Application Developer

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Category:IT & Telecommunication
Job Type:Contract
Location:Athi River

Job details

Main duties and responsibilities include

: ? Administer a cloud-based server hosting software applications for data collection and data processing for project users, and information delivery to target end users, with emphasis on deploying and upgrading software, server security, and cloud computing ? Develop and maintain mobile applications to communicate agronomic recommendations to pilot end users, integrating smartphone apps, USSD and IVR ? Integrate systems to collect feedback from the application end-users, extract learnings, and automate these processes to communicate results to the project team ? Interact closely and frequently with teams of scientists and clients to compile, refine, discuss and prioritize application requirements ? Maintain detailed documentation and develop end-user manuals for all applications developed ? Contribute to streamlining and maintaining scripts for data processing and prediction engines to deliver recommendations on agronomic technologies, in collaboration with data scientist

The candidate shall have the following competencies, skills and experience:

? BSc in information technology, computer science or equivalent ? At least 2 years of relevant work experience ? Experience with development of mobile applications, USSD, IVR and SMS is a must. ? Experience with user authentication, authorization and server security ? Demonstrated skills in web services development using multiple programming platforms, including HTML, PHP, CSS, Java and JavaScript ? Knowledge of relational databases (MySQL) and version control tools ? Knowledge of R and creative design skills is a plus ? Enjoy coding and troubleshooting, diagnosing problems and identifying structural solutions ? Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision, but also participate as a team member in accomplishment of duties ? Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, good judgement and a high level of respect for confidentiality. ? Ability to work in a multi?cultural environment. ? Commitment to IITA’s mission and core values. Terms of employment: This a nationally recruited position and will be based at the IITA Offices in Nairobi, Kenya. The contract will be for a one-year period, subject to probation period of three (3) months, renewable depending on performance and availability of resources. CIAT offers a multicultural, collegial research environment with competitive salary and excellent benefits; we believe that the diversity of our staff contributes to excellence. CIAT is an equal opportunity employer, and strives for staff diversity in gender and nationality.




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