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Recruitment at Cellulant Kenya Ltd

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
 
Vacancy: Software Engineer
 
Department: PD
 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
 
Job posting: 04-09-2014 until 16 -09-2014.
 
Starting date: Immediate.

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

Responsibilities:
 
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.
Documentation
  • 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.
Reporting
  • 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.


Vacancy: Software Quality Assurance Engineer
 
Department: CTG
 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
 
Job posting: 04-09-2014 until 16 -09-2014.
 
Starting date:Immediate.

Software Quality Assurance Engineer

The QA Engineer is responsible for developing and executing comprehensive test plans,developing and performing test cases to verify functionality, data integrity, security, performance and overall usability.

Responsibilities:
 
Product Testing
  • Analyse, review and assess user requirements, specifications for testability and feasibility.
  • Verify that products are built according to set standards and guidelines by comparing documents to actual code/database schemas.
  • Create test cases in the test management system.
  • Set up the local test environment.
  • Prepare and/or acquire test data.
  • Execute test cases and evaluate test results and document deviations from expected results in the bug tracking system.
  • Perform both functional and non-functional tests (performance, security testing) on developed systems.
  • Employ both Black-box and White-Box testing techniques
  • Conduct test case review for projects.
Documentation
  • Create and publish test plans, test cases, test execution results, release notes and QA sign-off
Product Support
  • Assist in assessing, troubleshooting, root cause analysis and retesting of identified issues.
Reporting
  • Recording of time spent on tasks
  • Escalating any issues identified
Knowledge Management & Process Improvement
  • Provide suggestions on areas of process improvements.
  • Share knowledge on worked project by creating how-to manuals.
  • Research on technologies and/or trends with a view to improve productivity and efficiency.
Who are you?
 
Required skills:
  • Degree in IT, Computer Science or related fields of study.
  • Good understanding of both software development life cycle and software testing life cycle.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in a software or telecommunications industry.
  • At least 1 year experience as a software quality assurance engineer.
  • Experience in at least 1 programming language e.g. Java, C, C++, C#, Perl, Python, VB.Net, shell etc.
  • Experience in at least 1 presentation language e.g. ASP, PHP, Ruby etc.
  • Experience in at least 1 web presentation language and frameworks e.g. html, CSS, Yii etc.
  • Experience in at least 1 database management system e.g. MySql, Oracle, Postgresql, SQlite, MS-SQL etc.
  • Some experience in customer engagement and Issue resolution.
  • Working experience in Office Tools for publishing and presentation preparation.

Vacancy: Senior Software Quality Assurance Engineer
 
Department: CTG
 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
 
Job posting: 04-09-2014 until 16 -09-2014.
 
Starting date:Immediate

Senior Software Quality Assurance Engineer

The Senior QA Engineer responsible for developing and executing comprehensive test plans, developing and performing test cases to verify functionality, data integrity, security, performance and overall usability.

Responsibilities:
 
Supervise enforcement and delivery of quality software
  • Identifying, setting-up and maintaining tools and processes for software testing, including defect tracking, test plan creation and management and automated testing.
  • Assist in development, review and publish standards, policies and procedures for all functions involved with or related to the quality and testing of software products.
Project management, reporting
  • Work with other team members to ensure that the SDLC, development standards and toll gates are enforced for all projects.
  • Participating in planning of software projects to ensure that testing and quality considerations are accounted for from project inception to completion.
Implementing and enforcing processes within the team
  • Working with software team leads to put in place software development processes that allow and encourage effective and efficient testing and quality control.
  • Assist in development and implementation of policies in product/project development that improve system reliability through monitoring and provide trend analysis of issues detected.
  • Develop and implement tools and processes that will improve productivity.
  • Work with software engineers to implement continuous integration and automation testing (both backend and UI automation).
Product Testing
  • Analyse, review and assess user requirements, specifications for testability and feasibility.
  • Verify that products are built according to set standards and guidelines by comparing documents to actual code/database schemas.
  • Create test cases in the test management system.
  • Set up the local test environment.
  • Prepare and/or acquire test data.
  • Execute test cases and evaluate test results and document deviations from expected results in the bug tracking system.
  • Perform both functional and non-functional tests (performance, security testing) on developed systems.
  • Employ both Black-box and White-Box testing techniques
  • Conduct test case review for projects.
Documentation
  • Create and publish test plans, test cases, test execution results, release notes and QA sign-off
Product Support
  • Assist in assessing, troubleshooting, root cause analysis and retesting of identified issues.
Reporting
  • Recording of time spent on tasks.
  • Escalating any issues identified.
  • Assist in the regular reporting of quality metrics to management.
Guidance and Mentoring
  • Participate in peer reviews.
  • Identify areas of improvement, prepare material and organize training within the team.
Knowledge Management & Process Improvement
  • Provide suggestions on areas of process improvements.
  • Share knowledge on worked project by creating how-to manuals.
  • Research on technologies and/or trends with a view to improve productivity and efficiency.
  • May mentor other software quality assurance engineers when required.
Who are you?
 
