Software Engineers at Cellulant

On Monday, September 30th, 2013
Cellulant is a mobile commerce company. It operates Africa’s number one mobile commerce network and aims to connect 100 million customers to its mobile commerce ecosystem.
Cellulant was founded in 2003 and has currently operations in Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana and every year moving into new countries.
We are the mobile commerce partner of choice and our goal is to connect all of our corporate customers, including e.g. the top Pan African banks, various merchants, to the richest mobile commerce ecosystem in Africa, helping them provide better communication, and more services, and more value to their end consumers. 

We do that by providing services like mobile banking, mobile payments, music, information services and other mobile related services.


To be able to meet these aggressive growth expectations we need to grow our dynamic team.
We are recruiting a highly motivated Software engineer keen to utilize their existing skills and develop new ones that will enable them to add to the success of the organization as well as their own.
We invite you to be part of that growth. 
We seek to recruit pro-active and self – driven individuals to fill the position below;
 
Software Engineer
The successful candidate is expected to to develop and maintain new and existing software development projects within the company’s list of products
 
Primary Responsibilities:
The primary responsibilities of this role include:
  • Develop software and maintain the current systems
  • Improve/ tweak existing applications
  • Technically support the team lead in design of software solutions and systems
  • Coding
  • Systems administration which includes monitoring core systems and maintaining optimum system operations
  • Product research on new products and new software
  • Develop application support documentation to explain application of new products and systems changes
  • Product Development and testing the new products
  • Software development and support responsibilities in order to ensure the customer’s satisfaction
  • Instills customer confidence in the company’s technical solutions and product capabilities.
  • Contribute to translating customer system and software requirements into software specifications in support of solution design.
  • Designs and develops internal and external business systems/applications, systems interfaces, databases, reporting, or business intelligence systems, as required to deliver new systems functionality supporting corporate business objectives.
  • Will work under the guidance of the team lead on complex projects.
Secondary Responsibilities:
  • Provide on call and after hours support as required
  • Maintain technical skills and expertise through continuing education and training.
  • Collaborate/Partner with other teams
  • Support on successful delivery of systems enhancements.
  • Contribute to and work to meet project schedules by providing accurate estimates of effort required for development deliverables, by providing updates on project progress to team lead, and by escalating issues that might affect project success to management.
  • Hardware setup and maintenance
Competencies
The role requires;
  • A degree in IT or Computer Science.
  • well-developed programming
  • web development skills
  • experience in building web-applications
  • back-end automation solutions and daemon applications
  • high level of detail
  • Good organization, planning and focus.
Skills
Advanced exposure in:
  • Java
  • Php,
  • Jsp,
  • C# or C++ .
  • Database knowledge in:
  • MySQL,
  • pstgress,
  • msSQL
  • Oracle.
Interested candidates are requested to submit their CVs and a convincing cover letter to [email protected] indicating the job title applied for by 14th October 2013. 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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