[Kanzu Code Foundation] Project Manager

  • On Contract (allows remote)
  • Kampala
  • No. of Vacancies: 1
  • Experience: 1 - 3 Year
  • Posted 2 months ago
The Kanzu Code Foundation is a non-profit organization that discovers, develops and deploys young Africans to do more in the software engineering field. The 4th industrial revolution is upon us and we believe in skilling the youth to help them leverage technology to be gainfully employed and also, to solve societal problems.

 

Our 8-month long bootcamp, we train recent University graduates on both the technical and non-technical fundamentals of software engineering and then we match them to jobs.

Our goal is to get employment for 1 million young Africans by 2030 One pillar in our journey towards that is being able to source work for software engineers. Given the growing local and regional demand for web and mobile solutions, we built a platform to both fill the gap but also, provide good work opportunities for the software engineers we have trained as well as others in the region. Kanzu Jobs is that platform.

About the role

As a Project Manager, you will be responsible for helping the engineers on the Kanzu Jobs platform to successfully engage and deliver value to our clients. Our engineers primarily work remotely on various products across industries and across technology stacks. Your role is to be the two-way bridge between our clients and the engineers, translating requirements into user stories or tasks and reviewing the finished work before presenting it back to the client, all within agreed time and budget. With your knowledge of business, software engineering best practices, technology, remote communication and agile project management, you will help make product delivery and support a delightful experience. You’ll get to work with a talented team and driven leadership all laser-focused on the mission of empowering businesses globally using tech and helping other local entities do the same.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Interfacing with the client to understand their business as well as their goals and vision for the product being designed built and supported by engineers on the Kanzu Jobs platform.
  • Clarify project scope, write functional specifications and plan project schedule and budget.
  • Working with the team to decompose high-level stories into smaller, specific tasks and provide high level design support to help them understand how to solve the specific coding.
  • Perform code reviews to ensure that the work being submitted to the client follows the Kanzu Job platform’s coding standards as well as meets the letter and spirit of the assigned task.
  • Regular communication with our clients, gathering feedback and updating on progress.
  • Work with internal teams to ensure work is successfully implemented and delivered on time.
  • Gather and coordinate resources, information and content necessary to keep project execution flowing smoothly.
  • Conduct project reviews and put in place improvement plans.
  • Be involved in design, development, testing, deployment and maintenance of software for the various projects.
  • Serve as a strategic partner for clients and as a subject matter liaison in the areas of software development.
  • Expose potential growth opportunities for both product and services offerings with existing clients.

A bit about you:

  • At least 1 years of experience working in software development, technology consulting or software product management
  • Proficiency in at least 2(two) of the following stacks: PHP/WordPress, PHP/Laravel, Python/Django, Java/Android, JavaScript/MEAN/PEAN/PREN
  • Have a strong understanding of agile software development techniques.
  • Have a good grasp of key software engineering principles and best practices like version control, test-driven development and SOLID principles.
  • Have a vibrant personality and exceptional communication skills (English both verbal and written)
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills
  • Have strong leadership skills.

 

Application Deadline: March 25, 2022