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SCALA Team Lead
Portugal, Kenya

You’ve gained experience in the software development space and want to continue working on innovative projects, whilst making an impact with your tech skills & knowledge. Read on to find out more about our Scala Engineering Team Lead position.

For this position, we are open to remote work and will happily accept applicants from any Triggerise Location (Portugal, South Africa, Amsterdam, Kenya, Ethiopia, India).

Our client is a fast-growing non-profit social enterprise with offices in the Netherlands, Portugal, South Africa, India, Kenya, and Ethiopia. They build digital platforms that motivate users - primarily young women and adolescent girls - to make positive choices. They work together with local communities and use nudges like reminders, discounts, and reward points to encourage our users to access and use health products and services. 

All of their offices are comfortable, open spaces filled with enthusiastic, international colleagues. Whether you are working from our biggest office in Nairobi, the fast-growing office in South Africa, or from home, our people are young, and our culture is global and dynamic. Our work environment is fast-paced, informal, and friendly.


Our Engineering Team Lead is responsible for leading and developing a team of talented software engineers, as well as creating and maintaining the software that allows our platform to function. Other responsibilities include:

  • Leading and mentoring the individuals in your team

  • Maintaining and developing new features on our software platform

  • Coordination of the work that the software engineering team need to do

  • Applying the principles of software engineering to the design, development maintenance, testing and evaluation of our software

  • Responsible for security and data protection when developing our software


  • You have worked extensively with a number of backend tools and frameworks including Scala

  • You have experience managing a team of backend developers

  • You have the required technical skills & knowledge in order to effectively program our software

  • You are a logical thinker and a natural problem solver



  • Great secondary benefits

  • A personal development budget

  • Full medical cover

  • Accident Insurance 

  • Growth opportunities

  • A product to help shape as we grow, to leave your mark on how we do things

  • A vision that we trust that you will do your job without us having to invent unnecessary rules and regulations


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