KRA Chief Manager – ICT Application Management Jobs in Kenya
KRA Chief Manager – ICT Application Management Jobs in KenyaJob 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
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
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
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