• Software Developer at Interswitch East Africa (Kenya) Ltd

  • Posted on: 1 December, 2016 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • Interswitch is an Africa-focused integrated digital payments and commerce company that facilitates the electronic circulation of money as well as the exchange of value between individuals and organisations on a timely and consistent basis.

    The company started operations in 2002 as a transaction switching and electronic payments processing company that builds and manages payment infrastructure as well as deliver innovative payment products and transactional services throughout the African continent.

    Interswitch has demonstrated consistent, strong and profitable growth since the business was founded. This strong growth has enabled Interswitch to expand into more sectors and more country markets than any other payments company in Africa

    Software Developer


    Job Responsibilities

    Strategy & Planning

    • Assists other software developers, analysts, and designers in conceptualizing and developing new software programs and applications
    • Plans phases of the software development life cycle (SDLC) for a variety of projects
    • Assists in the preparation and documentation of software requirements and specifications
    • Performs research on the requirements of software users and documents findings to serve
    • Works closely with the Team Leader, Business Analyst and Product Owner for understanding the functional and system requirements


    Acquisition & Deployment

    • Conducts research on emerging application development software products, languages, and standards in support of procurement and development efforts
    • Recommends, schedule, and performs software improvements and upgrades

    Operational Management

    • Consistently writes, translate, and code software programs and applications as well as reports according to specifications and PCIDSS standards
    • Works closely with the QA team, Product Management team to ensure quality and timely software development within his/her responsibilities
    • Runs and monitors software performance tests on new and existing programs for the purposes of correcting errors, isolating areas for improvement, and general debugging
    • Administers critical analysis of test results and delivers solutions to problem areas
    • Generates statistics and prepare and write reports for management and/or team members on the status of the programming process
    • Ensures robust and sustainable enterprise social collaboration architecture for software development by monitoring matrices of the SOA, and fixing complaints/bugs logged by customers
    • Assists in the development and maintenance of user manuals and guidelines for ease of use by the client/customers
    • Installs software products for end users as required
    • Creates and manages Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)
    • Writes programming code to enhance functionality and/or appearance of company Web applications and/or related System applications as necessary
    • Implements desired System integration using an Enterprise Service Bus architecture.
    • Liaises with network administrators, systems analysts, and software engineers to assist in resolving problems with software products or company software systems
    • Manages and/or provides guidance to junior software developers and research assistants 

    Academic Qualification(s)

    • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree / HND in Computer/System/ Electrical/ Electronic/Software Engineering/ Applied physics/ Computer Science or a related discipline

    Professional Qualifications

    • Relevant certification such as (Oracle Certified Java Developer), OCA (Oracle Certified Associate), OCP (Oracle Certified Professional), OSCA (Oracle Solaris Certified Associate), OSCP (Oracle Solaris Certified professional), ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library), MCSD (Microsoft Certified Software Developer)              


    • Minimum of four (4) years’ experience in a software development function or role
    • A Software Engineering Degree will be an added advantage
    • Previous experience on an Enterprise Service Bus application server will also be an added advantage.





    1. Software Development 


    2. Research


    3. Object oriented programming


    4.Web services/SOAP and XSLT


    5.In-depth Knowledge of all Development tools, Languages and technologies (Java, J2EE, Android Development, .NET, PL/SQL, Transact-SQL, ASP.NET, JavaScript, etc.).


    Specific emphasis on Java Enterprise and Mobile development.


    6.Use of Java Application Server and related tools (e.g. JBOSS Fuse ESB, Apache tomcat, Apache CXF, etc) in system integration


    7.In-depth understanding of Postilion and all its applications 


    8.Database Management (SQL Server, Oracle, MySql) 


    9.Reports Development (Crystal Reports, Microsoft SSRS, SQL)

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Interswitch career website on www.linkedin.com to apply

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