Required skills:
  • Degree in IT, Computer Science or related fields of study.
  • Excellent understanding of both software development life cycle and software testing life cycle
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in a software or telecommunications industry.
  • At least 3 years experience as a software quality assurance engineer
  • Quality assurance certification from bodies such as ISTQB and CSTE.
  • Experience in test case management tools and test automation tools.
  • Experience working with test automation frameworks
  • Experience in 2 programming languages e.g. Java, C, C++, C#, Perl, Python, VB.Net, shell etc.
  • Experience in 2 presentation languages e.g. ASP, PHP, Ruby etc.
  • Experience in 2 web presentation languages and frameworks e.g. html, CSS, Javascript, ExtJS, Yii etc.
  • Experience in database management systems e.g. MySql, Oracle, Postgresql, SQlite, MS-SQL etc.
  • Some experience in customer engagement and Issue resolution.
  • Working knowledge in Office Tools for publishing and presentation preparation.
Required Skills:
  • Degree in IT, Computer Science or related fields of study.
  • Good understanding of both software development life cycle and software testing life cycle.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a software or telecommunications industry.
  • At least 1 year experience as a software quality assurance engineer.
  • Experience in at least 1 programming language e.g. Java, C, C++, C#, Perl, Python, VB.Net, shell etc.
  • Experience in at least 1 presentation language e.g. ASP, PHP, Ruby etc.
  • Experience in at least 1 web presentation language and frameworks e.g. html, CSS, Yii etc.
  • Experience in at least 1 database management system e.g. MySql, Oracle, Postgresql, SQlite, MS-SQL etc.
  • Some experience in customer engagement and Issue resolution.
  • Working experience in Office Tools for publishing and presentation preparation.

Vacancy: Senior Software Engineer
 
Department: PD
 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
 
Job posting: 02-09-2014 until 15-09-2014.
 
Starting date:Immediate.

Senior Software Engineer
 
She/he will develop software that offers users high-quality performance and reliability
 
Responsibilities:
 
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.
Documentation
  • 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.
Reporting
  • 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:  
  • Degree in IT, Computer Science or related fields of study.
  • Excellent understanding of Software development methodologies and related SDLC’s
  • Expertise in PHP, Java, MySQL and Linux. 
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in software development.
  • Experience in diverse dynamic conditions with minimal supervision in an intense environment (+2yrs) 
  • A minimum 2 years leading a team of two or more engineers.
  • Expertise in design disciplines and processes, experience in client server solution architecture, MVC Models, OOP and High performance solutions. 
  • Expertise in at least 3 Web presentation languages and frameworks e.g. html, CSS, Javascript, ExtJS, Zend, jQuery, Code-ignitor, Yii e.t.c 
  • Expertise in consuming public APIs for at least one public service e.g. Google APIs 
  • Expertise using collaborative software tools such as SVN, GIT, CVS, Mercurial, e.t.c 
  • Expertise in data and database design standards and processes having managed relational schemas of over 20 objects. 
  • Expertise in solutions administration, customer engagement and issue resolution. 
  • Advanced skills 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.

