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  • Posted: Feb 10, 2022
    Deadline: Feb 18, 2022
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    Founded in 2010, Farsight Africa Group is a leading full-service Pan-African communications company that delivers impactful solutions to companies, governments, development organisations and individuals across East Africa. Given the incessant news cycle in both the traditional and digital media, we believe it is absolutely vital to employ reputation man...
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    Systems Developer


    Farsight Africa is looking for a Systems Developer who will be responsible for Development, Maintenance and Support of finance systems for clients in Public Finance.


    • Design and build iOS and Android mobile applications
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams and client to analyze, design, and ship new features
    • Build and publish applications containing high security and privacy standards for app stores
    • Implement new technologies to maximize application performance
    • Design, build, or maintain Mobile application, using authoring or scripting languages
    • Ensures that the approved coding standards are consistently applied in every component developed
    • Conducting peer reviews and maintaining coding standards
    • Managing incidents as level two and level three support
    • Managing problems as level two and level three support
    • Estimating user and technical stories to help inform and prioritize backlog
    • Designing modules according to user stories, UX/UI designs, and technical stories
    • Developing solutions according to module designs and deploy using delivery pipeline
    • Developing and execute unit and integration tests; support testing against user and technical story acceptance tests
    • Reviewing design and architecture to guarantee service availability, performance and resilience


    Academic and Professional Qualifications

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

    Required Certifications/Trainings

    • Systems Development i.e. Swift, Android, 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

    • 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 or Certification in Database Administration i.e. Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL or Microsoft SQL Server.
    • Training in operating systems i.e. Windows, Linux or Unix.

    Technical Skills Required:

    • A portfolio of iOS/Android apps in the Play Store/app store
    • Hands on experience in integrations with mobile wallets
    • Hands on experience with Android studio & gradle build system
    • Git & Gerrit
    • Proven experience in implementing geospatial applications
    • Proven experience in developing apps for people with disabilities
    • Has experience in an open source server-side scripting language like but not limited to PHP, Python

    Relevant Work Experience Required

    • Proven experience in design, development and implementation of enterprise Systems/Mobile Applications
    • At least three (3) years’ experience as a mobile app developer
    • Have a demonstrable portfolio of iOS/Android apps in the Play Store/app store


    • Have good understanding of Public Finance
    • Comfortable, experienced and accomplished at working with business executives to define business goals and translating them into aligned user experience initiatives
    • Ability to quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities of existing, new and emerging technologies that enable and drive new business designs and user experiences
    • Be resilient, focused, results-oriented team player
    • Have strong analytical, diagnostic, decision making and problem solving skills
    • Have ability to pay attention to details and work under minimum supervision and for long hours within constraints
    • Have strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
    • Have good negotiation skills
    • Be able to build and maintain strong relationships with contracted parties, third party organizations, users and staff
    • Change management and adaptability
    • Ability to interact confidently with users to establish what the problem is and explain the solution
    • Ability to prioritize competing work commitments and deliver on time
    • Passion for innovation and creativity
    • Ensure the confidentiality and integrity of the information being accessed.

    Method of Application

    Kindly send your application letter and CV to before 18th February 2022.
    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the right candidate has been selected.

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