eHealth Africa New Job Opportunities [2 Positions]

Posted on :

23 Nov, 2017

Category :

Quality Assurance/Control Jobs, Software Developer Jobs in Nigeria

eHealth Africa (eHA) designs and implements data-driven solutions and technologies to improve health systems for and with local communities.  eHA’s technology works in low connectivity settings, and smartly uses data to drive decision-making by local governments and partner agencies to get optimum results.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

Job Title: Quality Assurance Engineer
Location:
 Kano
Job Summary

  • The Quality Assurance Engineer’s role is to develop and establish quality assurance standards and measures for the software application services within eHA.
  • This individual will also gather and analyze data in support of business cases, proposed projects and system requirements. This will include writing test plans, scripts for tracking defects, fixes in product development and software application development.
  • The QA Specialist will lead a team in an Agile environment and have extensive knowledge of the Software Development Life Cycle.
  • This individual will apply proven analytical and problem-solving skills to help validate IT processes through careful testing in order to maximize the benefit of business investments in IT initiatives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned:

  • Develop and establish quality assurance measures and testing standards for new applications, products and/or enhancements to existing applications throughout their development/product lifecycles.
  • Conduct internal audits to measure and assure adherence to established QA standards for software development, application integration, information system performance and corresponding documentation.
  • Create and execute test plans and scripts that will determine optimal application performance according to specifications.
  • Verify and revise quality assurance standards as needed.
  • Ensure that testing activities allow applications to meet business requirements and systems goals. Fulfil end-user requirements and identify existing or potential issues.
  • Prepare and deliver reports, recommendations, or alternatives that address existing or potential trouble areas in IT systems and projects across the organization.
  • Collaborate with software/systems personnel in application testing, such as system, unit, regression, load and acceptance testing.
  • Make recommendations for improvement of applications to programmers and software developers or engineers.
  • Communicate test progress, test results and other relevant information to project stakeholders and management.
  • Test any new software to ensure integration into company systems meets functional requirements, system compliance and technical specifications.
  • Analyze formal test results in order to discover and report any defects, bugs, errors, configuration issues and interoperability flaws.
  • Assist in the development of change control processes, practices and guidelines for new and existing technologies.
  • Assure that output from the software development process includes adequate identification and interpretation of product requirements, such as a) traceability requirements, b) test requirements, c) usability, etc.
  • Participate in developing, distributing and coordinating in-depth end-user reviews for modified and new systems and applications.
  • Monitor program performance after implementation to prevent reoccurrence of program operating problems and ensure efficiency of operation.
  • Recommend design improvements or corrections to engineers throughout the development process.
  • Maintain effective communication with the project software engineers on project limitation, capability, performance requirement and hardware interface changes.
  • Cultivate and disseminate knowledge of quality assurance best practice.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Necessary skills include; organization, effective oral and written communication, strong interpersonal, above average math, problem solving, analytical and being proficient with standard industry productivity tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Participates in and promotes a positive, supportive, cooperative team environment.
  • Adheres to eHealth Africa Code of Conduct, applicable policies & procedures, as well as ethical standards of the field.

Qualifications
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required to successfully perform this job:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems or related field is required with six-years equivalent work experience
  • Master’s degree is a plus.
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple assignments independently.
  • Creativity and problem-solving skills.
  • Three-years direct experience in overseeing the design, development and implementation of quality assurance standards for software testing.
  • One-year direct experience as a lead tester for major application integration and/or major application product release.
  • Knowledge of SQA methodology and tools
  • Experience with GUI automated testing tools (Selenium, FitNesse, Watir, etc.)
  • Experience with programming languages like Bash, Java, Python and Ruby, AngularJS, EmberJS
  • Experience with unit testing frameworks such as JUnit, Test::Unit, xUnit, etc.
  • Experience with performance testing tools like JMeter, Apache Bench, httperf
  • Experience working with Java, Java EE, Linux, and related cloud technologies.
  • Knowledge of agile development practices, continuous integration, and continuous deployment.
  • Strong knowledge of system testing best practices and methodologies.
  • Direct, hands-on experience with ad hoc query programs, automated testing tools and reporting software to include but not limited to Selenium and HP Performance Center.
  • Self-starter, highly organized; Works well with all functional levels in the organization; excellent presentation and interpersonal skills; high level of business management and facilitation skill; capability to resolve complex problems with minimum confusion, frustration, and inconveniences for all parties concerned.
  • Planning; Aggressiveness; Commitment; Closure; Listening; Response to Change; Task Completion; Decisiveness; Influence; Communications
  • Ability to adhere to schedules and project time lines and communication of issues/problems that may impact the ability to meet objectives.
  • Willingness to work flexible schedule to support production issues and project rollouts.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing, implementing and maintaining a cost effective, long-term automation strategy.
  • Strong software analysis skills, strong problem-solving skills, ability to troubleshoot under pressure
  • Advanced understanding of Quality Management and “best practices” with regard to testing techniques, methodologies, processes, tools, artifacts, and measurement
  • Thorough knowledge of software development lifecycles
  • Advanced abilities with use of reference materials and other resources to complete tasks
  • Excellent analytical thinking and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to effectively meet deadlines and prioritize projects in a dynamic and fast-paced work environment
  • Extensive practical knowledge in importing data for use in report software, spreadsheets, graphs and flowcharts.
  • Proven data analysis, data verification and problem solving abilities.
  • Understanding the organization’s goals and objectives.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks within the project and work with minimal supervision or guidance.
  • Excellent written and oral communication written and oral skills.
  • Good listening, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to communicate ideas in both a technical and user friendly language.
  • Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high pressure environment.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Experience working in a team oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Proven ability to work with diverse and large teams and to foster a positive working environment with local and international stakeholders
  • Demonstrated capacity to effectively communicate via writing, public speaking and interpersonal interactions.
  • Good learning ability. Action oriented and resilient in a fast-paced environment