Vacancy: Software Quality Assurance Engineer
 
Department: CTG
 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
 
Job posting: 04-09-2014 until 16 -09-2014.
 
Starting date:Immediate.

Software Quality Assurance Engineer

The QA Engineer is responsible for developing and executing comprehensive test plans,developing and performing test cases to verify functionality, data integrity, security, performance and overall usability.

Responsibilities:
 
Product Testing
  • Analyse, review and assess user requirements, specifications for testability and feasibility.
  • Verify that products are built according to set standards and guidelines by comparing documents to actual code/database schemas.
  • Create test cases in the test management system.
  • Set up the local test environment.
  • Prepare and/or acquire test data.
  • Execute test cases and evaluate test results and document deviations from expected results in the bug tracking system.
  • Perform both functional and non-functional tests (performance, security testing) on developed systems.
  • Employ both Black-box and White-Box testing techniques
  • Conduct test case review for projects.
Documentation
  • Create and publish test plans, test cases, test execution results, release notes and QA sign-off
Product Support
  • Assist in assessing, troubleshooting, root cause analysis and retesting of identified issues.
Reporting
  • Recording of time spent on tasks
  • Escalating any issues identified
Knowledge Management & Process Improvement
  • Provide suggestions on areas of process improvements.
  • Share knowledge on worked project by creating how-to manuals.
  • Research on technologies and/or trends with a view to improve productivity and efficiency.
Who are you?
 
Required skills:
  • Degree in IT, Computer Science or related fields of study.
  • Good understanding of both software development life cycle and software testing life cycle.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in a software or telecommunications industry.
  • At least 1 year experience as a software quality assurance engineer.
  • Experience in at least 1 programming language e.g. Java, C, C++, C#, Perl, Python, VB.Net, shell etc.
  • Experience in at least 1 presentation language e.g. ASP, PHP, Ruby etc.
  • Experience in at least 1 web presentation language and frameworks e.g. html, CSS, Yii etc.
  • Experience in at least 1 database management system e.g. MySql, Oracle, Postgresql, SQlite, MS-SQL etc.
  • Some experience in customer engagement and Issue resolution.
  • Working experience in Office Tools for publishing and presentation preparation.

Vacancy: Senior Software Quality Assurance Engineer
 
Department: CTG
 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
 
Job posting: 04-09-2014 until 16 -09-2014.
 
Starting date:Immediate.

Senior Software Quality Assurance Engineer

The Senior QA Engineer responsible for developing and executing comprehensive test plans, developing and performing test cases to verify functionality, data integrity, security, performance and overall usability.

Responsibilities:
 
Supervise enforcement and delivery of quality software
  • Identifying, setting-up and maintaining tools and processes for software testing, including defect tracking, test plan creation and management and automated testing.
  • Assist in development, review and publish standards, policies and procedures for all functions involved with or related to the quality and testing of software products.
Project management, reporting
  • Work with other team members to ensure that the SDLC, development standards and toll gates are enforced for all projects.
  • Participating in planning of software projects to ensure that testing and quality considerations are accounted for from project inception to completion.
Implementing and enforcing processes within the team
  • Working with software team leads to put in place software development processes that allow and encourage effective and efficient testing and quality control.
  • Assist in development and implementation of policies in product/project development that improve system reliability through monitoring and provide trend analysis of issues detected.
  • Develop and implement tools and processes that will improve productivity.
  • Work with software engineers to implement continuous integration and automation testing (both backend and UI automation).
Product Testing
  • Analyse, review and assess user requirements, specifications for testability and feasibility.
  • Verify that products are built according to set standards and guidelines by comparing documents to actual code/database schemas.
  • Create test cases in the test management system.
  • Set up the local test environment.
  • Prepare and/or acquire test data.
  • Execute test cases and evaluate test results and document deviations from expected results in the bug tracking system.
  • Perform both functional and non-functional tests (performance, security testing) on developed systems.
  • Employ both Black-box and White-Box testing techniques
  • Conduct test case review for projects.
Documentation
  • Create and publish test plans, test cases, test execution results, release notes and QA sign-off
Product Support
  • Assist in assessing, troubleshooting, root cause analysis and retesting of identified issues.
Reporting
  • Recording of time spent on tasks.
  • Escalating any issues identified.
  • Assist in the regular reporting of quality metrics to management.
Guidance and Mentoring
  • Participate in peer reviews.
  • Identify areas of improvement, prepare material and organize training within the team.
Knowledge Management & Process Improvement
  • Provide suggestions on areas of process improvements.
  • Share knowledge on worked project by creating how-to manuals.
  • Research on technologies and/or trends with a view to improve productivity and efficiency.
  • May mentor other software quality assurance engineers when required.
Who are you?
 
