Entry Level

Systems Developer IV

Kenya Power (KPLC)



Vacancy Description


The Kenya Power and Lighting Company Plc is a well-established and recognized leader in electricity distribution and retail in the region. KPLC is established as a limited liability Company under the Companies Act, Cap 486, Laws of Kenya. The Company’s key mandate is to purchase bulk electricity supply, transmit, distribute and retail electricity to end-user customers throughout Kenya. The Company is seeking to recruit qualified, results driven and agile persons to fill the following vacant position;


Reporting to the Principal System Developer, the successful candidates will ensure development of new software as per the best practices and controlled modification of existing software specifications throughout the production life cycle.

The specific tasks will entail:-

  • Planning, designing and development, of new applications and enhancements to existing applications.
  • Documenting and prioritizing business requirements and communicating plans with stakeholders for review and approval
  • Coordinate and perform in-depth tests, including end-user reviews, for modified and new systems.
  • Provide orientation and training to end users for all modified and new systems.
  • Assist in defining software development project plans, including scoping, scheduling, and implementation.
  • Develop application specifications in conjunction with other key staff in the department
  • Writing high quality program code to meet the application requirements
  • Performing program code debugging to ensure application code meets its requirements
  • Troubleshooting technical issues
  • Maintaining and upgrading existing systems as required and regular updating of Systems documentation
  • Conduct research on emerging application development software products, languages, and standards.

Job Specifications

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Electrical & Electronics Engineering or related field from a recognized Institution.
  • Proven experience in programing in  languages such as Python, Java, ,C++, JavaScript, Unix scripting
  • Working knowledge of systems development frameworks, methodologies and tools such as Agile and SDLC
  • Good understanding of Solaris UNIX, Linux, Centos and Microsoft Operating systems and Relational databases (Oracle, MySQL, MSSQL)
  • One (1) year experience in Systems Development

Technical Capabilities & Key Competencies

  • Experience in System analysis and design, 4GL programing, web & mobile apps development, data modelling, AI, NLP, Bots development.
  • Mastery of emerging technologies – Machine learning, data science, Big data, social engineering.
  • Understanding best practices in systems development lifecycle.
  • Good project management skills.
  • Excellent planning, presentation, evaluation skills
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Drive for results and achievement
  • Insightful, proactive and future focused
  • Demonstrates high level of integrity

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Application Guidelines

Applicants MUST upload the following documents during application:

  • A Signed application letter;
  • A detailed Curriculum Vitae indicating their current and previous employers, positions held,
  • current and expected salary, level of education, and names of at least three professional
  • referees, two of which must be working in the current organization; and Copies of transcripts, academic, and professional certificates.

Youth, female candidates, Persons with Disability (PWD), and marginalized community

candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Canvassing is discouraged and will lead to disqualification.

Applications are to be received not later than 5.00 P.M. on 22nd April 2024.

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