Branch International Recruitment for Software Engineering Intern

Branch delivers world-class financial services to the mobile generation. With offices in the United States, Nigeria, Kenya, and India, Branch is a for-profit socially conscious company that uses the power of data science to reduce the cost of delivering financial services in emerging markets. We believe that everyone, everywhere deserves fair financial access. The rapid spread of smartphones presents an opportunity for the world’s emerging middle class to access banking options and achieve financial flexibility.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Position: Software Engineering Intern
Job Location: Nigeria (Remote)
Employment Type: Full-time

About the Role

  • Branch launched in Nigeria in early 2017 and has seen rapid adoption and growth. We are expanding our product portfolio and user base in all our markets including Nigeria, and are more than ever dependent on reliable products and services to achieve our goals.
  • We are looking for talented interns to join us and be part of this journey.
  • As a Software Engineering Intern, you will work closely with experienced engineers at Branch and make significant contributions to our products and code base for 4-6 months.
  • You will brainstorm, design, code, debug, and ship features serving our millions of customers while picking up skills necessary for your career.

Here are some things you'll do

  • Contribute to building functionalities for existing and new product lines and platforms such as Credit, Wallet, Payments, KYC, Data Platforms, etc.
  • Integrate with various third-party systems, including payment systems, identity providers, and messaging platforms.

Minimum Requirements

  • Have some experience building Backend or Android applications that are more than just toy projects. Applications that have real users or an open source project would be a great plus.
  • You have a solid foundation in computer science fundamentals, distributed systems, and data storage.
  • Know your way through various flavors of Unix and commonly used command line utilities.

Preferred Requirements

  • Proficiency in at least one mainstream language like Python, Ruby, Java, etc.
  • You’ve started and/or contributed to projects you’re passionate about.
  • You are a great collaborator and communicator. You know that startups are a team sport.
  • You are highly entrepreneurial. You take the initiative to solve problems before they arise.
  • You listen to others, speak your mind, and ask the right questions.
  • You are excited by the prospect of working in a distributed team and company, working with teammates from all over the world, and learning.

Benefits of Joining

  • Mission-driven, fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment
  • A collaborative and flat company culture
  • Competitive stipend as compensation
  • Possible job offer depending on your performance during the internship.


  • We’re looking for more than just qualifications - so if you’re unsure that you meet the criteria, please do not hesitate to apply!
  • Branch International is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The company does not and will not discriminate in employment on any basis prohibited by applicable law.