Required skills:
  • Degree in IT, Computer Science or related fields of study.
  • Excellent understanding of both software development life cycle and software testing life cycle
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in a software or telecommunications industry.
  • At least 3 years experience as a software quality assurance engineer
  • Quality assurance certification from bodies such as ISTQB and CSTE.
  • Experience in test case management tools and test automation tools.
  • Experience working with test automation frameworks
  • Experience in 2 programming languages e.g. Java, C, C++, C#, Perl, Python, VB.Net, shell etc.
  • Experience in 2 presentation languages e.g. ASP, PHP, Ruby etc.
  • Experience in 2 web presentation languages and frameworks e.g. html, CSS, Javascript, ExtJS, Yii etc.
  • Experience in database management systems e.g. MySql, Oracle, Postgresql, SQlite, MS-SQL etc.
  • Some experience in customer engagement and Issue resolution.
  • Working knowledge in Office Tools for publishing and presentation preparation.
Required Skills:
  • Degree in IT, Computer Science or related fields of study.
  • Good understanding of both software development life cycle and software testing life cycle.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a software or telecommunications industry.
  • At least 1 year experience as a software quality assurance engineer.
  • Experience in at least 1 programming language e.g. Java, C, C++, C#, Perl, Python, VB.Net, shell etc.
  • Experience in at least 1 presentation language e.g. ASP, PHP, Ruby etc.
  • Experience in at least 1 web presentation language and frameworks e.g. html, CSS, Yii etc.
  • Experience in at least 1 database management system e.g. MySql, Oracle, Postgresql, SQlite, MS-SQL etc.
  • Some experience in customer engagement and Issue resolution.
  • Working experience in Office Tools for publishing and presentation preparation.

Vacancy: Senior Software Engineer
 
Department: PD
 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
 
Job posting: 02-09-2014 until 15-09-2014.
 
Starting date:Immediate.

Senior Software Engineer
 
She/he will develop software that offers users high-quality performance and reliability
 
Responsibilities:
 
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.
Documentation
  • 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.
Reporting
  • 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:  
  • Degree in IT, Computer Science or related fields of study.
  • Excellent understanding of Software development methodologies and related SDLC’s
  • Expertise in PHP, Java, MySQL and Linux. 
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in software development.
  • Experience in diverse dynamic conditions with minimal supervision in an intense environment (+2yrs) 
  • A minimum 2 years leading a team of two or more engineers.
  • Expertise in design disciplines and processes, experience in client server solution architecture, MVC Models, OOP and High performance solutions. 
  • Expertise in at least 3 Web presentation languages and frameworks e.g. html, CSS, Javascript, ExtJS, Zend, jQuery, Code-ignitor, Yii e.t.c 
  • Expertise in consuming public APIs for at least one public service e.g. Google APIs 
  • Expertise using collaborative software tools such as SVN, GIT, CVS, Mercurial, e.t.c 
  • Expertise in data and database design standards and processes having managed relational schemas of over 20 objects. 
  • Expertise in solutions administration, customer engagement and issue resolution. 
  • Advanced skills 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 Jobs@cellulant.com

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

The deadline for application is September 15th 2014.

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

Do you have questions about this vacancy?

Visit our website at www.cellulant.com


Please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail or telephone: jobs@cellulant.com or 0202606696.

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