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  • Posted: Feb 10, 2021
    Deadline: Feb 18, 2021
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    The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) was established by an Act of Parliament, Chapter 469 of the laws of Kenya , which became effective on 1st July 1995 . The Authority is charged with the responsibility of collecting revenue on behalf of the Government of Kenya. A Board of Directors, consisting of both public and private sector experts, makes policy decisio...
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    Officer – Development & Maintenance

    Job Summary:

    The job holder is responsible for development of new systems to automate business processes and maintenance of existing systems through change and enhancements.

    Key Responsibilities: 

    • Develops new systems to automate business processes in conformity with design artefacts contained in System Change Requests (SCRs)
    • Involved in development of allocated Change Requests to ensure that solutions are delivered within set timelines
    • Participates in peer reviews  and unit tests of developed solutions to guarantee quality before final submission to Quality Management
    • Prepares documentations (User manuals, Technical manuals, deployment instructions, roll back instructions, etc) in accordance to set quality standards
    • Ensures that solutions that have been developed are properly packaged and that all the components and requisite documentation are included in the package, for submission to Quality Management.
    • Applies coding standards consistently in every solution developed.
    • Participates in system demonstration, and ensures issues arising in demos are addressed.
    • Diagnoses complex application issues
    • Addresses issues that arise during deployment of the newly developed solutions in the QA test environment.
    • Resolves issues arising from QA tests, for solutions that do not pass QA standards and Information System Security policies.
    • Unit testing with integration Partner’s
    • Ensure conformity to ISO (9001/2015 and 27001/2013) and data security requirements.

    Academic Qualifications       

    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Information Technology, Electrical /Electronic Engineering, Telecommunications or any other IT related field.

    OR

    • Post Graduate qualifications in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Information Technology, Electrical / Electronic Engineering  Telecommunications is an added advantage.

    Professional Qualifications    

    • Professional Certification or Training in any one of the following areas is required:
    • Systems Development i.e. Microsoft Certified Systems Developer (MCSD), Java Programming, Web Design and Development, Oracle Developer etc.
    • Business Systems Analysis i.e. CBAP Certification / Training
    • Systems Modelling and Design Techniques
    • Process Modelling and Design Techniques 

    Desired Certifications/Trainings

    • Certification or training in any of the following areas will be an added advantage:
    • Training in middle level management / Supervisory Skills courses.
    • IT Governance i.e. ITIL or COBIT 4/5
    • Project Management i.e. PMP or Prince 2
    • Training in Domestic Tax Administration from KESRA or an equivalent institution.
    • Training or Certification in Database Administration i.e. Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL or Microsoft SQL Server.
    • Training in operating systems i.e. Windows, Linux or Unix.

    Relevant Work Experience Required

    • At least two (2) years’ experience as a software developer.
    • Proven experience in design, development and implementation of enterprise business systems. Experience in design and development of systems for tax administration will be an added advantage.
    • Proven experience in integration of business systems in a similar large organization.

    Technical Skills Required:     

    • Proven skills in Oracle development and database management tools
    • Proficiency in Java programming language (Spring, Struts) and PL/SQL
    • Expert knowledge of scripting languages (PHP, ASP, CSS, JAVASCRIPT, etc.)
    • Working knowledge of structured programming and database design concepts
    • Expert knowledge of web based technologies (HTML, XML, XHTML, DHTML, SOAP, JSON, etc.)
    • Working knowledge of internet and messaging protocols i.e. HTTP, FTP, SOAP and REST
    • Working knowledge of web development tools (Dreamweaver, Microsoft.NET, Drupal, Joomla, etc.)
    • Working knowledge of Linux/Unix and Windows operating system platforms
    • Working experience with relational databases (Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL Server)
    • Knowledge of system design and modelling techniques
    • Working knowledge of systems design and modelling tools (Enterprise Architect, TraceCloud, etc.)
    • Basic knowledge of the following tools: process modelling (MS Visio, etc.), Project Management i.e. MS Project and Presentation i.e. MS PowerPoint

    Key Competencies     

    • Excellent listening and communication skills
    • Ability to interact confidently with users to establish what the problem is and explain the solution
    • Be proactive with good analytical and problem solving skills
    • Team player
    • Ability to pay attention to details
    • Ability to prioritize competing work commitments and deliver on time
    • Passion for innovation and creativity
    • High levels of integrity
    • Ability to work under minimum supervision

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) on www.kra.go.ke to apply

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