Commercial Bank Application Developer Jobs in Kenya

Commercial Bank Application Developer Jobs in Kenya

Position: Application Developer

Department: New Business Ventures

Reports to: Manager, Systems Development

Job Purpose Statement

The Application Developer is a role within the Technology team responsible for the
design, development, deployment and support of mobile, web, desktop and server
business solutions that support NCBA’s digital business goals.

The position requires solid knowledge of Mobile, web, desktop & server (orchestration
layer) technologies. The role holder should be able to deliver across the entire
development life cycle from concept, design, build, deploy, test, release to app stores
and support.

This is a role that requires prototyping skills, excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to
work as part of an agile team, to manage competing priorities, design solutions as part
of a larger roadmap and to be hands on in supporting implemented technologies.

Key Responsibilities

The effective execution of the role’s responsibilities should enhance the NCBA brands
by delivering on the below key responsibilities;

  • The design/analysis, development, delivery and ongoing improvement of all
    Application development processes (40%)
  • Apply knowledge and experience, showing deep understanding of Application
    Development Standards to assist business and product teams develop products that
    solve business needs (20%)
  • Adherence to internal policies and procedures for the development and
    management of NCBA Application Development process along ITIL and other best
    practice standards (10%)
  • Support, maintain and audit existing service lifecycle artifacts, to agreed SLAs (10%)
  • Effective management of relationships and protocols with other technical platform
    owners and internal business owners (10%)
  • Advise internal customers on technology improvements that will ensure realization
    and maximization of business objectives (10%)


  • Takes a structured and effective approach to own work and demonstrates
    leadership potential.
  • Is able to analyze, diagnose, plan, execute and evaluate work to time, cost and
    quality targets, exhibiting familiarity with available tools, standards and
    procedures and making correct choices from alternatives.
  • Effective communicator, able to guide and advise clients and business partners.
  • Astute at planning for mission critical production activities.
  • Good understanding of Application Development concepts and technologies:
    Java, C, C++, C#, Android, IOS, HTML5, Angular JS
  • Self-empowerment to enable development of open communication,
    teamwork and trust that are needed to support true performance and
    customer-service oriented
  • Knowledge and experience with ITIL as a best practice framework for IT Service
  • Knowledge and effective application of all relevant banking policies,
    processes, procedures and guidelines to consistently achieve required
    compliance standards or benchmarks.

    Qualification and Experience Requirement

  • An undergraduate degree or its equivalent in a Technology related field i.e.
    Computer science, Information Technology, Software engineering.
  • 5 years within a large highly digitized environment designing, implementing and
    managing mission critical systems, with at least 2 years actively developing
  • Strong knowledge and hands-on experience of the following:

  • Application back-end development using Oracle Database, SQL,
  • Application/Web Server experience with WebLogic, JBoss, Apache,
  • Hands on experience developing software development using Java, C,
    C++, C#, Python
  • Hands on experience developing Android, IOS, Windows Mobile and
    Hybrid mobile applications.
  • Hands on experience in Web Development (AngularJS, NodeJS,
    Asp.Net) and Web Servers (Apache, Tomcat, IIS and Nginx)
  • Automated Testing tools e.g. espresso, robotium, protractor
  • Continuous build/Integration tools e.g. Jenkins/Bamboo
  • Issue/bug tracking tools e.g. JIRA
  • Working Knowledge of Unix or Linux Operating systems e.g. Solaris, Cent OS
  • Experience and Knowledge of Shell scripting in Unix or Linux environment as well
    as Windows
  • Basic Oracle and SQL Server Database Administration
  • Certification and experience implementing best practice frameworks e.g. ITIL,
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and reporting skills
  • Proficiency in project management.Ability to build and nurture partnerships with
    internal and external stakeholders.
  • Highly analytical thinker with experience in both quantitative and qualitative CX
    testing methods.
  • Skilled at developing business cases and quantifying the cost/benefit of user
    experience enhancement projects in a Digital environment.
  • Strong strategic and critical thinking skills. Must be an expert problem solver
    committed to driving results and multiple concurrent projects to success.

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