ERP Backend Developer

  • Ruiru Kamiti Road, Tatu City, Kenya
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

Copia gives all consumers access to high-quality goods and services, regardless of their income level, access to technology, or location.  By harnessing mobile technologies, a network of last-mile Agents, and proprietary logistics technology, Copia serves a high growth market that formal retail and e-commerce cannot penetrate. 

Customers place orders online or offline – using our website, USSD, or our network of over 20,000+ digitally connected last-mile Agents located across 16 counties.   Our internally managed, technology-enabled warehousing and logistics operation delivers the order to the Agent in 2-4 days.   

Job Description

We are looking for the best and the brightest web developers to add to our technology team. These individuals must have experience translating concepts and specifications into a usable and efficient line of business and public-facing applications using Python and PostgreSQL. They should also possess a keen eye for design, detail, and presentation.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform an end to end software development life cycle (SDLC) projects and activities.
  • Simulation and modeling of software.
  • Implement the localization or globalization of the software as per the market needs.
  • Performance tuning, balancing, improvement, automation, and usability
  • Investigate, analyze and document reported defects.
  • Perform maintenance programming and correction of identified defects
  • Create, document, and implement unit test plans, scripts, and test harnesses.
  • Create and maintain technical documentation using defined technical documentation templates.
  • Produce technical specifications from design documents.
  • Analyze user requirements and produce functional specifications if called upon to do so.
  • Modify existing software-based on technical specifications.
  • Locate and fix reported defects as required.
  • Run unit tests to ensure developed software has the minimum of defect.
  • Complete work to estimates and within previously agreed timescales.
  • Complete all work, documentation or software, to the highest possible standards.
  • Ensure that peer-to-peer code reviews are always done during a development cycle and that outcomes are used in bettering the products.
  • Ensure that development process is followed and required coding processes carried out.
  • Have a willingness and ability to learn and apply new development techniques.


  • Undergraduate degree in Computer Science / Engineering or an Information Science related field or equivalent and relevant work-related experience and /or training.
  • Minimum three years software development experience in a competitive environment.
  • 3+ years of professional experience in Python / Java / PHP, HTML, CSS and XML.
  • 3+ years of professional experience in JavaScript, AJAX, JQuery ability to construct advanced, flexible user interfaces with JavaScript.
  • 3+ years of professional experience in with RDMS preferably PostgreSQL, Oracle and MySQL.
  • Experience working with remote data via REST and JSON
  • Experience with third-party libraries and APIs
  • Working knowledge of the general tech landscape, architectures, trends, and emerging technologies
  • Solid understanding of the full software development life cycle (SDLC).
  • Experience in data warehousing, business analysis, knowledge in business systems modelling and data retrieval.
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills.
  • High sense of initiative.
  • Good appreciation of change management skills.
  • Should have good organizational skills.
  • Note: Candidates with an accounting and / or e-Commerce and / or Odoo background will have an added advantage.

Additional Information

Working with Copia will give you an opportunity to: 

  • Have IMPACT by bringing accessibility to affordable goods and services to traditionally underserved customers and locations 

  • Quickly GROW your professional skillset by being part of a fast-paced, high growth and innovative organization.      

  • THRIVE in a fun and entrepreneurial culture that values input and action from all.