Software Engineer

Lagos, Nigeria | Full-time


About Us

We are a fast paced, venture backed startup, our mission is to empower African students to make the best decision about their education and their future. Our products are used by students, secondary schools and higher education institutions spanning four different continents.

The education sector is undergoing rapid change, and with an increasing amount of educational brands, curriculums and programs available it can be difficult for students to truly know what the best institution and program is for them. At StudySearch we’re building software tools to help students and families make better decisions through the education selection process. The higher education market in Africa is a $20B+ opportunity, We’re excited at solving big problems, making a positive impact and building a big company.

Software Engineers (Full Stack)

You’ll be working closely with the product lead to discover opportunities and execute on the product road map. You'll be tackling both simple and challenging problems- from HTML emails to Data crunching algorithms.

We are looking for self motivated developers that are keen to step outside their comfort zone, learn a new language, rewrite some old code to make it sweet, or talk to customers directly. We are mission driven, and our mission influences our company culture. If you’re looking for an exciting opportunity to have a real impact with your work, then apply.

• PHP — Hands-on experience with at least one major PHP framework such as Laravel, Cake, or CodeIgniter is essential.

• JavaScript — Basic to competent.

• front-end development in major JavaScript framework.

• experience developing for, optimizing and administering MySQL Server

• Experience with one of the major cloud platforms - AWS, Google Cloud, Heroku, Rackspace, or Azure - is a plus.

• Experience administering and managing Ubuntu Server environments is a plus.

• Do you spend your spare time learning new languages and frameworks?

• A portfolio demonstrating your skills is essential - show us your Github, Codeplex, or other repo so we can see how you think and work.

Our Company Ethos & Values

We take responsibility for supporting our people to achieve their full potential. We spend almost as much time with the people we work with as we do our own family so we think it is very important to like our team mates. Our company values in no particular order:

  1. Deliver Results

  2. Champion The Mission

  3. Be Creative

  4. Keep it Simple

  5. Always Humble

  6. Leaders  

  7. Be The Best

  8. Always Think First

Must Have Skills

As a early stage startup we like specialist, but we place a higher value on generalists! You’ll have to work across all teams and get stuck in to a wide range of projects, and excell at a range of tasks.

Must be an exceptionally quick learner

Must have hunger and desire to improve Yourself

Must be intelligent and inquisitive

must be biased to action

must have high level experience using/making technology


You’ll get an awesome experience working with super intelligent, friendly people. The freedom to explore your ideas, create projects and develop your skills. Salary and equity are based on individual experience.