Senior Android Engineer

Senior Android Engineer

Kampala, Uganda

Start date: Immediate

Who we are: 

At the click of a button, SafeBoda provides a safe, more convenient, mobile-first transportation platform for Africa’s booming young population. With the high-frequency use of our transportation service, SafeBoda is providing value to consumers, our drivers, and passengers, with additional financial services, payments, and other on-demand services to keep Africa moving forward. Based in Uganda, and Nigeria, we are a venture-funded company (Series B) that has a huge impact on millions of people in East and West Africa.

What we are looking for: 

We are looking for an experienced Senior Android Engineer to build and maintain one of the best

apps in the East African market. The goal is to continue to rapidly build quality features that makes our app a top competitor in the market.  The ideal candidate will work hand in hand with our tech leadership, other backend and mobile engineers, and Product Managers in order to grow our super app.  At SafeBoda we always try to work with the latest technology, following agile methodologies.  Our tech stack is a native mobile environment with Kotlin, Swift, and Vue.JS in the front end and Elixir, NodeJs, and PHP in the backend.


  • Strong experience in Android and working with Kotlin
  • Familiarity with RESTful APIs to connect Android applications to back-end services
  • Familiarity with websockets
  • Working knowledge of mobile architectures like MVVM and Clean Architecture
  • Experience working in a Continuous Delivery environment
  • Strong knowledge of Android UI design principles, patterns, and best practices
  • Demonstrated experience producing structured, readable and testable code
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git
  • Care about quality and know what it means to ship high quality code
  • Ability in identifying, debugging and resolving complex production issues
  • Jira and Agile methodologies (like Scrum and Kanban)
  • Familiarity with SOLID principles and Clean Code

You must have:

  • Critical thinking and good communication skills
  • Capacity to work with members of the team working in different countries
  • Good organizational and time management abilities
  • Great attention to detail and a results driven approach
  • Willing to go above and beyond; we would like someone who wants everything under control and wants to try all the different possibilities that can happen
  • An attitude of accountability and knowledge-sharing. You enjoy reviewing others' code and sharing your knowledge
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Empathy, respect and a big sense of humor; we are people before engineers
  • English communication skills


  • Remote working
  • Be part of a passionate team that is changing the mobility landscape in Africa and it’s
  • improving millions of lives
  • Scale with a rapidly growing startup, with tons of opportunity for growth
  • Contribute to our mission and work at our dynamic and fast-paced team.
  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • Free SafeBoda transport & lunch if you are based in Kampala or Ibadan!


  • The need for this role is urgent, and we’d like the right candidate. Send an email to and copy stating why you would like to be an Android Engineer at Safeboda. In addition, attach your CV/Resume