Why Work
With Us

KFAS is always on the lookout for qualified dedicated people to be part of an inspiring team that works together to facilitate and advocate a culture of science technology and innovation for a sustainable Kuwait. We are looking for passionate people who want to influence their own development and environment. We are looking for inspiring people who can pursue their interests across functions and programs and contribute to the Science, Technology and Innovation scene in Kuwait. We are looking for team players, with excellent organization and communication skills who are attentive, flexible and adaptable.

Current Vacancies

Objective:

To create, update, and maintain high quality applications, by mainly utilizing HTML, CSS and JavaScript to develop interactive assets that are utilized within courseware material.

An experienced JavaScript developer who is motivated to combine the art of design with the art of programming. Responsibilities will include implementing visual elements and their behaviors with user interactions. Will work with other developers to build both client-side and server-side logic. Will also be bridging the gap between the visual elements and the server-side infrastructure, taking an active role on both sides, and defining how the application looks and functions. 

The Position/Job Description:

  • Develop new user-facing features

  • Build domain-specific (Math, Physics, Accounting, etc.) reusable code and libraries for future use

  • Ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs

  • Optimize applications for maximum speed and scalability

  • Assure that all user input is validated before submitting to back-end services

  • Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders

  • Target Desktop, Mobile, and Tablet devices

  • Apply industry best-practices with regards to interoperability, maintenance, and resource utilization

  • Work with server administrator to monitor website performance, watch for traffic drops related to site usability problems and rectify issues when necessary

  • Develop, implement, and maintain a framework for interfacing all web-based components on the platform of choice for courseware development

  • Identify web-based plugins (simulators, calculators, graphing tools, etc.) that are programmable, interactive, and can be utilized in educational contexts

Requirements:

  • Preference for Computer Science majors
  • Demonstrated ability in JavaScript programming, JavaScript frameworks, and rich interactivity
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in programming and a minimum of 3 years of experience in JavaScript Development
  • Experience in developing interactive web-components

Objective:

Oversee all IT related functions in the academy. The candidate will be in charge of IT team and manages the academy's technology operations and the implementation of new IT systems and policies.

The Position/Job Description:

  • Ensure the adequate maintenance of all IT equipment and infrastructure.
  • Analyze and implements the business requirements of all departments to determine their technology needs.
  • Purchase efficient and cost-effective technological equipment and software
  • Inspect the use of technological equipment and software to ensure functionality and efficiency.
  • Identify the need for upgrades, configurations or new systems and report to upper management.
  • Control budget and report on expenditure.
  • Guide IT staff in executing their respective responsibilities.
  • Participate in the identification of training and development initiatives for all employees within the Unit.

Requirements:

  • BSc/BA in computer science, engineering or relevant field; MSc/MA will be a plus.
  • A minimum of five years of experience as IT manager or similar role.
  • Experience in analysis, implementation and evaluation of IT systems and their specifications.
  • Sound understanding of e-Learning management system, computer systems (hardware/software), networks etc.
  • Experience in controlling information technology budget.
  • Excellent organizational, leadership, and communication skills.

Objective:

The primary role of course development specialist is to assist the project team in creating, developing and executing KFAS Academy Arab Digital School courses.

The Position/Job Description:

  • Ensure continuous knowledge and understanding of the online training industry to ensure up to date techniques are being used to enhance quality and customer experience
  • Guide the development of ADS courses within the The Academy’s IDL framework, to meet the ADS project objectives
  • Liaise with The Academy’s ADS project team to understand the course requirements
  • In charge of the storyboard design and develop process to agree on set objectives and given job scope
  • Manage and collect input from subject matter experts and content providers for successful course creation
  • Responsible for end-product (courses), including matching the learning objectives to the storyboards while working within the given budget
  • Work within deadlines to meet projected course launches
  • Work with team members to ensure successful implementation of final course
  • Follow up to ensure stakeholder satisfaction and sustained interest

Requirements:

  • Bachelors in field related to education or eLearning and Instructional design
  • Any other Bachelor’s degree with demonstrable experience
  • Lesson planning and teaching specifically K-12
  • 2-5 years instructional design experience
  • Excellent written and oral command of Arabic (Must)
  • Excellent command of English

Objective:

The system admin will manage the Academy's AWS account.   The System Administrator will ensure the system’s high availability and maintain program Service Level Agreements (SLA’s). The candidate will collaborate closely with developers and other technology personnel to develop, migrate and manage services in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud environment, and in physical data centers.

The candidate will also serve as backend developer who is proficient in latest backend technologies. The candidate will maintain current systems and will be involved in all aspects of the design and implementation of our unique eLearning systems. 

The Position/Job Description:

  1. Identify potential scaling issues and help define how to monitor and fix them.
  2. Linux administration and shell scripting.
  3. Learn and implement new technologies or build them independently.
  4. Deliver continuous improvement of recipes, scripts and templates for reproducible deployments.
  5. Monitor and maintain multiple public-facing web applications.
  6. Manage development repositories, build automation and application deployment activities.
  7. Development of a cloud-based eLearning platform
  8. Development with a focus on user experience and usability
  9. Supporting the implementation of new client instances
  10. Resolving bugs and improving system performance
  11. Supporting various partners through web service integrations
  12. Administer and maintain a Moodle (LMS) implementation; including theme creation and modification and plugin development.
  13. Performing fata backup per industry’s best practices.
  14. Providing general technical help to team members and partners.

