Tracom – Head of Software Development- Web Applications

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Role Description

  • This role involves overseeing the software development team working on developing new software or enhancing existing solutions. He/she will coordinate and plan with other departments within the company and with company executives. The role holder needs a firm understanding of the technical aspects of software engineering. This role also involves understanding the market and competitor’s products so that your software can compete and meet market demands.

Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Serve as the engineering leader and technical expert
  • Work with Business Analysts to provide technical expertise in the required domains
  • Define the technologies to be used in a particular solution
  • Answer questions and resolve issues brought forth by the software development team members
  • Lead the team’s efforts in delivering software applications as expected 
  • Assign tasks to the software development team 
  • Participate in design and code reviews
  • Responsible for the operation, development, and improvement of team processes and SOPs necessary to support and accelerate excellent project delivery 
  • Work with Project Managers to develop and execute project roadmaps
  • Check and confirm the accuracy of the work performed and the methods used by the software development team
  • Foster a collaborative culture of unit/SIT testing, safety, and documentation
  • Create deployment documents 
  • Increase the productivity of the team by identifying process gaps, common pain points and scalability issues and develop a plan to address them
  • Design and manage changes to database schema 
  • Create users and give rights to databases, code versioning, and issue tracking systems
  • Involved in recruitment, induction, and training of new staff
  • Set performance expectations and manage the performance of the software development team 
  • Spearhead various research and development initiatives to identify opportunities for new projects and improved processes
  • Prepare and deliver various engineering-related presentations, both internally and externally
  • Participate in the tendering process where technical feedback is required 
  • Communicate and collaborate with other managers and consultants
  • Ensure compliance with company policies, departmental procedures, and ISO 9001:2015.

Job Specifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in IT or related field
  • Five (5) years’ of professional software development experience
  • Knowledge of the Software Development lifecycle
  • Experience in Java, C/C++, JavaScript, HTML, Python, Android
  • Working experience with Angular, React, Spring, and Cuba frameworks
  • Experience in Database development
  • Knowledge of containerization in application development
  • Ability to work with version control tools such as Git or SVN
  • Expert knowledge in programming languages 
  • Leadership and people management skills 
  • Communication skills
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills 

How to Apply

Interested candidates should send their applications to recruitment@tracom.co.ke by 22nd September 2023 indicating Head of Web Applications as the email subject. Just so you know – only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.