Software Development Specialist
The Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation
Abuja
3d ago
source : BetaJob

Position Description

  • The Health Informatics Software Development Specialist designs and implements new features and technologies, and delivers high quality, high performance code in an agile environment.
  • This position will lead the design, development, and maintenance of complex solutions with a focus on quality, performance, and resiliency.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Leadership

    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 business viewpoint
  • Engage with client on requirements and application
  • Participate in requirements analysis, design and test plan creations and test result verification
  • Advise for production environment set up
  • Breaking down large scale projects into manageable chunks
  • Oversee the work being done by other software engineers working on the team, coordinating team activities with other teams and product groups, maintaining software architecture standards.
  • Consistently defines and applies technologies, standards and software engineering practices, mentoring other team members
  • Lead and Direct software engineering resources to ensure timely and quality delivery of services.
  • Responsible for mentoring junior talent as well as directing technical staff through technical challenges, tasks and projects.
  • 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.
  • Participate in and sometimes lead architectural and database design discussions as they relate to product direction.
  • Create design specifications, documentation, and unit testing plans as defined by the Agile development process.
  • Generate data for project planning, including task breakdown and estimation of work for a project. Tracks status within the project as necessary.
  • Delegates tasks to project team members to balance work and increase team cross-training
  • Raises long-term architecture issues within project
  • Own the delivery of an entire piece of a system or application, and serve as a technical lead on small to midsize complex projects.
  • Build software solutions where the problem is not well defined. Design and define the interaction between the other component pieces.
  • Maintain and support software solutions post-production.
  • Implements and debugs some of the more involved / complex functionality.
  • Representation :

  • Collaborate with the government and other stakeholders on e- initiatives by attending TWG meetings, and implementation of all activities designed by the government
  • Attend designated meetings in relation to cross cutting issues at different levels e.g. within organization (Team lead meetings, general staff meetings), outside (GON, various Partners meetings)
  • Communication :

  • 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
  • Creativity :

  • Generate solutions or approaches to the most demanding problems within the team
  • Establish workable, prioritized, and highly effective problem-solving plans for each problem
  • Mode of Evaluation :

  • Biannual updated SOP for team
  • Reports of representation attended (meetings, TWGs)
  • Responses via email to supervisees, colleagues & management on key issues
  • Documentation of innovative new ideas or problem-solving initiative
  • Employee assessment of supervisor
  • 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 task 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 communicate 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.
  • Mode of Evaluation :

  • Annual PDPs and appraisals
  • Quarterly documented feedback and coaching discussions
  • Quarterly score card of work plan / assigned task and achievements
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Education :

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or similar technical discipline; or, equivalent demonstrable experience.
  • Experience, Knowledge, and Skills

    Experience :

  • 5 years systems development experience
  • Successful full life-cycle implementation of a least 2 major projects
  • Specialized knowledge :

  • 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
  • Excellent knowledge of OS coding techniques, IP protocols, interfaces and hardware subsystems
  • Possess different industries as a technical architect, from planning the structure of a large scale records database to the redesigning of a shop's e-commerce facility, to name a few
  • Skills and Abilities :

  • Experience in software development and coding in various languages (C#, .NET, Java etc.)
  • Experience in developing web applications using at least one popular web framework
  • Possesses full working knowledge of technologies such as UNIX, Oracle, SQL Server and TCP / IP for example, as well as knowledge of one or more programming languages
  • Strong organizational, time management, computer and communication skills, leadership, coaching and team building skills to strengthen and cultivate 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.
  • 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 / Individual Competencies : ability to work with other team members, flexibility, decisiveness and personal integrity
  • Language :

  • Fluency in English (speaking, reading, and writing).
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