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  • Posted: Sep 18, 2020
    Deadline: Sep 29, 2020
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    Senior Manager – Software Development

    Our client, Kasha Technologies Ltd , a fast-growing startup e-commerce company in East Africa focused on women’s health and personal care is looking for a dynamic, innovative and result-orientated individual to fill in the following position in Nairobi:

    Senior Manager – Software Development

    Reporting to the Chief Technology Officer, the Senior Manager – Software Development will be responsible for building large, extensible, scalable, and secure cloud services and setting up of solid DevOps with automated testing strategies.

    Principal Accountabilities

    • Building innovative & successful digital omnichannel commerce solutions for the Company
    • Increasing conversion of ecommerce, social and USSD stores by iteratively testing and launching products and improvements
    • Leading software engineering team to deliver the company software needs in order to grow the business
    • Simplifying complex business requirements to rapidly deliver practical & frugal solutions iteratively
    • Leading company’s system architecture and guiding the team in building scalable, extensible, and secure systems and services
    • Leading the team to ensure adherence to good software development practices and ensuring all services are available and automatically alert on downtime
    • Mentoring software engineers and building high performing teams through vendors
    • Leading teams in building a scalable reliable cloud services, ecommerce solutions, USSD, mobile apps and integrating them with social platforms

    Key Qualifications and Experience

    • A Degree in Computer Science or any relevant field.
    • At least five (5) years’ experience in Software Development
    • Experience working with multiple geographically distributed teams proven team leadership skills
    • Experience in automated testing, and end user data collection and analytics.
    • Strong computer skills in WordPress, WooCommerce, MySQL, PHP, Python and a strongly typed language such as Java
    • Ability to build and maintain good relationships with business stakeholders.

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    Senior Product Manager – Customer Experience & Health Products

    Our client, Kasha Technologies Ltd , a fast-growing startup e-commerce company in East Africa focused on women’s health and personal care is looking for a dynamic, innovative and result-orientated individual to fill in the following position in Nairobi:

    Reporting to the Chief Technology Officer, the Senior Product Manager – Customer Experience & Health Products will be responsible for working with cross-functional teams to design, build and roll-out products that deliver the company’s vision and strategy.

    Principal Accountabilities

    • Leading products vision & strategy and launching market leading products
    • Building a platform for the company to interact with customers in a direct and personified manner in offline- and online markets, on top of social media platforms, web, mobile apps and call center
    • Steering the company to be a trusted and innovative partner and leading in product development with company’s grant & B2B partners globally
    • Working with multiple teams in the development of products including close follow-up with all key stakeholders
    • Building deep connections with customers through user research, site visits, events and personal conversations to ensure products address gaps in the market
    • Creating competitive landscape and market analysis to promote research about existing products services
    • Evaluating promotional plans to ensure that they are consistent with product line strategy and that the message is effectively conveyed

    Key Qualifications and Experience

    • A Degree in Business, Technology or a relevant field.
    • At least Five (5) years’ experience in driving product strategy and launching successful consumer products
    • Experience in developing products in the sector of health will be an added advantage
    • Practical experience with design thinking, user-centric design (UCD), and human-centered design (HCD)
    • Strong affinity for metrics and data to guide product development and expansion
    • Ability to build and maintain good relationship with business stakeholders
    • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to recruit@virtualhr.co.ke stating the position on the subject heading e.g. “SENIOR MANAGER –SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT” by Tuesday, 29th September 2020 clearly indicating their current and expected remuneration (MUST), daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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