KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme Software Developer (Kilifi) Jobs in Kenya

KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme Software Developer (Kilifi) Jobs in Kenya

Job Purpose

  • This is an entry level position for this opening but with higher levels of Autonomy and Complexity as compared to other entry level position in IT.

  • The Job holder will be responsible for software development of less complex applications in the environment that meets programme’s objectives in accordance to set standards.


    Key Responsibilities

  • Enables and implements software development and implementation processes through the set framework.

  • Collecting user system requirements for evaluation

  • Design, codes, tests, corrects, and documents programs and assists in the implementation of software which forms part of a properly engineered information or communication systems.

  • Making specific determinations about system performance and ensuring that systems perform optimally.

  • Responsible for analysis of current programs, diagnosis and troubleshooting of problem programs, and designing solutions to problematic programming.

  • Responsible for proofing the program to develop needed changes to assure production of a quality product.

  • To participate in execution and support for all IT Projects

  • Responsible for analyzing of current programs and processes, and making recommendations which yield a more cost effective product.

  • Tests new programs to ensure that logic and syntax are correct, and that program results are accurate. Document code consistently throughout the development process by listing a description of the program, special instructions, and any changes made in database tables on procedural.

  • Carry out research and development on enterprise applications as directed by IT management to meet various programme needs.
    Respond to business as usual system requests for data and enterprise systems.

  • Observe Change Control, Event, Configuration and Incident management as minimum business processes when executing
  • Service Design and Transition

  • Adhere to IT development standards on naming conventions, code testing, release management, source code control and collaboration.

  • Training of end users and other programme staff on the use of
    data applications.


  • Degree in computer science or BSc IT

  • Minimum 2-3 years of technical softaware development experience in either PHP, or Microsoft .Net or Microsoft SharePoint

  • Proficiency in using MVC frameworks and for web application development.

  • Proficiency with JavaScript frameworks such as Node, React and Vue.

  • Database design and development experience.

    Skills and Competencies

  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools such as Git

  • Ability to solve problems quickly and completely. Ability to identify tasks which require automation and automate them.

  • Ability to multi-task and stay organized in a dynamic work environment.

  • Knowledge of computer program design methods and techniques.

  • Ability to learn new programming languages quickly.

  • Ability to write, edit, and debug computer programs to achieve desired output.

  • Knowledge of maintaining and debugging live software systems.

  • Knowledge of writing program documentation.

  • Strong communications skills, both in writing and speaking.

  • Strong understanding of the software development cycle.

  • Ability to work with technical and non-technical business owners to get things done.

  • Have creative mind.


  • Relevant Software Development Certification (Must give evidence of the exam certificate done by an authorised testing body, i.e. Pearson VUE, Prometric, etc.)

  • Microsoft SharePoint Development

  • Mobile apps development experience

  • Excellent knowledge of API’s and Web Services.

  • Experience of working in a research establishment.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme Software Developer (Kilifi) Jobs in Kenya

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