Job Opportunity: Software Engineer – UMEME Ltd

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Umeme is a public company cross listed on both the Uganda Securities Exchange and the Nairobi Securities Exchange with over 6,483 shareholders, including high value international institutional investors. Umeme operates under a concession with a structural monopoly in the distribution of electricity across Uganda, distributing 99% of electricity in Uganda through a single buyer model.

Job Summary:

The Software Engineer will support the Software Service Manager in ensuring the timely and efficient delivery and quality of implemented solutions and changes to the system.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Maintain oversight of projects and incidents that introduce changes to systems.
  • Manage the end-to-end Change Management process.
  • Liaise all stakeholders to understand change requirements and priorities change requests.
  • Act as the focal point for changes that will affect systems.
  • Work closely with vendors and in-house technical team to effect changes.
  • Mentor and supervise Junior Analyst (s) Testing.
  • Develop, implement and manage the processes for testing system changes.
  • Develop test strategies across all areas of system, functional, integration and performance testing.
  • Plan, coordinate and lead testing activities:
  • The incumbent will also develop User Acceptance test plans.
  • Develop systems integration test plans
  • Steer the development of performance test plans.
  • Work closely with relevant stakeholders – business users, business analyst, and development team – to understand requirements and ensure tests are aligned.
  • Work in liaison with business and technical stakeholders to develop test data.
  • Support business users/subject matter experts in the development of relevant test cases according to test plans.
  • Introduce best practice test procedures.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the Umeme Software Engineer job placement must hold a Bachelor’s degree in IT, Computer Science or equivalent.
  • At least three years’ experience of working in a software development environment.

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications and updated CVs clearly detailing your suitability for the position in terms of required qualifications and experience to: Please kindly state the position you are applying for in the subject line of the application E-mail.

Application Deadline is 1st September 2016 by 5:00 PM