CAREERS

1. Full Stack : Ruby on Rails

Company Information:

Odyssey Capital is a consumer finance organization leveraging financial inclusion by allowing people to pay for otherwise unaffordable smart devices and other consumer items in affordable monthly instalments.

Our core product is Lipa Later (Pay later). To ensure our clients receive nothing short of a high quality range of emerging and trending products, we continue to engage in partnerships with quality brands including but not limited to Samsung East Africa, Anisuma, Oppo Kenya, Infinix, Startimes, Jumia, Saruk, Tile and Carpets, House Wifes Paradise.

As a full stack developer, you’ll be building critical parts of our application and help us use software in service of our customers by making it as easy for them to apply and receive loans. Our stack is currently built with Ruby on Rails with a few Node based microservices. This position is based in Nairobi, Kenya.

The role will include the following responsibilities:
  • Writing core code that is a pleasure for other engineers to read and understand.
  • Build reusable code and libraries for future use
  • Optimize application for maximum speed and scalability
  • Assure that all user input is validated before submitting to back-end
  • Collaborate with other team members and the senior software engineer
  • Build and maintain features that move our business forward
  • Awesome things about this position
  • You get to work on cutting edge FinTech problems - we have a proprietary algorithm to credit score customers and determine their loan eligibility.
  • You get to work on complex scaling challenges - we work with some of the largest retailers and eCommerce companies in Kenya and have to solve scaling challenges as our traffic grows exponentially
  • You will have the opportunity to learn and grow .
  • You get to work at a fast growing and funded startup - we have a successful business and have raised money to hit the gas and grow exponentially, come join us for the journey!
  • Experience, Skills and Qualifications Required:
  • Strong understanding of Ruby on Rails and how it works.
  • Having shipped a Ruby on Rails application before.
  • 2+ Years of Software Engineering experience.
  • Experience with PostGres, Heroku/AWS, Javascript (with or without frameworks).
  • Understanding of the following concepts: MVC, RESTful APIs, ORM.
  • Experience with testing frameworks and site monitoring tools.
  • Experience with Git and Git-based workflows.
  • Experience working with Redis and Sidekiq
  • Don’t have the desired qualifications but think you’d be a good fit for the role? Apply and tell us why!

    All written applications and CVs should be submitted to careers@lipalater.com.

    2. User Experience (UX) Design

    Company Information:

    Odyssey Capital is a consumer finance organization leveraging financial inclusion by allowing people to pay for otherwise unaffordable smart devices and other consumer items in affordable monthly instalments.

    Our core product is Lipa Later (Pay later). To ensure our clients receive nothing short of a high quality range of emerging and trending products, we continue to engage in partnerships with quality brands including but not limited to Samsung East Africa, Anisuma, Oppo Kenya, Infinix, Startimes, Jumia, Saruk, Tile and Carpets, House Wifes Paradise.

    The role will include the following responsibilities:
  • Develop new user-facing features
  • Ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs
  • Optimize application for maximum speed and scalability
  • Understand product specifications and user psychology
  • Conduct concept and usability testing and gather feedback
  • Create personas through user research and data
  • Define the right interaction model and evaluate its success
  • Develop wireframes and prototypes around customer needs
  • Find creative ways to solve UX problems (e.g. usability, findability)
  • Communicate design ideas and prototypes to developers
  • Keep abreast of competitor products and industry trends
  • Experience, Skills and Qualifications Required:
  • Proven experience as a UX Designer, UI Designer or similar role
  • Strong portfolio of design projects
  • Familiarity with interaction design and information architecture
  • Proficient understanding of web markup, including HTML5, CSS3
  • Basic understanding of server-side CSS pre-processing platforms, such as LESS and SASS
  • Proficient understanding of client-side scripting and JavaScript frameworks, including jQuery, Ajax and Node js.
  • Good understanding of advanced JavaScript libraries and frameworks, such as AngularJS, KnockoutJS, NodeJS, ReactJS
  • Good understanding of asynchronous request handling, partial page updates, and AJAX
  • Basic knowledge of image authoring tools, to be able to crop, resize, or perform small adjustments on an image.
  • Familiarity with tools such as as Gimp or Photoshop is a plus.
  • A UI/UX designer is expected to deliver finished resources for the developer to incorporate into the app. However, quite often a front-end web developer needs to make some small adjustments. Proficient understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues and ways to work around them. Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git / Mercurial / SVN. Good understanding of SEO principles and ensuring that application will adhere to them.

