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E-commerce platform Jumia is hiring 100 employees in Porto

E-commerce platform Jumia is hiring 100 employees in Porto
SAPO Tek · 03 Dec 2021
Jumia operates in the African market, but one of the company's main development center is in Porto and already has 350 employees. The technology company wants to hire 100 more.

Jumia is hiring 100 new employees to work in its technological development center in the city of Porto. The company manages an e-commerce platform that operates in Africa and the support to this operation is made from Portugal.

The Tech Center in Porto was Jumia's first and, according to the company, it is one of the most important in a network that has other centers in Africa. There are 350 employees in Porto and the team will now be reinforced with software engineers, product managers and cybersecurity engineers.

Jumia runs a marketplace that connects consumers and retailers. It also has a logistics platform that ensures the delivery of millions of orders and a payment service - JumiaPay - that facilitates financial transactions in its ecosystem.

The company was Africa's first unicorn (worth over $1 billion). It was born in Nigeria in 2012 and is currently present in 11 countries on the African continent, ensuring about five thousand jobs. It is listed on the New York Stock Exchange since 2019.

Hugo Conceição, Chief Technology Officer of the Jumia Group, emphasizes in the press release regarding the recruitment campaign, that Jumia's growth has accompanied the growth of e-commerce in Africa, accelerated by the limitations of Covid-19.

"Since the pandemic, African consumers have increasingly started to look for everyday products online. This change in consumer habits means that e-commerce is increasingly present in people's daily lives", he says. "This, coupled with the fact that COVID-19 has driven e-commerce adoption in Africa, is at the root of a strong investment in our technology and the need to increase our pool of employees".

Jumia is also opening a Tech Center in Cairo, Egypt, which will operate in "technological synergy" with the Portugal unit, which will promote technology transfer to this new development unit.