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Product Development Engineer Job Vacancy in Kenya

We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the VAS Technical department within Technical & IT Division.

In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below:

Product Development Engineer 

Reporting to the Principal Product Development Engineer, the holder of the position will engage in activities relating to software development and evolution of the Safaricom data products including integration to business systems.

Software development duties include but not limited to specification, design, development, validation, documentation and evolution of the applications and associated services; performance management; ensuring integrity of the services; maintenance and fault management; and research on new software technologies.

Key Responsibilities
  • Developing service applications including integrating to business systems and reporting as per specification from business units ;
  • Ensure quality assurance of application logic, data processing and error resolution;
  • Develop application documentation including design documents, user guides and technical support guides;
  • Maintaining and enhancing applications by making changes to existing software specification as per requirements;
  • Liaise with network administrators and information security ensure application integrity;
  • Track software advisories and releases to ensure application integrity;
  • Regular evaluation & recommendation report on application performance;
Minimum requirements
  • BSc. in Computer Science or equivalent
  • 2-3 years of experience in software development;
  • Knowledge of data structures and algorithms
  • Software development knowledge and experience: Software Development Process (requirements, design, implementation, review and testing) and Software Revision Control
  • Software design knowledge and experience: Object Oriented (UML)
  • Software implementation knowledge: languages (C++, Java), scripting (Javascript), libraries (Apache log4j), debugging (NetBeans, Eclipse)
  • Networking knowledge and experience: routing and subnetting
  • Knowledge of relational databases: Oracle, MySQL
  • Proactive, analytical, confident, energetic and able to work under pressure with a positive attitude and good organization skills.
If you feel that you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualification and experience, please send your resume with your cell phone contact indicating your experience and why you are the most suitable candidate for the role clearly quoting the job title and job reference to the address below by Wednesday, 20th July 2011.

The Senior Manager - Talent Acquisition,
Safaricom Limited.
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