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Web Developer

Nairobi, Kenya - Full time 

Position: Junior - Mid Level hire

Pay range: KES 50,000 - KES 90,000 gross

About Us

Savannah Informatics is a Kenyan e-Health software company founded by clinicians and finance specialists to deliver interoperable, connected solutions for healthcare facilities, organizations, and regions. Our vision is to enable a better healthcare future for Kenya through the pioneering use of information technology and knowledge creation. 

We are a company with great ideas and employees. Working across various customers’ sites, our work epitomizes the future we foresee in the East African health sector: efficiency, higher value, better quality, and outcomes for patients and other consumers of health. Our customers partner with Savannah in delivering challenging projects, thus believing in the capabilities of our employees. 

The Savannah team is made up of medical doctors, project managers, and software engineers, who have a common aspiration of transforming the region’s health care. If you share in our motivation, vision, and aspirations, check out the careers page of our corporate website. 

Job Description

We are looking for a skilled senior web developer who will be responsible for designing and developing web applications for our company. You will be collaborating with a team of other developers, designers, and product managers to create, maintain, and update our web applications.

You will ensure that the web applications are robust and easy to maintain. You will coordinate with the rest of the team working on different layers of the infrastructure. Therefore, a commitment to collaborative problem-solving, sophisticated design and quality products is important.
 

Responsibilities 

 

This individual will be responsible for:

  • Translating a high-fidelity prototype into a format that can be rendered on a web browser with exact behavior and look. Knowledge of HTML, JS, and CSS is mandatory, and familiarity with UI libraries is required for easy manipulation of UI components.

  • Understanding the basic structure of how backend APIs work, especially of how RESTful and GraphQL APIs work in order to connect them to a set of screens. This would be required to connect to multiple backend services to screens to meet system requirements. 

  • Writing software unit tests using automated testing frameworks with an emphasis on getting maximum code test coverage (100%) and writing end-to-end tests that verify that the set of screens created is working as expected.

  • Ensuring that the program is up-to-date with the latest programming technologies

  • Maintaining healthy CI/CD pipelines to run tests, linting and managing deployments of code for UAT purposes and also for production purposes.

  • Actively participating in the daily standups with a clear understanding of the business goals, software requirements and ability to clearly communicate the progress being made with one's tasks.

  • Coordinating your work to ensure that delivery of work is based on the team's, clients' and stakeholders' expectations and within sprint duration with clear source code documentation of one's work.

  • Must be able to carry out brainstorming sessions with the team to discuss how certain features could be improved and/or implemented.

  • Gather and refine user specifications and requirements by analyzing technical needs and requirements 

  • Identifying problems uncovered by customer feedback and testing, and correcting or referring problems to appropriate personnel for correction.

  • Should have knowledge of performance monitoring and be able to carry out tasks to improve the efficiency of code.

  • Employing the use of scientific debugging skills to quickly identify and fix issues that affect users' ability to use any of the company's web applications.

  • Conferring with teams to resolve conflicts, prioritize needs, develop content criteria, or choose solutions.

  • Staying plugged into emerging technologies/industry trends through education, study, participation in conferences, workshops and groups, and applying them to operations and activities in your workflows.

Skills

  • Familiarity with automated testing tools such as Jest, Jasmine and Cypress.

  • Able to implement authentication and authorization within web applications for proper role-based access.

  • Familiarity with RESTful/GRAPHQL APIs.

  • Familiarity with agile software development for delivery of software ie Scrum/Kanban.

  • Familiarity with modern front-end build pipelines and development tools such as Grunt, Webpack, NPM, Yarn etc.

  • Familiarity with code versioning tools and descriptive commit messaging i.e. git

  • Adequate knowledge of relational database systems, Object Oriented Programming and web application development

  • Hands-on experience with web developer tools, network diagnostics and network analytics tools

  • Basic knowledge of the Search Engine Optimization process.

  • Ability to understand business requirements and translate them into technical requirements.

  • A knack for benchmarking and optimization.

  • High degree of independent judgment with the ability to develop ideas and processes and clearly express them.

  • Able to solve complex problems via the use of first-principle thinking.

Are you the one we are looking for?

We are looking for motivated and independent-thinking developers. The ideal candidate for us is a quick learner, able to pick up the nuances of a complex domain fast. They are intellectually curious, and adaptable and they have proactively done many interesting things, even without being paid to do them.

We are open to candidates with “unconventional tech” backgrounds e.g. non-technical degrees, self-taught developers etc. If you believe that you have serious and relevant skills (despite your unconventional background), and can prove it, we’d like to hear from you. Your lack of work experience (or the converse) will not be a handicap if you can demonstrate possession of the skills we need, a winning attitude, and the ability to learn fast.

Our culture is informal but fast-paced. We value rapid feedback, and speak freely, with team members’ input valued the same regardless of their rank. We expect anyone joining us to be comfortable with our pace and frank style of communication.
 

Benefits 

  • Great mission and company culture 

  • Impact work across the Healthcare sector 

  • Growth Opportunities 

  • Market Competitive Salary 

  • Health and Medical benefits package

Savannah Informatics does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression. Savannah is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we may conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search, and motor vehicle history.


 

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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