Senior Software Developer

Department: Digital Factory

Reports to:   Head of Digital

Location:      Head Office


To contribute across the technology stack, covering the end-to-end development of web and native applications, as well as improvements to DevOps tooling.


●      Shaping and implementing technology/business solutions to contribute to the organization’s competitive differentiation

●      Provide innovative solutions to complex business problems.

●      Plan, develop and implement large-scale projects from conception to completion.

●      Develop and architect lifecycle of projects working on different technologies and platforms.

●      Uses Agile engineering practices and various software development technologies to rapidly develop creative and efficient solutions that enhance the organization’s technology stack

●      Collaborates with other team members to implement user stories, write tests, and continuously deliver new/improved product functionality

●      Review and provide feedback to teammates on pull requests raised.

●      Communicates with internal IT teams to resolve technical dependencies during implementation

●      Builds organization’s brand in the technology community


●      Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology / Computer Science or equivalent work experience

●      Master’s Degree in Computer Science / Engineering / Information Technology will be an added advantage


●      Extensive experience (5+ years) in software development, scripting, and project management

●      Experiences with code refactoring, design patterns, design-driven development, continuous deployment, highly scalable applications, application security

●      Experience with Java testing frameworks, such as Mockito, Junit


●      Excellent understanding of Java programming and Spring Boot

●      Working knowledge of HTML/ CSS, and a modern frontend Javascript framework, such as ReactJS, Vue.js

●      Working knowledge of Mobile technologies like Kotlin, Android, iOS

●      Experience with database technologies, such as relational and NoSQL databases

●      Experience building, testing, and documenting APIs

●      Working knowledge of TDD

●      Working knowledge and experience in designing distributed applications

●      Cloud-native development and operations (DevOps, Docker, K8s)

●      Experience with cloud platforms (AWS/GCP/Azure)

●      Excellent experience with Git


●      Full-stack engineer with a passion for mentoring other colleagues in the team

●      Real passion for development and a demonstrated appetite for continual learning

●      Appreciation for pair programming

●      Familiarity with continuous integration and test-driven development

Apollo Group (Apollo Investments Limited)was an idea born from the need to harness synergies across the insurance business. Built on commitment, integrity and innovation, it has risen to be one of the leading financial groups in East Africa. Apollo Investments Limited (AIL) includes APA Insurance (Kenya and Uganda). It underwrites General Insurance risks such as Fire, Marine, Aviation, Personal Accident, Motor, Liability, Agriculture, Property, and Micro Insurance. We also underwrite Health Insurance i.e. Corporate, Individual & Family Health Insurance. APA Life Assurance is one of the leading insurance companies in Kenya providing Life Insurance and Pension benefits. It has been recognised as The Best Insurance Company in Claims Settlement (Life Business). Our Individual products, APA Elimu,Pumzisha, Imarika and HosiCare aim to protect generations as well as help people from all walks of life to meet common needs.