Senior Software Engineer (Android)

Amsterdam or Nairobi
Engineering /
Full Time /
About Apollo Agriculture 

Apollo Agriculture is the commercial farming platform that helps small-scale farmers maximize their profits. Apollo’s ML-powered credit models and automated operations technology unlock the massive, untapped small-scale farming market, starting in Kenya. With optimized financing, high-quality farm products, and digital advice, Apollo farmers are already more than doubling their farm profitability. Apollo’s team brings together technology, credit and operations experience from The Climate Corporation (acquired for USD $1 Billion), Google, Capital One and One Acre Fund. We value evangelical pursuit of mission with a pragmatic approach, humility in the face of challenge, active discussion of disagreements, and considerate listening.

About the Role

Apollo Agriculture is seeking an Android Software Engineer to help us change how smallholder farmers in Africa access credit, customized advice, and farm inputs at a radical scale. We are looking for someone with a strong understanding of computer science, excellent software engineering fundamentals and a genuine desire to grow. We're looking for a person who can not only own a project and drive it to completion but who can also grow into being a leader at our company.
The Software Engineer will be responsible for contributing to our core software systems. We use software throughout all the operations of our company. From marketing to lending, from repayment to credit rating, we’re constantly automating and improving pieces of our company. We use Scala and PostgreSQL on the backend and develop our frontends for Android and React. We currently have two Android apps - one for field agents and another for our agro-dealer partners.
This position reports to the team manager of an engineering team.


    • Strong understanding of computer science and excellent software engineering fundamentals.
    • A strong commitment to learning whatever is required to get the job done. We don't expect you to know everything, but we expect you to be able to learn what you need to on the job.
    • Experience developing software with a team. You should be able to use `git rebase` comfortably and see the benefits of testable code.
    • Comfort with building Android apps in Kotlin. We expect you to have worked on several Kotlin apps and have shipped at least one app to consumers. You should be comfortable with Android APIs and its concepts such as API versioning, Gradle build files and the application lifecycle. We use Room and Jetpack Compose and expect you to have tried them - even if not professionally.
    • Deep desire to work delivering credit and advice to smallholder farmers with all of the challenges that entails. While we don't expect every hire to start with experience working with smallholder farmers, we expect every hire to go on field trips to our customers in Kenya and to develop a deep working understanding of the lives of our customers
    • Bonus: You have experience with some or all of the Android libraries we use such as Jetpack Compose, Room, Koin, Gson and/or Kotlin serialization. 
    • Bonus: Comfort building user interfaces that are highly user friendly and have well thought out designs. We don’t expect you to be a designer but appreciate an eye for detail and user experience.
    • Bonus: Comfort with functional programming languages. You won’t be developing our Scala backend but running it and reading code is helpful when developing new features.


    • Are a collaborative team of smart and ambitious people who are dedicated to serving our customers. 
    • Make magic happen to solve hard problems and always come with solutions when challenges arise. 
    • Are comfortable taking risks that can result in radical scale, and understand that failures are opportunities to learn and improve. 
    • Are considerate listeners and take the time to deeply understand and seek out ideas from the people around us, even when we disagree. 
    • Offer a dynamic environment that fosters talent, collaboration and growth. 
    • Take pride in our work and share the responsibility to see it through from conception to deployment. 
    • Back up our talk with a competitive compensation and benefits package and challenging projects. 
    • Have a team spread out across Europe and Kenya and while we enjoy working together in offices also allow a lot of flexibility in remote work.
    • Value autonomy, honesty, transparency, and respect. 
    • Are excited to hear from you!
Apollo Agriculture does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. Apollo Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. 
Apollo Agriculture is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we may conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history.

Apollo Agriculture does not charge money or any kind of fee at any stage of the recruitment process.