BitPesa leverages Blockchain technology to significantly lower the cost of cross-border payments to, from, and within frontier markets.

Founded 2013
51-200 employees
  • Banking, Corporate Finance, & Investing
  • Insurance
  • Headquarters address
    91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL

    We are a truly global team of innovators excited about digital currencies. Blockchain, decentralised ledgers, and all the cool things these open technologies can do for emerging markets.

    HQ is currently in Luxembourg although we have offices in London, Nairobi, Dakar, and Lagos.

    BitPesa were the FIRST company in the world to link the Blockchain with Mobile money and we do amazing things with the financial systems of the countries where we operate. An easy and sleek UX is very important to us, as is facilitating FX payment and providing access to digital assets in frontier markets.

    We are expanding our product team in our London office so if you are product lover looking to join a well funded and exciting startup we would love to meet. This is a perfect time to make a real impact and join a growing team with a long-term road-map perfectly suited to talented developers wanting to solve problems.

    How We Interview & Hire at BitPESA

    Our interview process is pretty speedy! We want to get to know you and help you envisage what life is like on the Product Team at BitPESA.

    1. A quick call with our CTO Dearg, to get to know each other better and introduce you to the company (15-20 minutes)
    2. The next stage is a technical call with one of our engineers where we will show you some of our legacy code and you will discuss together the approach - we're excited to hear your thoughts! (1 hour)

    Our final stage is another call with Dearg to cover off any last questions before we make you an offer!

    What's life like as an Engineer at BitPESA

    • We do agile
    • Our sprints are weekly and we release every week
    • We use github, jira, slack, google docs
    • We do tdd
    • We do code reviews
    • Our engineers rotate teams so that we can learn from each other
    • We're very flexible and are happy for team members to work from home where needed, but we also love working together in our Shoreditch office. If you're based outside of London we're open to remote working.

    Tech stack

    Ruby on Rails, TDD, Git, PostgreSQL, Redis, Memcached, sidekiq, GitHub, Amazon ElastiCache, Nginx, ElasticSearch, AWS, Cloudflare, CI, Chef, Scrum
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