2 Applications Developer Job Placements – Housing Finance Bank


Job Title:    Applications Developer (2 Job

Organization: Housing
Finance Bank

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Manager
Systems Development & Integration


About US:

Housing Finance
Bank, is a Commercial Bank and the leading provider of housing finance
solutions with a vision to be the preferred consumer and business bank with a
focus on housing finance.


Job Summary:  The Applications Developer will be responsible
for designing, developing, implementing and maintaining the existing
information systems as well as new business application products. The role
entails managing the entire process of building applications, from the design
process, to creating, testing and production roll out. 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:  

  • Design and/or customize existing software solutions by
    analysing/assessing 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.
  • Participate in 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.
  • Interact with vendors and other strategic business partners to
    understand and recommend data interchange formats, APIs and messaging
    formats to achieve seamless integration.
  • 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.
  • Prepare and execute test cases including debugging of subsystems and
    components in Test and Production environments.


  • Responsible for controlling costs to within agreed system
    development & programming budget.
  • Responsible for development of cost effective and innovative
    business automated solutions.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Software
    Engineering, Computer Science, IT, Engineering, or any IT-related
  • Possession of a Certified Banking qualification or Master’s
  • degree in a relevant field would be an added advantage.
  • Relevant practical training in technology projects in the financial
    services sector.
  • Any other certification would be added advantage
  • A minimum of four 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.
  • 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 in 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Demonstrated ability to link and apply complex technologies to
    business strategies.
  • Strong skills in business process analysis, redesign and the ability
    to solve complex business problems.
  • Ability to manage cooperation with third-party vendors
  • Entrepreneurial mind-set, with a sense of urgency, positive attitude
    and the ability to excel in a high-pressure environment
  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication and conflict resolution
  • Open and collaborative style; must be comfortable working in an
    environment where ideas are shared and challenged.


How to Apply:

All Interested
candidates should hand deliver their applications with a recent CV, copies of
all academic transcripts, certificates and testimonials, daytime telephone
contact, postal and email address and three competent referees to:

Head, Human Resources,

Housing Finance

Investment House

4 Wampewo Avenue,


Thursday, 4th March 2021 by 5:00pm 


Please take note that ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted and any
form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.


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