Nigerian payments processing company, Paystack, has added a new senior level player to its rank, Mr Celestine Omin. Formerly a Senior consultant with Andela, Mr Omin joins Paystack as its new Engineering Manager.
— CLSTN. (@cyberomin) October 11, 2018
A 2009 graduate of Computer Science, Celetine Omin has an interesting work history. Following his graduation, he joined LexFori Partners, a Calabar-based law firm, as Technical Support Engineer. During his 16 months there, Celestine helped redesign and manage the entire IT system of the firm.
He moved on to daily products discount website, DealDey in December 2012 as project manager. Although his stay at the company was brief, he was able to scale the website from a single server to a multi-tier system for higher availability. Interestingly too, at the time, DealDey was probably the largest e-Commerce website in Nigeria.
But between June 2012 and August 2016, Celestine worked with Konga Online Shopping company. Because both Konga and DealDey were owned by entrepreneur, Sim Shagaya at the time, Celestine basically switched “departments”.
During his first two years at Konga, he helped build up the architecture and other systems. From algorithm implementation to integrating payments and delivering monitoring systems, Celestine helped to build out the core of the company.
A former Senior Technical Consultant at @Andela_Nigeria, Celestine Omin @cyberomin has joined Nigerian payment company, @paystack as its first Engineering Manager where he will be leading the company’s engineering team as it builds what he describes as the ‘ PaymentOS of Africa’. pic.twitter.com/DHqcIFbUoq
— Techloy 💙💛 (@techloy) October 11, 2018
Not only did his time at Konga re-positioned him as a software engineer, it also deepened his specialization in the e-Commerce space. By August 2016, he had successfully de-coupled Konga’s IT architecture into one based on microservice. Microservices help make systems faster and easier to manage for high growth potentials.
Celestine Omin left Konga to begin a new role at then-startup company, Andela. Over at Andela he worked as Senior technical Consultant. He was instrumental to the company’s expansion to Uganda.
And now, he has once again changed ships, and has joined one of Nigeria’s foremost payments companies.
It’s an interesting switch and we wish him all the best.
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