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Senior Software Engineer

NFT Consult
Nairobi, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

A firm is seeking to recruit a Senior Software Engineer who will work in their IT Services department:

Skills and qualifications you’ll need
  • Degree in Computer Science/Software Engineering/ Computing/Business Related fields.
  • Masters in IT/Business related degrees is desired
  • Software Development Certifications is desired
  • Demonstrated experience in designing creative solutions given significant constraints such as very low cost, lack of power, and a non-technical user base
  • Experience leading teams through brainstorms / innovation sessions / workshops
  • Vast working knowledge and experience of C#/.NET, PHP, Java and Android.
  • Experience taking software projects through the entire software life cycle requirements analysis, design, implementation, deployment, post deployment support
  • Experience integrating off-the-shelf and custom built technologies
  • Development and support of systems that are critical to the day to day operations of medium and large organizations ERP, financial systems, CRM, MRP etc.
  • Database design and advanced SQL.
  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience with professional software development practices and tools including source code control, defect tracking, unit testing and code reviews.
  • Ability to design creative cost effective solutions given limited resources.
  • Experience in working with the various platforms such as Salesforce/Apex, CRM/MRP/ERP systems and SQL Server highly desirable.
  • Must have demonstrable experience in leading analysis and business requirements gathering to develop detailed functional requirements, clearly stating project scope.
  • Must possess the following skills; Problem solving skills, analytical skills, should be able to work with a team, has to be adaptable and flexible and have good Communication skills.

Responsibilities

Product Management
Leading the development of custom enterprise software to power and improve the efficiency of our rigorous processes across the network.
To design innovative new systems, tools and processes that significantly improve operations throughout the organization; ensuring that IT solutions developed provide optimal solutions to the problems they solve.
Review existing systems and processes and recommend and design new solutions including running prototypes and pilot tests to evaluate new ideas.
Review workflows, user interaction and user interfaces for new software solutions before they are developed and recommend improvements.
Software and Information Architecture
Developing standards and guidelines for software design and coding to be used by the software team.
Recommend and implement sound database design and optimization techniques for transactional and analytical databases.
Documentation of requirements analysis, functional specifications and UI designs using standard software documentation notation.
Ensuring that our IT systems will scale in line with the overall organization growth strategy.
Software Development
Leading of software development resources in-house and contracted on architecture improvement projects; customizing internal systems with off the shelf software.
Own the software release process including planning and coordinating the timing, schedule and deployment of software releases being done by the different teams
Maintain and improve software configuration management practices and tools including bug tracking, version control, software builds, and deployment.
Evaluate and recommend improvements to software development processes and policies in the organization.
Business Analysis/Project Management
Lead the analysis and business requirements gathering to develop detailed functional requirements, clearly stating project scope.
Constant interaction with business units and business owners to understand business processes and key requirements, proactively work to resolve client issues.
Responsible for identification and inventory of customer process pain points and gaps in best practices.
Have/develop a strong understanding of Sales Force’s capabilities and limitations to be able to clearly communicate those to customers to facilitate building a clear requirements development strategy for each customer engagement.
Lead the team in the evaluation of AppExchange tools for feasibility and impact to the business.
Work with Project leads in leading, directing, and reviewing all activities associated with delivering technology products that have an impact on the use of Salesforce in the organization.
Responsible for product quality, project completion, timeliness, and customer satisfaction.
Perform business process modelling, User experience modelling and basic technical architecture diagramming.
Leads and is responsible all Testing and QA activities within the project lifecycle. Works with and manages off shore QA resources to develop and execute Test Plans, Test Scripts and all other deliverables and activities related to Quality Assurance of the Products.
General
Manage teams of developers.
Follow new developments in technology and recommend creative and innovative uses of technology to solve business problems.
Project management for software projects; ensuring milestones and deliverables are satisfactorily met.
Supporting in-house users of our custom software and problem solving.
Provide mentorship and general knowledge transfer in matters IT related to members of the IT team.

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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