Equity Bank Limited – Front End Web Developer (Nairobi)

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The developer will design, code and debug applications that cater to the needs of several business units and functional units. The code developed must be readable, maintainable and reusable.
The developer will work closely with project managers, team lead and business analysts in defining requirements/stories for system functions. Utilizes in-depth knowledge of technological alternatives and business requirements to recommend solutions that are user friendly, efficient and scalable. Ability to communicate in group settings as well as ability to collaborate within team and cross teams. Must be able to handle multiple assignments and adapt to a constantly changing environment. Familiar with Agile principles and framework. Self-motivated and able to work independently with minimal guidance.
  • Develop new user-facing features
  • Build reusable code and libraries for future use
  • Ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs
  • Optimize application for maximum speed and scalability
  • Assure that all user input is validated before submitting to back-end
  • Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders
  • Use mark-up languages like HTML to create user-friendly web pages
  • Maintain and improve website
  • Optimize applications for maximum speed
  • Design mobile responsive and friendly websites
  • Collaborate with back-end developers and web designers to improve usability
  • Get feedback from, and build solutions for, users and customers
  • Create quality mock-ups and prototypes
  • Stay up-to-date on emerging technologies
  • Arranges project requirements in programming sequence by analyzing requirements; preparing a work flow chart and diagram using knowledge of computer capabilities, subject matter, programming language, and logic
Skills Competencies
  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills – demonstrating outside-the-box problem solving skills
  • Outstanding communication skills and the ability to work well within a team environment and within tight deadlines.
  • Thrive in diversity. Succeed in an organization that actively promotes networking and mentorship among all communities
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills in business analysis, systems design, technical design and specification and implementation of major information and technical systems.
  • Demonstrated broad knowledge of new technologies, development practices, architecture methodologies, and software quality practices.
  • Demonstrable experience to manage a team undertaking the design, development, implementation, support, and administration of major information and technical systems.
  • Join a team that develops software to provide solutions for the ever-growing volume of banking industry. Our customer-based approach enables passionate Java and python developers to impart, in essence this role will entail passion and obsession in developing robust systems which will be used by hundreds of expert operators, analysts and administrators worldwide.
Strategic Alignment
  • Strategic business acumen and understanding of organization strategy and ability to design information systems to delivery that strategy
  • Experiencing in assessing a broad range of information solutions and products particularly document management, collaboration and content management.
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to explain technical concepts to lay audiences. Some experience of with working with board level stakeholders.
  • Self-starter with the ability to appropriately priorities and plan complex work in a rapidly changing environment
  • Results oriented with ability to produce products that deliver organizational benefit
  • Strong critical thinker with problem solving aptitude.
  • Team player with experience leading and collaborating cross-team to ensure successful delivery of solutions.
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Good project management skills.
  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject
  • 2+ years of software development experience –web development
  • Proficient understanding of web mark-up, including HTML5, CSS3
  • Basic understanding of server-side CSS pre-processing platforms, such as LESS and SASS
  • Proficient understanding of client-side scripting and JavaScript frameworks, including jQuery
  • Good understanding of AngularJS, ReactJS, JS-based build tools and JS-based build tools
  • Understanding of Bootstrap
  • Proven work experience as a Front-end developer
  • Hands on experience with mark-up languages
  • Experience with JavaScript, CSS and jQuery
  • Familiarity with browser testing and debugging
  • In-depth understanding of the entire web development process (design, development and deployment)
  • Understanding of layout aesthetics
  • Knowledge of SEO principles
  • Solid understanding of the full mobile development life cycle
  • Ability to develop solution architecture designs
  • Proven ability to translate complex business needs into technical solutions.
  • Experience leading development teams and providing technical direction and leadership.
  • Knowledge of business objectives, IT policy, Service Management and IT Security Management.
  • In-depth hands-on experience with Windows and Microsoft Office Suite.

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