Careers at Paystack

Join Paystack and help power growth
for a new generation of businesses across Africa.

We’re building a growth engine for modern businesses in Africa

Paystack’s mission is to accelerate digital commerce across Africa. We do this in partnership with our customers, who represent some of the most forward-thinking organizations on the continent. To do this, we’re rewriting much of the fundamental infrastructure that underpins how trade happens.

While we’ve had significant early success, it’s still very much day 1 at Paystack. We have a thrilling amount of opportunity ahead of us to quite literally transform how commerce happens across the continent. And we need your help.

Recurring themes
in the work we do

Paystack is a mission-driven company, which means that we find ourselves returning to a similar set of questions in everything we do. If you already find yourself thinking about a few of the following questions, chances are high that you’ll love your work at Paystack.

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How do we make it absurdly easy to start - and scale - a business in Africa?

This is something we’re focused on almost to the point of obsession. It’s the foundational question that informs everything from product to marketing strategy.

How do we make it so that if someone has an idea, they can bring it to market as quickly as possible? And once a product or service has traction, how do we help apply more rocket fuel? How can we help our family of merchants become profitable, envied, and loved? How can we help them win?

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How do we dramatically increase the volume of intra-Africa trade?

Paystack is expanding into numerous African countries, not for the thrill of planting our flag, but because of what this will mean for cross-border trade.

Today, it’s easier for a Nigerian customer to purchase clothes from Europe than it is for them to do business with a merchant in nearby Togo. Why is this? And how can we fix it? How can we help a merchant in Ghana find their customers in Cote d’Ivoire? How can we help a merchant in Kenya find their customers in South Africa?

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What new business models can technology make possible in Africa?

When Paystack helped make automated recurring billing mainstream in Nigeria, it made possible completely new business models, such as digital subscriptions for media companies.

Which other industries can we help create on the back of new technology? Which new frontiers would merchants in Africa pursue, if they had better tools?

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How can we integrate Africa into the global economy?

Lots of value flows through the global economy every day, but most Africans are cut off from this wealth-creation engine. How can we help African merchants find their customers internationally? In fact, how can we help African businesses go toe-to-toe with the best companies in the world, and win?

At the same time, teams all over the world are building amazing productivity and life-enhancing tools and services, but African customers can’t take advantage of those tools because much of our financial infrastructure is cut off from the global economy. How can Paystack serve as a bridge between Africa and the rest of the world?

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What’re the best ways to source and groom exceptional talent?

One of the biggest limiting factors to the growth of our business, as well as our merchants' business, is talent. But there're hidden gems all over the continent. How do we reliably discover them?

And then once they join the team, how do we intentionally empower and invest in them to do the best work of their lives?


In addition to a competitive salary, here're a few resources we offer to help our team excel.

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Health insurance

Our comprehensive medical insurance covers a wide variety of needs

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New Macbook Pro

All team members receive a brand new MacBook Pro work laptop on their first day

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Smart, kind colleagues

Learn and grow with highly accomplished colleagues who’re invested in your personal and professional development

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Professional Development

We invest in our people to ensure they can achieve their short, medium, and long term professional goals

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Life Insurance

We provide comprehensive life cover for all team members

Paid Annual Leave

Paid annual leave

All team members have 20 days of paid annual leave, and are warmly encouraged to use them

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Remote Work Budget

We offer a one-time budget to assist team members in making their home office as productive as possible

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Internet Reimbursement

All team members receive a monthly budget to support their internet expenses

Our values

We’re a deeply mission-driven company, and these are the core ideas we return to when we make decisions.

Choose Transparency

Share your work often. Openly seek critique. Have the difficult, honest conversation as soon as possible. Get it off your chest

Communicate Clearly

Simplify - refine ideas until they’re easy to explain. Say exactly what you mean. Take care to confirm that you’ve been understood

Practice Kindness

Love your teammates and our customers (even when they make it hard). Bring positive vibes. Be generous with "thank you” and “sorry.” Lift people up with respect and empathy. Take care of yourself

Insist on High Standards

Remember that merchants are trusting you with their livelihoods. Please give this responsibility your very best. Don’t pass the buck - take ownership of your responsibilities, think three steps ahead, and follow through. Be a domain expert your team can rely on. Deliver consistent excellence, and require it from others.

Pursue Growth and Learning

See every situation as a learning opportunity. Experiment and make new mistakes. Strive to get a little better at something, every day

Embrace the Mission

Find the joy in everything :). This thing is bigger than all of us. Celebrate the wins, and cherish both the lessons, and the people we’ll meet along the way. Be brave. Banish fear. Have fun. ❤️

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Spotlight: Engineering at Paystack

Solving Africa's biggest payments challenges, one commit at a time. We're building simple, powerful tools to connect African businesses with customers all over the world — and we'd love your help!

Open Positions

Come join the team!

Senior Automation Engineer

Establish our front-end automation test strategy for web and mobile applications to help engineering teams move faster while maintaining high quality standards.

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Status: Ongoing

Automation Engineer

Work alongside other automation engineers to build automated testing solutions that help engineering teams move faster while maintaining high quality standards

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Status: Ongoing

Payroll Specialist - Africa and Europe

We're looking for someone who will own the employee payroll cycle at Paystack and ensure employment statutory compliance in the multiple countries that we operate in.

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Status: Ongoing

Expansion Marketer

We're looking for a creative, thoughtful, self-starter based in Kenya to partner with the Paystack Expansion team to support our expansion efforts in Kenya, Ghana, and newer markets.

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Status: Ongoing