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Database Developer Job in Nairobi Kenya

Job Title: Database Developer

About M-KOPA Solar: M-KOPA Solar, headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, is the global leader of "pay-as-you-go" energy for offgrid customers.

The company was founded in 2011 by former executives behind M-PESA (the world's leading mobile payment platform) on the belief that mobile technology could revolutionize energy services in emerging markets the same way it has already revolutionized the delivery of communications and financial services.

In under 2 years since commercial launch (Oct 2012), M-KOPA has connected over 100,000 homes in East Africa to solar power. As of Q4 2014 the company is adding over 10,000 new homes each month and employs nearly 500 full time staff with offices in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, the UK and Hong Kong.

M-KOPA works in partnership with leading mobile network operators including Safaricom in Kenya, and is busy developing additional pay-as-you-go products and services. The company has also begun licensing its technology to partners in markets outside East Africa.
 
In 2013 M-KOPA was given the Excellence in Sustainable Finance Award by the Financial Times and IFC, and in 2014 was selected by Bloomberg New Energy Finance as the world's top New Energy Pioneer. 

The company's innovative business model has been profiled in leading global media including The Economist, the BBC, Bloomberg, the Financial Times and Wired.
 
Role Profile: M-KOPA is seeking a skilled and motivated Database Developer to help manage M-KOPA’s database servers and applications.
 
Position Title: Database Developer
 
Location: Nairobi
 
Position Start: ASAP
 
Key Accountabilities
  • Analyze raw data from disparate sources including SQL Server and produce reports in a format that communicates to the business
  • Design and develop data movements using SQL Server Integration Services, TSQL and Stored Procedures
  • Collaborate with business analysts, subject matter experts, and other team members to determine data extraction and transformation requirements
  • Design, development and support of ETL (Extraction, Transformation and Loading) components
Incumbent Requirements
  • Experience in SQL Server T-SQL database development (data modeling, stored procedures, functions and query optimization
  • Experience in SSIS and ETL development
  • Microsoft SQL Certification will be considered a big plus
  • MCSE certification will be considered a plus
  • Ability to create complex, high performance stored procedures and views in SQL Server
  • Ability to translate complex business requirements into technical solutions
  • Working knowledge in data modeling
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills
  • At least 3 years’ experience in performing in a similar role
  • Ability to effectively communicate and work closely with M-KOPA staff to determine needs and assist with systems requirements.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to successfully complete tasks with limited supervision
Remuneration: Competitive covering a monthly salary, performance bonus and medical benefits reflective of the candidate’s experience and skills.

To Apply: To apply, send an updated detailed copy of your CV and a cover letter expressing why you feel you would be an excellent candidate for the role to careers@m-kopa.com with the email subject AS ONLY “DD1214”


Only candidates who can demonstrate sufficient competence will be shortlisted and contacted.

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