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  • Position Title: Senior Software Engineer

    Job Location:Kabul
    Category:Information Technology
    Employment Type:Full Time
    Salary:As per NTA Salary Scale
    Vacancy Number:102
    No. Of Jobs:2
    Organization:Asan Khedmat-MCIT
    Years of Experience:At least 8 to 10 years of experience in software
    Contract Duration:One Year with possibility of Extension
    Education:Bachelor or Masters Degree (MSc) in software engineering, computer science
    Close date:07 Jul, 2019

    About Asan Khedmat-MCIT:

    The Government of Afghanistan has established a new initiative called Asan Khedmat, which operates under the auspices of the Ministry of Communication, Information Technology (MCIT), and is a one-stop shop for public services. Asan Khedmat will contribute to improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the Afghan Government and enhance the responsiveness to the needs of the Afghan citizen. The center will deliver quality services in an inexpensive and timely manner and improve the relation between the citizens and the government. The effect will be to strengthen the democratic system in Afghanistan.

    The government of Azerbaijan will provide technical support in all aspects of this initiative. 

    The development and implementation of the initiative will involve:

    • Construction of an administration building and the Asan Khedmat Centers in Kabul and throughout the country. 
    • Training
    • Administrative structures and capacity building
    • Information Technology
    • Process simplification of public services

    Job Description:

    The senior software engineer will work under the technical department of Asan Khedmat in collaboration with related departments and will be responsible for the design, development and implementation of the software systems for Asan Khedmat and relevant clients of Asan Khedmat (government entities).

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    The Senior Software Engineer will be responsible for the following duties and responsibilities:

    • Develops software solutions by studying needs; conferring with users; studying systems flow, data usage, and work processes; investigating problem areas; following the software development lifecycle
    • Determines operational feasibility by evaluating analysis, problem definition, requirements, solution development, and proposed solutions
    • Develops specifications and determines operational feasibility
    • Integrates software components into a fully functional software system
    • Develops software verification plans and quality assurance procedures
    • Documents and demonstrates solutions by developing documentation, flowcharts, layouts, diagrams, charts, code comments
    • Prepares and installs solutions by determining and designing system specifications, standards, and programming
    • Improves operations by conducting systems analysis, recommending changes in policies and procedures
    • Updates job knowledge by studying state-of-the-art development tools, programming techniques, and computing equipment; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks;
    • Protects operations by keeping information confidential
    • Provides information by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing development and service issues
    • Supports and develops software engineers by providing advice, coaching and educational opportunities
    • Develops and directs software system testing and validation procedures, programming, and documentation
    • Supervises the work of programmers, technologists and technicians and other engineering and scientific personnel
    • Determines system performance standards

    Job Requirements:

    Following experience and qualifications are required for this position:

    • Bachelor Degree or Masterse (MSc) in software engineering, computer science or related fields with solid foundation in software systems development, with strong competencies in data structures, algorithms and human centered design
    • At least 8 years of professional work experience in software engineering
    • Deep technical knowledge of enterprise systems engineering
    • Hands on experience in designing and developing interactive applications
    • Experience with test-driven development
    • Technical coding skills with Python, C#, SQL server, Java, HTML5 and web technologies


    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
    • Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
    • Records maintenance skills.
    • Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information.
    • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
    • Conflict resolution and/or mediation skills.
    • Knowledge of office management principles and procedures.
    • Skills in the use of database management, word processing, spreadsheet, and/or presentation software.
    • Knowledge of human resources administration principles and practices.
    • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
    • Knowledge of administrative policies and procedures as applied to Asan Khedmat.
    • Knowledge of Dari or Pashto and English languages are required.

    Submission Guideline:

    CV with cover letter should be submitted ELECTRONICLY. Please include position title in the subject line of the e-mail.  Only short listed candidates whose application responds to the above criteria will be contacted for interview.


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