29 August 2016

Software Engineer IT Careers - Umeme

Job Title:      Software Engineer  
Organization: Umeme
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Software Service Manager

About US:
Umeme is a public company cross listed on both the Uganda Securities Exchange and the Nairobi Securities Exchange with over 6,483 shareholders, including high value international institutional investors. Umeme operates under a concession with a structural monopoly in the distribution of electricity across Uganda, distributing 99% of electricity in Uganda through a single buyer model.

Job Summary: The Software Engineer will support the Software Service Manager in ensuring the timely and efficient delivery and quality of implemented solutions and changes to the system.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Change Management:
·         Maintain oversight of projects and incidents that introduce changes to systems
·         Manage the end-to-end Change Management process
·         Liaise all stakeholders to understand change requirements and priorities change requests
·         Act as the focal point for changes that will affect systems
·         Work closely with vendors and in-house technical team to effect changes
·         Mentor and supervise Junior Analyst (s) Testing
·         Develop, implement and manage the processes for testing system changes
·         Develop test strategies across all areas of system, functional, integration and performance testing
Plan, coordinate and lead testing activities:
·         The incumbent will also develop User Acceptance test plans
·         Develop systems integration test plans
·         Steer the development of performance test plans
·         Work closely with relevant stakeholders – business users, business analyst, development team - to understand requirements and ensure tests are aligned
·         Work in liaison with business and technical stakeholders to develop test data
·         Support business users/subject matter experts in the development of relevant test cases according to test plans
·         Introduce best practice test procedures

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The ideal candidate for the Umeme Software Engineer job placement must hold a Bachelor’s degree in IT, Computer Science or equivalent
·         At least three years’ experience of working in a software development environment.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications and updated CVs clearly detailing your suitability for the position in terms of required qualifications and experience to:  recruit.hr@umeme.co.ug. Please kindly state the position you are applying for in the subject line of the application E-mail.

Deadline: 1st September 2016 by 5:00 PM

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