Vacancies in the Gaming Industry in Kenya


Our Client in the Gaming Industry seeks to hire a Chief Project Officer.
The Chief Project Officer will be responsible for overseeing the portfolio of organizational projects, providing expert knowledge and support and monitoring progress and reporting on the portfolio status.
In addition he/she will also be involved in managing projects / programmes directly.
Responsibilities:
·         Lead the planning and implementation of all projects
·         Contribute to organizational business and budget planning process
·         Contribute to the management, operation and performance of the Business Services Directorate; to ensure it meets its targets and supports the delivery of organizational and strategic goals
·         Proactively engage with Directors and senior managers to identify opportunities for business improvements
·         Manage the PMO team and provides performance feedback and goal-setting; conducts annual performance assessments and skill development and training
·         Manage the administration for project submissions and approvals through the agreed prioritization and approval process, maintaining a pipeline of approved projects
·         Ensures a clear and consistent approach is in place to manage risk with alignment to the Finance & Business risk registers and the Corporate risk register
·         Collate qualitative and quantitative information on project performance for the preparation and production of project reports for internal management purposes
·         Work closely with Business Services teams (as well as internal and external project partners where appropriate) to devise, develop and deliver appropriate and proportionate systems to evaluate key activities at a project level
·         Provide advice and support to project partners on how project evidence and information has to be presented and reported
·         Ensure that information recorded in both electronic and hard copy meets with internal and external audit standards
·         Ensure detailed project, implementation or actions plans are created for the duration of each project as appropriate
·         Ensure projects have requirements documented and agreed to ensure that project activity meets agreed project objectives
·         Ensure monitoring of progress against all projects is timely and accurate and enables
·         Sponsors and stakeholders have visibility and sufficient information to make the required decisions
·         Ensure risks, issues and dependencies are being recorded, monitored and proactively managed to minimize disruption to successful delivery
·         Participate in project reviews, approvals, and gating processes
Skills & Experience
·         Significant experience at a senior level in a PMO Function
·         Recognized formal project management qualification (PMP/APMP/Prince2 or equivalent) is desirable
·         Degree qualified is desirable
·         Developed project/programme management and planning skills and experience
·         Ability to manage a range of projects types and complex business initiatives and change programmes
·         Ownership of the organization’s Project Delivery Approach, its implementation, establishment and iteration
·         Ability to and experience of providing input to organizational business and budget planning
·         Good understanding of performance management frameworks and tools in the delivery of business objectives
·         Team management experience with the ability to manage and motive virtual or matrix project teams as well as the PMO
·         Experience of being a Business Partner and managing those relationships
·         Experience of prioritization matrices and working with the business to determine appropriate project prioritization
·         Ability to juggle different projects/priorities and deliver high quality outcomes under pressure
·         Capability to provide timely, accurate and relevant project and portfolio reporting as agreed
·         Experience of resource planning against the prioritized portfolio of projects and ability to work with the PMO and business to manage project.

Our client in the Gaming business seeks to recruit a Product Manager.
He/she will be responsible for guiding the success of a product and leading the cross-functional team that is responsible for improving it.
The successful candidate will set the strategy, roadmap, and feature definition for a product or product line.
The role spans many activities from strategic to tactical and provides important cross-functional leadership — most notably between engineering, marketing, operations, and support teams.
Responsibilities:
·         Analyze different markets and products to look for new opportunities to help the company and enhance customer experience
·         Coordinate with B2C side of the business to ensure the strategy aligns with consumer product trends and wide business strategy
·         Work with marketing and technology to enable strategic growth, driving customer and sales adoption
·         Manage, lead and drive the production/development of new internal games from conceptualization, design, production, testing, promotion, support, to product delivery
·         Liaise and co-operate with software development and design teams to ensure business goals are met
·         Run end to end development life cycle of B2B products
·         Own the product roadmap end to end for all products
·         Deliver the operating plan with growth objectives, market share, revenue, profit, return on investment of products
·         Managing relationships with extensive network of third party game providers/developers
Skills & Experience
·         Strong Leadership, professional attitude – and leading by example
·         Bright, highly self-motivated and driven
·         Ability to solve problems quickly and completely
·         Ability to multi-task and stay organized in a dynamic work environment
·         Analytical and inquisitive, with excellent attention to detail
·         Innovative and creative, with a concise, precise and effective approach to problem solving and the ability to develop, deliver and evaluate ideas founded on rock-solid strategic thinking
·         Credible, confident and articulate, with excellent communication and presentation skills and the gravitas to deliver ideas clearly and concisely to internal and external stakeholders at all levels of seniority and technical experience/knowledge.
·         Reliable, flexible and cooperative
·         Diplomatic and tactful

Our client in the Gaming business seeks to recruit a Software Engineer.
The successful candidate will develop core software applications that are assigned from time to time.
To maintain code of existing software applications.
To participate in internal and external “think tanks” in regard to coding best practices and new technologies.
The position will require close interaction with all departments within the organization.
Reports to: HOD, Software Engineering
Responsibilities:
·         Develop core platforms using Open source technologies
·         Develop backend internal tools
·         Ensure that solutions will effectively meet business objectives while using innovative, performance oriented technology
·         Collaborate with technical writers to create customer-relevant documentation
·         Collaborate with systems support engineers to train customers
·         Continuously monitor, evaluate and implement “Best Practice” for software development
·         Assisting all teams within the Organization/Departments as required
Skills & Experience
·         B. Sc in Computer Science or equivalent
·         3-5 years of experience
·         Excellent programming skills in JavaScript & Python
·         Good understanding of common network protocols. Knowledge of telecommunication protocols is a plus
·         Good knowledge of Linux/Unix
·         Data science experience a plus
·         Experience with TCP/IP networking and common network protocols
·         Good Problem Solving and Critical thinking skills. The ability to identify problems/gaps and design alternative solutions.
To Apply:
Applicants who meet the requirements stated above should send their applications and detailed CVs with a day – time telephone number to the email address: jobs1@hcsafrica.com with Software Engineer on the Subject line.
Candidates should indicate their Current & Expected Salaries.

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