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  • Posted on: 29 July, 2019 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • APA Insurance Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Apollo Investments Limited (Apollo Group), one of the leading financial groups in East Africa.

    Since our founding in 1977, our mission has been to provide present and future peace of mind to the East African market and, in turn, enhance the quality of life for both our clients and their loved ones.

     

    Developer

     

    About the Developer position:

    As a Developer you will contribute across the technology stack, covering the end-to-end development of web and native applications, as well as improvement to DevOps tooling.

    What Opportunities Exist at APA

    • Opportunity work in an innovative, dynamic environment with a focus on delivery
    • Opportunity to pioneer and drive the digital transformation in financial services in the region
    • A chance to work with highly motivated and skilled colleagues
    • Continuous learning and professional development opportunities with academic and professional sponsorship, mentoring opportunities to accelerate your career
    • A balanced career with a focus on wellness and sustainable lifestyle

    Key Responsibilities

    The specific responsibilities of the Developer include:

    • Shaping and implementing technology / business solutions to contribute to organization’s competitive differentiation.
    • Uses Agile engineering practices and various software development technologies to rapidly develop creative and efficient solutions that enhance organization’s technology stack.
    • Collaborates with other team members to implement user stories, write tests, and continuously deliver new / improved product functionality.
    • Communicates with internal IT teams to resolve technical dependencies during implementation.
    • Builds organization’s brand in the technology community.

    Qualifications

    As the ideal candidate for this role you have:

    • 3+ years of software development experience.
    • Experience with relational and NoSQL Databases.
    • Experience in code refactoring, pair programming, continuous integration and deployment.
    • Experience leveraging various design patterns, test-driven development, and automated testing frameworks (e.g. RSpec, JUnit, Selenium).
    • Excellent understanding of server-side technologies (e.g. Node.js, Go, Ruby on Rails, Java, PHP, .Net) and client-side languages and frameworks (e.g. Javascript, AngularJS, ReactJS).
    • Knowledge of designing RESTful APIs, SSO / OAuth, LDAP and Search Technologies.
    • Knowledge of Agile software development practices.
    • Relevant technology diploma / degree.

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    Senior Systems Analyst

     

    About the Senior Systems Analyst position:

    As a Senior System Analyst, you will be responsible for the core systems (e.g., Actisure, GIS, LMS) and work with the IT integration squads to develop the IT enabling initiatives

    What Opportunities Exist at APA

    • Opportunity work in an innovative, dynamic environment with a focus on delivery.
    • Opportunity to pioneer and drive the digital transformation in financial services in the region.
    • A chance to work with highly motivated and skilled colleagues.
    • Continuous learning and professional development opportunities with academic and professional sponsorship, mentoring opportunities to accelerate your career.
    • A balanced career with a focus on wellness and sustainable lifestyle.

    Key Responsibilities

    The specific responsibilities of the Senior Systems Analyst include:

    • Effectively and efficiently interfacing information technology systems both within and external to the organization
    • Providing project management and cross-departmental coordination for the installation and integration of software and hardware implementations to support IT enabling initiatives in accomplishing and completing programming efforts that improve and enhance computer operations and data processing
    • Investigating the feasibility of alternate program design approaches to determine the best-balanced solution involving enterprise software applications and databases, e.g., one that will best satisfy immediate user needs, facilitate subsequent modification, and effectively make use of available resources throughout the organization
    • Formulating and maintaining documentation related to systems and business application software implementation initiatives
    • Communicating and presenting all relevant information throughout the lifecycle of the digital transformation
    • Evaluating and ensuring systems are designed in compliance with applicable regulatory and statutory requirements involving systems’ integrity, data retention and compatibility
    • Championing the consolidation and realignment of data processing and software application functions increasing efficiency and/or enhancing productivity

     

    Qualifications

    As the ideal candidate for this role you have:

    • 3+ years of systems management/software development
    • Demonstrable proficiency in designing, managing, coordinating and/or supporting multiple systems installation, integration and/or modification projects
    • Experience in clearly defining business needs based upon input from various sources within the organization and formulating approaches to meet those needs utilizing existing and new technologies
    • Extensive experience in planning and executing the installation and integration of enterprise systems and applications
    • Experience planning, developing, implementing and supporting software interfaces for data exchange between and amongst multiple systems
    • Experience in documenting application, database and systems’ parameters for enterprise applications and databases
    • Effectively managed IT systems projects, special assignments and overall workload in meeting established deadlines and project milestones
    • Strong interpersonal, analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to identify and translate business needs into technology-based solutions
    • Experience working in a team environment both as a member and a leader
    • A detailed understanding of systems software and database configuration and support best-practice policies & procedures
    • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Management Information Systems or related discipline

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    Agile Coach

     

    About the Agile Coach Position:

    As an Agile Coach you will be responsible for mentoring the key Agile roles within the digital factory, with the goal of improving the quality and efficacy with which products are developed, leveraging an Agile methodology. Agile Coaches are the conduit between the business and technology.

    What Opportunities Exist at APA

    • Opportunity work in an innovative, dynamic environment with a focus on delivery.
    • Opportunity to pioneer and drive the digital transformation in financial services in the region.
    • A chance to work with highly motivated and skilled colleagues.
    • Continuous learning and professional development opportunities with academic and professional sponsorship, mentoring opportunities to accelerate your career.
    • A balanced career with a focus on wellness and sustainable lifestyle.

    Key Responsibilities

    The specific responsibilities of the Agile Coach include:

    • Provide ongoing facilitation and coaching that enables your team to excel at agile development.
    • Facilitate discussion leading to collective decision-making, goal setting and conflict resolution across digital factory.
    • Continuously seek to improve team performance by promoting joint accountability for results and solving productivity issues.
    • Coaches the Product Owners, Scrum Masters, and Tech Leads within digital factory to focus on delivering incremental business value while sustaining an engineering culture.
    • Facilitates cross-team meetings and helps teams find innovative ways of resolving dependencies and navigating complex business and technical trade-offs.
    • Engages in problem solving sessions with team leads on how to develop long-term strategies and roadmaps which are congruent with the Agile approach.
    • Conducts training sessions on the fundamentals of Agile with new team members.
    • Communicates the new way of working with groups outside of digital factory.
    • Engages teams of external dependencies to develop an incremental integration plan.

    Qualifications

    As the ideal candidate for this role you have:

    • Strong experience in software design and development
    • At least 5 successfully delivered projects using Agile methodologies
    • At least 2 – 3 projects that include an end to end Agile implementation where you played the role of a Scrum Master or Tech Lead. Experience in coaching 1-3 people on each project you have delivered
    • Practical experience with any of the key disciplines required in agile delivery – such as software development or business (system) analysis
    • Entrepreneurial self-starter who is self-motivated, but also a team player with a professional presence
    • Experience applying a wide variety of well documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach (example: numerous Burndown techniques, numerous Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc.)
    • Excellent communication and mentoring skills
    • Undergraduate Degree or equivalent experience
    • Certified Scrum Master / Agile Practitioner
    • Knowledge of Agile software development process
    • Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Paired Programming, Automated Testing, Agile Games

    Method of Application

    If interested, please send your CV and relevant documents to: digital@apainsurance.org with Developer as the subject of the email.

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