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  • Posted: Feb 1, 2021
    Deadline: Feb 8, 2021
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    Safaricom is a leading communications company in Kenya with the widest and strongest coverage. The home of the famous Mobile Money service- M-PESA
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    Digital Engineering (SME)


    We are pleased to announce the following Position in the Digital IT within the Technology Division.   In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below.

     Brief Description.

     Reporting to the Director – Digital IT, Digital engineering SME will be driving digital transformation with end to end responsibility within IT to provide technical leadership in driving delivery of all digital channels, micro-services architecture and modern architectures implementation, DevOps & agile delivery.


    • Accountable for all digital channels solutions inclusive of apps, portals and chat-bots.
    • E2E accountability for systems support including and not limited to MTTR, SLA, individual and global incidents.
    • E2E accountability for building automated monitoring for all domain systems.
    • E2E accountability for building proactive controls based on machine learning and similar techniques.
    • Responsible for driving the Agile culture within IT.
    • Responsible for coaching all IT members on agile and ensure all digital products are delivered using  agile methodology.
    • Responsible for driving the DevOps culture within IT.
    • Responsible for giving technical leadership in automating of the CI/CD pipeline through ensuring automated end to end  product cycle.
    • Responsible for evolving to a micro-services architecture for all digital solutions and evolving to modern architectures and frameworks.
    • Responsible for implementing the digital experience layer.
    • Responsible for digital channel architecture evolution.
    • Technical lead in delivery of digital channels - web frontends, chat-bots and mobile applications in android and IOS.
    • Regular team and one-on-one engagements
    • Build the technical digital skillset according to the fit for future program
    • Team technical leadership and performance management
    • Regular team and one-on-one engagements
    • Build the technical digital skillset according to the fit for future program
    • Team technical leadership and performance management


    • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering or other related field
    • 7+ years in leading software teams in startups or digital native organizations.
    • Experience in using advanced technologies around DevOPs, micro-services, app and backend development as well as data science.
    • Experience in running digital transformation programs successfully.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Safaricom Kenya on to apply
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