Ongoing recruitment at AppZone Limited, July 13th 2016

AppZone is Africa’s leading provider of home grown financial technology solutions. We expand the scope and competitiveness of financial institutions by delivering disruptive innovation on agile technology using best practices.

We recognize that our super-talented and highly motivated people are at the core of our unprecedented success so far. As such, we seek for more extraordinary individuals to join our high performance teams and become part of making history.
Your contributions have the potential to impact millions of people across Africa as we work together to provide technology that empowers people with unlimited access to financial services

Job Title: Entry Level Software Developer
Job Description/ Requirements
• Develop, Implement, and Support software products and solutions that integrate with in-house and third party systems
• Provide support to business analysts in the conversion of individual client business requirements into software functionality
• Provide assistance to relevant functional teams by identifying requirements and improvements to architectural design of new/existing applications
• Provide training to client end users with relevant tools and technical documentation.
• Lead a technical work stream as a component of a larger project
• Provide subject-matter expertise, customer advocacy, and analysis through all phases of the development lifecycle
• Communicate effectively well with internal/external parties

Skills Requirements
The skills and competencies required to accomplish your career move are:
• Bachelor’s degree or corresponding combination of education and work experience in software development.
• 1-2 years of programming experience with Web, Windows .NET framework and C#
• 1-2 years experience with WPF applications, ASP.NET, MVC, C#, .Net, Web API, JSON, REST, and SQL Server.
• Good communication skills.
• Excellent interpersonal & analytic skills.
• An aptitude for analytical problem-solving
• Ease and ability to learn fast and solve complex problems
• Proficiency in object-oriented design and development using software development best practices.
• Experience with Microsoft SQL database design, T-SQL and stored procedure programming.
• Experience working on Agile teams using Agile methodologies such as SCRUM
• Ability to provide technical input for designs, functional specifications, and other project requirements
• Ability to design, and build, high quality unit tests.

Job Title: Senior Software developer
Job Description/ Requirements
• Develop, Implement, and Support software products and solutions that integrate with in-house and third party systems
• Provide support to business analysts in the conversion of individual client business requirements into software functionality
• Provide assistance to relevant functional teams by identifying requirements and improvements to architectural design of new/existing applications
• Provide training to client end users with relevant tools and technical documentation.
• Lead a technical work stream as a component of a larger project
• Provide subject-matter expertise, customer advocacy, and analysis through all phases of the development lifecycle
• Communicate effectively well with internal/external parties

Skills Requirements
The skills and competencies required to accomplish your career move are:
• Bachelor’s degree or corresponding combination of education and work experience in software development.
• 2-3 years of programming experience with Web, Windows .NET framework and C#
• 2-3 years experience with WPF applications, ASP.NET, MVC, C#, .Net, Web API, JSON, REST, and SQL Server.
• Good communication skills.
• Excellent interpersonal & analytic skills.
• An aptitude for analytical problem-solving
• Ease and ability to learn fast and solve complex problems
• Proficiency in object-oriented design and development using software development best practices.
• Experience with Microsoft SQL database design, T-SQL and stored procedure programming.
• Experience working on Agile teams using Agile methodologies such as SCRUM
• Ability to provide technical input for designs, functional specifications, and other project requirements
• Ability to design, and build, high quality unit tests.

Job Title: Android Developer
Job Requirements/ Requirements
• Develop, Implement, and Support software products and solutions that integrate with in-house and third party systems
• Provide support to business analysts in the conversion of individual client business requirements into software functionality
• Provide assistance to relevant functional teams by identifying requirements and improvements to architectural design of new/existing applications
• Provide training to client end users with relevant tools and technical documentation.
• Lead a technical work stream as a component of a larger project
• Provide subject-matter expertise, customer advocacy, and analysis through all phases of the development life cycle
• Communicate effectively well with internal/external parties

Skills Requirements
The skills and competencies required to accomplish your career move are:
• Bachelor’s degree or corresponding combination of education and work experience in software development.
• 2+ years of programming experience in native android development with Java/C.
• 2+ years experience with Web API, JSON, and REST.
• Experience with embedded databases like SQLite.
• Good communication skills.
• Excellent interpersonal & analytic skills.
• An aptitude for analytical problem-solving
• Ease and ability to learn fast and solve complex problems
• Proficiency in object-oriented design and development using software development best practices.
• Experience working on Agile teams using Agile methodologies such as SCRUM
• Ability to provide technical input for designs, functional specifications, and other project requirements
• Ability to design, and build, high quality unit tests.
• Experience with C#, .Net Framework and Swift also an added advantage. 

Job Title: Operational excellence officer
Job Description/ Requirements
i. Coordinating the definition, documentation and refinement of operating standards and processes for core operations including but not restricted to software development, testing, support, integration, project management, IT security, and Infrastructure management.
ii. Coordinating the definition, documentation, and refinement of standards for support operations including HR, finance, procurement and maintenance.
iii. Identifying and adapting world class operating standards and best practices for seamless adoption by the company.
iv. Creating, archiving, and updating policy and SOP documents.
v. Implementing newly defined or adapted practices and integrating these into day-to-day operations.
vi. Tracking and enforcing employee compliance with existing and newly defined operating standards.
vii. Coordinating a company-wide continuous improvement program designed to accelerate the process of discovering and adopting best practices across the company.

Skills and Requirement.
• Applicants should possess a minimum of a 2nd class upper degree in computer science, Engineering or computer related field.
• Minimum of 3 years work experience in a software development organisation.
• Excellent reporting skills and standards.
• Highly intelligent with the ability to learn with ease and speed.
• Passion for the Information Technology Industry.
• High Proficiency in Microsoft Office packages is highly essential and recommended.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
• Proficient in both spoken and written English.

Job Title: Project manager / Business Analyst
Job Description/ Requirements
• Participate in the data gathering, documentation, analysis, implementation, and testing of business processes, systems, and solution requirements.
• Provide support for parts of the business development cycle including proposal preparation, feasibility studies, and solution presentation.
• Perform feasibility analysis, scope projects, and work with the project management team to prioritizes deliverables, as well as negotiate timelines and product functionalities.
• Perform research to discover technologies, practices, components, and regulations that form input to solutions.
• Produce visualizations, user interface mock-ups and configuration elements of solution design.
• Document functional and non-functional requirements using best practices and tools.
• Partner with development and other functional teams to provide effective reporting on software projects.
• Participate in Integration Testing, User Acceptance Testing (UAT), Functionality Testing, User Training, and Stakeholder Reviews.

Required Qualification and Skill set:
The skills and competencies required to accomplish your career move are:
• Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering or any other related field.
• Project management professional certification will be an added advantage.
• Basic to intermediate knowledge of programming in any language
• Must have expert knowledge of the software development life cycle.
• 1+ years of business analysis and project management experience
• Good verbal and written communication skills.
• Excellent interpersonal and analytical skills.
• Aptitude for analytical problem-solving
• Ability to pay attention to details
• Ease and ability to learn fast and solve complex problems

Benefits
What is in it for you?
• Medical insurance plan
• Pension Scheme
• High-end laptop
• Monthly transport allowance
• Free accommodation in shared apartments
• Exam fees refund
• Professional Membership subscription
• 15 days off work
• Individual performance linked bonus
• Employee stock option package

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should  Click Here to Apply

Application Deadline; 12-08-2016

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