Startup & High Growth

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Koa is a young and exciting startup that is building the infrastructure of digital financial services across Sub-Saharan Africa by cutting out middlemen and reducing paper-based and manual processes.


Though the company is young, they have an ambitious and highly experienced team, with combined decades of experience in the startup and investment worlds. They have already raised one round of funding and are backed by a host of prestigious names including founders at Flutterwave, Wave, Helium Health, and Wired magazine and partners at some of the biggest VC and Private Equity funds across Europe and Africa.



Role description

Koa are looking for a high performing tech lead to join their team and help drive product development forward. You will be working closely with the founding team to build product strategy and roadmap and liaise with stakeholders, whilst leading a team of qualified engineers to deliver a consistently excellent product.


The role can be performed remotely, though applicants should be prepared to work standard business hours in EAT (GMT +3).


The key responsibilities of the Tech Lead will include:


1) Technology:

  • Build and maintain the core infrastructure and architecture of Koa
  • Liaise with the Product Management Team to understand features and necessities scheduled ahead
  • Manage the integration of multiple Financial Institutions to Koa’s infrastructure
  • Oversee the roll-out of Koa’s API Portal for third-party integrations
  • Manage the execution of Koa’s Mobile Application and Fund Management Dashboard

2) Strategy / Management:

  • Manage a team of Engineers and Software Developers to execute on project deliverables and the product roadmap
  • Create and build the technology roadmap required to achieve the business objectives
  • Lead and maintain relationships with key stakeholders in IT Departments at Financial Institutions
  • Build and maintain a clear feature schedule and prioritization matrix to ensure proper execution of technology roadmap
  • Budgeting for technology team / department



  • Past career experience in project managing an engineering team
  • Full-stack development experience across iOS, Android, and web app development, including common languages such as Go and React, and technologies such as API integration and AWS
  • Self-motivated team player who can work in a fast-paced, changing environment


  • Competitive remuneration package
  • Remote working
  • Growth opportunities within the organisation
  • Opportunity to work with a great team and investors in a rapidly growing sector in Africa

About Koa

Koa facilitates high volume savings while democratizing access to financial products for customers across Africa by encouraging smart financial behaviour and focusing on a passive savings approach that allows users to effortlessly grow their money. Koa aims to target millions of customers who were previously unable to access financial products.

Our vision is to connect millions of customers to the financial markets across Sub-Saharan Africa by creating the infrastructure that creates the pipes going from customers to Financial Products. Koa is a diverse team of ambitious, motivated and kind individuals. Rome wasn't built in a day; we believe in working together and being honest with each other to achieve our mission.