Junior Backend Engineer

Job Category: Developers, Product
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Lagos

Job Summary

We are looking for a Junior software engineer with experience in delivering production-quality software.

As a Junior Software Engineer – Backend on our team, you will peer with engineers and scientists of all levels and fields and you will build solutions that define the future of our company.

This is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the latest Java-based and JavaScript frameworks and tools that are relevant to Digital.


  • Collaborating with other engineers, product owners, and designers to solve interesting and challenging problems
  • Being a valued member of an autonomous, cross-functional agile team
  • Practicing disciplined software engineering through pragmatic code, code reviews, and automated testing
  • Actively contributing to product design and feature selection discussions
  • Surveying and evaluating available technology options

What You Will Need For This Role:

  • As a self-starter, you desire to work in a fast-paced, high energy, team-oriented environment.
  • You’re a fantastic team player, communicator, and facilitator. You have the communication skills and people-focused design mentality to help set up frameworks.
  • Excellent quality experience, excellent communication skills, ability to work closely with project teams, dedication to the successful delivery within tight timelines, leveraging agile project management methodologies.
  • Understanding of the technologies to be used.


  • Minimum of 2 years of professional industry experience.
  • Experience working with Java programming language or similar
  • Proven industry experience with large scale distributed systems
  • Solid experience with object-oriented and/or event-driven systems
  • You write beautiful, simple, maintainable APIs for web applications
  • Familiar with JavaScript (and its frameworks like React, angular, etc), HTML, CSS
  • You are passionate about quality design, code, tools, and architectures
  • Knowledge of agile software development and continuous integration/deployment principles

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science or related field