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 become a Catalyst by realizing and optimizing the impact that Science, Technology and Innovation brings to 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:

To process and execute aimed supporting the development of STI and management capacities of Shareholding companies.

The Position/Job Description:

  • Reports to Program Manager – Enterprise Support and Technology Transfer
  • Maintain updated information log of the program’s KPIs to enable the Program Manager to track the performance of the program
  • Coordinate and schedule interfaces and networking opportunities between Shareholding companies and concerned stakeholders.
  • Support in identifying opportunities for the continuous improvement of systems, processes, and practices while considering international leading practices, improvement of business processes, and cost reduction and providing recommendation to the Program Manager.
  • Follow all relevant departmental policies, processes, standard operating procedures, and instructions so that work is carried out in a controlled and consistent manner.

Requirements:

  • For Kuwaiti applicants
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Science related field, or the development of media with a focus on science
  • 3-5 years experience within the corporate environment
  • Experience in a research institution of a similar size and nature is desirable

Objective:

Support the CEO in creation, development operation of the Academy

The Position/Job Description:

  • Contribute to the development of the Academy’s goals and objectives
  • Contribute to the development of programs budgets and the preparation of reports (periodic/annual) to highlight the program utilization of assigned budgets pertaining to Program 2
  • Work closely with the internal stakeholders to identify initiatives to improve the efficiency/reduce costs incurred by projects
  • Assist the program manager in collaborating with the communications & increase the engagement levels of external stakeholders
  • Assist in Developing/setting the methodology, tools and templates for the successful execution of The Academy’s products, and provide the required support and guidance to the users
  • Conduct timely audits to ensure the Academy’s program development and milestones are on target
  • Ensure effective governance over PM methodology and PM processes
  • Identify and analyze areas of improvement and recommend to direct manager
  • Work closely with internal teams to ensure project is kept to expected time frame
  • Work closely with potential clients and external stakeholders

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 7 years experience within the corporate environment, preferably in working with governmental and NGO
  • Minimum of 2 years project management experience
  • Graduate qualification in the fields of business or project management

Objective:

To process and execute the Publicizing and Dissemination of Science & Technology initiatives in order to provide the public with relevant and impactful scientific knowledge using various media channels.

The Position/Job Description:

  • Reports to Program Manager – Publicizing and Dissemination of Science & Technology
  • 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 and support the engagement with key stakeholders in the STI system to understand the demand areas for scientific media and publications and identify areas of improvement and effective mechanisms to bridge the gap and overcome potential resistance impact.
  • Assist in defining the dissemination strategy in order to publicize scientific media in the right markets at the right time to maximize impact and reach.
  • Prepare departmental statements and reports timely and accurately to meet the Science Dissemination Program requirements, policies, and standards.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Science related field, or the development of media with a focus on science
  • 3-5 years experience within the development or research of science field
  • Experience in a funding institution of a similar size and nature is desirable
  • For Kuwaiti applicants

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:

Support the CEO in creation, development operation and launch of the Arab Digital School project.

The Position/Job Description:

  • Contribute to the development of the Arab Digital School’s goals and objectives
  • Contribute to the development of programs budgets and the preparation of reports (periodic/annual) to highlight the program utilization of assigned budgets pertaining to Program 2
  • Assist in engaging with the key internal and external stakeholders to raise awareness on the Arab digital school
  • Work closely with the internal stakeholders to identify initiatives to improve the efficiency/reduce costs incurred by the program
  • Assist the program manager in collaborating with the communications & increase the engagement levels of external stakeholders
  • Collaborate with the program manager in approaching potential clients to build interest and partnership that will help in the sustainability and growth of the Arab Digital School
  • Assist in Developing/setting the methodology, tools and templates for the successful execution of ADS, and provide the required support and guidance to the users
  • Conduct timely audits to ensure ADS program development and milestones are on target
  • Work closely with internal teams to ensure project is kept to expected time frame
  • Work closely with potential clients and external stakeholders

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 7 years experience within the corporate environment, preferably in working with governmental and NGO
  • Minimum of 2 years project management experience
  • Graduate qualification in the fields of business or project management

Objective:

Develop Research & Development (R&D) capabilities in the private sector and encourage Research & Development activities for the purpose of business development, growth, and sustainability.

The Position/Job Description:

  • Reports to Director Innovation & Enterprise
  • Identify Research & Development (R&D) and technology transfer projects relevant to private sector.
  • Identify practical solutions to common problems/challenges faced by the private sector.
  • Increase awareness on the importance of Research &Development within the private sector.
  • Manage and monitor progress of Research & Development projects, and engage with local and international academic and research institutions to make an interface between researchers and the private sector

Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering, PhD preferred
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • 10-12 years experience within the corporate environment
  • 5 years project management experience, experience in Research & Development projects with private sector companies.
  • Kuwaiti Applicant

Objective:

To assist the Manager in facilitating the development of short and long term business plans and related key performance indicators (KPIs), and/or implementing effective mechanisms for the performance monitoring and evaluation of all programs.

The Position/Job Description:

  • Reports to Manager - Planning & Development
  • Assist in conducting assigned planning & development activities in accordance to KFAS’ project management framework (PMF) including the project governance framework, reporting templates and frequency, the process of risk and issue identification and mitigation, the process of change enablement and communication, project benefit tracking and realization mechanism.
  • Assist in developing balance scorecard and KPIs for all departments based of inputs of all departments to ensure strategic alignment and direction.
  • Upload and support all departments and business units with the KPI process to ensure development and update as necessary.
  • Assist in identifying, planning and developing cross-cutting initiatives across KFAS’s strategic initiatives and centers.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Marketing, or Engineering
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience
  • Experience in a funding institution of a similar size and nature is desirable Kuwaiti Applicant
  • 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