Jobs at Grameen Foundation in Uganda- Software Developer

Job Title: Software Developer
About this job

Our client Grameen Foundation is a company empowering people, changing lives and innovating for the world's poor is seeking to recruit result driven and motivated individuals for the Vacancy above;

Reports to: Technology Manager, CKW Uganda; Dotted line to LAC Technology Manager

Essential Job Functions

The software developer will be required to:

    Interpret specifications and designs as provided
    Translate such specifications into appropriate, high quality and documented programs/applications, on time, for Grameen Foundation
    Adopt Grameen Foundation development processes, best practice methods, tools and coding guidelines
    Successfully communicate with the rest of the development team throughout the development process, participate in brain storming sessions on design and implementation specifications, aid in code reviews, and incorporate feedback from code reviews into their own code
    Attend trainings and participate in knowledge transfer exercises. Where the candidate has superior knowledge, they will be expected to guide and train fellow team members
    Offer input in planning, brainstorming, specification and resource estimation processes prior to development
    Aid in deployment and technical support of developed systems and applications
    Be aware of current trends and techniques in the chosen tools, platforms and technologies

Education and Experience:

    Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field
    5-7 years’ experience as part of a software development team
    Experience in developing applications for mobile phones. J2ME and Android experience are a plus.
    Experience working with remote development teams a plus

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    Deep commitment to eradication of poverty and alignment with Grameen Foundation’s mission
    Knowledge of Java and multi-tier design
    Familiarity with system specification and design as well as various development processes and paradigms (required)
    Familiarity with Test Driven Development (+)
    Familiarity with Junit (+)
    Knowledge of Apex Programming (+)
    Mobile application development (+)
    Programming in a team environment
    Source/code control (+)
    Willingness to work 12pm to 8pm to support GF’s Latin American office

Database Skills

    SQL Knowledge (Required)
    Familiarity with Mysql and MSSQL (+)


    Tortoise SVN (+)
    Familiarity with project management tools

How to Apply:

Please follow the instructions as stated below as failure to do so could lead to disqualification.

1. Send an Application letter and CV/Resume.

2. Merge these two documents into one document in either word or pdf format.

3. Do not attach or send any scanned documents, these are sometimes too large for our inbox.

4. Include the job title and/or reference number in the subject line of the email address   and send your application by email to

5. Only successful candidates will be contacted. For all other inquiries please contact our offices directly.

Deadline: 27th Aug 2012


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