CTO at Jobbatical

Nairobi, Kenya

Posted on May 17 2017 (over 2 years ago)

This team in Nairobi is looking for someone to create and lead a world-class dev team. Are you the visionary CTO that can take Hivisasa to the next level?

Job description

Our team needs a mission-driven senior developer with strong managerial experience and good product development experience. Someone with a passion for early stage startup life, and a healthy appetite for adventure. We are looking for someone who wants a different challenge than the average startup job. Building a startup in Africa is challenging but immensely exciting. It’s a new market growing very fast with hundreds of millions of users coming online in the coming years, all exploring the internet for the first time on mobile. It’s a unique opportunity to shape the content space and shape how users create and consume content. If you're looking for an adventure and a chance to build something different, you're our kind of person.


  • You have 5+ years of experience managing software engineers at an early-stage startup and/or managing feature teams.
  • You have full-stack coding experience and the ability to architect web applications from scratch.
  • You have experience managing and leading high-performing teams across organizational and time zones.
  • You have experience in fundamental web concepts, including security, infrastructure, and maintenance.
  • You can demonstrate your design thinking and product building skills.
  • You have an excellent understanding of UX/UI and a good eye for design and product.
  • You have experience with mobile-first products.
  • You have demonstrated organizational skills and can handle deadlines and communications between dev and non-tech management.
  • The following are big pluses:
  • Experience in high-traffic real-time data processing;
  • Experience with Java web development;
  • Knowledge of Opera Mini;
  • Experience with Double Click for Publishers or similar ad networks.


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