Software Engineer

Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU)

Job Summary

The Software Engineer will report to the Senior Software Engineer and will be responsible for developing software applications and participate in software quality assessments to enable automation and interfacing of business processes in order to enhance organizational efficiency.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description/Requirements

Background

The Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU) is a statutory body established under Section 9 of the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Act 2013, and in line with the National Oil and Gas Policy for Uganda which was approved in 2008. The mandate of the Petroleum Authority of Uganda is to monitor and regulate the exploration, development and production, together with the refining, gas conversion, transportation, and storage of petroleum in Uganda. This includes ensuring that petroleum operations in Uganda are carried out in accordance with the relevant laws, regulations, guidelines, statutes and in line with international best practices for the petroleum industry.


The Petroleum Authority of Uganda now invites applications from qualified Ugandans who fully meet the required job specifications and with the right personal attributes to occupy the following positions in the Authority’s established structure.


PAU/ICTD/082/600: Software Engineer


Job Summary

• The Software Engineer will report to the Senior Software Engineer and will be responsible for developing software applications and participate in software quality assessments to enable automation and interfacing of business processes in order to enhance organizational efficiency.

• He/she will also undertake development and support of the PAU’s web applications.


Key Duties And Responsibilities:

• Participate in gathering user requirements to inform development of software and analyze the requirements to come up with software design.

• Develop software to automate various business processes that may necessitates automation from time to time.

• Deploy developed applications into production and offer technical advice on acquisition of outsourced software.

• Carryout software testing to evaluate whether it meets the user requirements and the business needs.

• Write test report to document and inform stakeholders of the test results.

• Research, identify and develop templates for documenting processes, designs and test results.

• Carryout reviews on technical documents to identify gaps in processes and ensure conformity to industry standards and make recommendations on how gaps can be fixed.

• Identify inefficiencies in exiting systems and processes and gather recommendations from users on how to improve the current systems.

• Develop and deploy patches (new software versions) to improve the effectiveness of exiting systems.

• Creates user information solutions by developing, implementing, and maintaining Internet/intranet applications throughout development life cycle;

• Ensure that the website implementations based best practice industry frameworks.

• Design, implement web interfaces and create multimedia applications to interact with web interfaces;

• Integrates applications by designing database architecture and server scripting, studying and establishing connectivity with network systems, search engines, and information servers.

• Carry out user sensitization and training on how to use the developed application.

• Support business units and guide the documentation of business processes.

• Carry out other IT related work like Computer configuration, networking on projects.

• Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.


Qualifications, Skills And Experience

Basic Qualifications

An honors bachelor’s degree in either, Computer Science, Information Technology, Statistics with computing, Computer or Software Engineering from an internationally recognized University or institution.


Experience

• At least three (3) years working experience of active software development from a reputable organization.

• Knowledge of software quality assurance standard (IEEE, ISO/IEC etc.)

• Software testing standard (IEEE829, ISO/IEC/IEEE29119)

• Database management (SQL, Oracle, Postgres, Maria DB)

• Programming languages (Java, C#, Python, Ruby, Go-programming, and etc.)

• Familiar with iOS and Android SDK

• Knowledge in mobile hybrid technologies like Ionic, React Native.

• Experience on web service integration (PYTHON, SOAP, REST, JSON, XML) and development using web technologies

• Experience building web and native apps and using social media APIs with version controls


Added advantage

• Masters’ Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Statistics (Computing option), Software or Computer Engineering or related field from an internationally recognized University or Institution.

• Certifications in Web Technologies and Frameworks such as Angular, Python, OWASP or a related Certification.


Character and competencies

• Possess excellent project management skills.

• Good communication and interpersonal skills.

• Ability to conduct research into enterprise networking issues and products as required.

• Highly self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail.

• Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.

• Ability to effectively prioritize tasks in a high-pressure environment.

• Strong customer service orientation.


How to apply.

PAU will ONLY consider online applications submitted through her website. Interested persons who fully meet the required job specifications and with the right personal attributes for the above positions are invited to visit the PAU website: www.pau.go.ug and follow the link to “Opportunities-Careers-Vacancies” to view details and apply for the available opportunities.


ONLY online applications will be considered. Applications submitted by e-mail will not be accepted.

Applicants are required to scan and attach CERTIFIED copies of the required academic documents only e.g. Degree, Transcript, Diploma, A-level and O-level certificates and PLE results slip.

Academic documents for the successful candidates will be vetted and background checks conducted before they are considered for appointment into the Authority.

Only short listed and successful candidates will be contacted, and any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.

All appointments shall be subject to a probationary period of not more than six months and subsequent confirmation in service will be based on satisfactory performance of the individual.

Please forward any enquires regarding this advert to recruitment@pau.go.ug or call telephone number +256 313231500.

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