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  • Posted: Feb 8, 2023
    Deadline: Feb 20, 2023
  • AEC Kenya supports entrepreneurs to grow their business to improve livelihoods and to create thriving communities. Founded in 2018, as the Kenya affiliate of the African Entrepreneur Collective, AEC Kenya has now worked with more than 5,000 entrepreneurs, providing a combination of training, consulting, access to finance, and market-level systems change. ...
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    Fintech Developer

    About the Opportunity

    This is a new position for Inkomoko, with a great opportunity to leverage technology to improve how we do business. As a member of the IT team, the successful candidate will work closely with the finance and investment teams to help the organization improve the digital experience across  financial operations, management of Inkomoko loan fund, and services to clients.  


    Software Development and Customization (65% time)

    • Development or configuration/customization of technology solutions in the areas of internal operational fintech, investment fintech, and client-focused digital solutions
    • Work with IT Project Manager to implement project plans, meet timelines, and budget constraints, and report on the progress of technology development 
    • Upgrades, troubleshooting, testing, and bug fixes 
    • Proactively communicate milestones for development, and identify potential development issues in advance, creating backup plans 
    • API integrations with third-party software into Inkomoko’s various ERP, CRM, and Core Banking systems
    • Coordinate with the QA Analyst for ensuring usability and value to users
    • Use Asana and Jira to record project status and documentation
    • Proactively and effectively communicate to project sponsors

    App Development (15% time)

    • Develop client-facing apps, or add new features for Inkomoko mobile apps  – particularly for users with low-tech literacy, including for usage in refugee camps or in rural settings with low connectivity. 
    • Develop apps for Inkomoko staff to increase their productivity, efficiency, communication, and ability to work remotely

    Technology Supports (20% time)

    • Support and backup other IT colleagues as needed and other duties as assigned
    • Proactively identify development needs and raise those for plans for approval and implementation
    • Troubleshoot for all users, particularly for high-value users like the Finance team, CEO/COO, and Managing Directors.
    • Coordinate with other development and IT colleagues for prioritization along the IT Roadmap

    Minimum Qualifications

    • At least 6 years of software or app development/coding in the digital financial sector
    • Previous experience developing for low-digital literacy clients 
    • Hands-on experience in our stack: Python, XML, Javascript, Postgresql
    • Experience with all phases of the development lifecycle 
    • Previous experience running sprints/Agile development approaches
    • Previous experience with our software platforms preferred (Odoo, Mifos, Bamboo) and customizations to meet user needs
    • Fluent in written and spoken English, plus at least one other East African language

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to African Entrepreneur Collective (AEC) on to apply

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