Sahara Group nutures businesses in the energy sector. These companies operate essentially within the energy industry and its associated sub-sectors. The Group consists of individuals, who are determined to make a positive impact on the business environment.

We are recruiting to fill the below position:

Job Position: Programmer
Job Location: 
Job Grade: Supervisor
Reports to: Head, Business Innovation

Purpose Statement

  • To perform frequent, repeatable operational reporting, testing and technical maintenance activities in order to support the Business continuously without interruption and negative impact on service delivery.
  • The Programmer will employ creative imagination, modeling and information engineering to develop a system that satisfies both management and end-users in the most cost-effective and efficient way possible.. He/she also debugs the system and ensures that it is error-free.

Key Deliverables

  • Establish a detailed program specification through discussion with clients
  • Clarify what actions the program is intended to perform
  • Simplify specification into its basic elements and translating this logic into a programming language
  • Devise possible solutions to anticipated problems
  • Working as part of a team, which may be established purely for a particular project to write a specific section of the program
  • Combine all elements of the program design and testing it
  • Provide ideas to better optimize existing/developed applications
  • Test sample data-sets to check that output from the program works as intended
  • Conduct testing and installing the program into production & deploy of application into client’s environment (excluding hosted apps)
  • React to problems and correct the program as necessary
  • Evaluate and increase the program's effectiveness
  • Adapt the program to new requirements, as necessary
  • Conduct user-acceptance testing to ensure the program can be used easily, quickly and accurately (well documented test reports)
  • Write detailed documentation for the operation of the program by users and computer operators
  • Consult manuals, periodicals and technical reports to learn new ways to develop programs and maintain existing skills and knowledge
  • Update, repair, modify existing software and generic applications(bug fixing)
  • identify creative solution to enhance Sahara’s businesses and assist in other duties as needed and directed


  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Proficient in Python, PHP and JavaScript with a good knowledge of its ecosystems
  • A working knowledge of Java, C++ and C#
  • Solid understanding of object-oriented programming
  • Familiar with various design and architectural patterns
  • Good knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
  • Ability to learn new tools and technologies
  • Skill for writing reusable code libraries
  • Possess a firm grasp of algorithms and data structures
  • Familiarity with concepts of MVC, JDBC, and RESTful API development and web security
  • Understanding fundamental design principles behind a scalable application
  • Implementing automated testing platforms and unit tests
  • Familiarity with build tools such as Ant, Maven, and Gradle
  • Familiarity with continuous integration.

Role Profile
Minimum Qualification/ Experience:

  • A degree from a reputable University (Minimum Second Class Upper).
  • An Electrical Electronics/Computer Engineering bias will be an added advantage
  • 2-4 years application development experience
  • Experience building and integrating applications
  • Experience with test-driven development

Personality Traits:

  • Candidate must be able to work in a fast-paced,& dynamic environment.
  • Candidate must be a strong communicator with ability to connect with people at all levels.
  • Strong analytical skills, problem-solving abilities, excellent interpersonal skills,
  • Knowledge of current technologies
  • Candidate must be hardworking and one who thinks “out of the box”
  • Candidate must be a self-starter and a team player with a proactive approach to work.
  • Candidate must be ambitious with a ‘can-do’ attitude.
  • Candidate must be assertive.

Working Relationships

  • Board of Directors
  • Managing Directors
  • Group Human Resources
  • Line Manager
  • All staff