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Mobile Technology Software Engineer,   Nairobi,   Kenya
The IBM Research – Africa lab in Nairobi is accepting applications for full-time Software Engineer positions with a specialization around mobile technologies.
We are seeking to fill several positions for software engineers with a background in mobile apps, backend enablement through API’s, web services, and networking. Africa has experienced a significant growth in the adoption of mobile to a point that there are more mobile phone subscriptions in Africa than adults. Mobile technologies are a key enabler for business transformation on the continent that is affecting people’s lives in as diverse areas such as agri-finance, public heath and mobile money & finance.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to drive software engineering projects leveraging leading edge technologies and execute innovative development projects. As a Software Engineer in Research you will be expected to develop state-of-the-art mobile apps on both functional and smart phones. You will be expected to define and develop innovative technical solutions, and work with business & development teams to ensure these solutions have a significant impact.
We offer the opportunity to make a difference to the African continent and work in a unique, energetic and thriving entrepreneurial environment.

Africa is the 12th lab global IBM lab. Announced in August 2012, the lab is dedicated to the African continent, headquartered in Kenya, Nairobi. Kenya is also the East African operation of the lab. Our mission is to develop commercially viable innovations that capture value and impact people’s lives. We collaborate with universities, local and global, government, industrial business partners and our global IBM Research eco-system. Our main strategic focus areas are around challenges related to the rate of urbanization, next generation public services, human capability development and financial inclusion through mobile technologies. We are aiming to hire a world-class scientific talent with expertise in mobile technologies, statistical analysis, data mining, human-computer interaction and other domains. We offer a unique entrepreneurial, applied research environment with access to a large number of world-class collaborators from IBM Research as well as top universities around the world.
Master's Degree
At least 3 years experience in being a Software Engineer in Research
At least 3 years experience in defining and developing innovative technical solutions
English: Fluent
Doctorate Degree in Engineering
At least 5 years experience in being a Software Engineer in Research
At least 5 years experience in defining and developing innovative technical solutions
Additional information
Masters in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Engineering, Physics or related fields and at least 3-5 years of experience, either in an entrepreneurial environment or industry
. Demonstrated track record either through publications, patents, highly rated blogs or publically available technology contributions

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
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