Senior Android Developer Job in Kenya

Job Title: Senior Android Developer

Hiring Organization: Equity Bank
Location – Locality: Nairobi
Location – Region: Kenya
Industry: Banking
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: KES Competitive
Date Posted: 03/12/2024

Job Purpose

As a Senior Android Developer/Engineer at Equity Group, you will be a key contributor to the development and evolution of “Equity Mobile,” our primary retail application. You will leverage your extensive Android development expertise to lead and drive technical excellence, innovation, and exceptional user experiences.

Job Responsibilities

  • Technical Leadership: Lead the design, development, and maintenance of the Equity Mobile Android application, setting high standards for code quality, performance, and security.
  • Code Development: Write clean, efficient, and maintainable code in Kotlin, adhering to industry best practices, design patterns, and architectural principles.
  • Architectural Design: Define and implement robust software architectures, making decisions that impact the scalability and long-term success of the application.
  • Feature Development: Collaborate closely with product managers, UX/UI designers, and cross-functional teams to conceptualize and implement new features, enhancements, and improvements.
  • Quality Assurance: Oversee rigorous testing, including unit testing, integration testing, and user acceptance testing, ensuring the application’s reliability and performance.
  • Bug Resolution: Troubleshoot and resolve complex technical issues and bugs promptly, maintaining the application’s integrity.
  • Mentorship and Collaboration: Provide guidance and mentorship to junior developers, fostering a culture of continuous learning and knowledge sharing within the team.
  • Documentation: Maintain comprehensive documentation for code, development processes, and technical specifications.
  • Security and Compliance: Ensure that the Equity Mobile application complies with security standards and practices, safeguarding customer data and privacy.

Job Qualifications

  • Extensive experience in Android app development, with a strong command of Java and/or Kotlin programming languages.
  • Proven track record of successfully delivering and maintaining Android applications with complex features.
  • Exceptional understanding of software development methodologies, architectural design, and best practices.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to mentor and inspire a team.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a collaborative and solution-oriented mindset.
  • Familiarity with version control systems, particularly Git.
  • Experience with Agile development methodologies.
  • Knowledge of mobile UI/UX design principles and usability best practices.
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Software Engineering, or a related field (or equivalent practical experience)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous work on financial or banking applications
  • Contributions to open-source Android projects
  • Experience with continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipelines
  • Knowledge of automated testing frameworks and practices

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