Jobs at JUMIA: Software Architect in Porto -


Software Architect

Africa's Largest eCommerce Site

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JUMIA is growing fast. We are Africa’s largest ecommerce company and are backed by an exceptional team and world-class investors, including MTN, Orange Telecom, AXA, Goldman Sachs and more.

JUMIA operates in over 10 countries across the African continent and has over 10 million customers. Our Operational HQ is based in Dubai, with our technology center based in Porto, Portugal.


  • Collaborate with CTO, CPO, Heads of Dev and Systems teams to determine functional and non-functional requirements for new software or applications
  • Understand and document the architecture and limitations of existing systems
  • Create a robust IT architecture framework and enforce across IT systems (documentation, communication, implementation follow-up)
  • Drive the technical transformation of systems towards a modular and service oriented rewrite of critical functional modules
  • Provide technical guidance and coaching to dev team
  • Oversee progress of development teams to ensure consistency with initial design
  • Ensure software meets all requirements of quality, security, modifiability, extensibility etc.
  • Oversee frameworks selection, participate in Build vs Buy recommendations

Main requirements

  • Proven experience as a software architect, preferably in the field of eCommerce
  • Excellent knowledge of software and application design and architecture
  • Experience in designing highly distributed applications with performance constraints
  • Experience in software development using different stacks (at least PHP and Java)
  • Experience with Service Oriented Architectures
  • Capacity to deep-dive both from a technical and functional standpoint in systems behavior and implementation
  • Outstanding presentation/communication skills both written and verbal, modeling skills
  • A technical mindset with great attention to detail
  • Leadership, able to think like a developer, able to explain his vision to anybody
  • Sound theoretical skills in the field of Computer Science

Nice to have

  • Scale-up experience
  • Demonstrable ecommerce experience


  • Competitive market salary and stock options, based on experience
  • Comprehensive health, dental and vision plans
  • Work Visa Sponsorship/Permits (for non-EU residents)
  • Free food and beverages in the office
  • A fulfilling, challenging adventure of a work experience

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