologies to continuously deliver value to customers.
  • Drive quality by writing unit, functional, load and performance tests.
  • Work closely with DevOps engineers to ensure services are reliable, scalable, manageable and supportable.
  • Develop diagnostic and troubleshooting tools and processes
  • Excel as an engineer and be a productive member of the team where leadership is a behavioral trait, not a title.
  • Lead architecture, design and code reviews as well as mentor junior engineers.
  • Working on different aspects of the core product and associated tools, (server-side or user-interfaces depending on the team you'll join)
  • Assisting with in-life maintenance, testing, debugging and documentation of deployed services
  • Creating the supporting functional and technical specifications.
  • Estimating the effort required to develop and implement.
  • Supporting release and implementation of developed features.
  • Adhering to coding standards development processes.
  • Help champion a maintainable well designed codebase and look for ways to further improve our applications' internal design, thinking about build, deployment, object oriented design, automated testing, error handling, logging, monitoring, et al


  • Ideal candidate will have a background in Linux administration
  • Masters / Bachelors degree in Computer Science, or equivalent.
  • 5+ years of experience of hands-on experience developing distributed systems based on PHP, Java, C++, Python or .NET technologies.
  • Great engineering skills and strong Computer Science fundamentals
  • Fluency in Javascript, HTML and CSS
  • Hands on experience with cloud technologies such as (AWS, Rackspace, Softlayer, GCE).
  • Good scripting skills (python, bash, groovy, ruby)
  • Experience with configuration management (puppet, ansible) and source code management (GIT)
  • Experience with web servers (nginx, apache2, tomcat, haproxy)
  • Experience in a production DevOps environment where you ship rapidly and often.
  • Good understanding of Object Oriented Design and standard design patterns.
  • Experience of multi-threaded, 3-tier architectures, micro services and caching.
  • Hands on experience working with SQL and NoSQL databases and caches (mysql, couch base, red shift, dynamo DB, mongo DB, …).
  • Expertise in practical aspects of running Scrum (or other agile methodologies) within a team and in a distributed cross-team environment.
  • Experience agile development environment and use of tools like Jira to assign tasks and track work in progress
  • Flexible with the ability to adapt working style to meet objectives.
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills

Location: Lagos

Closing Date
10th February, 2017.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV's to:


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