IT Software Developer

Feed the Children

We believe in a world where no child goes to bed hungry. #FeedtheChildren

Job Summary

The IT software developer will be involved in the development and support of internal software solutions to be used by Feed International staff in their day-to-day activities. The incumbent will be responsible for the entire software development cycle.

The position reports to the Senior Director of International IT Operations. This position is based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Essential Job Function

The IT Software Developer role has the following responsibilities:

  • Designing software applications using Microsoft .Net framework with the C# language.
  • MVC software design and development.
  • Assist primary users with the identification of and documentation of business requirements for reports.
  • Based on requirements, develop logic for reporting, analytics, or dashboard designs.
  • Experience with Azure DevOps, Team Foundation Services (or GitHub) integrated source code repositories.
  • Building Microsoft .Net web-based applications that store, retrieve, and manipulate data.
  • Building Microsoft .Net web-based REST application interfaces (API).
  • Able to establish or follow build processes utilizing software version control and code repositories. Maintenance of web applications that require JavaScript, HTML, and CSS coding abilities.
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Visual Studio (2017/2019/2022).
  • Research, test, build and assist with installing any new application or software solutions.
  • Address any issues related to systems integration, compatibility, performance, and platform standards.
  • Proven experience in one or more SDLC methodologies such as waterfall or agile.
  • Consult with IT project teams where needed regarding application design requirements or build instructions.
  • Collaborate with other developers and team leads on development standards and conducting code reviews.
  • Participate in the development of end-user training manuals and training procedures.
  • Experience with web service technologies, including SOAP, XML, and JSON.
  • Experience with task management, task assignment, and task tracking software platforms like JIRA. Experience in the Development and Support of MS SQL Server Databases.
  • Expert knowledge in SQL Database Language.

Qualification and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related information technology field, or equivalent training and experience related to website application development.

The following need to be very specific to Microsoft Visual Studio and the .Net framework.

  • 8+ years of proven application development experience required using C#.
  • Experience with Microsoft Visual Studio and Azure DevOps or TFS.
  • Experience with .Net coding, conducting code reviews, and software development standards.
  • Excellent technical problem-solving capability is recommended.
  • Experience with the “data first” and “code first” software development approaches and web application development is required.
  • Experience in testing, developing user cases, and executing test plans is required.
  • Experience with modifying existing application code and use of code repositories such as GitHub
  • Experience working with Microsoft Web Servers (IIS) or Azure web application services.
  • Easily design and implement a business process into functional and efficient application code.
  • Implement and manage company code management practices and policies.
  • Good understanding of design patterns and database architecture concepts.
  • Sense of ownership and pride in your performance and its impact on the company’s success.
  • Critical thinker and excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent time-management skills
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD) or Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) in any relevant aspect of Software Development.

Competencies

  • Skilful interpersonal relations, time management, multitasking, and problem-solving skills.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Leadership skills
  • Strong planning, scheduling, and project management skills
  • Good organization skills
  • Risk Management
  • Critical thinking
  • Business acumen

About Us

Feed The Children Inc. is a renowned non-profit organization committed to creating a world where no child goes to bed hungry. With a presence in 9 countries and headquartered in the U.S., our mission is to provide nourishing meals to children in need and extend comprehensive support to communities to empower them toward self-reliance. By working closely with schools, parents, and local governments, we strive to create a lasting impact by enhancing education, promoting child rights, and improving overall community well-being. Through an integrated approach involving collaboration across various sectors, Feed The Children brings together dedicated professionals passionate about making a meaningful difference. Join our team and be a part of this inspiring journey to foster positive change and enrich the lives of children and families worldwide.

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