Officer Software Engineering Job Vacancy at URA

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Uganda Revenue Authority is a government tax collection agency that operates under the Ministry of Finance, Planning, and Economic Development. URA takes on the responsibility of collecting, enforcing, accounting, and assessing the various taxes in Uganda.

URA is an equal opportunity employer and, and is seeking persons with the requisite competencies, proven integrity, problem-solving, analytical and interpersonal skills, ability to handle multiple tasks under pressure to submit in their applications for the 6 open positions of Officer Software Engineering job.


Develop software applications and conduct software quality assessments to enable automation and interfacing of business processes in order to enhance organizational efficiency and improve taxpayer compliance.


1. Develop the software to automate any business processes that necessitates automation.

a) Gather user requirements to inform development of software

b) Analyze the requirements to come up with software design

c) Write computer applications that suit the gathered requirements/satisfy user needs

d) Deploy developed applications into production.

e) Offer technical advice on acquisition of outsourced software

2. Carryout software testing  to evaluate whether it meets the user requirements and the business needs

a) Develop test plan to guide the software testing process

b) Set up test environment(where test runs are conducted) which mimics the production environment

c) Develop test scenarios and test cases (which guide the actual testing and where the test results are recorded

d) Carry out actual test to determine system functionality

e) Write test report to document and inform stakeholders of the test results

3.  Conduct software quality assessments to evaluate the effectiveness of its functionality

a) Research, identify and develop templates for documenting processes, designs and test results

b) Carryout reviews on technical documents to identify gaps in processes and ensure conformity to URA / industry standards

c) Make recommendations on how gaps can be fixed or how documents can be aligned to standards

4. Carryout system upgrades to improve the effectiveness and integrity of existing systems

a) Identify inefficiencies in exiting systems and processes

b) Gather recommendations from users on how to improve the current systems

c) Develop and deploy patches (new software versions) to improve the effectiveness of exiting systems

5.  Provide user support to improve service availability and application usage.

a) Develop user manuals for developed software

b) Carry out user sensitization and training on how to use the developed application.

c) Receive user queries and provide feedback

d) Engage business units and guide the documentation of business processes

e) Carry out other IT related work like Computer configuration, networking on projects.



Essential Requirements

a) An honors degree in BSc. Computer Science, Bachelor of Information Technology, Bachelor of Science (Computer Science), Bachelor of Software Engineering; Bachelor of Statistics (Computing)

b) Two (2) years of active Software Development ideally with exposure to the full software lifecycle (from requirements through production)

c) Demonstrated experience in mobile application development for Android, IOS, and Windows mobile

d) Experience of working with code repositories for example GIT SVN, Microsoft Team Foundation

e) Demonstrated experience in working with Enterprise resource planning systems like Oracle EBS, SAP etc

Desirable Requirements

a) Oracle Certified Associate Java SE Programmer or Oracle Certified Professional Java SE Programmer, Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)

b) Oracle database Management System/Certification, Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Microsoft SQL Server


a) Knowledge of software quality assurance standard (IEEE, ISO/IEC etc.)

b) Software testing standard (IEEE829, ISO/IEC/IEEE29119)

c) Excellent knowledge of Relational Database management systems and development using Oracle RDBMS, MS SQL Server, Postgres, and MySQL

d) Experience in developing web applications using at least one popular web framework (JSF, GWT, Spring MVC, .NET MVC 2/3 Framework )

e) Knowledge and usage of software testing tools (security, test case management, automation testing, stress and performance management)

f) Good understanding of the programming languages (Java, C#, Php etc.)

g) Hands on experience in designing interactive applications


a) Ability to Work under pressure

b) Team player

c) Analytical thinking skills – able to simplify complex problems, processes or projects into component parts, explore and evaluate them systematically

d) Ability to work for long hours

e) Interpersonal skills – – able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people. Works co-operatively with others to be part of a team, as opposed to working separately or competitively

f) Self-directed and very creative

g) Strategic thinking – able to identify a vision along with the plans, which need to be implemented to meet the end goal, evaluating situations, decisions and issues in the short, medium and long term.

h) Influencing and persuading – able to present sound and well-reasoned arguments to convince others. Adapts to the situation and can draw from a range of strategies to persuade people in a way that results in agreement or behavior change

i) Communication – able to get one’s message understood clearly by adopting a range of styles, tools and techniques appropriate to the audience and the nature of the information

Additional information

Organization: Software Engineering
Primary Location: Uganda-Nakawa HQs
Job: 10158.Officer Software Engineering
Schedule: Permanent
Shift: Standard
Job Type: Full-time
Job Level: Day Job
Job Posting: Apr 13, 2021, 11:23:30 AM
Unposting Date: May 1, 2021, 11:59:00 PM

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