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11 Feb 2021

Software Developer at ZCAS

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Job Description

Reports to: Senior Systems Analyst

Purpose of the Job: Responsible for analysis, design and development of software applications including mobile apps, intranets, student information systems and websites.

Main Responsibilities

  • Upgrade and maintain Koha Library Information System
  • Update and maintain Edurole Student Information System and ZCAS University
  • Update applications written in Android, Java, PHP, and Bootstrap.
  • Install WAMP, XAMPP, CentOS, Ubuntu, JSON APIs, and configure Microsoft
    ODBC connections and .Net applications
  • Supervise Computer Based Examinations for Pearson Vue, professional programmes
    that include CIPS, CIMA, ACCA, FIA, ABE and academic programmes that include
    Financial Modeling and other ICT courses
  • Install, maintain and upgrade software in computer labs that include Android Studio,
    Zotero, PSPP, Atlas.ti, Node.js, Visual Studio, Composer and other dependencies
    vii. Install and maintain HeidiSQL, Postman, GitHub, WinSCP, FileZilla and Plesk
  • Install and maintain cron jobs for Moodle and synchronization of data across various
    platforms, including banks and online VISA/Mastercard payment platforms
  • Occasionally train staff and students on basic use of WiFi, Google Drive, Zoom,
    Netiquette, Microsoft Office software applications and assist ICT support officers
    with escalated tasks
  • Write documentation and follow SDLC standards and procedures

Qualifications and Experience

  1. Grade 12 or Form V Certificate with 5 “O” levels
  2. A Degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science or Information Technology
  3. Knowledge of programming languages like Java, Javascript and frameworks like VueJS, React Native, ReactJS, Laravel or AngularJS will be an added advantage
  4. At least two (2) years’ experience in software, mobile app and website development

Skills and Attributes

  • Team Player
  • Good written and Spoken English
  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Ability to work under pressure and willingness to work late hours in some cases and on some weekends
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Method of Application

Interested qualified persons should address their applications to:

Registrar and Board Secretary


Dedan Kimathi Road

P.O.BOX 35243


[email protected]

Enclose certified photocopies of academic and professional qualifications, National Registration Card and detailed signed curriculum vitae. Closing date for receipt of applications will be 19th February, 2021.


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