Backend Microservices Developer Job in Kenya - Safaricom

Backend Microservices Developer  (23000292)


We are pleased to announce the following vacancy for Backend Microservices Developer in the Technology Division. In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below.

Reporting to the Software Engineering Lead – Backend Development, the role holder will run with day-to-day standardized microservice development to ensure smooth and efficient service delivery that meets the expectations of the business. They will also perform application development duties which include but are not limited to specification, design, development, validation, documentation, and evolution of the new and current service applications; performance management; ensuring integrity of the web services; maintenance and fault management.


  • Writing and analyzing code for portions of a project/projects.
  • Inspect and test code.
  • Helping engineers fix and solve complex problems.
  • Work with stakeholders, product owners and technical leads to keep projects on track.
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to entry level and mid-level software engineers.
  • Influence and guide on DevSecOps best practices within Safaricom Engineering framework and practices.
  • Development of microservices. It would be good to have understanding of Java, C#, Python etc. Java with SpringBoot Framework experience is preferred.
  • Influence and guide the team in making critical architectural, design and programming decisions.
  • Evangelize software engineering best practices across the team using Safaricom Engineering values.
  • Design, test and rollout of running software services.
  • Run and enforce code reviews among the team.


  • BSc. Computer Science/Software Engineering/IT.
  • 5+ years’ experience in software development in a busy IT environment.
  • Experience in Agile Development/software life-cycle development (SDLC).
  • Strong programming and technical skills. Extensive programming experience using Java (SpringBoot Framework), C#, Python etc.
  • Strong problem-solving skills leveraging on data structures and algorithms.
  • Passion for people and building collaborative teams.
  • Extensive experience with databases – relational data model, Stored Procedures, PL/SQL development, Messaging / Streaming, RDBMS, NoSQL Databases, and InMemory Databases.
  • Solid understanding of web services/technologies – REST/JSON, WSDL, XML, XSD.
  • Hands on experience with microservices – Ability to design, develop and implement scalable, elastic microservice based platforms based on java. Spring boot framework is preferred.
  • Solid understanding of Cloud Services, Serverless architecture and knowledge of AWS, Azure and GCP.
  • Experience developing solutions using agile, DevSecOps, and CI/CD automation tools such as jenkins, JMeter, Git, Stash, SonarQube, GitOps etc.
  • Experience using code versioning & collaboration tools such as Gitlab or Github.
  • Experience in application security technologies (e.g. SSL).

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