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iHub By Rachel Gichinga / March 21, 2013

We’re Hiring!

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With the recent partnership signed between the iHub and Intel, we’re looking for a couple of talented, energetic and committed individuals to join the team and help spearhead some of the exciting projects we’ll be working on over the next year.  Do you fit the bill? Apply now.

1. Developer Community Manager (DCM)

Intel designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. Now there is a strong push on the mobile devices front, including the developer community in Africa, who will learn to develop and optimize their software for Intel phones and tablets.

This position is part of the iHub Core mandate which is to oversee the implementation of the Intel – iHub Africa Developer Partnership development.

The primary responsibilities include defining, deploying, documenting, championing and building a developer community. This will be through by creating and providing engaging training programs. In this role, the Developer Community Manager (DCM) candidate must have superior communications skills, both written and verbal. In addition to developing compelling and evocative sample applications, the DCM will work with developer apps and their build environment. Applications are to be targeted to multiple form factors (PCs, ultrabooks, phones and tablets), and device feature sets.

Duties include:
- Contributing and executing to a strategic plan to build an app developer community across Africa
- Defining, documenting, and championing tools to make app development easier for beginners
- Supporting and advocating Intel Software products through:

* User Forums
* Blogs
* Knowledge base article creation and management
* Creation and delivery of Webinars
* Online tutorials and sample programs

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related technical academic program.
• Candidate must have 3+ years of work or educational experience in one or more of the following areas:

Developing applications for at least one of the Mobile operating environments: Android, Windows 8 or iOS
Technical writing, blogs and technical presentations
Experience in building and deploying HTML5 applications including CSS3, HTML5 and Javascript

Preferred Requirements:

• Good C/C++ programming skills
• Android or Linux kernel knowledge
• Android application experience will be a plus
• Demonstrated experience in building and deploying HTML5 applications in a professional environment
• Published a minimum of 3 apps on multiple platforms
• Mastery of Javascript including some familiarity of ECMA standards.
• Aptitude and ability to deliver for face-to-face presentations and technical presentations to large audiences at conferences
• Comfortable working in a virtual team environment
• Active on twitter, facebook, G+, Stackoverflow and on technical blogs
• Building a professional Network on and off LinkedIn
• Technical writing skills
• Is a good communicator, an active listener who is culturally aware of Africa and beyond
• Proficiency in written and spoken English. Knowledge of French is an added advantage

2. Intel Community Lead (ICL)

Intel Community Lead (ICL) also known as the “Intel Ambassador” will be recruited from the community and at target universities where Intel events are held.

Roles and responsibilities will be tailored to suit the successful candidate’s experience and background but may include:

- Hosting at least one major on-campus recruitment drive, with a target of 150 students per campus. For this they would need Intel-branded merchandise, such as t-shirts, stickers and thumb drives.
- Co-organizing and hosting “university challenges” to get the students familiar with the devices as well as see what kind of apps they’re interested in having and building.
- The scope of this challenge would be limited to apps that are geared towards the interests and needs of university students.
- Will coordinate a Hackathon/ competition over 2 months – Target: Take an idea of a product through to prototype
- Help identify the most serious developers in each university group, who would then come to the iHub for in-depth training

- Analysis and data mining of digital and social media and other emerging market ecosystem trends throughout Africa.

- Identifying and researching consumer applications that would be ideal for Intel’s products including desktop PCs, Notebooks, Ultrabooks, Smartphones, Tablets and the AppUp store.
- Communicating with African game and media developers, discovering their portfolio, introducing them to Intel’s roadmap and finding ways to work together on a technical and marketing level.
- Liaising with internal global teams to identify and track mutually beneficial cross-promotional opportunities.

Qualifications

This is a 24 month fixed-term placement suitable for graduates who have just completed a degree course in relevant disciplines. You should be someone willing to ‘run with it’ and exceed our expectations, and your own.

Minimum Requirements:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related technical academic program.
• Candidate must have 3+ months of work or educational experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Developing applications for at least one of the Mobile operating environments: Android, Windows 8 or iOS
  • Technical writing, blogs and technical presentations
  • Experience in building and deploying HTML5 applications including CSS3, HTML5 and Javascript Sound knowledge of the media and games industries

• Comfortable travelling for meetings and industry events
• Report and present analytical information to a wide audience
• Ability to recognize marketing opportunities
• Organize workload and see things through to completion
• Good communication, presentation and project management skills
• Cope working in a self-directed environment
• Active on twitter, facebook, G+, Stackoverflow and on technical blogs
• Building a professional Network on and off LinkedIn
• Proficiency in written and spoken English. Knowledge of French is an added advantage

Interested and qualified applicants should send their CVs and a cover letter explaining in 500 words or less why you’re interested in the position for which you’ve applied to jobs@ihub.co.ke.  Applications should be received no later than midnight EAT on 5th April, 2013.

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