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Paga is solving the “use of cash” problem in emergingmarkets. Over 2 billion people find it difficult to transfer or leverage moneyfor basic human needs. This leads to the use of cash across most of the worldwith 90% of transactions in emerging markets performed using cash. Our focus isto digitize cash by building an ecosystem that enables people to digitally sendand receive money and delivers inclusive financial services. In all ourmarkets, we take a partnership model in working with local banks and financialinstitutions.
Our purpose is to make it simple for one billion peopleto access and use money.
Our strategic intent is to scale an emerging marketspayments powerhouse by focusing on large countries where the problems we seekto solve exist. Our first market has been Nigeria where we are the leadingmobile money operator. Currently in Nigeria, Paga has a market of 200m people,53% of whom are under the age of 33. In this, the largest economy in Africa at$405bn, only 36% of adults are banked. The statistics show, however, that 60mpeople are unbanked while 70m are online – suggesting that the mobilemoney/mobile fintech environment is poised for exponential growth.
Paga offers a consumer mobile wallet that works on anytype of phone – smartphones and feature phones – and any internet enableddevice. The Paga wallet is similar to PayPal/Venmo/Alipay – the consumer canlink her/his bank accounts or cards or save cash in the wallet. Consumers canthen use Paga for a variety of use cases – P2P money transfers, bill payments,paying merchants online or in-store etc. Customers can also access financialservices from partner banks and financial institutions on Paga.
Paga reaches the mass market via a network ofmicrobusinesses and SMEs (moms and pops), agents. The agents are independentretailers who offer Paga services in their local communities.
Paga has been recognized locally and globally and has wonor been nominated for a variety of mobile money, payment operator,entrepreneurial and related awards. Most notably selected two years in a rowfor CB Insights Fintech 250, and Paga’s Founder and Group CEO has beenidentified as one of the 100 most influential people in Africa.
Our purpose at Paga is to make it simple for 1 billion people to access and use money. Wedo that by delivering innovative financial services to the mass market across large, underserved markets.
At Paga we value above all else, Collaboration, Ownership, Results Orientation, Integrity and Innovation (CORII).
Database engineering team activities at Paga fall within the Product Development group along the software engineering, platform, and software support teams.
As a Senior Database Architect, you will own primary responsibility for the architecture, performance, security and reliability of the core relational databases and no-relational data stores on the Paga platform. You will work closely with the software engineering teams (including database engineers) and the platform team (infrastructure and devops) to achieve this. This means:
The senior database architect is a key, senior member of the Product Development Team, which is responsible for all aspects of development and management of the Paga product platform. Database architecture activities usually span several technical areas so database architects will work closely with all of these teams while reporting directly to the lead software architect (application side) in the Paga development team structure.
This role owns primary responsibility for the effective operation and growth of the Paga core data storage solutions which at present exists in both Microsoft SQL Server and PostgreSQL deployments.
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