Safaricom Smartphone Architect Job-M-Pesa Africa Kenya 2021
Career Employment Kenya: Safaricom Smartphone Architect Job-M-Pesa Africa Kenya 2021
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Smartphone Architect Job, IT Kenyan Jobs 2021, 

M-Pesa Africa – Smartphone Architect – (21000481)

We are pleased to announce the subject career opportunity within Technology (M-Pesa Africa) reporting to the Senior Manager-Architecture.

Role Description

The Solutions Architect is responsible for producing detailed application architecture and detailed application designs covering the functional and non-functional requirements for the M-Pesa Smartphone Application.

The Solutions Architect will work closely with the Enterprise Architect, Business Analysts, and Group Technology stakeholders to ensure that the platform meets the needs of the business within the boundaries of the architectural roadmap and strategy.

Key Role Responsibilities

  • Applications Requirements and Design
  • To be the subject matter expert in Smartphone development and available technologies including front-end native development on Android, Android Go, KaiOS, and IOS, backend development in microservices, and API connectivity with existing supporting systems. To turn business requirements into application requirements and designs.
  • Responsible for non-functional requirements (NFR) definition and design components across Smartphone platform stack and where necessary the definition of applicable NFR’s, including performance, resilience, operational monitoring, and disaster recovery.
  • Applications design specifications for end-user application designs, integration services, and API designs, messaging design and security configuration, core application and business logic, database, and reporting.
  • Detail and maintain application component definitions of the Smartphone Application.
  • Ensure component mapping is updated in alignment with roadmap and platform changes.
  • Work closely with Vodafone Group to understand pre-approved, secure design patterns to ensure that designs adhere to security policies and benefit from technology integration already developed
    Application Lifecycle Management
  • Supporting the Mobile Payments Enterprise Architect, continuously look for opportunities to enhance platform lifecycle processes from requirements through to delivery.
  • Support definition of architectural policies for requirements, design, development, test and deploy phases.
  • Assess industry-standard applications development methodologies and tailor/adapt to the needs of the Smartphone programme.
  • Support strategy definition of load and performance testing, working with business & operational stakeholders to articulate the impact of testing on the quality of service.
  • Proactively look to automate processes within the development lifecycle, including build automation and test automation.
  • Support definition of tooling strategy to support the development lifecycle and work with analysts, designers, and developers to ensure that maximum benefit is obtained from the tools.
    Technology Strategy & Direction
  • Utilizing technology experience, assist the Mobile Payments Enterprise Architect in defining and communicating the Smartphone technology roadmap. This includes:
  • Analyzing industry technology trends and innovations identify technology (software and infrastructure) opportunities for inclusion into the roadmap.
  • Assess products and approaches to support the architectural evolution of the Smartphone App.
  • Work with business stakeholders to highlight business implications and enablers of technology roadmap on future procedures and business processes. Work with Group and Operating Company lead technologists to ensure that roadmap aligns with overall organization technology strategy.
  • Proactively look for future technology solutions to reduce the Total Cost of platform ownership whilst maintaining and enhancing platform resilience, monitoring, and performance.


Apply if you have:

  • Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) degree.
    Proven experience in designing smartphone application architectures.
    5+ years hands-on experience in Software development, under Agile process.
    Practical experience with a range of development and application technology platforms, like Java, SQL, XML technologies
    Experience in API development and integration covering various design approaches like HTTP, SOAP, REST.
    Experience in CI/CD processes and technologies, like Jenkins, Git, Docker, Packer
    Experience in the use of UML notation in capturing and documenting designs
    Strong business and customer focus
    Ability to work within a demanding environment, being a key contributor to a fast-moving product
    Ability to work reactively and proactively
    Demonstrable numerical, analytical, and verbal skills, well-developed written and verbal communication skills in English
    We are happy if you have:
  • Experience of working within a multi-national team and serving customers from multiple countries would be of benefit.
    Experience of working in an agile environment will be beneficial
    What you can expect from us:
  • We believe in a fair and robust interview process
    We have a robust flexible total reward scheme
    Dedicated support and mentoring/coaching
    Opportunity to develop and progress – plus a solid dedication to work-life integration. It all means you’ll have everything you need to advance your career and achieve your full potential.

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