Head of IT & Development at Ringier Kenya

On Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Ringier Kenya is looking for a knowledgeable and talented development whizkid to head the Kenyan IT & development team. 

With headquarters in vibrant Nairobi, the role would be to lead and expand the current team, being in the drivers seat for website, database and application development of Kenya’s largest eCommerce brand Rupu.
You’d be responsible to ensure the technical basis, developing the platform based on input from various stakeholders in the company. 

You’ll build your own team and ensure that day-to-day operations run smoothly as well as executing the strategic direction of the company.


Responsibilities:
  • Managing a team of 3 developers
  • Transferring feature requests into specifications and ensuring timely development
  • Creation of project plans and executing them in time
  • Hands-on Development of features
  • Advising senior management on the technical direction of the company
  • Ensuring efficient organisation and tracking success vs targets through establishing tools (Github etc.)
  • Expand the team through talent recruitment and retention
  • Coordination within the local operations and know-how exchange with other pan-African development teams
Qualifications:
  • 3 – 5 years of experience in managing teams
  • Fluent in PHP, Ruby on Rails, or Python. Experience with Joomla framework helpful
  • Experienced understanding of MySQL
  • Experienced understanding in frontend development (HTML, CSS, Slim, SASS, JavaScript)
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent communication and written skills
  • Ability to work in small teams and deliver on tight deadlines
  • Fast learner, ability to adapt quickly to new environments
  • Team fit with a young and dynamic group of people
We offer a competitive salary and a myriad of challenges in a young, highly international working environment. 
You work in the fastest growing global online market and get instant results.

Please contact [email protected] with your CV if you want to apply for this position by Nov 3, 2014.
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