IrokoTV Is Hiring Developers and The Highest Test Scorers Get One Million Naira

by | May 6, 2015

Look, hiring by social media is upon us. First, It was Mark Essien’s genius quizzes; next we had Sim Shagaya asking people to go bug searching through the Konga iOS and Android app, and now we have Jason Njoku of IrokoTV announcing that IrokoTV is hiring and he would give N1 million to the highest test scorers. EVERY month.

In a blog post today, Jason spoke about Tunde, IrokoTV’s ‘lone star’ engineer in Lagos.


Over the last 13 months, he has demonstrated and forced me to acknowledge a very valuable lesson. There is awesome engineering talent in Lagos. Our senior engineers in NY have nothing but great things to say about Tunde.

So, Jason will be doing something seemingly strange. He – and IrokoTV – will build a new reality around Tunde in Lagos. Developers, developers developers. Hence, the hiring call.

IrokoTV is looking to build a large Product, Design and Engineering (PDE) team in Lagos. They are hiring for 20+ roles and over the next few months, the company will be searching for and interviewing for the following.


  • Senior Developer-Integrations / API/CMS
  • Frontend Developer
  • Senior Mobile Developer ( IOS)
  • Senior Mobile Developer (Droid)
  • Technical Project Manager
  • Q/A Manager
  • Q/A tester
  • Mobile Developer (Droid)
  • Mobile Developer (Droid)
  • Mobile Developer (IOS)
  • Mobile Developer (IOS)
  • Developer – Data Intelligence /Analytics
  • Dev Ops
  • Junior Back end developer
  • Junior Front end developer
  • Q/A tester


  • Product Manager – Telco
  • Product Manager – Growth


  • UI Designer
  • UX Designer

IrokoTV is ready to pay market or above market rates to attract the best developers in Lagos and Nigeria; returnees or local developers alike.


Experience is not necessary, the school you attended is unnecessary, your age is unnecessary, nor is your ability to code in any particular language. We are looking for super-dupa smart coders. Who live and breath code. That will be our first step. Our first filter. A simple coding test.

Jason also threw a sweetener in:

Every month I will give N1m prize to the highest scoring test result. Whether they choose to join IROKO or not. The test will be posted tomorrow.

So, dust your CVs up, developers. Tomorrow, it begins!

Odunayo Eweniyi
Odunayo Eweniyi

Woman in Tech. Taking the African tech space, one step after another.
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