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Mobile Application Developer Job KRA 2020

Grade:                               KRA ‘3’

Department:                     Corporate Support Services (CSS)

Division:                            Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

Location / Work Station:  Nairobi

Supervisor                        Supervisor, ICT

Supervisee:                      Officer – ICT

Job Summary:              

The job holder is responsible for Development, Maintenance and Support of the KRA mobile Apps

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Design and build iOS and Android mobile applications
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to analyse, design, and ship new features
  • Build and publish applications containing high security and privacy standards for app stores
  • Implement new technologies to maximize application performance
  • Design, build, or maintain Mobile application, using authoring or scripting languages
  • Ensures that the approved coding standards are consistently applied in every component developed
  • Conducts unit testing of developed components based on agreed quality criteria.
  • Prepare documentations (User manuals, Technical manuals, deployment instructions, roll back instructions, etc) to ensure that they meet set quality criteria for each component.
  • Participates in quality review meetings for the system
  • Provide guidance on to the technical teams.
  • Adhere to change control procedures for the systems
  • Provide support for post deployment issue
  • Fix systems issues reported through a control process.
  • Resolves issues arising from Quality Assurance (QA) tests.
  • Prepares progress status reports as guided.
  • Participate in software testing to quality assure the product.
  • Any assignment given as and when directed by management

Academic Qualifications     

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Information Technology, Electrical / Electronic Engineering, Telecommunications or any other related field.

Professional Qualifications    

  • Working skills and knowledge
  • Hands on experience in Payment Gateway integration in mobile apps is a big plus
  • Hands on experience in integrations with mobile wallets
  • A portfolio of iOS/Android apps in the Play Store/app store is a plus
  • Hands on experience with Android studio & gradle build system
  • Git & Gerrit
  • Proven experience in Implementing geospatial applications
  • Proven experience in Developing apps for people with disabilities
  • Has experience in an Open source server-side scripting language like but not limited to PHP, Python



  • Excellent knowledge in core Java
  • Hands on experience in The full life cycle of Android application development
  • Strong knowledge in RESTful web services
  • Good Knowledge of Android SDK’s
  • Push Notifications & Toast
  • Eclipse & ANT based build system
  • Android Studio
  • Experience in Gradle.


  • Very good experience with Objective-C and iOS SDK
  • Good working knowledge in Cocoa Touch
  • Experience with memory management and caching mechanisms specific to mobile devices
  • Experience working with iOS frameworks such as Core Data, Core Animation, Core Graphics and Core Text


  • Training in Application Development languages i.e. Java, PHP


  • Training in Application and Web servers namely : JBOSS & Tomcat

Relevant Work Experience Required

  • At least three (3) years’ work experience in Mobile App Development in a busy environment.
  • Has experience in integrating Business Systems
  • Has experience working on real-time applications
  • Has experience in development of single sign on solutions
  • Has experience in implementation  of different authentication schemes
  • Knowledge on network security

Skills Required           

  • Team player
  • Results oriented
  • Innovative
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Communication skills

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