Software Engineer at Cellulant*

On Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Department: PD

Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Job posting: 04-09-2014 until 16 -09-2014.
Starting date: Immediate.
Who are we?
Cellulant* is a mobile commerce company. We operate Africa’s number one mobile commerce network and aim to connect 100 million customers to our mobile commerce ecosystem.
We are the mobile commerce partner of choice and our goal is to connect all of our corporate customers, including top Pan African banks, various merchants, to the richest mobile commerce ecosystem in Africa, helping them provide better communication, 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.

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.
To be able to meet these aggressive growth expectations we need to grow our dynamic team. 
We invite you to be part of that growth by submitting your application to the following role.

Software Engineer
She/he will develop software that offers users high-quality performance and reliability

Software Design
  • Estimate effort and time required to complete a task.
  • Analyse and critique requirements and make recommendations on possible solution designs.
  • Contribute towards establishing all possible options for designing and deriving the best solutions based on sound analytical judgment, team input and the customers’ best interest.
  • Research new technologies that push the boundaries and capabilities of design and provide insight.
  • Assist in continual improvement of software configuration management process.
Software Development
  • Accountable for optimization-focused design to ensure that all code is written with high availability and high-impact.
  • Accountable for efficiency-focused software that serves to ensure that all code is highly reusable and modular.
  • Develop push and pull data interfaces using the latest web and data sharing technologies
  • Develop software according to functional and technical design specifications and maintain a “common sense” approach that serves to recognize potential design gaps and provide insight into closing them.
  • Develop patches and defect fixes.
  • Author technical design documentation that fully defines all application code and the underlying methodology for the design decisions made.
  • Author user documentation for any projects/products worked on.
Product Testing
  • Provide feedback on test cases and test coverage to the quality assurance team.
  • Review code for potential performance issues, re usability, and/or anomalies.
  • Detail unit testing of code.
  • Perform and assist with quality assurance activities as needed.
Product Support
  • Assess, troubleshoot, document and resolve issues
  • Troubleshoot client problems both remotely and on site.
  • Research and identify cause of reported defects and issues.
  • Develop and contribute to the improvement of maintenance procedures
  • Adhere to the terms of the Operating Level Agreement.
  • Recording of time spent and tasks
  • Escalating any issues identified
Guidance and Mentoring
  • Participate in peer reviews
  • Arrange and execute training for other teams
Who are you?
Required skills: 
  • Experience in PHP, Java, MySQL, Linux 
  • Diploma or Degree in IT, Computer Science or related fields of study. 
  • A minimum of 2 years experience in software development. 
  • Exposure in design disciplines and processes, such as client server solution architecture, MVC Models, OOP or High performance solutions. 
  • Experience in Web presentation languages and frameworks e.g. html, CSS, Javascript, ExtJS, Zend, jQuery, Code-ignitor, Yii e.t.c 
  • Experience in consuming public APIs for at least one public service e.g. Google APIs
  • Experience using collaborative software tools such as SVN, GIT, CVS, Mercurial, e.t.c
  • Experience in data and database design standards and processes 
  • Experience in customer engagement and Issue resolution. 
  • Experience in Office Tools for publishing and presentation preparation. In depth understanding of spreadsheet manipulation and reporting. 
  • Experience in system support, support processes, tools and reports.
What do we offer you?
When working at Cellulant*, you can expect to work on a diverse range of problems, with inspiring and creative colleagues. You will have ample opportunities for growth and career development, and we highly value continuous learning.

We offer you a challenging position in which you will be rewarded for performance.

Apply now!
Are you interested in this position and do you meet the minimum requirements? 
Apply by sending an e-mail with your CV and a convincing cover letter to [email protected]

The selection process entails an oral interview stage, followed by a case study presentation and a final interview.

The deadline for application is September 16th 2014.

Due to the high volume of applications received only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Do you have questions about this vacancy?

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Please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail or telephone: [email protected] or 0202606696.
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