Requirements:

  1. A minimum of five years of experience.
  2. Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems.

Objective:

To support the Unit Head - Investment in managing all activities related to the investments and assets portfolio at KFAS in line with approved policies and guidelines, in order to maximize returns and manage quality and risk.

The Position/Job Description:

  • Reports to Unit Head – Investment.
  • Focus on Middle Office, Compliance, reporting and back-office follow up.
  • Review and evaluate business plans and other materials related to investment opportunities and present to the Unit Head to assist decision making.
  • Track current KFAS investments and report to all the activities to the Unit Head.
  • Identify risks and opportunities of potential investments as well as devising possible exit strategies.
  • Collect financial and investment information about companies, stocks, bonds and other investments using various reports, economic forecasts, trading volumes, financial periodicals, securities manuals, company financial statements and other financial reports and publications.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Investment
  • 3-5 years experience in finance with an emphasis on investment
  • Experience in a funding institution of a similar size and nature is desirable
  • Kuwaiti Applicant

Objective:

To develop and implement capacity building initiatives to support and facilitate researchers and institutional acquisition of skills, know-how and promote a collaborative research culture.

The Position/Job Description:

  • Reports to Director Research
  • Lead the formulation and implementation of the Capacity Building Program strategy in line with the KFAS’s short, medium, and long term objectives.
  • Monitor the financial performance of activities under the Capacity Building Program versus allocated budgets so that areas of unsatisfactory performance are identified and rectified promptly, and potential performance improvement opportunities are capitalized upon.
  • Develop annual work plans and budgets in accordance with established KPIs under the guidance of Director – Research and in coordination with Strategy and Finance departments.
  • Monitor and record the performance of the Capacity Building Program through the continuous tracking of the program against established program KPIs to assist the Strategic Planning & Evaluation Department in evaluating the effectiveness of the Capacity Building Program.

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Science / Engineering
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • 10-12 years experience in science or research related fields
  • 5 years project management experience
  • Kuwaiti Applicant

Objective:

To process and execute the capacity building initiatives as directed in order to support and facilitate researchers and institutional acquisition of skills, know-how and promote a collaborative research culture.

The Position/Job Description:

  • Reports to Program Manager – Capacity Building
  • Maintain updated information log of the program’s KPIs to enable the Program Manager to track the performance of the program.
  • Conduct administrative and coordination activities to support in the organization of periodic meetings, seminars, workshop and symposia with the research community as per the requirements under the Capacity Building Program in order to foster a collaborative environment.
  • Conduct administrative and coordination activities to support in the organization of semi-annual workshops to enhance the proposal write up skills of young researchers.
  • Assist in mapping general facilities, centers of excellence and prominent research teams so that the information can be shared among the research communities to optimize access to equipment between different research entities and identify areas of shared research goals.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in science/ engineering
  • 3-5 years experience in science or research related fields
  • Experience in a research institution of a similar size and nature is desirable
  • For Kuwaiti Applicant

Objective:

Support the IDL team to create and develop interactive, high quality courses through several different mediums including, but not limited, to

complex graphics, animation and live video content for a diverse array of media, including smartphones, handheld electronic devices, and the web, projects can include title and post-production work, as well as multimedia campaigns, promotion products, technical illustrations and computer artwork for use in a variety of materials.

The Position/Job Description:

  • Support objectives and growth of the KFAS Academy
  • Ensure continuous understanding of animation industries changes and developments
  • Develop and maintain understanding of training industry to ensure up to date techniques are being used to enhance customer experience
  • Ensure compliance with company guidelines, deadlines and design standards
  • Maintain and follow best practices for versioning control, naming convention and organization of graphic files
  • Work with IDL department to develop product portfolio of KFAS solutions to help meet KFAS Academy’s objectives
  • Liaise with KFAS internal teams to understand their animation and creative requirements
  • Prepare design plan, concept and layout for animation projects
  • Be proficient in adobe creative suite, and a 3d package such as (cinema4d, Maya or 3ds max)
  • Be part of the storyboard design and develop process to agree on set objectives and given job scope
  • Research and develop knowledge to provide sound input on using the best type of medium for the particular course
  • Develop and create animation videos/mediums based on agreed storyboards using appropriate techniques to suit the set objective and course setting
  • Work within deadlines to meet projected course launches
  • Work with internal departments to ensure successful implementation of developed animation videos/images
  • Follow up to ensure client satisfaction and sustained interest
  • Assist in selecting audio, video, colors, animation, etc. for graphic design
  • Assist in designing and creating storyboards
  • Work closely with internal and external stakeholders for smooth and improved operations
  • Advise on up to date techniques and developments to better improve our products and services
  • Participate in brainstorming session to share new design perspectives and ideas

Requirements:

  • Bachelors in field related to Graphic design, Fine arts, Motion Graphics
  • Involved in design and artistic projects
  • Experience in academics preferred
  • Worked in a professional environment
  • Minimum 3 years of experience
  • 3d package knowledge is a plus