2 Fresher URA Officer Software Engineering Job Opportunities – Uganda Revenue Authority

Organisation: Uganda Revenue
Authority (URA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Supervisor
Software Engineering
 Job Code: HRM/073/606
About US:
The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) was established by the Uganda
Revenue Authority Statute of 1991 and set up in September of the same year as a
central body for assessment and collection of specified revenue, to administer
and enforce the laws relating to such revenue and to provide for related
matters. This statute incorporated all the laws that were in force then
regarding tax collection. The new organization (URA) amalgamated the three tax
administration departments that were responsible for all the taxes collected by
the Central Government of Uganda.
Job Summary: The Officer
Software Engineering will primarily develop software applications and conduct
software quality assessments to enable automation and interfacing of business
processes in order to enhance Uganda Revenue Authority (URA)’s organizational
efficiency and improve tax payer compliance.
Key Duties and
Develop the software to automate any business processes that
necessitates automation:
  • Gather user requirements to inform
    development of software
  • Keenly analyze the requirements to come up
    with software design
  • Write computer applications that suit the
    gathered requirements/satisfy user needs
  • Deploy developed applications into
  • Offer technical advice on acquisition of
    outsourced software
Carryout software testing to evaluate whether it meets the user
requirements and the business needs:
  • Develop test plan to guide the software
    testing process
  • Set up test environment (where test runs
    are conducted) which mimics the production environment
  • Develop test scenarios and test cases
    (which guide the actual testing and where the test results are recorded
  • Carry out actual test to determine system
  • Write test report to document and inform
    stakeholders of the test results
Conduct software quality assessments to evaluate the effectiveness of
its functionality:
  • Research, identify and develop templates
    for documenting processes, designs and test results
  • Carryout reviews on technical documents to
    identify gaps in processes and ensure conformity to URA / industry
  • Make recommendations on how gaps can be
    fixed or how documents can be aligned to standards
Carryout system upgrades to improve the effectiveness and integrity of
existing systems
  • Identify inefficiencies in exiting systems
    and processes
  • Gather recommendations from users on how
    to improve the current systems
  • Develop and deploy patches (new software
    versions) to improve the effectiveness of exiting systems
Provide end user support to improve service availability and
application usage:
  • Develop user manuals for developed
  • Carry out user sensitization and training
    on how to use the developed application.
  • Receive user queries and provide feedback
  • Engage business units and guide the
    documentation of business processes
  • Carry out other IT related work like
    Computer configuration, networking on projects.

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicants for the Uganda Revenue
    Authority (URA) Officer Software Engineering jobs should hold Bachelor’s degrees in Computer
    Science, Bachelor of Information Technology, Bachelor of Science
    (Math, Computer Science), Bachelor
    of Statistics with computing option
  • Desirable qualifications:
  • Oracle
    Certified Associate Java SE Programmer or Oracle Certified Professional
    Java SE Programmer, Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
  • Oracle
    database Management System/Certification, Microsoft Certified Solutions
    Associate (MCSA): Microsoft SQL Server
  • At least two years of active Software Development ideally with exposure to the
    full software lifecycle (from requirements through production)
  • Previous
    experience in programming languages (Java, C# etc.)
  • Prior
    exposure and experience in mobile application development for Android,
    IOS, and Windows mobile
  • Hands-on
    experience in designing interactive applications
  • Previous
    experience of working with code repositories for example GIT SVN,
    Microsoft Team Foundation
  • Extensive
    knowledge of software quality assurance standard (IEEE, ISO/IEC etc.)
  • Software
    testing standard (IEEE829, ISO/IEC/IEEE29119)
  • Excellent
    knowledge of Relational Database management systems and development
    using Oracle RDBMS, MS SQL Server, Postgres, and MySQL
  • Previous
    experience in developing web applications using at least one popular web
    framework (JSF, GWT, Spring MVC, .NET MVC 2/3 Framework )
  • Knowledge and usage of software testing
    tools (security, test case management, automation testing, stress and
    performance management)
  • Ability
    to work under pressure
  • Good
    team player
  • Analytical
    thinking skills – able to simplify complex problems, processes or projects
    into component parts, explore and evaluate them systematically
  • Ability
    to work for long hours
  • Interpersonal
    skills – – able to build and maintain effective working
    relationships with a range of people. Works co-operatively with others to
    be part of a team, as opposed to working separately or competitively
  • Self-directed
    and very creative
  • Strategic
    thinking – able to identify a vision along with the plans, which
    need to be implemented to meet the end goal, evaluating situations,
    decisions and issues in the short, medium and long term.
  • Influencing
    and persuading – able to present sound and well-reasoned arguments to convince
    others. Adapts to the situation and can draw from a range of strategies to
    persuade people in a way that results in agreement or behavior change
  • Communication
    – able to get one’s message understood clearly by adopting a range of
    styles, tools and techniques appropriate to the audience and the
    nature of the information
  • Age: Between 28-38 years
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join URA
should apply online by visiting the website below. Please go to Careers link, Click
, ‘CAREERS -> EXPERIENTIAL HIRING -> Login (If new, register,
else continue)’ to view detailed job description of the roles and
responsibilities and other required competencies. All applicants are required
to scan and attach copies of the required academic documents only e.g.
Transcript, O’ Level, A’ level, Degree certificates. Each attachment should not
exceed a limit of 1 MB and ONLY Portable Document Format (pdf) are allowed.
Note: The list of
shortlisted and successful candidates will be published on the URA website.
Academic documents for the successful candidates will be vetted and background
checks conducted before they are considered for appointment into the Authority.
Any applicants found with forged academic documents will be charged in the
courts of law.
Deadline: 17th October 2017 at
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