Software Developer

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • Competitive ZMW / Month
  • Applications have closed

Website cidrzinfo Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ)

Job summary

The incumbent will develop software applications according to the devised requirements, improve the performance of existing features and fix arising bugs. The incumbent should be familiar with various programming languages, paradigms, and standard software development methodologies.

Main duties 

  • Designs and develops features that meet the written requirements; improve existing features and develop solutions that ensure smooth upgrade of software by end-users
  • Contributes to the development of clear and concise requirements on the features to be developed
  • Develops clear technical and user documentation of all aspects of the systems in development and maintenance
  • Ensures that all code developed has associated test units, with comprehensive and clear test cases
  • Ensures that all identified bugs are properly documented and fixed on time
  • Participates in the trainings of end-users of the various system features being developed
  • Actively participates in code-reviews
  • Improves system quality by identifying issues and common patterns, and developing standard operating procedures


  • Minimum BSc. Computer Science, or any related field
  • Minimum 3 years of work experience in a Software Development environment
  • Experience and poses a solid understanding of object-oriented programming – C#, Java, etc
  • Experience and poses a solid understanding in any web-based programming technology – C#, Java, JavaScript, Kotlin, etc
  • Solid understanding of RDBMS and/or NoSQL database systems. Should have an ability to translate complex data requirements into efficient SQL code for reporting and data extractions for analysis purposes
  • Familiarity with any of the version control systems, e.g. git, subversion, etc
    Familiarity or experience working with various software development frameworks
  • Very good verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstratable analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Understanding of software development approaches
  • Excellent team player
  • Ability to work independently, exercise discretion and independent judgement in the execution of duties

Suitably qualified candidates are invited to apply. However, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

* Legitimate employers do not ask for payment. Find out more at safe job search tips.