Software Developer

We are looking for an individual who enjoys solving complex problems, and has developed and deployed high-traffic consumer facing Apps and systems to play a hands-on peer leadership role in designing and delivering app-based financial products to customers. The right individual will effectively work as the ‘CTO’ of the organization with a startup mindset, wearing multiple hats from lead architect and developer on the most complex elements of the product to technical team leader to solution evangelist ensuring that the end-consumers are blown away by the technical differentiation and quality of the product.

Qualifications, Experience & Qualities


  • Bachelors degree or higher in IT, Computer Science or Computer Engineering.
  • At least 5 years hand-on experience building and deploying high traffic consumer-facing Apps and platforms.
  • Proven managerial skills with at least 3 years experience managing multiple teams.
  • 3 years or more of hands-on working experience with the following modern development software & technologies; Front end Javascript frameworks e.g. Angular, Vue, PHP framework, Laravel, REST API consumption, HTML5, Python, WebServices and consumer API’s, Unit testing and mobile test automation frameworks, Continous integration and delivery of mobile applications, MySQL and relational database design.
  • Experience with setting up and consuming one or more cloud or DevOps services like Azure, AWS, etc.
  • Experience with source control management systems and continuous integration/deployment environments.
  • Experience with agile development methodologies.
  • Comprehensive understanding of object-oriented and service-oriented application development techniques and theories.
  • Experience with user interface design and prototyping
  • Strong ability to take a big picture look at projects and manage resources and workflows.
  • Excellent decision making capabilities.
  • Ability to engage sophisticated local and global partners in in deep technical discussions inspiring confidence in our technical solutions & systems.
  • A true “roll up the sleeves and get it done” working approach; demonstrated success as a problem solver, operating as a result-oriented, self-starter
  • Habour a career ambition towards CTO.



Kava Africa
Nairobi, KE