Location : Abuja (FCT)
Employment Type : Full-time
The Health Informatics backend engineer designs, develop, test, deploy and maintain the software in a thriving environment, manage individual project priorities and deliverables whilst working in a team who enjoy knowledge sharing sessions stay up to date with the latest trends in technology and you are not afraid to propose some findings to the team.
Work within a cross-functional team to uphold the highest technical standards right across the product.
Duties and Responsibilities
Technical Expertise :
Develop and routinely update all processes, standard operating procedures, and documents for software management for the organization
Perform In-Process Review including Code Walkthroughs
Evaluate various solution options
Create TDD (Technical Design Documents)
Create, Review & Approve Design & Solutions
Map Solution from a business viewpoint
Engage with the client on requirements and application
Participate in requirements analysis, design and test plan creations, and test result verification
Breaking down large-scale projects into manageable chunks.
Consistently defines and applies technologies, standards, and software engineering practices, mentoring other team members
Develop key product features within existing large-scale enterprise applications & new strategic initiatives.
Participate in the full SDLC involving design, implementation, testing, and launching.
Assist with the generation and analysis of business and functional requirements for proposed software solutions.
Own the delivery of an entire piece of a system or application and serve as a technical lead on small to midsize complex projects.
Maintain and support software solutions post-production.
Implements and debugs some of the more involved / complex functionality.
Collaborate with the government and other stakeholders on e- initiatives by attending TWG meetings, and implementation all activities designed by the government
Attend designated meetings in relation to cross-cutting issues at different levels e.g. within the organization (Team lead meetings, general staff meetings), outside (GON, various Partners meetings)
Maintain reports and documentation that are consistent with the task at hand and available to all concerned parties via emails or standard archiving options
Connects easily with supervisees and colleagues at all levels in a professional manner
Generate solutions or approaches to the most demanding problems within the team
Establish workable, prioritized, and highly effective problem-solving plans for each problem
Team Coordination and Supervision
Provide appropriate mentoring and support to each supervisee addressing their individual assigned task (one on one physical visits, monthly meetings, and documentation communication to each / all supervisees)
Give supervisees the information, technology, and reference materials necessary to perform their jobs
Assign tasks to supervisees to build their capacity and demonstrate their skills in the task in : Site support : Each supervisee should have a copy of what sites have been assigned to them with a detailed SOWDevelopments : specific roles of each staff who be documented and communicated to the staff for each development activityDesk activities : Each supervisee should be made aware of the sites that they are responsible for reporting.
Feedback on reporting rates and quality of data entered should be shared and discussed with supervisee routinely
Conduct annual performance development plan and appraisal for each supervisee
Recommend performance awards and / or merit increases when appropriate. As merit increases and award programs are implemented, supervisors will be required to provide evaluations that demonstrate the performance of eligible supervisees
Sign monthly timesheets and approve requests for time off. Your signature on a time record means you concur with the hours worked as recorded by your supervisee, including time taken off that may result in the supervisees inability to complete the required task
Identify and support supervisees to complete at least 1 capacity building activity within the year relevant to the project
Help supervisees address and resolve a wide variety of concerns and complaints. These typically involve job duties and job descriptions, performance standards, and relations with coworkers.
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or similar technical discipline; or, equivalent demonstrable experience
Fluency in English (speaking, reading, and writing).
Six (6) plus years of experience in systems development
Proven work experience as a backend software engineer
Specialized Experience :
Experience with software development methodology and release processes
Excellent knowledge of software and application design and architecture
Familiarity with software configuration management tools, defect tracking tools and peer review
Strong coding skills; you will be able to discuss in depth both the design and your significant contributions to one or more projects
Experience with distributed system performance analysis and optimization
Experience working in an Agile / Scrum environment
Experience with distributed (multi-tiered) systems, algorithms, and relational databases
Deal well with ambiguous / undefined problems; ability to think abstractly
Experience working with sensitive data is a plus.
Skills and Abilities :
Ability to effectively articulate technical challenges and solutions
Strong organizational, time management, computer and communication skills, leadership, coaching, and team-building skills to strengthen and cultivate a relationship to help achieve organizational goal
Ability to recognize the sensitivity to individual organizations needs and the impact on services of the introduction of IT solutions
Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences
General Abilities :
Ability to multi-task, Analytical skills, Ability to follow verbal or written instructions, Thinking analytically, Communication, Using effective verbal communication, Using effective written communication, Handling stress & emotions, Concentrating on tasks, Making decisions, Adjusting to change, Examining / observing details, Sitting for long periods at a time
Interpersonal and Individual Competencies :
Ability to work in a diverse, multi-ethnic, and international work environment, flexibility, decisiveness, and personal integrity.
Additional Information :
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.