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Tech Tribe Lead, Digital Healthcare At Safaricom Kenya – APPLY NOW

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience
  • LocationNairobi
  • Job FieldICT / Computer 


The Tribe Tech Lead is the Senior IT expert leading the engineering craft, capacity management, coordination, and technology roadmap delivery of all technology related work within the Tribe. The lead provides leadership to all senior IT professionals, and this role provides technical expertise within their business domain, including management of engineering competences needed to deliver & support business solutions efficiently. 

Drives engineering practices, tooling, and craft towards best-in-class DevOps; ensures tech dependencies across squads and tribes are visible and squads own coordination of their work

100% dedicated role to lead engineering competency & practices within a Tribe, and to support the Tribe Lead in realization of business objectives (whether dual-hat or not).

The Tech Tribe Lead, Digital Healthcare will report to the Director IT


Create & Safeguard Engineering Culture & Practices

  • Participate in planning, definition and high-level design of solutions; explore software solution alternatives, assist Squads to identify the right technologies and ensure sound architectural decisions.
  • Work with CL and / or squad members to ensure support model is considered and modelled as part of the design process.
  • Support squads in adhering to architecture & engineering governance and control processes.

Drive Engineering (Devops) Maturity

  • Drive an engineering culture of continuous improvement (CI) based on data, e.g. IT Performance metrics.
  • Manage cross-tribe technological interdependencies.
  • Support squads during release preparation and planning.
  • Ensure technical debt and associated impacts are visible to the tribe.

Manage Expectations Of All Stakeholders

  • Management of Exco and TL peers / equivalents

Develop People & Craft

  • Determine the necessary technology competencies for Squads together with the Tribe Lead, TO and IT Chapter Leads
  • Support the embedding of IT performance metrics to help squad members understand how they drive overall tribe performance.
  • Drive architecture, competences, and tooling to enable Cl/CD


  • Has background in IT Execution, with hands-on experience in programming, and with CI/CD, who understands modern architecture patterns, the digital technology space, and is capable of simplifying and decoupling legacy systems. Also familiar with information security vulnerabilities and risk management.
  • Seen as an expert of the tech landscape in the business domain.
  • Helps squads managing tech dependencies across IT landscape.
  • Optimizing flow; owning Cl improvement items that impact flow of work inside and outside the squad.
  • Enterprise-awareness in critical thinking, problem solving and decision making on technical solutions (i.e. thinks beyond own area)
  • Leads workshops, leverages others to identify technical risks & relentlessly mitigates these by delivering the ‘tough stuff’ early.
  • Bridges the gap between business strategy to technical solutions.
  • Supports & coaches business decision makers (e.g. Tribe Lead) with technology considerations, with clearing the way’ mentality.
  • Encourages good design, refactoring and tech. debt elimination.
  • Takes ownership to push identification and evaluation of best technical solutions, however, not taking accountability from squads.
  • Has a clear vision regarding up and coming trends and capabilities that can create competitive advantage for the organization.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Safaricom Kenya on to apply

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