Africa’s Talking Technical Internships – Software Developers & Product Ninja, January – March 2019

    Vacancy Description

    Africa’s Talking Ltd is a mobile technology company with its head quarters in Nairobi, Kenya. Their goal is to unlock the potential of mobile communication networks across Africa by simplifying the process and technologies required to exploit them.

    The Africa’s Talking internship cohort for January to March is about to begin and we would love you to be a part of it!

    Africa’s Talking has worked hard to design a diverse, super fun and really invigorating program. In three months with Africa’s Talking, you’ll really enjoy:

    • Working with great teams across 10 countries to help Pan African Business
    • Having the freedom to find your own path through experimenting with the kind of projects you would like to work on with the guidance of really awesome team members
    • Creating your career path through getting perspective on what it means to work in a Pan African Company
    • Making new life-long friends from all over the world

    You can be part of either of the following:

    Software Development:

    Have the opportunity to work with our dev teams: data science, UI/UX, backend engineering and Infrastructure team:

    Our data team is building complex data models to build our business intelligence in the markets we are in. If you’re into data science and analytics, this team would be a great opportunity to learn new tools, new languages and frameworks in the field

    Our UI/UX team is one of the core supportive teams in charge of making sure that our users have the best experience on our platform. If you’re looking to understand interaction design and how to write code for beautiful experiences for over 20000 users, this is the best team for you.

    Our backend engineering team is building for scale using Scala. It’s a great opportunity to build robust functionalities, learn how telco services work at their core and also learn from highly experienced engineers.

    Our Infra team is at the core of making sure that our integrations are solid, efficient, fast and safe for our users. It’s a great entry point into devops and security that is scalable to thousands of users and multiple telcos spread across the continent.

    Product Ninjas:

    The product ninjas are a team of amazing developers who have dived deep into how our services work to be able to help developers and businesses have an amazingly easy time using our services. They work closely with the backend product engineers to implement new features and provide hands on support to our clients and developers.

    Desired Candidate Profile

    • We’re glad you’re here and are ready to apply to join Africa’s Talking. We’ve tried to make the experience as seamless as possible. The main aim is to get to know you through this process, so this is how it’ll go:
      1. Applying: Just a couple questions to register and a consequent few to get to understand how you would fit into Africa’s Talking
      2. The challenge: the challenge segment of your application is designed by the team you’d potentially be working with to gauge your technical proficiency and allow Africa’s Talking to have an overview of which projects would be fun for you and would spark growth
      3. People and culture: an informal face to face interview with a member of the Africa’s Talking team to get to know you better and know how they can help you achieve your goals during your time with Africa’s Talking


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