KRA Assistant Manager - Application Architect Jobs in Kenya
KRA Assistant Manager - Application Architect Jobs in Kenya
The job holder is responsible for; Designing major aspects of the architecture of an application, including components such as user interface, middleware and infrastructure
Providing technical leadership to the application development team
Performing design and code reviews
Ensuring that uniform enterprise-wide application design standards are maintained
Collaborating with other stakeholders to ensure the architecture is aligned with business requirements
Define and implement application architecture for diverse business processes, projects, and function
Develop software solutions and strategy to meet the architectural goals and needs of a client
Liaise with programmers and software development team to design and implement an architectural system
Design the interface between multiple applications, databases, and middleware systems
Carry out assessments to identify operational limitations and gaps in functional coverage
Upgrade architectural systems and software life cycle to ensure improved processes
Monitor the performance of architectural systems to ensure seamless interaction between components
Conduct tests to ensure an application conforms to fundamental application standards and meets the requirements of the end user
Ensure proper documentation of software design and developing processes in order to produce appropriate procedures for application use
Design applications according to specific architectural design to improve overall system performance
Develops the unit’s Annual Work Plan and draft budget and coordinates their implementation;
Prepares monthly, quarterly, annual and ad hoc reports for the unit;
Develops, mentors and coaches staff in the unit;
Conducts performance management in the unit;
Coordinates implementation of the work plans for the following corporate initiatives in the unit: Audit, Integrity, QMS and Risk Management.
Ensure conformity to ISO (9001:2015 and 27001:2013) and data security requirements.
Academic and Professional Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Information Technology, Electrical / Electronic Engineering, Telecommunications or any other IT related field.
Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Information Technology, Electrical / Electronic Engineering, Telecommunications or any other IT related field will be an added advantage.
Professional Certification or Training in any one of the following areas is required:
Enterprise or Solution/Software Architect Certification
Systems Development i.e. Java Programming, Web Design and Development, Oracle Developer etc.
Business Systems Analysis i.e. CBAP Certification / Training
Systems Modelling and Design Techniques
Process Modelling and Design Techniques
Certification or training in any of the following areas will be an added advantage:
Training in middle level management / Supervisory Skills courses.
IT Governance i.e. ITIL or COBIT 4/5
Project Management i.e. PMP or Prince 2.
Training or Certification in Database Administration i.e. Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL or Microsoft SQL Server.
Training in operating systems i.e. Windows, Linux or Unix.
Technical Skills Required:
The Job holder must have:
Proven skills in Oracle development and database management tools.
Proficiency in Java programming language and PL/SQL.
Working knowledge of structured programming and database design concepts.
Expert knowledge of web based technologies (HTML, XML, XHTML, DHTML, SOAP, JSON, etc.)
Working knowledge of internet and messaging protocols i.e. HTTP, FTP, SOAP and REST.
Working knowledge of web development tools (Dreamweaver, Microsoft.NET, Drupal, Joomla, etc.)
Working knowledge of Linux/Unix and Windows operating system platforms.
Working experience with relational databases (Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL Server).
Knowledge of system design and modelling techniques.
Working knowledge of systems design and modelling tools (Enterprise Architect, TraceCloud, etc.)
Basic knowledge of the following tools: process modelling (MS Visio, etc.), Project Management i.e. MS Project and Presentation i.e. MS PowerPoint.
Relevant Work Experience Required
Proven experience in design, development and implementation of enterprise business systems. Experience in design and development of systems for tax administration will be an added advantage.
Proven experience in integration of business systems in a similar large organization.
At least four (4) years’ post qualification experience as an application architect in a large enterprise organization, which includes at least one (1) year at supervisory level.
The Job holder must:
Have good understanding of the KRA’s goals and objectives.
Be resilient, focused, results oriented and a team player.
Have strong analytical, diagnostic, decision making and problem solving skills.
Have strong abilities to conduct research affecting business and propose suitable solutions/products.
Have ability to pay attention to details and work under minimum supervision and for long hours within constraints.
Have strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
Have good negotiation skills.
Be able to build and maintain strong relationships with contracted parties, third party organizations, users and staff.
Have Change management skills.
Ability to interact confidently with users to establish what the problem is and explain the solution.
Ability to prioritize competing work commitments and deliver on time.
Passion for innovation and creativity.
High levels of integrity.
Ability to work under minimum supervision.
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