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Technical lead Africa based in Nairobi, Kenya
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Computer/IT Services





Application Deadline: April 10, 2023

Location: Nairobi

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Contact Person
Leila Trulsen

Job Description

As technical lead Africa you will have a critical and important role at 20NINE. You will be responsible for the tech development, primarily locally in Nairobi, and that it aligns with the needs of the sub-saharan region.

We see that you are driven and experienced within Saas with a strong sense of structure, order and quality. As technical lead Africa at 20NINE, you have responsibility for the product's development, management and operation together with the corresponding roles in Stockholm.

You plan the product's functional development together with other relevant roles within the company, but has the great responsibility for ensuring that the product is relevant at all times and delivers high quality and fast performance.

Skills & Requirements

To become successful in the role as technical lead Africa you will need to have

  • a good industry understanding of Mobile Payments providers and Banks
  • a good understanding how these are intertwined with the digitalization of micro and small businesses.
  • At least 10 years of experience in technical development, of which at least 5 in the role of technical lead, team lead or product manager
  • At least 5 years of experience with Saas

What mindset and behavior we require

  • That you want to be part of building a global brand
  • You are entrepreneurial
  • You are growth driven
  • You are target driven
  • You are proactive with a strong desire to deliver quality and meet deadlines on time
  • Your have a deep technical understanding of which technical strategic choices are required at an architect level
  • You are prepared to also do your own programming
  • You are solution focused, not problem focused
  • You are a leader, not a manager
  • You are have a high work capacity
  • You can be both tactical and strategic
  • You take personal responsibility
  • You are structured and into details
  • You are responsive with a "sense of urgency”
  • Willing to travel and spend time regularly in Sweden and potentially also Vietnam
  • You have good communication skills, both internally and externally

Formalities that we require

  • A master degree in computer science or similar
  • An excellent level of written and spoken English

What we offer you

  • Market salary with great bonus opportunities
  • Great pension package
  • Great health insurance
  • Great team to join
  • Great opportunity to be part of an extraordinary growth journey
About the company

20NINE is an all-in-one Superapp targeting private and businesses entrepreneurs. Through our Superapp, private individuals, micro and small businesses will be able to get in control and grow their business in an extremely easy way and at a price-point that is unrivalled.

20NINE is a Swedish company with HQ in Stockholm, Sweden, but have in 2023 expanded with an office in Nairobi, Kenya.

20NINE work through customer channels and currently target Mobile Payment Providers, Banks, and Telecom Operators, who understand the need to digitalize the target segment (Consumers, Poshi La Biasharas and micro businesses). A key customer channel is M-PESA from Kenya, but also other Sub Sahara markets in Africa are targeted. 20NINE is now looking to hire a Nairobi based CTO for the Sub Sahara region with good insights in the behaviour and needs of the local market.

Who we are

20NINE was born out of the idea to simplify for entrepreneurs, with or without a formal businesses. 20NINE is an all-in-one Super app for entrepreneurs aiming big. Complex software are difficult to adopt, requires training and doesn’t help drive focus. That’s why we started 20NINE, a simple, smooth and highly contextual software. No clutter. No complexity.

We prioritise drive and commitment but expertise and knowledge is equally important. Therefore, we constantly need to develop and improve as a company and on an individual level.

We want to reach the famous 1 + 1 = 8. We are strong believers that a well-functioning and committed team can make more than the sum of all individuals that make up the team. We are building a global brand and that requires effort. We therefore put in the necessary effort when needed and do what it takes to reach our targets.

Many teams and individuals that focus hard on reaching their targets forget that the journey together to the target is half the fun. Therefore we prioritize to have fun together and a laugh a day makes us feel better.

Since 20NINE is about challenging Status quo we compare ourselves with an experienced, professional rock band. We have fun, play hard and enjoy each other’s company but when the curtain goes up, we deliver a 100% professional experience.

When we have fun, we have fun, and when we deliver, we deliver.

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