The company is revolutionising energy access for clean cooking in Africa. The company is a subsidiary of a company, which is organised as a holding company in the UK, with operational units in Kenya, Tanzania and product development and manufacturing in Hong Kong and China. They provide a reliable and low-cost supply of LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) fuel for clean cooking to low-income households by using innovative smart metering and advanced distribution logistics.
About the Role.
Lead the design, development and maintenance of the mobile apps that enable the company to deliver a reliable, cost effective service to our customers. Role reports to the CTO.
Work with colleagues to understand the needs of our field staff and design user friendly, reliable mobile apps to improve the business operations.
Design, build, own, and maintain android applications
Develop unit-testing code for robustness, including edge cases, usability, and general reliability
Draft design documents, perform code reviews, and lead the resolution of implementation decisions.
Set and maintain high standards of software standards and specifications.
Support and collaborate with cross-functional teams (Product, Operations and Services) to ship excellent mobile apps.
Work with and guide external suppliers and consultants.
Maintain and improve understanding of development relevant software languages and technologies and use that knowledge to improve our software.
Continually improve our codebase with clean and efficient code as well as solving problems using the most appropriate technology.
Enhance development processes and tool chain to move towards CI/CD (continuous integration and delivery)
SKILL SETS & QUALIFICATIONS:
5+ years of mobile application experience and have published at least two original Android apps connected to corporate systems
Experience with Android Kotlin and Java
Experience working with remote data via REST and JSON and specifying APIs
Expert proficiency in Agile development process
Ability to meet deadlines
Solid understanding of the full mobile development life cycle
Ability to work and lead a distributed team
Experience deploying solutions with AWS (Amazon Web Services) and Firebase
Good understanding of Information Security
Enthusiasm to continually improve skills and learn new technologies
Fluent in English and Kiswahili
Diploma in Information Technology or equivalent
Professional qualifications in Java an advantage
Female candidates are specially encouraged to apply