KRA Officer – Development & Maintenance Jobs in Kenya

KRA Officer – Development & Maintenance Jobs in Kenya

Job Summary:

  • The job holder is responsible for development of new systems to automate business processes and maintenance of existing systems through change and enhancements.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Develops new systems to automate business processes in conformity with design artefacts contained in System Change Requests (SCRs)

  • Involved in development of allocated Change Requests to ensure that solutions are delivered within set timelines

  • Participates in peer reviews and unit tests of developed solutions to guarantee quality before final submission to Quality Management

  • Prepares documentations (User manuals, Technical manuals, deployment instructions, roll back instructions, etc) in accordance to set quality standards

  • Ensures that solutions that have been developed are properly packaged and that all the components and requisite documentation are included in the package, for submission to Quality Management.

  • Applies coding standards consistently in every solution developed.

  • Participates in system demonstration, and ensures issues arising in demos are addressed.

  • Diagnoses complex application issues

  • Addresses issues that arise during deployment of the newly developed solutions in the QA test environment.

  • Resolves issues arising from QA tests, for solutions that do not pass QA standards and Information System Security policies.

  • Unit testing with integration Partner’s

  • Ensure conformity to ISO (9001/2015 and 27001/2013) and data security requirements.

    Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Information Technology, Electrical /Electronic Engineering, Telecommunications or any other IT related field.

  • Post Graduate qualifications in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Information Technology, Electrical / Electronic Engineering Telecommunications is an added advantage.

    Professional Qualifications

  • Professional Certification or Training in any one of the following areas is required:
    Systems Development i.e. Microsoft Certified Systems Developer (MCSD), 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/Trainings

  • 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 in Domestic Tax Administration from KESRA or an equivalent institution.

  • 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.

    Relevant Work Experience Required

  • At least two (2) years’ experience as a software developer.

  • 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.

    Technical Skills Required:

  • Proven skills in Oracle development and database management tools

  • Proficiency in Java programming language (Spring, Struts) 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

    Key Competencies

  • Excellent listening and communication skills

  • Ability to interact confidently with users to establish what the problem is and explain the solution

  • Be proactive with good analytical and problem solving skills

  • Team player

  • Ability to pay attention to details

  • 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

  • For more information and job application details, see; KRA Officer – Development & Maintenance Jobs in Kenya

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