Job Vacancies at Interswitch

Interswitch: Interswitch is an Africa-focused integrated digital payments and commerce company that facilitates the electronic circulation of money as well as the exchange of value between individuals and organisations on a timely and consistent basis. We started operations in 2002 as a transaction switching and electronic payments processing, and have progressively evolved into an integrated payment services company, building and managing payment infrastructure as well as delivering innovative payment products and transactional services throughout the African continent. At Interswitch, we offer unique career opportunities for individuals capable of playing key roles and adding value in an innovative and fun environment.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:



Job Title: Team Lead, Data Engineer

Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Job type: Permanent
Department: Purepay – Transaction Switching & Payment Processing

Job Description

  • Design, implement and maintain scalable and highly available data pipelines on large volume data sets, that will enable impactful insights & strategy for our product and services.


  • Data Engineering.
  • Work closely with data analyst, product team, business lines, engineering, data science, and other data analytics teams to understand requirements/goals and provide viable and innovative data solutions
  • Translate business requirements by business team into data engineering specifications.
  • Ensure all company data is available and accessible in a central location.
  • Build scalable data marts from the available raw data that can be used to derive business metrics/insights as specified by stakeholders • Work hand in hand with the DevOps team and develop monitoring and alerting scripts on various data pipelines and jobs.
  • Process, clean and validate the integrity of data to be used for analytics purposes.
  • Work with engineering and product team to ensure that products are designed to properly capture required data fields.
  • Expand and optimize data and data pipeline architecture.
  • Collaborate with data analyst teams to incorporate 3rd party data assets to augment internal data.
  • Effectively plan tasks across multiple projects simultaneously with different requirements, needs, and priorities.
  • Provide Support and trainings for data usage.
  • Mentor team member and provide leadership.

Education and Experience
Academic Qualification(s):

  • Good First Degree in Computer Science / Statistics / related field.

Experience (Number of relevant years):

  • Minimum of 5 years in a data engineering role with at least one of those years managing a team.

Key Skills Required Technical:

  • Big Data Concepts.
  • Big Data Technology.
  • Data Modeling
  • ETL & ELT tools (SSIS, Spark, Sqoop, Apache Airflow).
  • Programing Language (SQL, Python/Scala).
  • Database Management (MS SQL, Mongo, Casandra, MaprDBMaprFS)
  • Machine Learning (Data Preprocessing).
  • Realtime Data processing (Kafka).
  • Cloud Services (AWS / Azure).
  • Problem Analysis

Requirement Analysis Soft Skills:

  • People management
  • Innovation & creativity
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Work under pressure
  • Communication (Verbal & Written)
  • Attention to details

Application Closing Date
2nd March, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online



Job Title: Software Engineer

Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Employment Type: Full-time


  • PHP, Laminas / Laravel Framework
  • Object-Oriented Design,
  • Problem Solving and Logical Thinking,
  • Written and Verbal Communication,
  • Attention to detail and Teamwork
  • DevOps will be an advantage.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


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Job Title: Product Manager, Non-card Processing (PurePay)

Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Job type: Permanent

Job Description

  • To drive the growth of Interswitch’s non-card processing/switching products and platforms.
  • The Product Manager is responsible for and drives the execution of product strategy , in line with the business strategy to drive market penetration and enable the business to achieve its objectives.
  • This role reports to the Portfolio Manager.


  • Product Management
  • Product Visioning
  • Create Product & Portfolio Strategy
  • Roadmap Creation
  • Handle product design sessions
  • Manage rollout & trials
  • Handle product launch with conjunction with product marketing
  • Roadmap reviews
  • Product performance monitoring and reporting
  • Writing product requirement and supporting product development
  • Creating user stories
  • Managing product backlog
  • Product documentation and visibility
  • Handling customer and sales feedback
  • Team coaching and feedback
  • Supporting sales and business development
  • Assess value, develop cases, and prioritize stories, epics and themes to ensure work focuses on those with maximum value that are aligned with product strategy
  • Provide an active role in mitigating impediments impacting successful team completion of Release/Sprint Goals
  • Research and analyse market, the users, and the roadmap for the product
  • Keep abreast with Agile/Scrum best practices and new trends
  • Provide all required product reports as at when due


  • Product Management Certification, Project Management certification are advantages
  • Experience (Number of relevant years): Minimum of 5 years’ experience in product management with preferred experience in Non-card switching, Fintech or Financial services industry


  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Knowledge of payment, Transfer and non-card switching
  • Technical understanding of payment platforms
  • Product Management
  • People Management
  • Communication and presentation skills
  • Process, Risk & compliance understanding
  • Strategic thinking


  • Knowledge of Agile process and principles
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Customer Orientation & concerns understanding
  • Ability to translate Business requirements to Technical requirements
  • Problem solving and analysis
  • Interpersonal/cross-cultural
  • Trend spotting Professional

Application Closing Date
25th February, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online




Job Title: Systems Engineer – Compute and Storage

Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Job type: Permanent
Department: Technology

Job Description

  • The Systems Engineer – Compute & Storage, will primarily be responsible for the engineering, configuration, installation, maintenance, and upgrade of physical/virtual servers, storage, backups, and disaster recovery planning.
  • The Systems Engineer – Compute & Storage, will also be responsible for developing roadmaps, designs and automation of the infrastructure leveraging on several APIs, automation tools while also creating self service for routine operations to customers and stakeholders.


