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Programmer/Database Administrator: Homegrown Jobs in Naivasha, Kenya

About the Company

Homegrown is a market leader in the production and processing of flowers and vegetables for export and as part of the larger Flamingo Group their added value products supply markets in the UK, Europe and USA.

Flamingo is part of Finlays, one of the largest agricultural organizations in East Africa and a wholly owned subsidiary of the Swire Group. An exciting, challenging and rewarding opportunity has arisen in our Naivasha region for a
 Programmer/Database Administrator.

The Job

This position has the following key responsibilities:

  • Maintaining databases including tuning database servers, performance monitoring while ensuring security, accurate and regular updates;
  • Participation in the design and development of databases to meet existing and new user needs taking into account technological innovations;
  • Facilitating the increasing demand for access to data - increasingly via the intranet and/or website;
  • Devising, developing, implementing and on a regular basis testing disaster recovery and archiving procedures for databases;
  • Supporting users of acquired or in-house developed applications and providing the required solution and resolving user needs and problems;
  • Working closely with ICT project managers and other database programmers;
  • Commissioning, installing and testing new applications;
  • Writing and maintaining programming code and associated documentation;
  • Analyzing client/server and micro-computer based software solutions compatibility with company requirements;
  • Maintaining confidentiality with regard to the information being processed, stored or accessed;
  • Documenting programming problems and resolutions for future reference.
The Person

We require a candidate with the following qualifications:
  • Fully familiar with Microsoft technologies with special emphasis on Visual BASIC, .Net framework, as front-end development tools and MS Access, MS SQL server 2000/2005/2008 as back-end databases and IIS;
  • Proficiency in enterprise reporting tools e.g. Crystal Report;
  • Basic knowledge of Active Directory, Windows 2003/2008 server and Windows XP & 7 desktop operating system, Exchange 2003 mail server, and other applications relating to networking;
  • MIS reporting skills;
  • Competency in Scala financial accounting package will be an added advantage
  • An MCSD will be given preference
  • Minimum base qualification required is Bachelors in IT/IS/Computer Science/Business Studies;
  • A Minimum of at least three years similar experience with a reputable company.
How to Apply

If you fulfill the requirements of this position and wish to be considered, please send your detailed CV and copies of certificates and testimonials together with a daytime telephone contact to reach the undersigned not later than 23 April 2010.

Human Resources Director
Homegrown (K) Limited
Nairobi Business Park, Unit B
P.O Box 10222-00400, Nairobi
careers.homegrown @

Those who will not have heard from us by 1st June 2010 should consider their applications unsuccessful.

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