About APA Insurance Limited:

APA Insurance Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Apollo Investments Limited (Apollo Group), one of the leading financial groups in East Africa.

Since our founding in 1977, our mission has been to provide present and future peace of mind to the East African market and, in turn, enhance the quality of life for both our clients and their loved ones.

About the Enterprise Architect Position:

As an Technical Lead you will work with engineering, product management and senior leaders to introduce and embed a world-class product development and architecture in the organization

What Opportunities Exist at APA

  • Opportunity work in an innovative, dynamic environment with a focus on delivery
  • Opportunity to pioneer and drive the digital transformation in financial services in the region
  • A chance to work with highly motivated and skilled colleagues
  • Continuous learning and professional development opportunities with academic and professional sponsorship, mentoring opportunities to accelerate your career
  • A balanced career with a focus on wellness and sustainable lifestyle

Key Responsibilities

The specific responsibilities of the Technical Lead include:

  • Provide direct day-to-day architectural and technology problem-solving, coaching, direction and guidance to product teams in a start-up like environment under Agile guidelines
  • Promote and maintain engineering best practices such as test-driven development and continuous integration and delivery
  • Evaluate and identify appropriate technology stacks and platforms, including web application frameworks and cloud providers
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of technology standards, industry trends, emerging technologies, and software development best practices by attending relevant conferences, reading widely and being active in tech communities
  • Partner with wider organization to ensure compliance, regulatory and audit and architecture requirements are met
  • Coach technical leads and providing ad-hoc problem-solving support, including hands-on pairing when needed
  • Collaborate with and support technical leads to ensure high quality code across the teams
  • Facilitate and deliver training and knowledge sharing sessions for engineers
  • Work together with technical leads supporting the engineers for all people related matters


As the ideal candidate for this role you have:

  • 8+ years of total experience including 5+ years in engineering and technology roles working with product development teams, delivering and building digital products
  • Wide experience and understanding of architecture in terms of solution, data and integration and experience in building technical architecture chapters
  • Experience working with teams using DevOps and continuous delivery with focus on delivering rapid customer value
  • Experience in product development for web and mobile with hands-on experience coding
  • Experience in Agile software development methodologies, processes, and tools
  • Familiarity with information security vulnerabilities and risk management practices
  • Knowledge of Agile software development practices
  • Knowledge of the insurance market, trends in digital and opportunities that can bring maximum business value
  • Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree a plus- with professional certifications
APA Insurance Ltd
Nairobi, KE