Our mission

We’re making Africa the first cashless continent.

In 2017, over half the population in Sub-Saharan Africa had no bank account. That’s for good reason—the fees are too high, the closest branch can be miles away, and nobody takes cards. Without access to financial institutions, people are forced to keep their savings under the mattress. Small business owners rely on lenders who charge extortionate rates. Parents spend hours waiting in line to pay school fees in cash.

We’re solving this by building financial services that just work: no account fees, instantly available, and accepted everywhere. In places where electricity, water and roads don’t always work, you can still send money with Wave. In November 2017, we launched a mobile app in Senegal for cash deposit, withdrawal, and peer-to-peer and business payments. In 2019, we expanded to Cote d’Ivoire. Now, we have millions of users and are growing fast. Our goal is to make Africa the first cashless continent. And that’s where you come in….

How you’ll help us achieve it:

We’re looking for an experienced iOS engineer who’s independent, excited about getting things done, and ready to hit the ground running. You’ll be responsible for building and improving the ways people pay with Wave. You’ll use your iOS expertise to create user-friendly and maintainable applications and to help the rest of your team do the same.

Our to-do list changes constantly, but here are some recent projects:

  • Enabling people to use their Wave app to pay for products in stores all over Senegal.
  • Allowing our users to cheaply send money to Wave users in other countries.
  • Building a way for people to easily move money between their bank account and their Wave account.


  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience with minimum 2 years of it spent building iOS applications.
  • Experience using Swift and SwiftUI (professional or personal projects are fine).
  • Native or fluent English.

You might be a good fit if you:

  • Reflexively ask yourself, “is this code the best way to make my users happy?”
  • Push through hard problems without giving up.
  • Enjoy helping other engineers on your team to improve their frontend skills.
  • Are not afraid to take on complicated systems.
  • Are excited to learn to do some amount of backend work where it is closely tied to larger frontend projects.
  • Work to make things easier for the next engineer who will touch your code.
  • Always try to improve as a programmer and colleague.

Key Details:

  • You can work remotely from anywhere (between UTC -5 and +4) with reliable internet access.
  • Our salaries are competitive and are calculated using a transparent formula. For this role, depending on your experience and location, we offer a salary range of $118,600 – $172,900 USD (or local equivalent), plus equity targeted to be worth 3-4x your annual salary.
  • Major benefits:
    • Subsidized health insurance for you and your dependents and retirement contributions (both vary from country-to-country)
    • 6 months fully paid parental leave and subsidized fertility assistance
    • Unlimited vacation with a 20-day minimum requirement
    • $10,000 annual charitable donation matching

About Engineering at Wave:

You’ll join an autonomous, cross-functional team focused on a single area of Wave’s product. Each team is led by a product manager and mentored by a technical lead on the team.

You’ll be responsible for your own frontend-focused projects as well as supporting the other engineers on your team with the frontend parts of their projects. We organize things to give you as much ownership as possible so typically you’ll be in charge of your projects from planning through to release.

Our stack (you only need prior experience with your frontend stack, if you need to work with anything else we’ll train you):

  • backend: Python 3 (+ mypy)
  • API layer: GraphQL
  • Android frontend: Kotlin/Jetpack
  • iOS frontend: Swift/SwiftUI
  • web frontend: TypeScript/React
  • database: Postgres
  • infrastructure: GCP / Terraform
  • orchestration: Kubernetes

Our team

  • We have a rapidly growing in-country team in Senegal, Côte D’Ivoire, Mali, Burkina Faso, Gambia, and Uganda, plus remote team members spread across the world. We’re deeply passionate about our mission of bringing radically affordable financial services to the people who need them most.
  • We foster autonomy for our employees. You’ll own your own projects at every stage, from understanding the problem to monitoring your solution in production.
  • We’re backed by world-class investors including Founders Fund, Sequoia Heritage, Stripe, Ribbit Capital, Y Combinator and Partech Africa.

How to apply

Fill out the form below, and upload a resume in English.

Optional: Please feel free to add a cover letter or note if there is anything additional that you would like to share about your interest in Wave/the role or your experience. We review applications on a rolling basis.

Wave is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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