Reporting to: Innovation Technology Lead / Global Head of Innovation
Have you deployed full apps end-to-end with major involvement in shipping and customer understanding? Do you enjoy developing front-end, back-end, deployment and analytics, including working with open source frameworks & technologies? Do you have a growing set of tools that gets you there faster with minimal bespoke code e.g. Docker? Can you manage a support team of researchers and product managers to fill in the gaps so you can build with momentum? We’re looking for You.
We are primarily hackers. We “hack” by building for the root problems we observe and validate, not the symptomatic problems we often hear. Like hacking, we anticipate “the user” and their nuances because we have built inclusive platforms at scale, saving product discovery resources and improving through coding configurable assumptions.
We deliver rapidly. We anticipate and get moving with features that we know will be required despite shifting assumptions and pivots e.g. logging in, analytics, hosting, etc. and create tools and frameworks around them
We build live data prototypes good for 50,000 - 100,000 active users. We build inclusive technology solutions for the mass market user coming online and know how to leverage experiences that drive viral user engagement with minimal human intervention & marketing. We understand that automating menial tasks that most people ignore, gives more time for our users & clients to engage. We, like game developers, chase a positive emotional response to our technology, not just functionality, especially if we’re moving fast and breaking things.
We find validation in the engagement and usability of our platforms, and drive influence through value, not authority. With a keyboard, we can be just as impactful as we can be dangerous (T-shirts coming soon), so we prefer honesty over tact.
We can do all kinds of tasks, but not for “P.O.S” (reinvention) software. Best-practices tech is okay, but we prefer to build for new, ambitious agendas that require us to deliberate on their disruptiveness and take ethical shortcuts -- with support and input of our teams. M-Pesa self-limited their wallet to 70k in order to move faster than the regulator, while giving them the visibility to catch up.