Bank of Zambia

Job Purpose 

Design, develop, configure and install software application programs or acquired systems in order to ensure cost effective and timely solutions consistent with the Bank’s strategic business objectives.

Main Accountabilities

  • Apply the approved system development life cycle methodology in the application system design, development, testing, deployment and documentation in order to ensure that systems conform to best practice.
  • Undertake software product definition, including business case or gap analysis and translation of business requirements into high level detailed design specifications.
  • Determine choice of application architecture and framework on software development projects.
  • Write clean and healthy structured, well documented, well tested and consistently error free future-proof reusable core code libraries, which can be shared, in-order to drive further efficiencies throughout the software development team.
  • Implement major projects on acquired or upgraded systems by following adopted management processes on projects, change and configuration.
  • Develop application software and technical support documentation for operations and support staff.
  • Participate in software release and post-release activities, including support for product launch by developing demonstrations.
  • Implement a development and test environment in order to provide support and maintenance of all systems including bug fixes of any size or duration and maintenance of legacy systems.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Grade 12 School Certificate with five (5) ‘O’ Levels (credit or better).
  • BSc in Computer Science; or equivalent.
  • Three (3) years’ relevant experience.
  • Must have expert knowledge of software development methodologies and tools. E.g. Agile methods.
  • Must be familiar with software design methods and techniques, and have the skills to write, edit and de-bug computer programs to achieve design objectives.
  • Mus have demonstrable experience and expertise in programming languages, such as Java, C#, C++, ASP.NET or Python.
  • Must have demonstrable experience and knowledge of SQL, PL-SQL, T-SQL.
  • Must be familiar with Design Patterns and Anti-Patterns in software development.
  • Must have demonstrable experience using GIT for version control.
  • Must have demonstrable experience working with React, Angular, Xamarin or Vue front end frameworks.
  • Must have demonstrable experience working with Backend frameworks such as Nodejs, Spring, JEE, Django
  • Must be familiar with DevOps principles and concepts.
  • Must have demonstrable experience in the successful design and implementation of multiple software components and subsystems.
  • Ability to communicate design architectures and implementation techniques to project team members.
  • Ability to learn and research new programming languages and technologies.
  • Must be familiar with secure application development principles.


Bank of Zambia Conditions of Service will apply.

To Apply 

Only candidates meeting the above role specifications are invited to apply online, Applicants’ detailed curriculum vitae (CV), scanned certified copies of certificates and National Registration Card MUST be attached to the online application. The closing date for applications is Tuesday,16 April 2024.  Please note that only applications submitted online shall be considered.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

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