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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Application Developer Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Application Developer
Reporting to: CTO
Hours: 8:30 – 17:30, Monday- Friday and beyond when required
Location: Nairobi, with occasional local travel required
Purpose of the position
The application developer will work with a team of talented software developers to create cutting edge application systems with links to various external systems via API’s.
This individual will actively engage end-users and stakeholders to determine system requirements and work quickly and efficiently to turn specifications into quality deliverables. The application developer will work with the team to incorporate the latest technologies and tools to keep our skills current and our deliverables cutting-edge.
Responsibilities & duties
  • Reviewing current system and presenting ideas for system improvements, including cost proposals
  • Working closely with the rest of the tech staff and business in general
  • Producing detailed specifications and writing the program code
  • Testing the product in controlled, real situations before going live
  • Preparation of training manuals for users
  • Maintaining the systems once they are up and running
  • Challenge assumptions and uncover best practices in the way we do business
  • Discover and manipulate data using SQL, Excel and Google Analytics
  • Create compelling predefined and ad-hoc reports using database and web analytics
  • Communication and Presentation – Explains results of analysis to team members, train business how to use decision support tools, develops training materials. Uses data visualization to aid communication.
  • Follows project plan, best practices and group standards. Documents work. Provides accurate estimates of time to complete tasks and projects.
    Academic & trade qualifications
Essential
  • Undergraduate Degree
Desirable
  • Analytics, Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science or related field
  • Work experience & skills
Essential
  • Application development history with clear examples of previous work done. Real world experience with advance analytical, development skills
  • Interest in using software solutions to solve problems in the MFI industry
  • Technical skills
  • Developing web based system, conversant with mobile technologies (USSD, SMS, Short Codes, Android mobile apps development), manipulate Linux environments, conversant with open source technologies (databases, web servers coding technologies) and technical support
  • Commitment to continuous improvement in organizing and technical systems
  • 3 to 7 years’ work experience in the application development field
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent critical thinking skills
Desirable
  • Interest in using software solutions to solve problems in the MFI industry
  • Commitment to continuous improvement in organizing and technical systems
Personal qualities & behavioral traits 
Essential
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously, employing effective time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a team to meet deadlines, goals and objectives
  • Passion for learning new development methods and tools
  • Excellent critical thinking skills
Relationships
With: CTO
Purpose:Direct line manager, who will offer ongoing support and supervision
With: COO
Purpose: Support in generating business systems that impact on the development of the company
If you are interested and meet the above requirements and competencies, kindly send your resume and cover letter detailing your suitability for this position to careers@4g-capital.com with Application Developer as the subject header. Applications deadline is 22 March 2017.

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