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Application Development Manager

Nairobi, Kenya · Computer/Software
Tezza Business Solutions Ltd is a “niche” service provider of Software Development, Quality Assurance and Software Testing services. Tezza began its operations as Web Development Company in 2000 in Overland Park, Kansas. Since then, we’ve evolved into a Services-oriented company who only engage in Product development as a value-add service to our customers who continue to appreciate our “Customer First” Service Delivery approach.
Tezza opened its first office in Kenya in 2009 with a primary goal of building capacity of qualified software development and testing resources to work on outsourced projects from North America. Since 2009, Tezza has grown in size and reputation with over 150 resources and offices in key 4 East and West African countries – Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda. Tezza has now become the #1 QA and Software Testing Company in East Africa providing services to companies within the Banking, Insurance, Healthcare and Telecommunication market verticals.
A high-impact Application Development Manager function can accelerate progress against critical IT objectives that require a cross-enterprise perspective. The mission (duties and responsibilities) of Application Development Manager t is to
  • Responsible for Application Development Team’s contributions to the design, development and implementation of organizational software applications.
  • Responsible for prioritization and task assignment of projects assigned to the Application Development Team.
  • Participates in departmental strategic and budgetary planning processes; prepares and administers Application Development Team’s operating budget; provides recommendations on policies and goals desired; and implements new/revised programs according to established guidelines.
  • Coordinates design and code review sessions with team to enable a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Responsible for creating and adherence to coding standards.
  • Final accountability for software system architecture and strategy.
  • Actively pursues issue resolution, and communicates project status/issues to business stakeholders and operational management.
  • Possesses a broad knowledge of most technical and business resources and uses them to effectively coordinate team members and external resources.
  • Provide architectural alternative analysis on requests for new systems or major enhancements to existing systems.
  • Identifies staffing needs, prepares job descriptions, evaluates and mentors staff.
Required Skills (Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities to enter the job):
Proven knowledge on agile development methods from design to delivery and deployment.
  • Able to manage teams to work on custom software development as well as building platforms for in-house services.
  • Full understanding of languages, tools and frameworks for rapid application development and deployment.
  • Broad software technology knowledge and exposure from algorithms, platforms and different languages.
  • Able to turn our software development team into a crack team.
  • Able and knowledgeable about software estimation, architectural patterns, tools etc.
  • Able to use outsourcing judiciously.
  • Desire work out of Lagos – Nigeria and eventual travel in central Africa
  • Must have proven knowledge in computer programming language.  Including 5 or more years of programming and 5 or more years of management experience.
  • Must have expert knowledge of the systems development life cycle.
  • Detail oriented yet also able to think ‘big picture’ and understand the key trends and levers that impact a business.
  • Ability to handle a high degree of ambiguity, and fast paced change management
  • Ability to manage multiple projects effectively at the same time and to work effectively under deadline constraints.
 Equal Employment Opportunity is not just the law, it’s our commitment.
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