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Role purpose

The VAS Solutions Product Development Engineer shall develop and integrate VAS Products & Services offered to clients customers with the goal of delivering high quality solutions within approved schedules. VAS Products & Services comprise of all Value Added Services which include, but not limited to, Messaging, USSD, Content delivery, Voice (RBT, IVR & Media exchange), Video, Device management and IOT solutions.

Responsibilities

  • Development, configuration and integration of all VAS solutions/systems in line with the Digital IT strategy execution plan.
  • Actively participate in defining strategy, roadmaps and architecture design for the VAS products.
  • Embrace the new ways of working in VAS domain with the goal of ensuring 50% of VAS projects are delivered through agile methodology.
  • Timely delivery of projects assigned with the goal of ensuring high quality standards are met and solutions are operationally viable. Responsible for ensuring First Time Right delivery of all solutions developed.
  • Enhance processes and DevOps to improve delivery and increase efficiency by focusing on continuous improvement.
  • Accurately document products & services developed & delivered ensuring they follow DevOps Cycle.
  • Embrace a DevOps culture by ensuring all developed products and Services are gracefully handed to operations for support.
  • Develop and continuously update a knowledge base of best practice for VAS products and Service development.
  • Collaborate with both Technical and Business teams to ensure seamless deployment of products.

Key accountabilities and decision ownership

VAS Products Development

  • Develop VAS solutions by translating the business requirements into technical solutions in line with the designed architecture.
  • Actively participate in defining strategy, roadmaps and architecture design for the VAS products.

VAS Solutions Delivery

  • Timely delivery of projects assigned with the goal of ensuring high quality standards are met and solutions are operationally viable. Responsible for ensuring First Time Right delivery of all solutions developed.
  • Collaborate with support in the deployment of products.
  • Ensure successful end to end configuration and integration is done in line with the change management process.
  • Embrace the new ways of working in VAS domain with the goal of ensuring 50% of VAS projects are delivered through agile methodology.

Project Management

Actively contribute to the management of the projects by ensuring timely delivery of projects assigned with the goal of ensuring high quality standards are met and solutions are operationally viable.

Core competencies, knowledge and experience

Business Competencies

Working With Others

  • Consciously takes steps to make the most of every conversation/interaction
  • Communicates simply to excite and engage people
  • Pro-actively adapts own style and approach to build rapport, and work with others more effectively
  • Builds and maintains strong relationships and networks

Operational Excellence

  • Targets effort and resources on high-value, high impact activity.
  • Focuses on achieving maximum performance and driving continuous improvement
  • Thinks about processes and problems cross-functionally and end-to-end
  • Uses knowledge of products, technology, process, systems and policy to solve problems

Creativity and Innovation

  • Finds creative ways to exploit opportunities and solve problems
  • Takes risks and pushes what is possible
  • Experiments with unorthodox approaches

Business Know-how

  • Uses data and research to make decisions that are competitively and financially robust
  • Balances current and future needs
  • Thinks and acts like an owner of the business
  • Acts in line with legal, regulatory, professional and ethical standards

Working With Change

  • Responds flexibly to changing situations
  • Adopts to business and people aspects of change to drive performance

Project Management

  • Understands scope and deliverables in terms of time, cost, quality and business benefit
  • Comprehends activity schedules, dependencies and synergies
  • Evaluates progress, mitigates risks and addresses issues.

Qualifications

  • Degree in Telecommunication Engineering/Electrical & Electronics engineering/Computer Science/IT.
  • 2 years’ experience in a busy telecommunication/ IT environment or Software Engineering with good knowledge in development for VAS solutions including Messaging, Voice, Video & IOT.
  • Software Engineering methodologies including Agile-oriented development.
  • Proficiency in networking protocols – TCP/IP, DNS and load balancing.
  • Working knowledge in Unix systems and Databases – Oracle, MySQL.
  • Working knowledge of security encryption solutions – SSL, firewalls, VPN, IPsec
  • Strong experience in programming/scripting language(s) – Python, Perl , Shell or equivalent.
  • 3rd Party RESTful API integration, PHP, MySQL, SQL server, web service working knowledge preferred

How To Apply

If you feel that you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualification and experience, please send your resume with your cell phone contact indicating your experience and why you are the most suitable candidate for the role, clearly quoting the job title and job reference to the address below. info@techsavanna.technology