KRA Chief Manager – ICT Application Management Jobs in Kenya

KRA Chief Manager – ICT Application Management Jobs in Kenya

Job Summary

  • The Chief Manager, Applications Management as the head of IT Business Applications Support and Applications Development and Maintenance.

    The overall responsibility for this position are the following Functions:

  • Systems design/specifications and user support

  • Application development and maintenance of large and complex Business and Mobile Applications

  • Systems integrations using Web services and APIs

    Key Responsibilities

  • Formulates, implements and reviews ICT policies, standards and strategies necessary to effectively support the Authority’s corporate objectives with respect to development and implementation of secure business applications

  • Responsible for application designs, coding and maintenance of enterprise business systems and mobile apps

  • Ensures integration platform is reliable and flexible to support KRA data exchange /operations

  • Spearheads implementation of new business systems including data migration, systems piloting, configurations and integrations in liaison with relevant business department(s)

  • Responsible for systems regular reviews, transition, requirements /specifications management, frameworks and standards and KPIs for business systems

  • Provide leadership in selecting suitable application development tools for use, for application development, maintenance, hosting and performance improvements, in the Authority with particular emphasis on the use open source products

  • Implements cost reduction strategies with respect to licensed platforms and applications

  • Documents and maintains an inventory of all tools, applications in use in the Authority and supporting documentation

  • Develops operational budgets for application Management Section

  • Advices DC ICT on technical aspects pertaining to application development, source code management, optimisation of systems, cost reduction strategies and retirement of systems

  • Manages day-to-day operations of the IT Infrastructure Section to ensure effective technical support, target setting and performance management

    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.

  • Masters degree in Computer Science, Business Administration, Information Systems or related Postgraduate degree will be an added advantage.

    The following certifications will be an added advantage:

  • Certified Business
    Analyst (CBAP)

  • Certified Software Development Professional (CSDP)

  • Certified Mobile Application Developer

  • Oracle certified processional (OCP)

  • Red Hat/Unix/Linux Certified Systems Administrator

  • Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MSSD)

    ]Relevant Work Experience Required]

  • The post holder should have at least 7 years progressive experience in the IT environment, with at least 3 year’s experienced at managerial level in large organisation

  • Extensive hands-on experience in software development, requirements definition and systems design methodologies

  • Excellent knowledge of current development protocols and standards, mobile applications, secure development principles

  • Hands-on experience troubleshooting source codes, databases modern application development tools.

  • Conversant with programming languages such as Java, .Net, PHP, C, C++, Python etc.

  • They should have sound knowledge of networking protocols, HTML, XML and scripting languages

    Skills Required

    The Job holder must:

  • Be performance driven

  • Demonstrate capacity in handling demanding leadership and management roles

  • Honest and of high integrity

  • Be resilient, focused, results oriented and a team player

  • Good understanding of the KRA’s goals and objectives.

  • Have strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Have ability to pay attention to details and work under minimum supervision and for long hours

  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.

  • Strong abilities to conduct research affecting business and propose suitable solutions/products

  • Ability to prioritize and proactively execute tasks in a high-pressure environment and make sound decisions in emergency situations.

  • Have good negotiation skills.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; KRA Chief Manager – ICT Application Management Jobs in Kenya

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