Software Engineer Trainee Job in Kenya

Mission Statement for the Role:

To participate in deploying new equipment, technologies, software and systems, within the innovation projects that Poa Labs will run.

To support the Project and Product management team, and work together with the Engineering team to achieve the goals set out for each project.

To be inquisitive, proactive, questioning, participative, and think out of the box.

Overall Responsibility:

The role has the responsibility to develop software systems, microservices, tools, scripts, and Android apps. Document the use of frameworks and libraries. Document the existing and newly created code base. Implementing agreed upon Software Quality Assurance Standards & development/staging/production workflows using GitHub.

Key SMART Results for A-Player – Target, Year 1(2024)


Document existing software systems (Icon), to be consumed by both tech and non-tech staff, following agreed-upon standards and tools – Q3

Assist software Engineers in implementing the road-map for internal software development, and the workflow using GitHub to support multiple developers in development, testing, staging, and production environments – Ongoing

Assist software Engineers in implementing approved change requests in a timely manner, ensuring proper documentation and alignment to agreed upon software quality – Ongoing

Assist software Engineers in implementing Data Warehouse Pipelines incorporating all Poa Software ecosystems into a Data lake /Data Mart – Q4

Assist software Engineers in successful migration (Go live) of the current OSS/BSS platform from Admin v2 to Adminv3 by June 2024 – Q2

Department stage of development where this role sits (starting, preparing for scale, scaling, mature)

Preparing for Scale 

Core energy required for this position (e.g. Sirdar Profile Type)

Catalyst / Champion

Key Competencies – Criticality (H,M,L)

Ability to specify, develop, test, and bring software systems into production – H

Basic knowledge of software development using Python, PHP + HTML/CSS/JS native code – H

Basic Understanding of network systems, IP stack, and communication protocols at Layer 2 and Layer 3 – L

Basic knowledge of databases (MySQL / SQLite/Redis) and related concepts e.g Data Modelling, SQL, Database optimization, ETL process – H

Demonstrated ability to quickly learn new technologies and concepts and apply them in your day to day problem solving activities – M

Mandatory Criteria with no exceptions to hire

Must be alligned with similar Values and DNA to Poa to ensure cultural alignment

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