Financial Systems Software Development Engineer Job in Kenya

 Job Title: Financial Systems Software Development Engineer

Hiring Organization: Safaricom
Location – Locality: Nairobi
Location – Region: Kenya
Industry: Telecommunication
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: KES Competitive
Date Posted: 03/19/2024

Reporting directly to the Development Lead of Fintech within the Financial Services IT domain, the chosen candidate will play a pivotal role in the development, support, and evolution of financial systems, ensuring service availability reaches an impressive 99.999%.


Develop software solutions for new financial services in alignment with approved design specifications and industry best practices.

Contribute to the design phase of new solutions, ensuring robustness and scalability.

Conduct comprehensive software testing to meet functional and non-functional requirements, including performance testing and monitoring.

Document and maintain software functionality and releases meticulously.

Engage in troubleshooting, debugging, and optimization of existing systems, ensuring optimal performance and reliability.

Recommend and implement improvements to existing systems to enhance efficiency and functionality.

Uphold internal process improvements in accordance with software development standards.

Actively participate in code reviews to ensure code quality and adherence to best practices.

Manage release and change management processes effectively.

Contribute to innovation initiatives aimed at driving continuous improvement.

Implement measures to elevate delivery quality and minimize major defects in production environments.


Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Telecommunications, Electronic Engineering, or IT (with specialization in operating systems, databases, and system development).

Minimum of 2 years of work experience as an engineer in Financial Technology or telecommunications environments (vendor or operator).

Proficiency in software development using Java and Python.

Familiarity with coding languages such as Java, Python, JavaScript, and frameworks/systems including Spring Boot, AngularJS, Git, and Apache Camel.

Knowledge of Agile methodology, with certification in Scrum fundamentals being advantageous.

Understanding of DevOps practices and methodologies.

Experience with mobile money systems is highly desirable.

Familiarity with cloud technologies such as AWS, Microsoft Azure, Huawei, or GCP; certifications are a plus.

Knowledge of container orchestration technologies like Kubernetes.

Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.

Ability to work independently, meet tight deadlines, and operate without supervision.

Excellent presentation, communication, and interpersonal skills.

Proactive, self-motivated, and capable of building positive relationships with stakeholders.

Join us in our journey to revolutionize financial systems technology. If you are driven by innovation and ready to make an impact, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity. kindly proceed to create/ update your candidate profile on the recruitment portal and then Click on the apply button. Remember to attach your resume.

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