KRA Assistant Manager, Application Architect Jobs in Kenya

KRA Assistant Manager, Application Architect Jobs in Kenya

Job Summary

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

    Key Responsibilities

  • 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

    Academic 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.

    Required Certifications/Trainings

  • 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

    Desired Certifications

  • 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

  • Expert knowledge of scripting languages (PHP, ASP, CSS, JAVASCRIPT, etc.)

  • 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.

    How to Apply

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