ANKA careers 2022 in EMEA – Ingénieur DevOps

  • Full Time
  • EMEA

Website ANKA

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About the job

Who are we and what do we stand for?

A) Our story

Launched in 2013 by Moulaye and Kadry as a side-project to help a friend’s mother, they understood quickly that there was room for opportunity for distribution through the web for the African culture. They saw the first orders coming with an outsourced MVP, and they decided to dedicate themselves full time to this growing project. With the coming of Luc, in 2016, they focused on Tech and Product and then launched Afrikrea, the marketplace, and Boom… a growth of 8% per week, doubling our revenue every quarter and multiplying our revenue 10 times every year!

After several fundraisings, a move to Abidjan, the coming of the first team members, and a strong partnership with DHL, Afrikrea became the number 1 African eCommerce exporter.

B) The current situation: the transition to Anka

In 2020, rich in these years of experience in direct contact with sellers and as entrepreneurs serving entrepreneurs, we understood that the challenges of the sellers were deeper than those solved by the marketplace, Afrikrea. The sellers faced specific African issues such as the lack of visibility globally, the difficulty of shipping products worldwide from Africa, the complexity of payments between international and local ways. To resolve these needs that exceed the perimeter of a simple marketplace, they decided to create Anka.

Anka, powered by Afrikrea, is the all-in-one solution for sellers of products « Made of Africa » (fashion, art, food, or beauty…) to sell from anywhere, ship worldwide, get paid faster on international or local African payment methods, and manage their businesses easily. Our new vision is clear: Export Africa by building the future of selling globally!

In January 2022, we raised 5,4 million euros from top-tier investors (including the founder of Alibaba), and it’s the reason why we are looking for the right people to help us achieve this vision.

C) Few KPIs about Anka

General KPIs

  • 13000+ sellers in 46 African countries
  • 35+ million dollars of transactions in 172 countries
  • 750 000+ visits each month
  • 3000+ new products each week
  • 1200+ messages exchanged each day
  • A team of 30 team members passionate about this vision, diverse, experienced, working in full remote (since day 1), and very cool!

Specific KPIs for the DevOps Team

  • Code Quality (>=B on new Terraform code)
  • Lead Time
  • Deploy Frequency
  • Availability Rate
  • Unplanned Work Rate

What are we looking for?

A) Context of the team and vision of the job

Under the responsibility of Luc, our CPTO (Chief Product & Technical Officer), you’ll work in a team of 2 smart and badass people. The vision of the Infrastructure team is to deliver the best infrastructure to support Anka’s growth.

In regular contact with the Engineering & Products Teams, your role will be to manage the development and IT operations.

B) Your challenges (if you accept them…)

Your missions :

  • Your missions :
  • Create a new dev/stage/production docker based infrastructure on AWS with Terraform
  • Manage pipelines automation from PR to production deploys with Github Actions
  • Enhance visibility to IT products and business services through stack monitoring.

Your first goals :

  • For the 3 first months: New reliable production-ready infrastructure with pipelines and monitoring and Deliver features in time.
  • For the 6 first months: Take overall dev/IT operations without assistance and Great collaboration within the Engineering Team

C) What you will need to succeed

In terms of hard & soft skills (Mandatory):

  • Senior Experience on AWS,
  • Senior Experience in Elasticsearch
  • Senior experience on Postgresql
  • Senior experience on Redis
  • Senior experience on Docker.
  • Strong remote experience,
  • Good communication
  • Teamwork
  • Perfect time management
  • Accountability
  • Problem-solving

D) Your recruitment process

  • A 45-minutes interview on Zoom with Laetitia, our Senior HR Manager, to validate the fit with our needs and your fit with Anka
  • A 120-minutes interview on Zoom with Luc, our CPTO, and your future manager to deep dive into your technical skills
  • A quick quiz (=10 minutes maximum) to know your drivers at work
  • A 30-minutes interview on Zoom with Moulaye, our CEO, to validate your fit with our culture

E) Key information about this position

  • Start date of this position: The second of May 2022 (at the latest)
  • Salary: Between 5 000 and 8 000 euros net per month (according to the experience)

What we can offer you

A) Our culture “We craft, we care, we share”

  • We craft: Lean working which means iteration, the will to learn, continuous improvement, the hands-on aspect, the problem-solving attitude, and humility
  • We care: Crazy ambition, the will to be the best, commitment, and hardworking
  • We share: Authenticity, Transparency, Curiosity, Generosity, and active listening

B) Our work from home Policy (100% remote since Day 1)

Liberty and flexibility to work from everywhere which implies asynchronous and structured communication (thanks to Basecamp) but also flexibility, autonomy, and discipline

C) The possibility of growing quickly within the organization

As a small startup, there is room for opportunities at Anka! Thanks to our quarterly feedback, you’ll easily know what are the areas you’ll have to improve and what you succeed in. If you meet or exceed our expectations, there’ll be the possibility in 6 months to evolve horizontally or vertically with a salary increase.

For example, for this position as Senior DevOps, you could evolve horizontally as Team Feature Lead Devops or vertically as Lead Tech DevOps.

D) Our perks

  • Company Goodies
  • International health Coverage
  • Paid Holidays: 25 days per year
  • Budget for learning (100 euros per month per employee)
  • Employee Stocks Option Plan
  • The hardware of your choice OR BYOC (Bring your own Computer) coming with a 100 euros per month cumulable as hardware perk

E) Our rituals


  • The AHOM: Our weekly meeting
  • 1-week meet up once a year in an African all together

Specific for the Engineering Team

  • Morning Greetings in Team Chat (in employee’s timezone)
  • Morning Written Daily (Team shared).
  • Daily Team Stand-ups at 13:00 UTC (10 to 15mn).
  • Friday 2 to 4 hours challenges (Team tackling a real-world UX challenge together over Zoom).
  • Bi-monthly Team retrospective.
  • Monthly presentations to the Tribe (AHOM).
  • Monthly 1 on 1 with manager

F) Our policy about diversity and inclusion

We’re Anka. We truly embrace diversity and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to color, religion, sex, national origin, sexuality, disability, or any other characteristic.

If you want to be truly yourself, work from where you want but also work in an organization with an international impact, Anka is the right place for you!

Company: ANKA

Vacancy Type: Full-time · Mid-Senior level

Job Location:  EMEA

Application Deadline: N/A

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