Research & Software Development Centre Director Job in Nairobi Kenya

Position: Director, Research & Software Development Centre

Location: Nairobi

Industry: Software Development

Our client, a leading Provider of custom software applications in Africa is looking for a Director to be in charge of the Research and Software Development Centre (RSDC). 

The successful candidate will oversee a team of close to one hundred (100) Software Developers and be expected to provide leadership to the Project Managers in running the operations to achieve operational parameters.

Keys Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Take ownership of the key performance parameters while working closely and in collaboration with the Global Delivery Head, CEO and Head of sales in growing the strategic business units
  • Conceptualize different service offering solutions and build the foundation for all software development, ensuring technical development meets customer expectations.
  • Conceive, assess and develop the technology vision for the RSDC.
  • Design and implement a framework for performance optimization, scalability, security and reusability for delivering excellence and customer delight.
  • Introduce best practices in software development, agile methodologies, coding standards and institute change when necessary.
  • Establish operating procedures, work assignments, planning and all project management activities.
  • Work closely with CEO, Head of Sales and Account Managers in business development and competency building
Qualification and Experience
  • Post Graduate Degree in Computer Science specialization
  • Candidates with an additional PMP certification preferred
  • Above 10 years industry work experience with minimum 8 years in Research and Software development
  • Preferable experience as an on-site Delivery Manager or Delivery Head.
  • Experience in managing multiple customers across geographies.
  • Multi-vendor/SI Program Management experience
  • Well-versed with quality management processes
  • Outstanding people management, leadership and communication skills
  • Extensive knowledge in developing applications is Microsoft ERP Platforms
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals in a professional and service oriented manner.
  • Kenyan citizens in Diaspora wishing to come back home encouraged to apply.
To apply, send your CV only to before 31st Oct 2012. 
Clearly indicate the position applied for and the minimum salary expectation on the subject line.

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Updated: October 26, 2012 — 1:44 pm