Apigee Developers (API developers) – Safaricom Careers


We are pleased to announce the following Position in the Digital IT Department within the Technology Division.   In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below.

 Brief Description.

 Reporting to the Principal Apigee Developer, the position holder will be responsible to run day to day micro service development to ensure smooth and efficient service delivery that meets the expectations of the business.

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Development of digital products consumed by various channels.
  • Development of microservices using java, spring boot, spring boot security and spring cloud.
  • Responsible for designing REST API schema.
  • Work with CI/CD tools to automate deployments.
  • Ensuring all projects are delivered on time as agreed upon by the various stakeholders.
  • Design, build, maintain and support the Apigee infrastructure
  • Documentation and coordination efforts to secure application resiliency prior to business continuity event.
  • Participate in design, testing and implementation of new products, services and functionalities
  • Making use of agile and scrum frameworks in project delivery while making use of tools like Jira, Confluence etc.
  • Provide support during service deployments and support when on-call.
  • Participate in audit activities, review and provide data to auditors.
  • Development of automated tests for functional, performance, and security testing using test-driven development methodology.
  • Support capacity planning initiatives and provide application information to capacity planning teams.
  • Customize alerting tools based on application specific thresholds.


  •  A Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Engineering or relevant field as a minimum
  • At least 2-year experience in coding in a non-university setting.
  • At least 1 year experience of API management experience e.g., Apigee, MuleSoft etc.
  • Strong understanding of both JSON, SOAP and development on swagger UI using open API’s
  • Experience in securing APIs using Oauth, SAML etc.
  • Strong knowledge in API modelling languages and annotations e.g., in Swagger
  • Experience in java, java EE, spring, spring MVC, spring cloud, python, Bash
  • Experience working with relational and non-relational databases i.e., Oracle, MySQL, mongo DB, Cassandra
  • Hands-on experience in designing and developing API’s using REST and SOAP
  • Experience developing solutions using agile, DevOPs, testing and CI/CD automation tools e.g., Jenkins, SonarQube, Git lab
  • Experience in CMS is an added advantage e.g., Drupal
  • Strong understanding of end-to-end API and microservices architecture
  • Experience in automation tools e.g., Rundeck, ansible etc.
  • Good presentation skills

How To Apply             

If you feel that you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualification and experience, kindly proceed to https://www.safaricom.co.ke/careers/ search and Apply. Remember to update your candidate profile on the recruitment portal and then Click on the apply button. Remember to attach your resume.

Deadline for application: 24th December 2020

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