General Manager of Software (Mobile Applications) at Information Services

  • Qabanbay Batyr Ave, Nur-Sultan 020000, Kazakhstan
  • Full-time

Company Description

Main functional duties of the Department:

  • 1) management of software development tasks related to development, debugging or design of software applications, operating systems and databases in accordance with the provided design specifications;
  • 2) Implementation of enhancements to the existing software architecture and forecasting of future architectural enhancements;
  • 3) effective implementation of software and IT support infrastructure at the University;
  • 4) design of applications for management and maintenance of data security and integrity.



Job Description

  • 1)            assisting the Head and Chief Information Officer of the University in the development of Information Services (hereinafter – IS) policies and strategies for the creation, implementation, maintenance and technical support of web sites, web portals and mobile applications;
  • 2)            assisting the Head of the division in coordinating the Software (Mobile Applications) Office (hereinafter - the Office);
  • 3)            preparation of reports on the results of the Office within the time limits specified by the Head;
  • 4)            participation in the selection and implementation of organizational tools and automation of software development processes in order to improve operational planning and current operations;
  • 5)            development of normative documents on creation, implementation, co-location and technical support of websites and portals, as well as related to their functioning and capabilities;
  • 6)            assisting the Head in project planning, resource planning, as well as in monitoring the timing of Office projects within its competence;
  • 7)            preparation of proposals to the Head for the implementation of standards and practices in the technologies and software products used to build websites, web portals and applications within its competence;
  • 8)            providing quality user service, including interacting with users, answering user enquiries, and effectively handling complaints;
  • 9)            demonstrating effective collaboration, communication and presentation at various levels


Higher-professional, preferable from the higher education institutions with English language of instruction.

Priority specializations:

  • -          computer science;
  • -          information technology management;
  • -          business administration

Work experience must meet one of the following requirements:

  • with PhD/Doctor of business administration,  degree, professional experience should be not less than 3 years, including 1-2 years of managerial work experience; or
  • with Master's degree, professional experience should be not less than 5 years, including 2-3 years of managerial work experience; or
  • with Specialist or Bachelor degree, work experience should be at least 7 years, including 2-3 years at  managerial position, or in the areas corresponding to the functional areas of a concrete position in the public service, international and/or national companies, or at least 3 years of managerial work experience at the University and/or its organizations.

Additional Information

Professional competences

  • - knowledge of international standards in Information Technology (hereinafter – IT) sphere;
  • knowledge of the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of information and education;
  • - knowledge of international standards in Information Technology (hereinafter - IT);
  • - management skills to manage one or more large, complex global programs/projects simultaneously;
  • - mastery of program/project management methodology, tools and templates (includes program/project planning, schedule development, scope management and cost management);
  • - methods of calculation of volumes of necessary time, material and human resources for realization of tasks;
  • - IBM WebSphere, MS SharePoint, JBoss, Sun GlassFish, SAP NetWeaver, or similar products;
  • - means of integration of corporate applications using the system bus, integration adapters and web services;
  • - knowledge of tools for collective development of applications using products SVN, CVs or similar;
  • - software development cycles;
  • - risk management principles;
  • - Linux and MS Windows operating systems;
  • - DBMS Oracle/MS SQL Server/PostgreSQL/MySQL operation principles;
  • - HTML, CSS and JavaScript languages (jQuery library);
  • - web programming (PHP/Java/HTML) and web servers (III, Apache);
  • - knowledge/experience in developing and maintaining portal solutions;
  • - knowledge/experience in the development of projects in the SVN, GIT;
  • - preparation and presentation delivery skills;
  • - ability to develop rules and policies;
  • -change and project management skills;
  • - availability of certificates in IT, relevant to the performance of these functions (desirable)


Personal competencies and skills:

  • - Nazarbayev University competency model;
  • - critical thinking;
  • - building effective relations;
  • - interpersonal skills (verbal and written);
  • - ability to work in team;
  • - responsibility;
  • - distinguished leadership and negotiating skills;
  • - systematic approach, multi-tasking, time management

fluent in English (preferable), Kazakh, Russian