    Don’t have the desired qualifications but think you’d be a good fit for the role? Apply and tell us why!

    All written applications and CVs should be submitted to careers@lipalater.com.

    3. Account Manager, Mombasa

    Company Information:

    Lipa Later (Pay later) is a consumer finance organization leveraging financial inclusion by allowing people to pay for otherwise unaffordable smart devices and other consumer items in affordable monthly instalments.

    To ensure our clients receive nothing short of a high-quality range of emerging and trending products, we continue to engage in partnerships with quality brands including but not limited to Samsung East Africa, Anisuma, Oppo Kenya, Infinix, Startimes, Saruk, Tile and Carpets, House Wifes Paradise.

    If you are dynamic, creative, motivated and know how to get the most out of a team? This is the ultimate job for you. The ideal candidate will enjoy working in a vibrant environment that is mission driven, result oriented and community based.

    The role will include the following responsibilities:
    i) Account Management
  • Operate as the lead point of contact for any and all matters specific to our partners.
  • Build and maintain strong, long-lasting relationships with partners.
  • Negotiate contracts and close agreements to maximize profits.
  • Develop new business with existing partners and/or identify areas to improvement.
  • Collaborate with the business development team to Identify and grow opportunities within territory.
  • ii) Partnerships Recruitment
  • Developing leads with prospective partners and building a business network.
  • Planning and delivery of personalized propositions to engage new partnerships.
  • Promoting PR/communication initiatives in key markets to maximize brand exposure.
  • Conduct market research and data analysis to help build powerful and persuasive commercial proposals based on the marketing objectives and the business needs of potential partners.
  • Supporting the business development team by initiating, negotiating and closing appropriate engagements with partners.
  • iii)Team Management
  • Manage the regions sales team and loan officer(s).
  • Develops strategies to promote team member adherence to company regulations and performance goals.
  • Experience, Skills and Qualifications Required:
  • At least 3 years’ work experience with a minimum of 1 year’ experience in Account Management.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited University in the field of business or related discipline.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and relationship management.
  • Excellent IT Skills, specifically Microsoft Word, Excel & PowerPoint.
  • Experience delivering tailored solutions to partners’ needs.
  • Proven ability to juggle multiple account management projects at a time while maintaining sharp attention to detail.
  • Excellent listening, negotiation and presentation abilities.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • The ability to work independently as an individual and as part of a team.
  • All written applications and CVs should be submitted to careers@lipalater.com.

    4. Business to Business Sales Lead

    Odyssey Capital Limited is a company that offers financial products and services including Lipa Later (electronics and furniture financing) to individuals and businesses in the lower to middle – income bracket in Kenya. The company was established to bridge the financial gap experienced by the aforementioned demographic and to raise the standards of living throughout the country by making technology and other financial products/services affordable.

    Are you a pro-active, self-driven individual with the ability to think creatively and try new things? Then this role is for you! The ideal candidate will enjoy working in a vibrant environment that is mission driven, result oriented and community based.

    The role will include the following responsibilities:
  • Developing leads with prospective partners and building a business network.
  • Developing and maintaining and exercise good judgement in managing a network of commercial partners.
  • Planning and delivery of personalized propositions to engage new partnerships.
  • Promoting PR/communication initiatives in key markets to maximize brand exposure.
  • Conduct market research and data analysis to help build powerful and persuasive commercial proposals based on the marketing objectives and the business needs of potential partners.
  • Supporting the business development team by initiating, negotiating and closing appropriate engagements with partners.
  • As part of the Business Development team, working closely with other streams of business.
  • Experience, Skills and Qualifications Required:
  • At least 2 years’ experience with a minimum 1 year experience in business to business sales.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited University in the field of business or related discipline.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and relationship management
  • The ability to work on their own initiative, effectively both as an individual and as part of a team
  • Excited by challenges and motivated to find solutions that work for all parties
  • Excellent IT Skills, specifically Microsoft Word, Excel & PowerPoint
  • All written applications and CVs should be submitted to careers@lipalater.com.

    5. Sales Agents - Kigali.

    Lipa Later is a consumer finance organization leveraging financial inclusion by allowing people to pay for otherwise unaffordable electronics such as smartphones, television sets as well as furniture, in affordable monthly instalments. We are looking for hands-on team players with exceptional communication, interpersonal, negotiation and presentation skills.

