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Senior Software Engineer – Westlands, Nairobi
We are looking for the brightest Software Engineers to join our client for this exceptional opportunity. 

This client based in the heart of the Nairobi Tech Community has had massive growth year-on-year since their inception and are looking to continue their growth in 2017. 

As part of their in-house development team, you will be working in startup mode with the latest technology to deploy a state-of-the-art service.
We are looking for experienced, curious, and enthusiastic individuals with design and coding experience, who can carry ideas/concepts through the analyzes and evaluation then develop, test, deploy and support complex software systems. 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Design and build backend applications for clients new platform. 
  • Collaborate with server teams to define, design and ship new services.
  • Work with outside data sources and APIs test code for robustness, including edge cases, usability, and general reliability.
  • Work on Bug fixing and improving application performance
  • Continuously discover, evaluate, and implement new technologies to maximise development efficiency.

  • A bachelors degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent work experience
  • Three or more years of relevant experience
  • Experience with agile software development methodology
  • Proved software development experience
  • Experience with Python, PostgreSQL and Cassandra.
  • Experience with scaling systems and cloud technology to support services in the mobile environment.
  • A self-starter ability to gather requirements and provide solutions.
  • Experience with Android SDK
  • Experience working with Telecoms SMS, USSD and Mobile Money APIs
  • Solid understanding of the full software development life cycle
  • The ability to provide high level verbal and written communications such as design documents, presentation, decision documents, or research papers.
Monthly gross salary: Ksh. 150,000 - 200,000/= (Approx. 1,500 - 2,000 USD) plus potential for Share Options
Deadline: 4th January 2017         
To apply, please follow the link:  

Summit Recruitment & Search, 
Blixen Court, Karen Road, 


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