Officer – Application Developer job

at Kenya Revenue Authority
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Date Posted September 11, 2022
Category IT / Information Technology
Job Type Full-time
Currency KES


The job holder is responsible for development of new systems to automate business processes and maintenance of existing systems through change and enhancements.

Key Responsibilities:
1. Work with development teams and product managers to ideate software solutions.
2. Test software to ensure responsiveness and efficiency.
3. Troubleshoot, debug and upgrade software.
4. Develop enhancements and maintain existing software.
5. Diagnose and address issues arising from testing and deployments.
6. Conduct system demos and walk-throughs.
7. Create security and data protection settings.
8. Prepare technical documentation.
9. Apply coding standards consistently in every solution developed.
10. Ensure developed products conform to policy and information security requirements.

Academic and Professional Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Information Technology, Electrical / Electronic Engineering, Telecommunications or any other IT related field.
Post graduate qualifications in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Information Technology, Electrical / Electronic Engineering, Telecommunications is an added advantage.
Professional Certification or Training in any one of the following areas is required:
• Software Development i.e. Microsoft Certified Systems Developer (MCSD), Java Programming, Python, Web Design and Development, Oracle Developer etc.
• Database Administration i.e. Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server etc.
• Business Intelligence and Analytics i.e. Oracle BI, Power BI
Relevant Work Experience Required Post graduate work experience of at least one (1) year as a Software Developer, Enterprise Web Developer.
• Proven experience in design, development, implementation and maintenance of enterprise business systems.
• Proven experience in integration of enterprise business systems.
• Working experience with relational databases and database management tools (Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL Server etc.)
• Proficiency in Object Oriented programming techniques, languages (Java, Python, PHP etc.) and frameworks (Spring, Struts, Django, Flask, .NET etc.)
• Expert knowledge of web based technologies (HTML, XML, XHTML, DHTML, SOAP, JSON, etc.)
• Expert knowledge of internet and messaging protocols i.e. HTTP, FTP, SOAP and REST
• Working knowledge of Linux/Unix and Windows operating systems.
• Working knowledge of System Design and Modelling techniques.

The job holder must have:
• Excellent listening and communication skills
• Ability to interact confidently with users to establish what the problem is and explain the solution
• Be proactive with good analytical and problem solving skills
• Team player
• Ability to pay attention to details
• Ability to prioritize competing work commitments and deliver on time
• Passion for innovation and creativity
• High levels of integrity
• Ability to work under minimum supervision

Education Requirement: No Requirements

Job Experience: No Requirements

Work Hours: 8


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• After successful log in, the system will open the ‘Applicant Cockpit’.
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• Click on ‘My Profile’ to create and update your profile.
• Follow the instructions to complete your profile.
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• Ensure you click the check box on the page to complete the profile.

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