Senior Coordinator, Software Engineering

Software Engineering · Kano, Kano
Department Software Engineering
Employment Type Full-Time National Employee
Minimum Experience Experienced

Who we are

eHealth Africa designs and implements data-driven solutions and technologies to improve health systems for and with local communities. eHA’s technology works in low connectivity settings, and smartly uses data to drive decision-making by local governments and partner agencies to get optimum results.


We leverage our staff and department expertise across five programmatic areas: 

  • Health Delivery Systems
  • Public Health Emergency Management Systems
  • Disease Surveillance Systems
  • Laboratory & Diagnostic Systems
  • Nutrition & Food Security Systems


In each of these programmatic areas, we partner with governments, communities, nonprofits, and other stakeholders to generate holistic solutions, because we believe that every community deserves access to the types of tools that can enable them to lead healthier lives.


Purpose of the position 

The Senior Coordinator, Software Engineering is responsible for developing and supporting projects, functions and completing specific client work, projects, and miscellaneous tasks. This highly responsible position involves using established work procedures to analyze, design, develop, implement, maintain, re-engineer and troubleshoot applications.

Keywords: JavaScript, Git, ReactJS, AngularJS, AJAX, Node.js, Python, Django

What you’ll do  


  • Directs technical aspects of operations related to client accounts or high severity issues
  • Participates in the evolution of company-level software best practices, standards, and policies
  • Defines objectives by analyzing user requirements; envisioning system features and functionality
  • Works closely with developers and end-users to ensure technical compatibility and user satisfaction
  • Collaborates with product owners, technical architects, and other software developers to plan, design, develop, test, and maintain web- and mobile-based applications
  • Provides thought-leadership as to emerging technologies and integrates them into business operations
  • Assists in the estimation and assessment of the feasibility of solutions for upcoming projects

Who you are

  • Bachelor’s degree from college or university in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems Technology or related field. A postgraduate degree is desirable.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Software Development or an equivalent of education and experience.
  • Well familiar with the whole software development life cycle (e.g. requirements, analysis, design, implementation, testing, and documentation) and execution models (e.g. Waterfall, Agile, etc.).
  • Strong understanding of JavaScript, its module loaders, and frameworks such as AngularJS and ReactJS.
  • Strong understanding of Python and desirably Django.
  • Thorough understanding of RESTful API design, usage, and best practices.
  • Good understanding of asynchronous request handling, partial page updates, and AJAX.
  • Good understanding of databases and SQL. Exposure to NoSQL Databases is ideal.
  • Familiarity with front-end build tools, such as Grunt and Gulp.js.
  • Understanding of accessibility and security compliance.
  • Knowledge of user authentication and authorization between multiple systems and environments.
  • Understanding of fundamental design principles behind a scalable application.
  • Understanding of the differences between multiple delivery platforms, such as mobile vs desktop, and optimizing output to match the specific platform.
  • Strong unit test and debugging skills as well as a proficient understanding of code versioning tools (Git).
  • Experience in creation and review of software and architecture designs.
  • Fluent in English.


Supervisory Responsibilities:  

Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Supervises assigned Project Management staff.


Work Environment 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can become louder at times due to group discussions or activities. eHA is a tobacco-free environment. 

eHA Gender Diversity Statement

At eHealth Africa, diversity is integral to who we are. We value and honor diverse backgrounds and experiences, and strive to create inclusive and equitable working environments that promote Learning, Fairness, and Opportunities for all.


Above all

We believe strongly in our mission and our core values and our teams are most successful when they do also.


IMPACT & QUALITY: 

We push ourselves to maintain high standards ensuring that we produce the most meaningful results in everything we do, no matter how big or small.

INNOVATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING:

We maintain a worldview driven by possibilities, not limitations. We take smart risks and foster an environment where creativity and innovation thrive.

INTEGRITY:

We are honest and truthful in our work. We always do what is right, even when it is not easy. We put our values into practice and hold each other accountable.


Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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  • Location
    Kano, Kano
  • Department
    Software Engineering
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time National Employee
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced