Frontend Engineer (Next.js & Typescript)

Nairobi County, Nairobi, Kenya
January 26, 2024

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About the job

Who we are: Jumba is a tech company that is simplifying the purchasing and financing of construction materials in Africa. Founded in April 2022, Jumba is building a platform that connects manufacturers and suppliers of construction supplies to builders and hardware retail stores. We have a strong emphasis on innovation and value, offering the construction industry creative, digital and financially viable solutions for the digital age.

Mission: Leverage technology to simplify the construction industry to make it more transparent, reliable, and affordable for people in Africa to build.

Vision: The go-to partner for construction projects in Africa.

Our Values: Customer Obsession, Innovation, Integrity, Teamwork, and Reliability

Reporting to: CTO and Co-Founder

Job purpose: We are looking for an enthusiastic Frontend Engineer, who is experienced in developing complex web experiences with the ability to adapt, learn quickly and has excellent problem-solving skills. You’ll build scalable, fast and secure software that serves the needs of our customers all over Africa.

Fun Fact: People at Jumba have in the past year reinvented an entire industry, imagine what you could do here!

Key Responsibilities: –

  • Develop and maintain complex web applications
  • Create test plans and write unit and functional tests.
  • Build reusable code and libraries for future use.
  • Optimize applications for maximum speed and scalability.
  • Perform code reviews of other team members’ code, ensuring timely and constructive feedback to colleagues’ contributions.
  • Ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs.
  • Ensure that all deliverables meet the highest standards of quality.
  • Write and review technical documents covering the design and implementation of features.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned by the direct line manager.


  • Minimum 1-year work experience in building frontend applications.
  • Experience using React and related technologies is an added advantage.
  • Experience with unit and functional testing.
  • Experience with database design – NoSQL and SQL.

Must have skills

  • Next.js
  • Typescript
  • NoSQL
  • SQL
  • Unit and Functional testing


Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya