Nigeria’s largest online mall, Konga.com has opened its new engineering centre in Lagos, an expansion which it said was necessitated by the growth of Konga’s massive engineering team.
Today,Konga.com has one of the most remarkable teams of software engineers in Nigeria comprising over 100 engineers. Most of these engineers are now located in the new Lagos office with a smaller hub expected to be opened soon in Cape Town, South Africa.
Konga’s team of highly self-motivated and driven tech gurus work on developing the cutting-edge software and applications which Konga.com runs on today.
With a keen focus on innovation, some impressive software developed by the tech team range from the actual Konga.com website, to other platforms such as the ‘SellerHQ’– a trading Platform which allows sellers all around Nigeria to upload pictures of their merchandise, manage stores and actively trade on the Konga.com.
Konga.com’s engineering team also created the Konga Shopping App which runs on Android and iOS, Konga’s Konga’s SellerHQ App on Android as well as several Logistics Applications and internal operational tools.
The company’s Director of Products and Enterprises-Technology, Olatokunbo Fagbamigbe expressed his delight with the growth of the engineering team.
He remarked that, “Konga hires the finest multidisciplinary engineers in Nigeria to design and develop the core systems for our online customer experience today; ranging from the actual e-retailer site to other back-end systems. Our team is driven by the challenge to engineer world class systems to help Konga be the engine of trade and commerce in Africa”.
The company’s CEO and founder, Sim Shagaya commented on the role of technology in firmly establishing e-commerce as a major industry in Nigeria saying, “The growth potential for e-commerce in Nigeria is astronomical. We recognize that to be successful in this industry, every point in the consumer’s online shopping experience on Konga must befirst-rate.
“From providing ease when placing orders, to the moment the consumer holds the product in his hands, our proprietary technology follows through to ensure that the experience is as satisfying as possible”.
“The amazing thing about Nigeria is that we have millions of vibrant youth, providing a large pool of great technical talent to choose from for the development of this technology.
“As a company founded in Nigeria, we believe that we mustplay our part in developing the country. We firmly believe in building capability and this is one of the reasons we recently launched a peer training programme for our engineers called the Konga Tech University.In addition to this,we will established a knowledge exchange programme with the experts from our South-Africa hub,” he said.