Language Ability:

  • English is the spoken and written language.
  • Ability to read, analyse, proof and edit documents, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, or government regulations.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, employees and the general public.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to Apply for this Position

 

Job Title: Senior GIS Software Developer
Location
: Kano
Summary

  • The Senior GIS Developer provides dedicated support to the eHealth Africa’s (eHA) GIS application development projects.
  • S/he develops eHA’s Web GIS environment and builds web and mobile apps to support targeted workflows, projects and programs being supported by the GIS Department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 
To perform this job successfully, the Senior GIS Developer will work under the supervision of the GIS Department Manager to perform the following responsibilities:

  • Develop desktop, mobile and web GIS applications to support internal and external projects at eHealth Africa Support the development of web services and data portals at eHealth Africa
  • Liaise with internal and external clients to perform proper requirement gathering
  • Collaborate with eHealth Africa’s Software development team to ensure adequate support for all GIS development needs
  • Contribute to the development of OpenSource GIS applications, tools and capabilities at eHealth Africa
  • Maintain a collegial, collaborative and accessible working style
  • Perform any other duties assigned by management
  • May frequently travel between company worksites
  • Ensure compliance with laws and regulations.
  • May frequently travel between company work-sites. Some international travel may be required.
  • Present a professional demeanor at all times. Approaches others in a tactful manner. Reacts well under pressure. Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position. Accepts responsibility for own actions. Responds well to supervisor requests and feedback.
  • Be consistently at work and on time.
  • Participate in and promote a positive, supportive, cooperative team environment.
  • Adhere to Policies and Procedures.
  • Adhere to eHealth Africa Code of Conduct as well as ethical standards of the field.

Qualifications
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required to successfully perform this job:
Education/Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Geographic Information Systems, Surveying and Geoinformatics, Geography or other related field
  • Minimum of 4 years GIS development / software engineering experience
  • Significant and advanced GIS and Software development experience may substitute for the Master’s degree Experience in Javascript and JavaScript libraries – AngularJS, LeafletJS
  • Experience in developing web and mobile GIS applications using open source GIS solutions e.g. PostgreSQL, Geoserver, MapServer, OpenLayers
  • Working knowledge of developing restful web services and Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)
  • Experience working in a team environment with github (creating branches, merging branches, cherry picking commits, reverting commits, stashing, squash merging, tagging, etc.)
  • Familiarity with test driven development
  • Familiarity with best practices in coding and design including enterprise patterns.
  • Cultural sensitivity, sound judgment, and strong interest in working in a demanding and intellectually challenging environment, with the organizational ability to handle multiple tasks around ambitious deadlines
  • International work experience is a plus
  • Ability to identify and promote best practices
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, organizational skills and great attention to detail. Ability to work in collaboration with others on a project team and independently on tasks
  • Must be able to work as a leader and member of a team and possess good problem solving skills
  • Good learning ability. Action oriented and resilient in a fast-paced environment

Technical Skills:

  • Working knowledge of open Source GIS stack (QGIS, PostGIS and Geoserver), data transformation tools (FME Desktop and/or Kettle) and Commercial GIS stack (ArcInfo, ArcView, ArcCatalog, ArcToolbox), ArcSDE, ArcGIS Server
  • Solid knowledge of Javascript and related javascript libraries and framework
  • Strong programming skills using Python
  • Working knowledge of carto visualization platform
  • Ability to use Source Code Versioning Systems (Git is desired)
  • Working knowledge of Agile development tools (JIRA)

Personal Characteristics:
The Senior GIS Developer should demonstrate competence in some or all of the following:

  • Adaptability: Demonstrates a willingness to be flexible, versatile and/or tolerant in a changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Behave Ethically: Understand ethical behavior and business practices, and ensure that own behavior and the behavior of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization
  • Build Relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization
  • Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques
  • Creativity/Innovation: Develop new and unique ways to improve operations of the organization and to create new opportunities
  • Focus on Partner/Client Needs: Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of internal and external clients and partners to meet or exceed their expectations within the organizational parameters
  • Foster Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organisational effectiveness.
  • Lead: Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization
  • Make Decisions: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization.
  • Organize: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities
  • Plan: Determine strategies to move the organization forward, set goals, create and implement actions plans, and evaluate the process and results.
  • Solve Problems: Assesses problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.
  • Think Strategically: Assesses options and actions based on trends and conditions in the environment, and the vision and values of the organization.

Language Ability:

  • English is the spoken and written language
  • Ability to read, analyse, proof and edit documents, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, or government regulations
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from executive and senior managers, employees, the general public and clients/partners

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to Apply for this Position

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