Software Engineering Lead Job in Nairobi, Kenya

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Software Engineering Lead Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Job Level: JL-6

Job Title: Software Engineering Lead

Years of Experience: 5+ years of experience with at least 2 of them in an engineering leadership role.

Reporting to : CTO

About Ilara Health

Ilara Health is building a tech-enabled primary care model for Africa by leveraging on existing, hyper-fragmented care infrastructure. We partner with high potential healthcare entrepreneurs running the 200,000+ primary care centres that deliver care to hundreds of millions of patients across the continent each year, and equip them with the physical and digital tools they need to provide better healthcare. Our technology platform supports our clinician partners in delivering better care to their patients as well as streamlining their clinic operations. Founded in 2019, we have partnered with over 1,300 independent clinics across Kenya providing a direct pathway to over 3 million patients yearly.

The Software-Engineering Lead role


We are looking to hire an experienced senior software developer to head up our development team. In this role, you will be responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of new software systems. You may also be required to update existing software and conduct feasibility studies on company systems. While your role will be managerial in nature, you will also be expected to code applications, create reports, and mentor the junior developers.
To ensure success as an engineering lead, you should have high-level managerial skills, in-depth knowledge of programming languages, and outstanding project management skills. Top-class engineering leads know the skills and aptitude of junior staff and assign tasks accordingly. 

Responsibilities

  • Implement Ilara Healths medium and long-term digital strategy in order to drive rapid technological innovation and ensure automation of processes in line with the overall organisational strategy.
  • Execute the full software development life cycle.
  • Design, control, and manage the technical process and operational integrity of technological services provided by the team.
  • Implement work plans to ensure effective implementation of the departments strategic objectives and ensure technology operations are coordinated and completed within set deadlines and budgets.
  • Guide implementation and maintenance of the organisations technology infrastructure including the analytics infrastructure, systems, databases, dashboards, and visualisations to ensure their respective functionalities are robust, effective, cost-efficient, and stable.
  • Assigning tasks to junior developers such as coding, testing, debugging, and analytics.
  • Writing advanced programming code that is well-designed, testable and efficient.
  • Guide improvement of existing tools and processes in keeping with growing organisational needs and user feedback.
  • Manage the development and implementation of appropriate data protection policies and procedures in line with the 2019 Kenya Data Protection Act to ensure compliance with relevant regulations.
  • Define the engineering culture by working with engineers and other stakeholders to set engineering standards and best practices.
  • Enforce team SLAs and SOPs for development and issue response.
  • Guide, develop and motivate the Technology team, including upskilling, training on the best practices in line with current trends, and oversee performance evaluations to promote growth and staff motivation.
  • Collaborate with management, team leads, and team members to design and implement new processes, resolve issues, and ensure solutions are viable and consistent.

Qualifications

  • Built and scaled software to enterprise grade.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced and agile environment.
  • Experience with Java, Kotlin, Javascript/Typescript, React and Python.
  • Experience creating and maintaining SQL and NoSQL databases including SQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB
  • Experience working with large databases and maintaining/updating a complex data model.
  • Experience with building APIs and services using REST, SOAP, etc.
  • Experience using data visualisation tools in a complex, fast-paced environment.
  • Experience managing technical partners and consultants.
  • Experience working with cloud platforms including Google Cloud Platform, AWS, Azure.
  • Domain expertise in healthcare and payments is an added bonus.

Who You Are

  • Capable of performing tasks independently.
  • Project management skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills.

How to Apply

Apply for the job here

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