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4G Capital Job Vacancy : Front-End Web and Mobile Developer

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4G Capital Job Vacancy : Front-End Web and Mobile Developer

4G Capital (4th Generation Capital)  – We empower micro and small businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa to grow and succeed.  This not only means access to credit, but also the skills to use it correctly. It’s why our first product blends loans with financial education.
Reporting to: CTO 
Hours: 8:30 – 17:30, Monday- Friday and beyond when required 
Location: Nairobi, with occasional local travel required
Company Introduction
Purpose of the position
We are looking for a Front-End Web Developer who is motivated to combine the art of design with the art of programming. Responsibilities will include translation of the UI/UX design wireframes to actual code that will produce visual elements of the application. The position will also double up as the UI/UX designer and bridge the gap between graphical design and technical implementation, taking an active role on both sides and defining how the application looks as well as how it works.
Responsibilities & duties
  • Develop new user-facing features
  • Build reusable code and libraries for future use
  • Ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs
  • Optimize application for maximum speed and scalability
  • Assure that all user input is validated before submitting to back-end
  • Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders
  • Implement responsible web design principles to ensure that the company’s applications render well across multiple devices
  • Design a framework for creating user apps that grows with the needs of the company
  • Review app and feature coding and plan future upgrades with the development team
  • Assist in the development of applications and features that will be put on the apps and in internal functions as well
  • Follow emerging technologies and adapting them to the current technology stack
Also Read:  Co-operative Bank of Kenya Jobs : Monitoring Risk AnalystWork experience & skills
  • Proficient understanding of web markup, including HTML5, CSS3
  • Basic understanding of server-side CSS pre-processing platforms, such as LESS and SASS
  • Proficient understanding of client-side scripting and JavaScript frameworks, including jQuery
  • Good knowledge of advanced JavaScript libraries and frameworks, such as AngularJS, KnockoutJS, BackboneJS, ReactJS, DurandalJS etc
  • Good understanding of asynchronous request handling, partial page updates, and AJAX
  • Basic knowledge of image authoring tools, to be able to crop, resize, or perform small adjustments on an image. Familiarity with tools such as as Gimp or Photoshop is a plus.
  • Proficient understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues and ways to work around them.
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as GIT / Mercurial / SVN
  • Good understanding of SEO principles and ensuring that application will adhere to them.
Personal qualities & behavioral traits
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously, employing effective time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a team to meet deadlines, goals and objectives
  • Passion for learning new data analysis methods and tools
  • Excellent critical thinking skills
Academic & trade qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 3+ years’ web development experience required
  • 2+ years’ app development experience preferred
  • Proficiency with AngularJS and ReactJS an asset
  • Strong knowledge of web development tools and programming language

How to Apply

If you are interested and meet the above requirements and competencies, kindly send your CV and cover letter detailing your suitability for the position applied for to
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