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Java Software Developer Job in Kenya

Title: Java Software Developer
Division: Technical & Operations Division
Employment Type: Permanent
Location: Kenya

Reports to: Technical & Operations Manager

Role Summary
Bernsoft is seeking Java developers to join our development team. 

Job responsibilities include designing, developing, and maintaining our Laboratory Information System software applications.

Main Duties:
  • Defines site objectives by analyzing user requirements; envisioning system features and functionality.
  • Designs and develops user interfaces to internet/intranet applications by setting expectations and features priorities throughout development life cycle; determining design methodologies and tool sets; completing programming using languages and software products; designing and conducting tests.
  • Recommends system solutions by comparing advantages and disadvantages of custom development and purchase alternatives.
  • Integrates applications by designing database architecture and server scripting; studying and establishing connectivity with network systems, search engines, and information servers.
  • Creates multimedia applications by using authoring tools.
  • Completes applications development by coordinating requirements, schedules, and activities; contributing to team meetings; troubleshooting development and production problems across multiple environments and operating platforms.
  • Supports users by developing documentation and assistance tools.
  • Updates job knowledge by researching new internet/intranet technologies and software products; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Enhances organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
Customer Service
  • To provide professional and effective services to internal and / or external customers, to meet customer expectations, particularly in terms of Quality and Timeliness in line with departmental standards, procedures and guidelines.
  • To provide follow up with customers to ensure customer satisfaction with products and / or services provided
  • To communicate courteously with internal and / or external customers by telephone, email and face to face, building positive relationships, investigating, responding to and progressing issues and queries to a successful conclusion at the earliest time.
  • To speak positively and enthusiastically about the company and its products and services to ensure that a professional company and brand image is provided at all times to customers and colleagues.
  • To work as part of a team to achieve the departmental standards.
  • To work together with other departments and divisions within the organization to identify any process improvements and improve standards, efficiency and profitability.
  • A successful candidate should have a bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field, and be highly motivated, independent, and creative. 
  • Knowledge of Java, Java Applets, Web Programming Skills, 
  • Teamwork, Verbal Communication, 
  • Web User Interface Design, Software Requirements, Software Development Process, Object-Oriented Design (OOD), Multimedia Content Development, Software Debugging
Key Interfaces
  • Dealing with external customers.
  • Liaising with internal departments to bring content acquisition queries to a satisfactory closure.
Dimensions / Budgets
  • Ensure that the jobs undertaken are carried out within previously approved budgets
  • Work outside of normal business hours and travel to customer sites will be required.

Interested candidates should send their CVs to on or before Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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