Senior Software Engineer

Date Posted: March 31, 2022, 4:26 a.m.

Job Description


We are pleased to announce the following vacancy for Senior Software Engineer in the Digital IT Department within Technology Division.  In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below.


Detailed Description

Reporting to the Software Engineering Lead the job holder will run with day-to-day standardized microservice development to ensure smooth and efficient service delivery that meets the expectations of the business.


Application development duties include but not limited to specification, design, development, validation, documentation and evolution of the new and current service applications; performance management; ensuring integrity of the web services; maintenance and fault management.


Other activities include knowledge sharing, mentorship of junior developers.



Writing and analyzing code for portions of a project/projects.

Inspect and test code.

Helping engineers fix and solve complex problems.

Work with stakeholders, product owners and technical leads to keep projects on track.

Provide guidance and mentorship to entry level and mid-level software engineers

Influence and guide on DevSecOps best practices within Safaricom Engineering framework and practices.

Development of microservices. It would be good to have understanding of Java, python, c#. Java is preferred.

Influence and guide the team in making critical architectural, design and programming decisions.

Evangelize software engineering best practices across the team using Safaricom Engineering values.

Design, test and rollout of running software services.

Run and enforce code reviews among the team.



BSc. Computer Science/Software Engineering/IT.

5+ years’ experience in software development in a busy IT environment.

Experience in Agile Development/software life-cycle development (SDLC).

Strong programming and technical skills. Extensive programming experience using Java, C#, Python, JavaScript etc

Strong problem-solving skills leveraging on data structures and algorithms.

Passion for people and building collaborative teams.

Extensive experience with databases – relational data model, Stored Procedures, PL/SQL development, Messaging / Streaming, RDBMS, NoSql Databases and InMemory Databases.

Solid understanding of web services/technologies - REST/JSON, WSDL, XML, XSD;

Hands on experience with microservices - Ability to design, develop and implement scalable, elastic microservice based platforms based on java. Spring boot framework is preferred.

Solid understanding of Cloud Services, Serverless architecture and knowledge of AWS, Azure and GCP.

Experience developing solutions using agile, DevSecOps, and CI/CD automation tools such as jenkins, JMeter, Git, Stash, SonarQube, GitOps etc

Experience using code versioning & collaboration tools such as Gitlab or Github.

Experience in application security technologies (e.g. SSL)

Last Date to Apply: Apr 5, 2022

How To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should make their applications through Safaricom's portal Safaricom Careers

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