  • Strategy & Planning Research, evaluate, and recommend hardware and software for servers, storage (SAN, NAS, SAS, SATA, SSD, etc), and backup solutions for varying applications and databases
  • Implement and participate in infrastructure disaster recovery plans & business continuity activities
  • Continuous development of scripts to automate repetitive administration tasks, Validate system upgrades and patches when required
  • Develop strategy for planning compute & storage capacity with roadmaps to ensure just-in-time (JIT) purchasing
  • Deliver quality documentation allowing smooth day-to-day operations
  • Translate business requirements into scalable infrastructure designs, cost models and forecasts
  • Compliance with standards for quality, performance, or productivity
  • Operational Management Participate in on-call support rotation and implement solutions with proficient skills (upgrades, new releases, incidents, patching, deployment etc), as required by the business
  • Identify, diagnose, and resolve connection, reliability, or performance issues
  • Configure, manage, operate, and upgrade on-premises and cloud infrastructure
  • Perform daily system checks, verifying the integrity and availability of all involved infrastructure resources and key processes
  • Monitor and manage infrastructure with vCenter, vROPs, Cloudbolt, etc Ensure that service desk requests are delivered timely customers
  • This includes the execution of SOPs, Incidents/Problems tickets and Change requests alongside other business as usual
  • Ensure that performance, scalability, and security is maintained and optimized
  • Identify opportunities to innovate, extend and enhance service delivery wherever possible
  • Participate in disaster recovery plan and practicing recovery operations
  • Partner with key vendors to maintain an understanding of new technology and leading practices.
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Formal Education & Certification:

  • University Degree in the field of Computer Science or “STEM” major (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) or related field
  • Certification in VMware, NetApp, Cloud, or similar technologies is a plus
  • Knowledge & Experience Experience with cloud and container technology
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in supporting Server environments (Windows, Linux), VMware environments, and in managing (designing, configuring, upgrading, etc) storage solutions and backup solutions
  • 1-3 years of experience in managing public cloud-based solution and resources in multiple availability zones Experience with Dell, Lenovo, Cisco UCS, HP, Nutanix and NetApp technologies
  • Experience with NetApp storage technologies or alternatives like EMC, EqualLogic, or Nimble
  • Experience with backup tools like Commvault or Veeam
  • Experience monitoring production systems, root cause analysis, and troubleshooting
  • Scripting languages (Powershell, Python, Ansible, Terraform)
  • Personal Attributes Teamwork Ability to set and manage priorities judiciously
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong tactical skills, analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to articulate ideas to both technical and non-technical requirement
  • Exceptionally self-motivated and directed
  • Keen attention to detail.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online



Job Title: Team Lead, Data Science

Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Job type: Permanent
Department: Purepay – Transaction Switching & Payment Processing

Job Description

  • Discover opportunities for product development and process optimization from large datasets using Data Science techniques. Build, test, and deploy AI models, as well as maintain the underlying AI infrastructure.


  • Work with stakeholders in the organization to identify opportunities for leveraging company data to drive business solutions.
  • Extending company’s data with third party sources of information when needed Enhancing data collection procedures to include information that is relevant for building analytic systems.
  • Processing, cleansing, and verifying the integrity of data used for analysis.
  • Use predictive modeling to increase and optimize customer experiences, revenue generation, ad targeting and other business outcomes
  • Doing ad-hoc analysis and presenting results in a clear manner.
  • Provide support as required to assist clients in applying the generated insights to their business.
  • Ensure proper configuration management and change controls are implemented as regards acquired data and working documents used for analysis and modelling.
  • Build, test, and deploy AI models, as well as maintain the underlying AI infrastructure.
  • Mentor team members and provide leadership.

Education and Experience Required
Academic Qualification(s):

  • Good First Degree in Computer Science related field.
  • Relevant certifications
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Experience (Number of relevant years):

  • Minimum of 4 years in a Data Science role and 1 year in a number crunching role for reporting purpose such as operations reporting, statistics etc


  • Cross-Industry Process for Data Mining (CRISP-DM)
  • Data Visualization & Data Storytelling
  • Programming Languages (Python, TSQL etc)
  • Machine Learning Techniques
  • Analytical Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Requirement Analysis
  • Problem Analysis
  • Database Management (SQL and NoSQL)


  • People management
  • Innovation & creativity
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Attention to details
  • Communication (Verbal & Written)

Application Closing Date
2nd March, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


Important Notes

  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by people assigned to it.
  • They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
  • All personnel may be required to perform other responsibilities in addition to those specified from time to time, as needed.
  • We do not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Should you receive a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it.
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  • We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity inclusion. We do not discriminate on grounds of colour, race, nationality, religion, age, ethnic origin, disability, gender, marital status, or sexual orientation in our employment practices
  • Our people are all equally gifted in unique ways: we come from diverse traditions, personal experiences and points of view. And we want to include yours, Are you ready to inspire us with your ideas?
  • We encourage all applicants to apply and does not practice any discrimination in any recruitment process.
  • Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
  • Due to the urgency of the position, we have the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline
  • Only qualified candidates will be invited for interview

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