Mar 182017

Job Title: Senior Software Developer

Location: Nairobi

Salary: 70K – 100k

Our client is a fast growing innovative company, providing affordable access to Content and Internet services to low income members of society.

They seek to hire a Senior Software Developer who will be responsible for project implementation and develop technical specifications for implementation, configuration, customizations, and enhancements of Internet specifications.


  • To assist the CTO in all areas of the IT and engineering side of the company.
  • To develop code to support business operations, and implement changes to internal and external facing services.
  • To provide ongoing support on issues that arise, following the escalation processes, and debugging and applying fixes where required.
  • To write documentation around existing and future features, processes, services and products
  • Analysis of various requirements, problem definitions of solutions to determine operational feasibility of solutions and advise management appropriately
  • Implementation of new technologies to maximize development efficiency
  • In charge of debugging complex issues with multiple possible sources, and coming up with creative ways to identify and solve them.
  • System documentation for solutions developed including user guides and manuals, developer guides and system functional specifications documents for use by the various stakeholders


  • Bachelor’s degree in Software Development/Computer Science
  • Minimum 6 years experience in developing code in PHP/JavaScript e.g. Java, C++
  • Experience working with Linux (Ubuntu), network protocols and services.
  • Experience working with libraries and frameworks, and developing and integrating front-end HTML/CSS with your back-end code e.g. writing modules
  • Experience in Wi-Fi networks and general networking concepts (protocols, OSI layers, topologies, etc.).
  • Must have web development skills based on HTML5, CSS3, Bootstrap, Material Web, Flat UI Design, REST, SOAP, JSON, JQUERY and AJAX technologies
  • Database design and management skills – MySQL, Postgres, SQLite
  • Experience in Wi-Fi networks and general networking concepts (protocols, OSI layers, topologies, etc.).
  • Must enjoy hectic of a startup and constantly changing environment
  • Solid English language skills, written and oral, including technical/engineering environment
  • Available to travel occasionally and can work with minimal supervision

How to Apply

Please only send your CV quoting the job title in the email subject (Senior Software Developer) to before Friday 24th March 2017

Kindly indicate current/last salary on your CV.

N.B: We do not charge any fee for receiving your CV or for interviewing.

Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process.

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