KRA – Officer-Mobile App Developer.

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Department:     Corporate Support Services (CSS)

Division:           Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

Location / Work Station:        Nairobi

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 one (1) 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

Click Here To Apply


  1. All applications from interested and qualified candidates must be submitted online via the process below.
  2. ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  3. All applications should be submitted online by 1st September 2020.
  4. KRA is an equal opportunity employer committed to gender and disability mainstreaming. Persons with Disability are encouraged to apply.
  5. KRA does not charge for application, processing, interviewing or any other fee in connection with our recruitment process.




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