Web Developer

Web Developer

Job description – Web Developer

We are a Fintech company providing innovative financial products & solutions to consumers and businesses. We are looking to fill in the position of Software Developer.

Job Location:

Kava Africa Offices located on Nyeri Close, Off Nyeri Road in Kileleshwa, Nairobi.

Contract Type: – Full Time Employment.


The Software Developer is responsible for Systems development, Systems Implementation, Systems Management, Systems security and Technical support.


  • Systems Development
  • Design, document and present the systems/technical requirements.
  • Develop systems through appropriate structured coding that allows reliability, availability, scalability, extensibility, re-usability and security of the systems.  
  • Oversee the change management processes and develop the appropriate unit, integration, system and user acceptance testing methodologies and tools.
  • Systems Documentation
  • Design various systems documentation (logical design specifications) to be used in implementing the systems, including architecture, flowcharts, layouts, diagrams, charts, code comments, etc. 
  • Prepare reports, manuals and other documentation on the status, operation and maintenance of the software 
  • Systems Implementation
  • Build the systems and platforms through appropriate structured modular programming (coding) that will allow reliability, availability and scalability of the system and corresponding systems and user documentation.
  • Manage the handover of systems to end users and training that will allow integration of the system into the business.
  • Review system performance, troubleshoot, debug and apply fixes to system components.
  • Systems Management & Monitoring
  • Manage the engagement with external systems development consultants and ICT vendors 
  • Perform system management, change management, diagnostics, enhancement, optimization, and system support functions (technical and user support) by diagnosing system problems and offering quick turnaround solutions.
  • Keep abreast of changing technology trends to enable continuous improvements and cost-effective and standards-based system implementations.


  1. 2 years or more of hands-on working experience with the following modern development software & technologies:
    1. Languages: (Java, Swift, PHP, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, C#)
    2. Mobile: (Android)
    3. Frameworks: (Laravel, Ionic, Angular1, .Net)
    4. Databases: (MYSQL, MSSQL)
    5. Tools: (Cordova, Git, Maven, Gulp, Gradle)
  1. At least 2 years hand-on experience building and deploying high traffic consumer-facing Apps and platforms.
  2. Experience with setting up and consuming one or more cloud or DevOps services like Azure, AWS, etc.


  1. Strong ability to take a big picture look at technical projects and manage resources and workflows.
  2. Excellent communication & decision-making capabilities.
  3. A true “roll up the sleeves and get it done” working approach; demonstrated success as a problem solver, operating as a result-oriented, self-starter
  4. Planning, organizing & managing a team.
  5. Interpersonal skills and team orientation 

How to apply:

If you possess the above qualifications and skills, please send us your CV citing your expected salary to recruit@kava.africa by 15th February 2020. Use Software Developer as your email subject. Please note only successful candidates will be contacted.