Jumia, an IT e-commerce company that operates in the African market, announced the opening of a hundred spots for their development centre in Boavista, Porto. Currently with 350 employees, the platform is looking for software engineers, product managers and cybersecurity engineers among other profiles.
It was in Porto that the first unicorn company (name given to a start-up that reaches the amount of one billion dollars) from Africa installed its first technological centre. Currently operating in 11 countries, to where the technology developed in the Invicta goes to, the Nigerian company is listed in the New York market since 2019 and employs about five thousand people.
Apart from managing a platform that connects shop owners and clients, Jumia also operates in logistics, ensuring the delivery of thousands of packages and a payment system, making the financial transactions easier.
In a statement, the group IT director assumes that the growth of the company is accompanying the development of e-commerce in the African Continent and that the limitations brought by the pandemic have been an acceleration factor.
“Since the pandemic, the African Consumers have increasingly been searching for online products, on a daily basis. This change in consumption habits means that e-commerce is increasingly present in people's daily lives", says Hugo Conceição, justifying "the need to increase our range of employees".
After Porto, Jumia will open an IT development centre in Cairo, Egypt, with the technology being transferred, again, from the Invicta Unit.