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Programmer, Web Designer & Copywriter Jobs in Kenya


An Australian based company is looking for a Web Designer, a Programmer and a Copywriter to be part of an IT Team that will operate out of Webuye, Bungoma in Western Kenya. 

Webuye is located approximately 1 hour from Eldoret, Kisumu and the Ugandan border.

The IT Team will be primarily involved in providing off-shore IT services including:

  • Programming support;
  • Database development;
  • Website design, build, operate & maintain;
  • Website marketing (including Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)); and
  • Improving usability and conversion rates on e-commerce websites
Programmer

Key Responsibilities
  • Work with graphic designers to build online applications using web 2.0 application programming languages, eg. Ruby on Rails
  • Provide written status reports when requested
Ideal Candidate Qualifications & Experience
  • Degree in IT (ability to demonstrate significant programming experience may be considered)
  • 3 years experience with web application programming including: Ruby, Ruby on Rails, jQuery, Javascript, AJAX, XML and PHP,
  • Basic design of web pages using HTML5 and CSS3
  • Exposure to Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Understands the principles of software development life-cycle, including the agile development methodology
  • Can demonstrate well written project reports in English
  • Ability to setup and maintain linux servers, eg. Ubuntu server, centos and Redhat
  • Knowledgeable in relational database technologies, including MySQL
  • Can demonstrate ability to learn new technologies and grasp new concepts quickly
Web Designer

Key Responsibilities
  • Work with copy writers and programmers to design, build, operate and maintain websites
  • Provide written status reports when requested
Ideal Candidate Qualifications & Experience
  • Degree in IT or 3 years industry experience
  • Experienced with CSS3 and HTML5
  • Experience with a web Content Management System, eg. WordPress and Drupal
  • Experience with graphic design applications (eg, Photoshop) and a web design application (eg Dreamweaver or equivalent)
  • Demonstrate experience working closely with web application programmers using modern web 2.0 design
  • Web site and usability design
  • SEO exposure
  • Show a excellent sense of style and modern design (portfolio of work required with application)
Copywriter

Key Responsibilities
  • Work with web designers to provide and support them with written content for websites
  • Research and develop web-articles on a wide range of topics in support of e-businesses
  • Develop and support business marketing function with advertisements
  • Edit articles for publication
Ideal Candidate Qualifications & Experience
  • Degree in Journalism or equivalent (eg Mass Communication, Media)
  • Exposure to Web-Site development will be highly rated
  • Published a number of web-site articles highly rated
  • Excellent written English
  • Computer literate
All applicants must be proactive and be able to work with minimal supervision and guidance and have the following personal attributes:
  • Be honest, reliable and responsible
  • Have a strong ability to meet agreed deadlines
  • Be customer focused
  • Be able to work shifts when required to talk to overseas customers
  • Be well spoken and have sound writing skills in English
The successful applicants will be awarded above average base salary and significant bonuses based on performance. 

IT Graduates are also encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates who believe they can fulfill the criteria above are invited to send a job application to the HR Manager at yangohr@yangoweb.com by Monday 11th March 2013.
 
Please include a:
  • CV
  • Grade Transcript
  • Portfolio demonstrating some of your relevant work (and/or degree assignments) and
  • at least 2 references
Any queries can be sent to the email above.

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