It is no longer breaking news that financial technology services have broken traditional banking barriers to accessing financial services in the last ten years. Ultimately, there are many sound and experienced software engineers who are playing important roles in ensuring Nigerians have access to digital banking services.
They are developing digital banking solutions that are making it easier for customers to easily save, invest and lend
In this article, we’ll take a look at five software engineers who are at the forefront of innovation in this industry.
Adeolu is a graduate of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology where he earned a B.Tech. in Computer Science. He also holds a Master’s degree in Data Science from the University of Sunderland.
Highlights of his professional experience:
Adeolu currently works as a Senior Software Engineer for Bundle Africa, a crypto/blockchain startup with a global presence. At Bundle, he is saddled with the responsibilities of managing other software engineers to build an ERP system, third-party integrations, crypto recovery and appeal tools.
Prior to working for Bundle, he has worked for Binance crypto platform as Backend Engineer after he left Konga Online Ecommerce as Senior Backend Engineer on the payment team and as a Software Engineer with ConnectRail Services Limited.
Highlights of his technology stack:
2. Sam Adeniyi:
Samuel Adeniyi is an accomplished engineering leader with extensive experience in the Fintech industry. He has worked at several prominent Fintech companies, including Systemspecs, Venture Garden, and Inlaks Nigeria, building products changing the financial landscape across the African continent.
Throughout his career, Sam has demonstrated a deep understanding of the complexities of the Fintech landscape and has developed a comprehensive knowledge of the latest technological advancements in the industry.
As a leader, Sam has a collaborative management style that fosters creativity and encourages team members to think outside the box. He is skilled at building high-performing teams and has a proven track record of developing and mentoring top talent.
Aside from his work at established companies, Sam has also demonstrated an entrepreneurial spirit by founding two successful Fintech companies: Tarvos and Transbill. Both companies have raised pre-seed funding.
3. Enodi Audu:
Enodi Audu is a highly experienced Software Engineer and Product Manager. She holds bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Bingham University, Abuja
Highlights of professional experience:
Enodi started her professional career journey with Andela as a software engineer, and gained additional experience as a frontend engineer and team lead at Tangerine Life. Enodi has proven to be a versatile and valuable asset to any organization where she has gone ahead to work on different ideas. Presently, Enodi works as a Frontend Engineer at Coursera.
Highlight of technology stack:
She has over 5+ years in engineering and B2B/B2C product launching using various programming languages.
4. Tunde Kehinde:
Tunde bagged a bachelor’s degree from Howard University and later further his education at Harvard University. Tunde is a technology and business leader par excellence. He’s played a pivotal role in technology adoption in Nigeria with Jumia.
Highlight of his professional experience:
From the early days of Jumia, Tunde Kehinde has been in the news. He Co-founded Jumia Nigeria. A company that came at a time that Sim Shagaya also building Konga.
Tunde is the Co-founder and CEO of Lidya, a loan facility FinTech company that provide loans to small businesses. His company has been instrumental in helping business owners have access to finance for their businesses in Ghana & Nigeria
Tunde Kehinde with passion for technology-backed ventures, he co-founded ACE company, a logistic company in Africa. Tunde is an experienced entrepreneur with a demonstrated history of working with small businesses across multiple emerging markets.
Emmanuel Ogbiyoyo is a senior Engineer at Tangerine Africa, based in Nigeria. With over five years of experience as a full-stack software engineer, he has established himself as an expert in infrastructure and system architecture.
Emmanuel has a diverse skill set, including proficiency in various technologies such as Express, AdonisJs, Laravel, Golang, Mongodb, Redis, Python, and Mysql. His high knowledge of distributed systems and high scale has proven invaluable in his previous work with companies in eCommerce, Financial, and Insurance spaces.
Emmanuel has previously held senior backend engineer and backend lead positions at Bookings Africa, Cowellness and CrenetTechLabs, where he was responsible for managing backend systems and processes. He has also been an active contributor to open-source projects, a testament to his dedication to the software engineering community.
Emmanuel is among the many talented software engineers driving disruption in the African fintech industry.
The innovative solutions he and his peers have developed are helping to drive economic growth and improve access to financial services for millions of people in the region. As Africa’s fintech industry continues to grow rapidly, software engineers are playing a crucial role in transforming the sector.
The fintech industry in Africa is growing rapidly, and software engineers like Emmanuel are at the forefront of this transformation. Their innovative solutions are driving economic growth and improving access to financial services for millions of people in the region. As the sector continues to evolve, the role of software engineers will become increasingly important in addressing the challenges and opportunities presented by the African fintech landscape.