KOKO Networks Principal Engineer - Android Jobs in Kenya
KOKO Networks Principal Engineer - Android Jobs in Kenya About KOKO Networks
KOKO Networks is a venture-backed technology company operating in East Africa and India. We build and deploy cloud-connected "KOKOpoints" inside local retail outlets, which serve as consumer access points for goods and services delivered in partnership with major suppliers.
Our first consumer solution is liquid ethanol cooking fuel, which delivers significant cost savings and quality of life improvements in the multi-billion dollar urban cooking market.
In Kenya, this solution is delivered in partnership with Vivo Energy, the company which owns and operates Shell-branded fuels distribution infrastructure across Africa.As Principal Android Engineer, you will lead the technical strategy, design, and development of high quality Android applications to help deliver a first of its kind technology solution in Kenya and beyond in collaboration with our team of passionate Product Managers and Engineers.
What You Will Do
Lead work streams with Product and QA to design and develop our Android applications
Work with peers to find efficient solutions for architectural problems
Lead code reviews, tech sessions and provide regular direction, mentoring, and coaching to developers on best practices and improvement initiatives
Improve test automation by writing unit tests and guiding others in this process
Implement CI/CD processes
Keep up to date with open-source Android ecosystem to ensure new frameworks and technologies are being used in KOKO’s applications
Manage Level 3 support functions for production systems which include immediate fixes to any critical defects or essential enhancements in the live systems and setting a high standard for such support service levels within the engineering team
Contribute to building a strong culture of technical excellence within the team
What You Will Bring To KOKO
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
Expert understanding of Java and Android SDK, Gradle, and third party frameworks, tools, and SDKs, such as Retrofit
Significant experience working with product managers, designers, and QA in a SCRUM environment
Strong knowledge of Android UI design principles, patterns, and best practices
Expertise in integrating Android applications with back-end services including offline and synchronisation techniques
Experience developing real-time, low-latency, high-availability, and high performing applications using IoT technologies and communications (MQTT, etc.)
Experience working with hardware devices and hardware communications protocols (Serial USB, RS232, other Hardware comms)
Experience with distributing mobile applications via public app stores and/or enterprise channel as well as via bespoke channels
Ability to communicate with all levels of management and peers within the organisation
Ability to prioritise work and tasks under pressure
Ability to build, implement, and direct quality assurance principles and maintain quality of delivery
Strong problem-solving skills and a detail-oriented mindset
Ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 20th August 2019
KOKO offers a fast-paced work environment and significant professional growth opportunities.
If you share our passion for technology and our vision for global impact, we strongly encourage you to apply!
For more information and job application details, see; KOKO Networks Principal Engineer - Android Jobs in Kenya
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