Application Developer Jobs – DFCU Bank

Job Title:      Application
Developer
Organization: DFCU
Bank
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Manager
IT Applications Development
About US:
DFCU Bank is a fast
growing commercial bank offering a variety of innovative products and services.
DFCU Limited was started by the Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC) of
the United Kingdom and the Government of Uganda through the Uganda Development
Corporation (UDC) under the name of Development Finance Company of Uganda
Limited. Later restructuring brought in DEG (of Germany) and International
Finance Corporation (IFC) as equal partners with CDC and UDC, each having a 25%
stake in the company. Its objective was to support long-term development
projects whose financing needs and risk did not appeal to the then existing
financial commercial lending institutions.
Job Summary:      The Application
Developer is responsible for designing, developing, implementing and
maintaining the existing information systems as well as new business
application products. The primary role is application and software design, in
order to provide product solutions for specific business needs. The developer
shall also ensure that the different software developed conforms to the
software development standards by conducting rigorous diagnosis, tests, code
debugging, and documenting reference manuals.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
To
design and/or customize existing software solutions by studying information
needs; systems flow, data usage, and work processes while adhering to the
software development lifecycle.
·        
Support
the development of an interoperability framework between the core banking
application and its interfacing applications in order to develop automated
interfaces for existing and new requirements.
·        
Take
part in the gathering of user requirements and write software programs to
develop automated solutions based on clear functional requirements derived from
approved user/business requirements. Conduct other required implementations
such as installation, configuration, customization, integration and data
migration.
·        
Perform
technical analysis, design and documentation required for new changes and
projects.
·        
Investigate,
analyse and make recommendations to management regarding technology
improvements, upgrades and modifications.
·        
Develop
and direct software system testing and validation procedures, programming and
documentation. Testing including defining/supporting acceptance testing and
gathering feedback from pre-release testers.
·        
Prepare
system documentation to provide user support for programs and for
production/operating procedures.
·        
Analyse
user requirements and application needs, determine and evaluate potential
solutions, develop system specifications and requirements, and design
application programs to meet the requirements.
·        
Design
integrated solutions, which may include applications, databases, networks, and
related systems.
·        
Interact
with vendors and other strategic business partners to understand and recommend
data interchange formats, APIs and messaging formats to achieve seamless
integration.
·        
Prepare
and execute test cases including debugging of subsystems and components in Test
and Production environments.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·        
The
applicant for the DFCU Bank Application Developer job placement must hold a Bachelor’s
degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Computing,
Commerce, Accounting or Business Statistics or another related field. – A
Master’s degree in computer science, software engineering or Information
technology will be an added advantage.
·        
Adept at
Financial Technology & Innovation
·        
In-depth
knowledge of programming & prototyping languages such as Java, Python, C++,
Ruby, JavaScript, CSS, PHP 5, J2EE, Visual Studio, web standards and ability to
use one or more IDEs (e.g. Eclipse) and interactive debuggers effectively.
·        
Advance
experience developing data-driven applications utilizing significant relational
database engines as part of the overall application architecture. Experience
with Oracle & MS SQL is required; however, PostgreSQL or MySQL is
desirable.
·        
Knowledge
& experience in administering Windows, Unix, Linux operating systems and at
least two applications, database, messaging or web server systems.
·        
A
minimum of 4 years of experience as a software developer or engineer; demonstrable
success in developing a variety of software systems while taking on increasing
responsibility for analysis, design, implementation and development tasks using
varying SDLC methodologies like Waterfall and RUP, J2EE, Visual Basic, HTML,
CSS, JavaScript, JSP, XML, C++, PL/SQL, and Oracle/SQL Server databases.
·        
Advance
experience developing data-driven applications utilizing significant relational
database engines as part of the overall application architecture (experience
with either PostgreSQL or MySQL is required and any of the following highly
desirable; Oracle, MS SQL Server, H2 SQL).
·        
Working
experience-using most of the following: Spring, Hibernate, JQuery, Subversion,
Restful web services, agile methodology, Maven, Jasper server, android SDK.
·        
Advanced
knowledge and skill with popular open source programming languages JAVA and PHP
5.
·        
Proficiency
in developing and troubleshooting complex software systems that run in
mixed-environments including Linux, UNIX and/or Windows on desktop, server,
tablet, and mobile systems.
·        
Knowledge
of programming & prototyping languages such as Java, Python, C++, Ruby,
JavaScript, CSS, PHP 5, J2EE, Visual Studio, web standards and ability to use
one or more IDEs (e.g. Eclipse) and interactive debuggers effectively.
·        
Demonstrated
ability to link and apply complex technologies to business strategies & a
high proficiency in Information and Communication Technology.
·        
Strong
skills in business process analysis, redesign and the ability to solve complex
business problems.
·        
Strong
understanding of banking operations, FinTech, and product development trends.
·        
Familiarity
with the financial services industry in Uganda.
·        
Strong
understanding and experience in digital banking services.
·        
Experience
with running test & learn methodologies, such as Multi-variant testing.
·        
Ability
to manage cooperation with third-party vendors.
·        
Entrepreneurial
mindset, with a sense of urgency, positive attitude and the ability to excel in
a high-pressure environment.
·        
Exceptional
interpersonal, communication and conflict resolution skills.
·        
Open and
collaborative style; must be comfortable working in an environment where ideas
are shared and challenged.
·        
Energy
and enthusiasm; must find the work “fun” and enjoy being accountable and be
willing to hold others accountable.
How to Apply:
All candidates who
so wish to join the banking sector in the aforementioned capacity are
encouraged to send their applications with detailed CVs including present
position and copies of relevant professional/academic certificates (University
Transcript, O & A level) to: Vacanciesbank@dfcugroup.com
Deadline: 3rd September 2019
NB: dfcu
Bank does not solicit/accept payment in cash/kind from prospective candidates
in exchange for shortlisting or job placement. Any candidate who engages in this
kind of transaction is aiding and abetting fraud and will be automatically
disqualified.
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