Credit Job in Nairobi, Kenya – Safaricom

Architect Credit  (20000143)


We are pleased to announce the vacancy for Architect, Credit within Software Engineering in M-PESA joint Venture. In keeping with
our current business needs, we are looking f or a person who meets the criteria
indicated below.

Detailed Description

Reporting to Lead
, The Solutions Architect is responsible for
producing detailed application architecture and detailed application designs
covering the functional and non-functional requirements for the Credit System
of the Mobile Payments platform. The Solutions Architect will work closely with
the Enterprise Architect, Business Analysts and Group Technology stakeholders
to ensure that the platform meets the needs of the business within the
boundaries of the architectural roadmap and strategy.

Job Responsibilities

  • Be
    the subject matter expert in Credit systems and available technologies
    including loan origination and designing, credit scoring, lending
    management and debt communication and debt recovery systems.  To
    turn business requirements into application requirements and designs.

  • Responsible
    for non-functional requirements (NFR) definition and design components
    across the Credit platforms and where necessary the definition of
    applicable  NFR’s

  • Applications
    design specifications for end-user application designs, integration
    services and API designs, messaging design and security configuration,
    core application and business logic, database and reporting.

  • Detail
    and maintain credit component definitions of the platform.

  • Ensure
    credit component mapping is updated in alignment with roadmap and platform

  • Work
    closely with Vodafone Group to understand pre approved, secure design
    patterns to ensure that designs adhere to security policies and benefit
    from technology integration already developed

  • Support
    definition of architectural policies for requirements, design,
    development, test and deploy phases of credit systems.

  • Assess
    industry standard applications development methodologies and tailor/adapt
    to the needs of the programme.

  • Support
    strategy definition of load and performance testing, working with business
    & operational stakeholders to articulate impact of testing on quality
    of service.

  • Pro-actively
    look to automate processes within the development lifecycle, including
    build automation and test automation of credit systems.

  • Support
    definition of tooling strategy to support the development lifecycle and
    work with relevant teams to ensure that maximum benefit is obtained from
    the tools.

  • Utilize
    technology experience, assist the Mobile Payments Enterprise Architect in
    defining and communicating the Credit Systems technology roadmap.

  • Assess
    products and approaches to support architectural evolution of the

  • Work
    with business stakeholders to highlight business implications and enablers
    of technology roadmap on future procedures and business processes.

  • Work
    with Group and Operating Company lead technologists to ensure that roadmap
    aligns with overall organisation technology strategy.

  • Pro-actively
    look for future technology solutions to reduce Total Cost of platform
    ownership whilst maintaining and enhancing platform resilience, monitoring
    and performance.


Job Requirements

  • IT-related

  • At
    least 6 years in extensive hands-on experience of Software development,
    under Agile process.

  • At
    least 2 years Proven experience of designing credit system architectures.

  • Experience
    on CI/CD processes and technologies, like Jenkins, Git, Docker, Packer

  • Experience
    in the use of UML notation in capturing and documenting designs

  • Practical
    experience of a range of development and application technology platforms,
    like Java, SQL, XML technologies

  • Experience
    of API development and integration covering various design approaches like

  • Ability
    to work within a demanding environment, being a key contributor to a
    fast-moving product

  • Ability
    to work reactively and proactively

  • Strong
    business and customer focus

  • Demonstrable
    numerical, analytical and verbal skills, in particular well-developed
    written and verbal communication skills in English

  • Experience
    of working within a multi-national team and serving customers from
    multiple countries would be of benefit.

  • Experience
    of working in an agile environment will be beneficial

How To Apply

Apply for the Credit Architect Job here.
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