Longhorn Publishers Ltd Senior Software Developer Jobs in Kenya

Longhorn Publishers Ltd Senior Software Developer Jobs in Kenya

Job Details

  • Longhorn Publishers PLC is a leading publishing company specializing in educational and leisure Publications and Language Services for the Eastern & Central African region, with subsidiaries in Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda.

  • Longhorn has a business presence in Malawi, South Sudan and Zambia.

  • The holder of this role will be responsible to the Head of IT & Product Development with the chief responsibility of developing and maintaining the Digital Publishing department’s technology assets and portfolio. .

    Principal Accountabilities

    • Write clean, scalable and testable code on a known framework.

    • Design, document and implement an architecture suitable for all the digital products to scale.

    • Scouting the market for talent, recruiting, hiring and onboarding.

    • Lead and mentor a team of in-house software developers to build world-class digital products.

    • Design and develop a software development process that will be implemented on all software development projects.

    • Managing and deployment of staging, pre-production and production environments that ensure release of quality products.

    • Managing technical debt for all digital products.

    • Running scrums and sprints together with Product Associate.

    • Manage platform costs as per specified budget.

    • Technical reporting on platform performance and technical teams.

    Skills & Competencies

    • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

    • Experience with git.

    • Deep understanding of
    architecture design for scale.

    • Strong DevOps experience.

    • Project management experience.

    • Ability to work in an agile environment.

    • Team collaboration with in-house and remote teams.

    • Good knowledge of MySQL and Firebase database systems.

    • Hands-on experience in configuring and maintaining Google Cloud Platform based applications.

    • Possess personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and commitment to the company’s mission.

    • Demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities and guiding investment in people and systems.

    • Negotiation, analytical, presentation & communication skills and attention to detail.


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent degree.

    • 3+ years working experience as a senior software developer.

    • Experience in developing for Web, SMS, USSD and IVR applications.

    • Active involvement in at least 1 open source project.

    How to Apply

  • To apply, send your CV and cover letter and quote the job title on the subject by 15 May 2020.

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