Full Stack Software Engineer Vacancy

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

Cytonn Investment

Job Description

Cytonn Investments is an independent investments management firm, with offices in Nairobi – Kenya and D.C. Metro – U.S. We are primarily focused on offering alternative investment solutions to global and local institutional investors, individual high net-worth investors, and diaspora investors interested in the East-African region.

Our investments are in real estate and private equity. Real estate investments are made through our development affiliate, Cytonn Real Estate, where we currently have over Kshs. 82 billion (USD 820 mn) of projects under mandate across ten projects. In private equity, we invest in banking, insurance, education, hospitality and technology. Our financial services investments in Sub Saharan Africa are made through our Cytonn Financial Services Fund (CFSF) through which we are the 5th largest shareholder in NIC Bank in Kenya. Investments in education and hospitality are made through Cytonn Education Services and Cytonn Hospitality, respectively.

Cytonn Technologies (CT) is the Technology affiliate of Cytonn Investments, an alternative investments management firm with offices in Nairobi – Kenya and the D.C. Metro Area in the US. Cytonn Technologies is a respected technology solutions provider that offers innovative, differentiated and efficient technology products and support, web-based solutions and integrated business solutions.

To manage our growing Technology needs, the firm is inviting applications from talented Software Engineers to join its competitive team of engineers in Cytonn Technologies.

The successful candidate will have an opportunity to participate in our share ownership plan.


Developing web applications (both front end and back end), ensuring user requirements are met
Designing database systems for web applications, ensuring efficient data storage and consistency
Writing reusable, testable and clean code
Maintaining web applications, ensuring uptime and dependability
Training and supervising junior developers and trainees, imparting skills and development discipline
Working with designers to ensure that web applications developed are intuitive and user friendly
Providing technical support to users when required
Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time


A grade of B+ and above in KCSE (or equivalent) with good grades in math and languages
Computer Science (or related) degree with a minimum of upper second-class honors
At least one-year experience developing in JavaScript and PHP
Advanced knowledge and experience with PHP. Knowledge of a modern PHP framework is an added advantage
Advanced knowledge of JavaScript. Experience with modern JavaScript frameworks is an added advantage
Solid foundational skills of computing and algorithms, background in object oriented principles is an added advantage
Basic foundational knowledge of web and Internet infrastructure, databases, networking and programming
Appreciation of web interfaces and user experiences
Proficient understanding of version control systems (GIT)
Ability to work long hours to complete requirements
A passion for computing and software and engaging learning experiences, as well as desire to make a difference in a highly productive environment
Desire to use technology to develop innovative solution



If you believe that you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the relevant criteria for this position, then please submit your application letter, attach your CV, certificates and letters of referee NOT LATER THAN 23ND June 2018 by using this url/website.