Backend Developer (ICT sector)
Nairobi Full Time
1 week ago

Job Summary

We are looking for an enthusiastic, flexible, seasoned Java Web Developer (back-end) with a minimum of 5 years of experience.

Job Description

Great opportunity for someone with entrepreneurial spirit who likes to develop his/her career in an international ICT setting for a newly opened office in Kenya.

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Work experience: 5 years or more

Qualifications: relevant Bachelor's degree


I hear you thinking: “Who is Incentro?” Listen to this: we believe happy people deliver excellent results. This is why we exist, to create a working environment where our staff can do what they were born to do: create software that makes impact. We manage this by being transparent, honest and giving full responsibility. By doing this we already opened 9 offices in the Netherlands, Spain and Turkey with almost 300 happy employees. Do you want to pursue happiness with us? Join us now!

Profile Summary:

We are looking for an enthusiastic, flexible, seasoned Java Web Developer (back-end) with a minimum of 5 years of experience. Someone who likes to work on developing back- end solutions for our products, who likes to work in a complex environment with inspiring colleagues, inspiring clients and lots of learning opportunities. You will have an important role to grow the new Incentro Africa office here in Nairobi. You will be part of designing our strategy and build a close relationship with both our team in Nairobi, but also with our Dutch specialists in the Netherlands.

The Role:

  • You will design and develop web-based and mobile software solutions together with our Dutch colleagues for our clients in Nairobi and the Netherlands.

  • You will have an important role establishing a team for our new office in Nairobi which can deliver great Google Cloud solutions.

  • You will discuss our products with our Dutch specialists  and explain best possible solutions.

  • You will train and develop young developers to assist you to produce new products for clients.

You need to bring sufficient knowledge and work experience working with:

  • Expert in programming language Java. Experience with Swift is a pré.

  • SQL and databases like MySQL, Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server.

  • Web servers like Tomcat or IIS.

  • Concepts like MVC and REST.

  • Agile development using SCRUM.

  • Continuous Integration and Content Delivery.

  • Version control systems like Git.

  • Ability to contribute to architecture discussions, helping the team to architect and design a system from the ground up.

  • Knowledge of Google Cloud would be great advantage!

Besides knowledge we are looking for the following competencies:

  • Minimum of 5 years of work experience as a Java developer

  • Minimum a Bachelor's degree in relevant areas e.g. ICT, web design, etc.

  • Strong English written and oral communication skills.

  • Cultural awareness and the ability to work with Western management.

  • Entrepreneurial spirit, willing to assist in growing the office.

  • Energized and passionate about all you do in life.

  • Flexible, open for new challenges and able to think out of the box.

  • Responsible for the work to be finished on time.

  • Willingness and ability to train and supervise young developers.

  • Real team player who works together with other specialists for the best result.

We offer you:

  • A competitive salary

  • Healthcare, lunch at work

  • Working with and receiving training and coaching from some of the best developers of The Netherlands.

  • Working in an agile environment with low hierarchy and lots of growing opportunities with a great focus on employee happiness.

  • Great employment opportunity with room for creativity, development of your own career and inspiring team building. In The Netherlands we were awarded the ‘Best Place to Work - Award’ in 2017.

For more information, please visit our website (in English at and

ONLY apply if you do have relevant knowledge and work experience: minimum of 5 years web design / back-end development and a relevant degree, for your application to be included in the recruitment process.