Senior Software Developer at OKAKI

On Monday, June 2nd, 2014
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Start Date: Flexible

Candidates will be required to submit a coding test

Position Overview: OKAKI is a social enterprise that offers comprehensive professional information services to government agencies, regulatory bodies, and private organizations globally. 

Employees are given an opportunity to work on projects with high public impact in an environment that is exciting, innovative, and flexible.  

OKAKI’s organizational competencies include:

  • Health and Human Services
  • Program Management
  • Information Analysis
  • Information Management
  • Information Technology
  • Information Policy and Privacy
OKAKI is seeking a SENIOR SOFTWARE developer to join its growing software development team in Kenya, which brings new technologies to market in complicated, fast pace business environments.   
The successful candidate will assist in the design, construction and enhancement of various software products. 
In addition, they will participate in technology development activities for OKAKI’s custom software products.

Essential Qualifications, Experience and Skills

  • 4+ years of recent experience developing in C# using the .Net Framework
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Four-year college degree with a major in computer science, computer engineering, or other technical/IT degree
  • Have worked on the analysis, design, coding and implementation of large scale, custom built object-oriented applications
  • Great OO skills, including strong design patterns knowledge
  • Experience working with, or an interest in Agile Methodologies, such as Extreme Programming (XP) and Scrum
  • Ability to work in a variety of client settings and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Ability to work under pressure with frequent deadlines
  • Ability to work effectively with clients and other team members
  • Flexibility to work evenings and/or weekends
  • Must have home office with access to good, reliable internet connectivity
Asset Qualifications, Experience and Skills
  • 3+ years of recent experience developing in Silverlight, WPF, WCF, RIA
  • Good understanding of C#,  XAML, Web Services and ORM (ie. Entity Framework, NHibernate)
  • Good working knowledge of MS SQL Server
  • Ability to work in flexible methodologies (both agile/SCRUM and more traditional as necessary)
  • Good understanding of database design and XML
  • Knowledge of GIS
  • Knowledge of software best practices, like test driven development and continuous integration
How to Apply

Email your CV to [email protected], the CV should be in the format below:

  1. Personal information
  2. Short summary about your experience
  3. Numbered list of core competence (List ONLY areas that you have enough experience with, these will be checked against the projects you have done- see below)
  4. Employment history, the projects you undertook in the respective work places, a list of technologies you used in these projects, website links if available. Please note we are mostly interested in C#, .Net Experience any other relevant development experience is nice to have.
  5. Technical Profeciencies
  6. Education
  7. Salary Expectation (MUST)

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