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  • Posted: Dec 17, 2020
    Deadline: Dec 24, 2020
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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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    Service & Integration Developer

    Description

    We are pleased to announce the following Position in the Digital IT Department 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 Manager Integration and Service Development, the position holder will be responsible for application development and evolution of existing service applications including integration to related service platforms.

    Application development duties include but not limited to specification, design, development, validation, documentation and evolution of the new and current service applications; performance management; ensuring integrity of the web services; maintenance and fault management.

    Other activities include application development for marketing campaign promotions. Duties include specification, design, development and validation of the promotion applications

    Key Responsibilities

    • Requirement specification – eliciting & analyzing user requirements.
    • Design – application functional designs.
    • Develop – development as per user requirement specification and integration to other service platforms;
    • On a weekly basis report on the KPI of the applications & web services developed;
    • Validation & Verification – oversee the assurance of application functional logic, data processing and error management.
    • Liaise with Support teams, infrastructure team, network administrators, information security to maintain service availability and integrity of the applications.

    Qualifications

    • BSc. Computer Science/Software Engineering/IT.
    • 3 years + experience in software development in a busy IT environment.
    • Experience in Agile Development/software life-cycle development (SDLC).
    • Extensive programming experience using Java, C#, Python, JavaScript etc .
    • Extensive experience with databases – data structures, relational data model, Stored Procedures, PL/SQL development, Nosql Databases, InMemory DBs..
    • Solid understanding of web services/technologies - REST/JSON, WSDL, XML, XSD;
    • Extensive experience in developing and deploying enterprise APIs on these technologies i.e TIBCO/WebLogic/Tomcat/Glassfish/Docker/Kubernetes/Openshift/Azure/AWS.
    • Experience using code versioning & collaboration tools such as Git/SVN
    • Strong knowledge & experience using  (CI/CD) such as Jenkins /drone/CycleCI
    • Experience in Unix/Linux/AIX Operating System and application security technologies (e.g. SSL)

    Method of Application

    As part of our recruitment process, we will request the below documentation which will be required as soft copies at a later stage of the process.

    • An updated CV with a confirmation of three referees- 2 must be professional and must have supervised you at some point, the other referee can be a colleague in the same professional field. If the referees are within the same organization that you are working with, you will need to confirm to us that it’s okay to contact them in writing (via email). This also includes all references within the Human Resources department.
    • Scanned copy of certificate of good conduct from the CID (Less than 1 year old) - Applicable to Kenyans Only
    • Scanned copy of certificate from Credit Reference Bureau (CRB) – Applicable to Kenyans only
    • Scanned copy of University Certificate 
    • Scanned copy of your National ID / Passport-Legal Form of Identification
    Interested and qualified? Go to Safaricom Kenya on safaricom.taleo.net to apply

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