Application deadline: 5th February 2019
Industry: Non Governmental Organization
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
5 - 8 years experience
We are looking to hire a Senior Developer who is passionate about writing great code to join our
talented team on a full-time basis. Reporting to the Head of Technology, the ideal candidate will be
a skilled full stack developer and have at least five years industry experience. Your role as part of
our development team will be to deliver systems, websites, portals and applications, working with
modern technologies and techniques, a variety of content management systems (off-the-shelf and
custom) and toolkits.
Your primary focus will be the development of all server-side logic, definition and maintenance of
databases, and ensuring high performance and responsiveness to requests from the front-end.
You will also be responsible for integrating the front-end elements built by your co-workers into
various applications and platforms.
We are a friendly and agile organization where strong communications skills are essential,
including the ability to explain your ideas and provide feedback frequently. You should be able to
participate in an open, creative, innovative company culture. Being real is critical to our organisation -
which to us means being open with your challenges.
? Create and implement an array of web-based solutions in an agile environment
? Contribute to the scalability and Improve the overall performance of the existing platforms
? Enhancing data collection procedures to include information that is relevant for building
solutions, applications and platforms
? Processing, cleansing, and verifying the integrity of data used for analysis
? Strong hands-on development and experience in PHP and MySQL, Responsive Design
development (including AJAX and JSON)
? Experience in object-oriented design, version control and third party services via APIs
? Experience with NoSQL databases, such as MongoDB, Cassandra, HBase, etc is an added
? Experience with common data science toolkits, such as R
? A deep understanding of the software development lifecycle, and a track record of releasing
production quality software on time
? Possess strong problem-solving and analytical skills, diligent and reliable
? Ability to communicate clearly (both verbal and written) with team members and relevant
? A clear understanding of MVC Frameworks and / or experience with the same
The Open Institute was established in 2012 to promote Open Government in Kenya and globally
as well as to experiment and develop ways to promote citizen engagement and participation.
The Open Institute is registered in Kenya as a Trust that is dedicated to collaborating with
governments and civil society organisations in the Open Government and Open Data space.
Our Vision - “ an open society, managed by informed, fact-driven citizens. ”
Our Mission - is to collaborate with governments, citizens, civil society organisations and other
players to develop policies, tools and knowledge that strengthen citizens’ voices in the governance
and development in their societies. https://openinstitute.com