Job Opportunities Senior Software Developer 2020

Longhorn Publishers Ltd
IT & Software
Full Time
Digital, Media & Communications
KSh Confidential

Job Summary
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.

Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
Experience Level: Senior level
Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description
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 business seeks to fill the following vacancy:

Senior Software Developer – 1 position

Department: Digital Publishing

Reporting to: The Head of IT & Product Development.

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.


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.
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

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

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