Scala Engineering Team Lead

Tech · Porto, Portugal
Department Tech
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Manager/Supervisor

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! 

The Company
We are a fast-growing non-profit social enterprise with offices in the Netherlands, Portugal, India, Kenya, and Ethiopia. Triggerise builds digital platforms that motivate users - primarily young women and adolescent girls - to make positive choices. We 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. We also support our users in becoming entrepreneurs and adding value to their economies.

All of our Triggerise 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. 

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).

The Job

Our Engineering Team Lead is responsible for leading and developing a team of talented software engineers, as well as creating and maintains the software that allow 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.

About You

You have great, in-depth development experience using Scala and building software from the ground up.

  • 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.

The Rewards

At Triggerise we believe in being open, also when it comes to salaries. The salary bracket for this position, excluding benefits, is R60 000 - R88 000 per month in South Africa, KSH 292 000 - KSH 439 000 per month in Kenya and €2 700 - €4 100 in Portugal. We will offer you a salary in this bracket depending on your level of experience and how it relates to your future colleagues. If you would like to know more about the salaries in our other locations, please contact us.


In addition to your monthly salary, we offer you:

  • Great secondary benefits 
  • A personal development budget.
  • Unlimited holidays, if you can make it work with your team you’re good to go.
  • 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.

The details

Interested? Click apply now below! Want more information? Check out our website or contact our Global Recruiter. We only accept applications through the apply links, not by email. 

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  • Location
    Porto, Portugal
  • Department
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience