Kairu Kariuki   Cisa  Cpa  Comp Sci - PHP Developer - Nairobi, Kenya

Kennedy Kairu Kariuki Cisa Cpa Comp Sci

Nairobi, Kenya


I am a tech-savvy professional with 10+years combined experience in mobile commerce, insurance, banking and telecommunication sectors entailing handling large business systems implementations with an excellent customer support record coupled with a passion for BoP innovations.


PHP Developer



Work History

Senior Enterprise Systems Developer - BI/DWH


From November 2013

Duties and responsibilities include:
- BI Lead for Oracle POS Reporting during migration from Microsoft RMS to Oracle POS
version 13.4.5 (BO/CO/SIM) on OBIEE 10g and Oracle BI Publisher.
- BI Lead for Oracle BI Apps implementation on Oracle EBS R12 for HRMS, Finance,
SCM, Project Management and Procurement & Spend on OBIEE 11g using ODI for
- SAP Business Objects 4.0 Universe design and report development for the customer
experience system at the call center.
- MPESA Float monitoring system on Tableau Business Intelligence & Analytics version
- Design and development of the integration to Oracle e-Business suite 11i finance
module for revenue reporting.
- Report generation on OBIEE for the various functions in the organization
- ETL jobs creation, monitoring and optimization using Informatica 8.6.1 for CDR
loading from Huawei CBS and for Siebel CRM BI Apps.

Projects worked on:
- BI Upgrade to OBIEE 11g. BI Lead for upgrading OBIEE 10g to 11g, DAC 10g to 11g and Informatica for ETL from 8.6.1 to version 9.5.1 and patch management
- Oracle EBS re-implementation. BI Lead for EBS R12 implementation with Oracle BI
- Oracle POS Implementation. BI lead for Oracle POS version 13.4.5 using Oracle BI
Publisher 10g for CO, BO and SIM Modules.
- SAP BO 4.0 Reports. Integration of the IVR Self Service system (IPCC) with Genesys
Insights for business reporting.
- MPESA FMS system. Float monitoring system developed on Tableau for data

Business Systems Analyst - MIS


November 2011 - October 2013

Duties and responsibilities include:
- Maintain high-quality information to support business decisions covering the enterprise end-to-end and as such enable a holistic approach.
- Risk assessment for the whole business reporting application.
- SAP Business Objects 4.0 Setup and configuration on IBM-AIX and Oracle RDBMS
- Universe design and development
- Business reports and dashboards development for management reporting
- Support compliance with laid out principles, policies and frameworks using the ITIL
- CRM/Postpaid System reporting enhancement, documentation, UAT and training.
- Design, development and deployment of the channel distribution system used by distributors.

Projects worked on:
- Migration from SAP BO 3.1 to 4.0. Upgrade company reporting portal to latest
version and patch management
- ETL enhancement/Data aggregation. Data loading and aggregation optimization
using UNIX shell scripts and Perl Scripting
- Standard Reports. Standardized report formats and ensure data accuracy.
- Data Integration. Integration of the MIS system with IN, CRM, yuCash (money
transfer system), Postpaid system and other enterprise applications.
- Distributors CDS system. Facilitates in monitoring new customer activations, airtime
sold and commissions earned by the distributor. (Php/MySQL)
- ITIL. Facilitate adoption of ITIL V3 throughout the organization as pertains to dissemination of appropriate information to the right audience. (Access matrix)

Group Business Analyst

Prepaid Retention

April 2011 - October 2011

Duties and responsibilities included:
- Daily tracking of inactivity in all the 16 operating countries (OpCos) by segment and identifying of key take away
- REC (Revenue earning customers) analysis for all the OpCos
- OpCo-wise churn analysis by age on network, segments and value.
- Maintain the weekly campaign dashboard for all OpCos and ensure the inactive base
is adequately addressed by the campaigns
- Tracking of SIM swaps for all the countries

Projects worked on:
- Inactivity migration tracker. To track inactivity in all the 16 OpCos by segment
- Churn Trends tracker. To track migration of inactivity and churn/winbacks across the buckets
- REC Plan. To track growth of REC numbers versus the targets set for the month.
- Group/OpCo Dashboard. Provide a single sheet view of the OpCo status/progress for the executive team

Business Systems Analyst - M-commerce


August 2009 - April 2011

Duties and responsibilities included:
- Lead analyst for the Mobile money transfer platform (yuCash).
- Operational and system audit for the yuCash system and advice on control to be
- Risk assessment for the money transfer system and recommend measures to mitigate
- Deployment and release management for yuCash Money transfer system.
- Production environment configuration and monitoring for the mobile money
transfer system i.e. Oracle Cluster environment and Weblogic application server.
- Requirements analysis for integration with other systems i.e. CRM/Core Network/SAP
- In house applications development (Oracle Forms and Reports/Java/PHP)
- yuCash enhancements analysis, design and implementation.
- Technical application support for mobile money transfer system and the electronic top up system.
- Performing UAT for the mobile money transfer and electronic top up systems
- Product documentation and user training.
Projects worked on:
- yuCash Money Transfer System. Lead analyst for the mobile money transfer
system i.e. release management/system design/technical support/application
- Weblogic Configuration. Involved in the configuration, optimization and performance
tuning of Oracle Weblogic application server.
- Equity/yuCash Integration. Involved in the integration project for yuCash with the
Equity Core Banking system and ATMs.
- Equity/e-top up Integration. Facilitated ATM purchase of yu airtime from the ATM
using web services. Integration with Equity mobile banking application on USSD
- Nakumatt Voucher System. Designed, developed and implemented the voucher
management system for Nakumatt, one of the leading supermarket chain stores.
Involved integration with their Microsoft Retail Management System.

Oracle Applications Developer


September 2007 - July 2009

Duties and responsibilities include:
- Implementation consultant based in Nigeria
- Lead developer for the TurnQuest Medical Insurance and Bancassurance systems.
- Development using Oracle Forms/reports (6i/10g) and DB procedures (Oracle
- Oracle database installation and maintenance
- Insurance systems design, development and implementation.
- Root cause analysis (RCA) and application debugging for the TurnQuest
Systems i.e. Bancassurance, General Insurance System and Medical Insurance
- Product documentation and user training.
- Conversion of all the systems to web based i.e. Oracle Forms to Java based using

Projects worked on:
- Niger Insurance (Nigeria). Implementation consultant for the Turnquest Suite.
- Equity bank. Development and implementation of the Bancassurance system
including integration to core banking system.
- Fidelity Insurance Co. Ltd. General Insurance system implementation and customization.
- Cannon Assurance Co. Ltd. General Insurance system support and debugging.
- Kenya Orient Insurance Ltd. General Insurance system implementation,
support and debugging.
- Madison Insurance Co. Ltd. Medical/General Insurance system support and debugging.
- CIC Insurance. Medical Insurance System support and improvement.

Web developer/IT support


July 2007 - August 2007

Duties and responsibilities included:
- Web development, Graphic design for brochures, newsletters, flyers, web shots etc.
- Software/Hardware installation and maintenance for the Head office and Sarit Center
- E-Newsletter design and management.

Projects worked on:
- Developed the main company website, a website to promote the company camp sites and MICE activities and an e-newsletter management solution.

Assistant Systems Administrator


July 2006 - December 2006

Duties and responsibilities included:
- Installation and configuration of fedora mail servers, SIP servers using Asterisk, IP
phones and ATA's
- LAN/WAN setup and configuration, Network management and monitoring, Routers and switches configuration, Wireless access point configuration and installation and installation of PABX's and integration

Projects involved in:
- Habib Bank Limited: Structured cabling for new branch, Router and switch
configuration, SIP Server and IP Phones installation.
- Gertrude Children's Hospital: WAN integration of new branch, Wireless access point
installation, SIP server and IP Phones installation and Mail server configuration and migration.
- Exel Logistics Limited: ATA installation for IP Telephony
- Naivasha self-service stores: WAN design and integration, Mail server configuration.
- Kenya Sugar Research Foundation: Wireless network installation and access point configuration.
- United Nations: PABX installation and adding of extensions
- Kenindia assurance Co. Ltd: Installation of ATA's for IP Telephony, Mail server
configuration, Internet support.

Website Design and Development

AAR medical services, Karen hospital, St. Mary's Alumni portal

From June 2004

Alumni portal, Galileo Kenya (Kenya
Airways), PKF Eastern Africa, XBRL Group, Juhudi children's club, Atua Enkop Africa Ltd


Bancassurance System

Lead developer for the Turnquest Bancassusrance system implemented at Equity Bank.

yuMobile Channel Distribution System

yuMobile - I came up with a channel distribution system used by distributors to monitor their customer activations against targets. It also provides commissions earned at any point in time for airtime sales achieved.

yuCash Mobile Money Transfer System

Lead Business Systems Analyst for the yuCash money transfer system run by yuMobile Kenya which entailed product development, implementation and rollout and partner integration management. Major integrations were with Equity Bank and online payment gateways.

Qualifications & Certifications

Oracle Weblogic Server 10g R3: System Administration

Institute of Software Technologies

Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

Strathmore University

BSc. Computer Science

University of Nairobi - School of Computing and Informatics

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) - Part II

Visions Institute of Professionals

Muhoho High School

Tricon Academy

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