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Software Engineer3

  • Company: Tangazoletu Ltd
  • Deadline: Saturday 30th June 2012
  • Location: Nairobi
Job Description

The Software Engineer shall maintaining existing as well as come up with software solutions / products for the company’s consumption as well as that of the company’s clients. The ability to deliver top quality software working solutions within set deadline limits and specifications shall be the benchmark of performance.

The Post holder will report to the Project manager with the progress of both his and the team’s activities and the situation on the ground with relation to the business - client relationship and achievement of set targets. Please see for the company’s description.


Duties and Responsibilities

a)      To program according to specifications given and come up with deliverables within time deadline and resources constraints

b)      To document all project workflow and applications for easier follow up, coordination, maintenance and support

c)       To design, develop and implement sound programmatic solutions to clients with no supervision

d)      To install, configure, set up systems at clients site and to offer support to clients on matters that concern the products offered to them

e)      To make use of project management skills to manage a team of developers and be responsible for their performance

f)       To be a solutions provider to clients when they require service and software related solutions and products

g)      To be accountable, committed and result oriented as far as giving service to clients is concerned as well as ensuring customer satisfaction

h)      To manage project workflow and ensure that projects are conducted in the best way possible with prudence and minimization of waste of project resources being key objectives

i)        To ensure highest quality standards are maintained within project work and the deliverable


Essential Qualities

a)      Evidence of experience in similar position

b)      Desktop and web developer with the following skills:

  1.                                                                i.      Mandatory: Java, php, Javascript, HTML
  2.                                                              ii.      Bonus: Visual Basic, ASP.Net, C#, VB.Net,  Ajax

c)       Database platforms

  1.                                                                i.      Mandatory: SQL Server, MySql
  2.                                                              ii.      Bonus: Oracle, Sybase, foxpro, XML

d)      Evidence of past experience (at least 2 years) working with the above mentioned technologies

e)      A practical programmatic test shall be given to candidates to evaluate competence

f)       Experience in using web publishing and content management tools e.g. dreamweaver, joomla e.t.c. to come up with websites that can be commercialized

g)      Excellent team player and willingness both to take direction and use own initiative as appropriate

h)      Desire to learn new technologies and keep up with technology

i)        Ability to adapt to new and any technology with regard to programs and programming as a whole

j)        Ability to communicate clearly within team, with management and with clients on relevant subjects of the tasks undertaken


Desirable Qualities


a)      Evidence of working in similar position with similar responsibilities

b)      Course in project management

c)       Good human interaction skills

d)      Other programming languages and tools e.g. J2ME, linq

e)      Experience with RAD tools and MVC frameworks e.g. Tellerik, CakePhp e.t.c.

f)       Experience with financial management software and financial accounting packages

k)      Graphic design skills (photoshop, illustrator, fireworks e.t.c)

l)        Human and project organization and management skills


Person Specifications                   

a)      Hard working

b)      Honest

c)       Capable of working under pressure

d)      Commitment and Accountability

e)      Experience

f)       Project management

g)      Desire to learn new technologies and keep up with technology    



Email Subject: Software Engineer Application           

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