KRA Supervisor – Application Development Jobs in Kenya

KRA Supervisor – Application Development Jobs in Kenya


Job Summary

  • The job holder is responsible for;

  • Supervision of systems development teams

  • Development of new systems to automate business processes and maintenance of existing

  • Providing continual improvements to existing DTD business systems and supporting systems by ensuring that solutions designed to address business needs meet the required quality standards.

  • Development or enhancements of new systems as per the Requests for Change(RFC’s) and in line with procedures and standards.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Hands-on supervision of application development work

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

  • Allocates and supervises Change Requests for development to ensure that solutions are delivered within set timelines

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

  • Prepares documentation (User manuals, Technical manuals, deployment instructions, roll back instructions, etc) to ensure that they meet 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.

  • Ensures that the approved coding standards are consistently applied in every solution developed.

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

  • Diagnoses complex application issues and provides guidance and support to subordinates.

  • 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.

  • 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 the relevant field is an added advantage.

    Required Certifications/Trainings

  • Professional Certification or Training in any one of the following areas is required:
    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:

  • 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 three (3) years’ experience as a software developer in a busy organization.

    Competencies

    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

  • For more information and job application details, see; KRA Supervisor – Application Development Jobs in Kenya


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