Backend developer (ICT sector)

Great opportunity for someone with entrepreneurial spirit who likes to develop his/her career in an international ICT setting for a newly opened office in Kenya.

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Work experience: 3 years or more

Qualifications: relevant Bachelor's degree



Listen to this: we believe happy people deliver excellent results. This is why we exist, to create a working environment where our staff can do what they were born to do: create software that makes impact. We build interesting web/app solutions for the Dutch and Kenyan market either commissioned by our customers or own solutions in interesting partnerships.

We manage this by being transparent, honest and giving full responsibility to our colleagues. We celebrate success and understand that in order to succeed, you need to be allowed to fail as well. By doing this, we already opened nine offices in the Netherlands, Spain and Turkey with almost 300 happy employees and 130+ happy customers. Do you want to pursue happiness with us? Join us now!


Profile Summary:

We are looking for an enthusiastic, flexible, software tester with 2 to 5 years of work experience. Someone who likes to be critical about the quality of the apps we develop; who likes to work in a complex environment with inspiring colleagues, inspiring clients and lots of learning opportunities.

With your ambitions and drive improving every day, you bring energy and inspiration to the team. You will assist in shaping our strategy and build a close relationship with both our team in Nairobi, and also with our specialists in the Netherlands.


The Role:

You will be part of our agile development team, communicating with developers, scrum master and product owners. You create new and existing websites and mobile apps to assure the quality of the software delivered by the team. On a daily basis this includes:

  • You will design and develop web-based and mobile software solutions together with our Dutch colleagues for our clients in Nairobi and the Netherlands.

  • You will have an important role establishing a team for our new office in Nairobi which can deliver great Google Cloud solutions.

  • You will discuss our products with our Dutch specialists  and explain best possible solutions.

  • You will train and develop young developers to assist you to produce new products for clients.


You need to bring:

  • Expert in programming language Java, Kotlin and Spring framework.

  • SQL and databases like MySQL, Oracle, Postgres

  • Web servers like Tomcat or Compute engine

  • Concepts like MVC and REST.

  • Agile development using SCRUM.

  • Continuous Integration and Content Delivery.

  • Version control systems like Git.

  • Ability to contribute to architecture discussions, helping the team to architect and design a system from the ground up.

  • Knowledge of Google Cloud would be great advantage!


Besides knowledge we are looking for the following competencies:

  • Minimum of 3 years of work experience as a Java developer

  • Minimum a Bachelor's degree in relevant areas e.g. ICT, web design, etc.

  • Strong English written and oral communication skills.

  • Cultural awareness and the ability to work with Western management.

  • Entrepreneurial spirit, willing to assist in growing the office.

  • Energized and passionate about all you do in life.

  • Flexible, open for new challenges and able to think out of the box.

  • Responsible for the work to be finished on time.

  • Willingness and ability to train and supervise young developers.

  • Real team player who works together with other specialists for the best result.

We offer you:

  • A competitive salary

  • Healthcare, lunch at work

  • Working with and receiving training and coaching from some of the best developers of The Netherlands.

  • Working in an agile environment with low hierarchy and lots of growing opportunities with a great focus on employee happiness.

Great employment opportunity with room for creativity, development of your own career and inspiring team building. In The Netherlands we were awarded the ‘Best Place to Work - Award’ in 2017.

Nairobi, KE