    Duties:
  • Promoting our financial products/services to potential clients in partner stores.
  • Maintaining positive customer relationships to ensure future sales.
  • Reach out to customer leads through cold calling .
  • Achieve agreed upon sales targets and outcomes within schedule .
  • Coordinate sales effort with team members and other departments .
  • Skills, Interests and Qualities:
  • Degree/Diploma in Business related course / Sales & Marketing
  • Proven work experience in sales and marketing sector .
  • Excellent communication and listening skills .
  • Aggressive with good sales negotiation skills .
  • Determination and motivation to meet targets .
  • Discretion and a trustworthiness
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • A respect for private and confidential information.
  • Pleasant personality, eloquent and well-groomed
  • Computer literate
  • Remuneration:

    This is a commission-based package.

    Could it be you we are looking for? Do you possess the required skills listed above? If so, written applications and CVs should be submitted to the email below: careers@lipalater.com

    6. Sales Agents - Nakuru,Eldoret,Kisumu.

    Odyssey Capital is a consumer finance organization leveraging financial inclusion by allowing people to pay for otherwise unaffordable smart devices and other consumer items in affordable monthly instalments.

    Our core product is Lipa Later (Pay later). To ensure our clients receive nothing short of a high-quality range of emerging and trending products, we continue to engage in partnerships with quality brands including but not limited to Samsung East Africa, Anisuma, Oppo Kenya, Infinix, Startimes, Jumia, Saruk, Tile and Carpets, House Wifes Paradise

    If you are a hands-on team player with exceptional communication, interpersonal, negotiation and presentation skills, you could just be the one we are looking for.

    Duties:
  • Promoting our financial products/services to potential clients in partner stores.
  • Understanding our client’s needs .
  • Meeting sales targets .
  • Skills, Interests and Qualities:
  • Excellent communication and listening skills.
  • The ability to explain complex information clearly and simply.
  • Aggressive.
  • Good sales negotiation skills.
  • Determination and motivation to meet targets.
  • Discretion and a trustworthiness.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • A respect for private and confidential information.
  • Determination and motivation to meet targets
  • Your pleasant personality and good grooming will stand you in good stead
  • Holders of Diplomas and Certificates from Tertiary institutions are encouraged to apply
  • Experience in sales is preferred.
  • Should have a good understanding of Micro Finance. Must be mature and demonstrate high levels of self-drive
  • Remuneration:

    This is a commission-based package.

    Have the desired qualifications but think you’d be a good fit for the role? Apply and tell us why! careers@lipalater.com

    NB: Indicate the role and town of interest, in the emails subject.

    7. Brand Ambassador.

    Odyssey Capital is a consumer finance organization leveraging financial inclusion by allowing people to pay for otherwise unaffordable smart devices and other consumer items in affordable monthly instalments.

    Our core product is Lipa Later (Pay later). To ensure our clients receive nothing short of a high-quality range of emerging and trending products, we continue to engage in partnerships with quality brands including but not limited to Samsung East Africa, Anisuma, Oppo Kenya, Infinix, Startimes, Jumia, Saruk, Tile and Carpets, House Wifes Paradise.

    We are seeking reliable, enthusiastic sales professional who will serve as the face of our company, build brand recognition, and successfully promote our products and services. If you are a hands-on team player with exceptional communication, interpersonal, negotiation and presentation skills, you could just be the one we are looking for.

    Duties:
  • Promoting our financial products/services to potential clients in partner stores.
  • Understanding our client’s needs .
  • Meeting sales targets .
  • Provide feedback to the required departments regarding customers’ insights and questions .
  • Calling customers & following up on applications .
  • Skills, Interests and Qualities:
  • Excellent communication and listening skills.
  • The ability to explain complex information clearly and simply.
  • Aggressive.
  • Good sales negotiation skills.
  • Determination and motivation to meet targets.
  • Discretion and a trustworthiness.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • A respect for private and confidential information.
  • Your pleasant personality and good grooming will stand you in good stead
  • Holders of Diplomas and Certificates from Tertiary institutions are encouraged to apply
  • Experience in sales is preferred with Two years’ experience in a similar role
  • Should have a good understanding of Micro Finance. Must be mature and demonstrate high levels of self-drive.
  • All written applications and CVs should be submitted via the email below careers@lipalater.com