ICT Engineer, Software Development

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ICT Engineer, Software Development

  • Post Date:November 19, 2021
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  • Career Level Engineer
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 1-3 Years
  • Industry ICT
Job Description

The Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) is the largest and comprehensive Open & Distance Electronic-Learning (ODeL) university in Zimbabwe that offers lifelong learning in an affordable

and flexible manner.

Suitably qualified, experienced and motivated candidates are invited to apply for the vacant position of ICT ENGINEER, SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT: ICT UNIT (1 POST) that has arisen in the Zimbabwe Open University.

Women candidates and the differently abled persons are encouraged to apply.

The incumbent will report to the Manager, Information Systems.

  • Developing innovative software in small teams using cutting-edge technologies, with an emphasis on Java2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) components and Net Beans or Eclipse IDE plugins;
  • Delivering projects on-time and to specification with an appropriate level of quality;
  • Continuously researching on new technologies that can be adopted by the organization and make some tests and recommendations to the ICT management;
  • Designing, developing and modifying software systems, using scientific analysis and mathematical models to predict and measure outcome and consequences of design;
  • Coordinating software system installation;
  • Monitoring application servers’ performance functioning to ensure that there is best performance;
  • Modifying existing software to correct errors, allow it to adapt to new hardware, or to improve its performance;
  • Supervising the work of programmers and systems analysts.
  • Developing and directing software system testing and validation procedures, programming, and technical system documentation.
  • Analysing user needs and software requirements to determine feasibility of design within time and cost constraints;
  • Ensuring that database maintenance is done periodically as per schedule; and
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Manager, Information Systems.


  • Database administration is an added advantage;
  • Database Postgres, MySQL, MSSQL;
  • Operating Systems: Windows 2008 or higher, Linux;
  • Programming tools: Eclipse, Spring Source, Tool Suit, NETBEANS; and
  • Web Development tools: CSS, Dreamweaver.


  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Software Engineering Information Technology or related discipline;
  • At least two (2) years relevant post qualification experience

Interested and qualified persons should submit their applications consisting of the following documents: application letter, certified educational and professional certificates as well as transcripts and curriculum vitae with contact details (telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) of at least three (3) referees as follows:


  • as hard copies which consist of ten (10) sets of each of the above listed documents. All envelopes should clearly indicate the post being applied for.

Applications should be received not later than 24 November 2021.

Applications should be addressed to:

The Director, Human Resources 
Zimbabwe Open University or 
P O Box MP 1119 
Mount Pleasant Harare

Hand delivered to:
3 rd Floor
Corner House
Cnr S. Machel/L. Takawira