Twiga Android Software Engineer Jobs in Kenya

Twiga Android Software Engineer Jobs in Kenya

About Twiga

Twiga is a B2B e-commerce company that builds fair and reliable markets for agricultural producers, food manufacturers and retailers based on transparency and efficiency. Our Mission is to build a closed ecosystem for the African retail, anchored on affordable access to food and grocery across urban cities.

Our Ambition is to leverage technology, the ubiquity of mobile phones, modern distribution and logistics to modernize African retail.

Android Software Engineer Vacancy

The role holder will be responsible for end-to-end design to deployment lifecycle of Twiga’s Android applications. They are required to determine software engineering needs from product requirements, collaborating across the organisation to clarify requirements and expected outcomes.

The role holder is accountable for work assigned, ensuring that it is broken down into a plan with estimates, priorities and deliverables; ensuring that adherence to the plan and communicating when any adjustments to scope are needed to meet deadlines.

Additionally, he/she will contribute to the wellbeing of the Twiga technology ecosystem by monitoring and correcting software defects and reviewing and providing feedback on code and solutions developed by others.

Key Responsibilities

Android Software Engineering

  • Collaborate with other cross-functional teams to deliver new features.

  • Provide feedback and collaborate to greenlight a Product Requirements Document

  • Determine Android software engineering needs from product requirements resulting in the development of technical specifications at agreed standards

  • Produce a work breakdown structure with estimates, deadlines, and deliverables. Own features from technical specification, implementation right through to deployment into production

  • Deliver feature work consistently and on time whilst still tackling tech debt. Ensure that code fits agreed, accuracy, testability, and efficiency and style guidelines. Software systems that meet agreed SLO for performance and reliability

  • Defend technical decisions made in code review feedback

  • Finalise and own technical documentation for the developed features

  • Maintaining systems by monitoring and correcting software defects

  • Manage individual priorities, deadlines, and deliverables

    On-Call Technical Support

  • Participate in on-call technical support rotation.

  • Triage user, service or system issues and debug/track/resolve by analysing the sources of issues and offering corrective measures


  • Investigate new technologies and their applicability to the Twiga ecosystem

  • Reports on findings, with recommendations and a viable plan of action

  • Participate in, or lead design reviews with peers and stakeholders to decide amongst available technologies

    In-Team Collaboration

  • Work with peers to build a stronger engineering team

  • Contribute to process improvements that boost productivity and quality of Twiga engineering
    Contribute improvements
    to existing documentation

  • Review code developed by others and provide feedback to ensure adherence to Twiga Engineering best practices

  • Contribute regular knowledge shares through a variety of mediums including lunch and learn sessions


  • Model Twiga’s culture and way of working

  • Deliver the performance objectives set for the team. Hold monthly 1-on-1 performance reviews with line manager, and institute corrective action where performance falls below expectation.

  • Proactively manage own learning and development

  • Adhere to the annual leave plan agreed with the line manager

  • Adhere to people management policies


  • Comply with all organization policies, procedures, and statutory guidelines. Minimize and mitigate risks to the organization and enforce zero-tolerance to non-compliance.

  • Close gaps/lapses identified as an outcome of audits; risk and/or any other compliance review; investigations; or other assessment mechanisms and take corrective/preventive actions within the agreed timelines.

    Minimum Qualifications & Requirements

  • Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology or a related discipline. Or demonstrated equivalent skill/competence.

  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience

  • Application of computer science knowledge to design and develop Android software

  • Troubleshooting, debug and upgrading of existing Android software

  • Requirements elicitation and documentation for multi-stakeholder projects

    Stakeholder communication

  • Strong knowledge of Android ecosystem, SDK, interface guidelines, versions, libraries, and how to deal with different screen sizes

  • Familiarity with RESTful APIs to connect Android applications to back-end services

  • Strong knowledge of Android UI design principles, patterns, and best practices

  • Experience with offline storage, threading, and performance tuning

  • Ability to design applications around natural user interfaces, such as “touch”

  • Familiarity with the use of additional sensors, such as gyroscopes and accelerometers

  • Familiarity with cloud message APIs and push notifications

  • Can work accurately and quickly, to ensure key project milestones are achieved within set timelines, even when working under pressure.

  • Always have a positive attitude and approach to the role and team.

  • Knowledge of agile principles and methodologies i.e. Scrum and Kanban

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Twiga Android Software Engineer Jobs in Kenya

    Find jobs in Kenya. Jobs - Kenya jobs. Search our career portal & find the latest Kenyan job positions, career opportunities & jobs in Kenya.

    Jobs in Kenya - banking jobs, IT jobs, accounting jobs, NGO jobs, business administration, ICT, UN jobs, procurement jobs, education jobs, hospital jobs, human resources jobs, engineering, teaching jobs, and other careers in Kenya.

    Find your dream job from 1000s of vacancies in Kenya posted and updated daily - click here!

  • Click here to post comments

    Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to 2 Best Africa Jobs.