KRA – Officer – Development & Maintenance.

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Job Summary:

The job holder is responsible for development of new systems to automate business processes and maintenance of existing systems through change and enhancements.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Develops new systems to automate business processes in conformity with design artefacts contained in System Change Requests (SCRs)
  • Involved in development of allocated Change Requests to ensure that solutions are delivered within set timelines
  • Participates in peer reviews  and unit tests of developed solutions to guarantee quality before final submission to Quality Management
  • Prepares documentations (User manuals, Technical manuals, deployment instructions, roll back instructions, etc) in accordance to set quality standards
  • Ensures that solutions that have been developed are properly packaged and that all the components and requisite documentation are included in the package, for submission to Quality Management.
  • Applies coding standards consistently in every solution developed.
  • Participates in system demonstration, and ensures issues arising in demos are addressed.
  • Diagnoses complex application issues
  • Addresses issues that arise during deployment of the newly developed solutions in the QA test environment.
  • Resolves issues arising from QA tests, for solutions that do not pass QA standards and Information System Security policies.
  • Unit testing with integration Partner’s
  • Ensure conformity to ISO (9001/2015 and 27001/2013) and data security requirements.

Academic Qualifications       

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

OR

  • Post Graduate qualifications in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Information Technology, Electrical / Electronic Engineering  Telecommunications is an added advantage.

Professional Qualifications    

  • Professional Certification or Training in any one of the following areas is required:
  • Systems Development i.e. Microsoft Certified Systems Developer (MCSD), Java Programming, Web Design and Development, Oracle Developer etc.
  • Business Systems Analysis i.e. CBAP Certification / Training
  • Systems Modelling and Design Techniques
  • Process Modelling and Design Techniques 

Desired Certifications/Trainings

  • Certification or training in any of the following areas will be an added advantage:
  • Training in middle level management / Supervisory Skills courses.
  • IT Governance i.e. ITIL or COBIT 4/5
  • Project Management i.e. PMP or Prince 2
  • Training in Domestic Tax Administration from KESRA or an equivalent institution.
  • Training or Certification in Database Administration i.e. Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL or Microsoft SQL Server.
  • Training in operating systems i.e. Windows, Linux or Unix.

Relevant Work Experience Required

  • At least two (2) years’ experience as a software developer.
  • Proven experience in design, development and implementation of enterprise business systems. Experience in design and development of systems for tax administration will be an added advantage.
  • Proven experience in integration of business systems in a similar large organization.

Technical Skills Required:     

  • Proven skills in Oracle development and database management tools
  • Proficiency in Java programming language (Spring, Struts) and PL/SQL
  • Expert knowledge of scripting languages (PHP, ASP, CSS, JAVASCRIPT, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of structured programming and database design concepts
  • Expert knowledge of web based technologies (HTML, XML, XHTML, DHTML, SOAP, JSON, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of internet and messaging protocols i.e. HTTP, FTP, SOAP and REST
  • Working knowledge of web development tools (Dreamweaver, Microsoft.NET, Drupal, Joomla, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of Linux/Unix and Windows operating system platforms
  • Working experience with relational databases (Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL Server)
  • Knowledge of system design and modelling techniques
  • Working knowledge of systems design and modelling tools (Enterprise Architect, TraceCloud, etc.)
  • Basic knowledge of the following tools: process modelling (MS Visio, etc.), Project Management i.e. MS Project and Presentation i.e. MS PowerPoint

Key Competencies     

  • Excellent listening and communication skills
  • Ability to interact confidently with users to establish what the problem is and explain the solution
  • Be proactive with good analytical and problem solving skills
  • Team player
  • Ability to pay attention to details
  • Ability to prioritize competing work commitments and deliver on time
  • Passion for innovation and creativity
  • High levels of integrity
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision

Note:

  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 16th February 2021.
  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.

Job Application Guidelines

Registration:

  • Go to https://erecruitment.kra.go.ke/login and then click on the ‘Register’ button to start the application process.
  • After registration, you will receive an email enabling you to confirm your email address and complete your registration.

Log on:

  • After registration go to https://erecruitment.kra.go.ke/login
  • Key in your username and password then click on ‘Log in’ to access your account.
  • After successful log in, the system will open the ‘Applicant Cockpit’.

Candidate Profile (To create or update applicant detail):

  • On the ‘Applicant Cockpit’ page, go to the tab ‘Candidate Profile’.
  • Click on ‘My Profile’ to create and update your profile.
  • Follow the instructions to complete your profile.
  • The process will end by clicking the tab “Overview and Release”.
  • Ensure you click the check box on the page to complete the profile.

Application process:

  • To view the open job postings, click on the tab ‘Employment Opportunities’ on the ‘Applicant Cockpit’ page.
  • Under the heading ‘Job Search’ click the ‘Start’ button to view all available vacancies.
  • Click on the Job posting to display the details of the position.
  • To apply for the position, click ‘Apply’ button at the top of the page.
  • Follow the instructions to complete and submit your application.
  • Kindly note that all mandatory fields must be completed.
  • To complete the process of application, click the ‘Send Application Now’ button after reviewing and accepting the ‘Data Privacy Statement’.

In case of any challenges, please send your email query to isupporthr@kra.go.ke

 

If you experience any delay in receiving an email notification at the end of the e-recruitment registration process, please refresh your email. In case of any challenge, please send your query to isupporthr@kra.go.ke

Kenya Revenue Authority does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, shortlisting, interviewing, and/or offer)

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