Lead Systems Architect (1 Position)

REPORTING TO: HEAD OF PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION

JOB PURPOSE: Reporting to the Head of Product Development and Innovation, the The Lead Systems Architect (LSA) is responsible for coordinating the development, reviewing, and implementing the IT Enterprise architecture framework that supports the bank to realize its vision and achieve its strategic objectives.

LOCATION: Kampala

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Designing, thinking and analyzing the current IT environment to identify deficiencies and suggest enhancement solutions based on leading industry Enterprise standards.
  • Coordinate design and document key system components, interfaces, infrastructure, and communications focusing on standards and technologies that enable systems performance qualities, such as availability, security, scalability & recoverability.
  • Coordinate design of a coherent long-term IT Enterprise architecture in line with commercial frameworks, standards, and the bank’s IT policy.
  • Advise on the creation of the Enterprise architecture to be designed & adopted by the Bank.
  • Implement the Enterprise architecture in line with the bank, IT, and business requirements.
  • Implement the Core Banking System Change Project Architecture and monitor interfaces, protocols, internal IT standards and policies.
  • Update Business Information Plans, product development plans together with IT department.
  • Support the translation of the Business Information Plans and Coordinate the Release and Lifecycle management Process for innovations
  • Monitor and review agreed targets in relation to costs, quality, and risks.
  • Optimize the Bank’s Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) and related Systems and infrastructures.

 QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

  • A University degree in Computer Science, IT, Engineering or other numerical biased degree.
  • A masters or postgraduate qualification is a value add.
  • Adept at Financial Technology & Banking products.
  • Trained in use of the current core Banking system.
  • Certification in Project Management e.g. PRINCE2, PMP, etc. is an added advantage.
  • Expert Knowledge of methods and techniques such as Tap Scott, DYA, TOGAF, COBIT.
  • At least 6+ years broad experience in design, development and implementation of information Systems and Communication Systems.
  • Strong technological skills in Server hardware, Cloud Infrastructure, Storage (NetApp), Operating systems (Windows & LINUX), Security & Network infrastructure.
  • At least 5+ years experience in Information Systems Architectural design.
  • Excellent planning, organisational and coordination skills.
  • Strong business and analytical skills including direct interaction with customers.
  • Knowledge of product design and product lifecycle management.
  • High proficiency in Information Systems and in research design tools.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, negotiation and communication skills.
  • Ability to lead, supervise and transfer knowledge to teams.
  • Excellent communications and engagement skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and personal effectiveness.
  • High-level of integrity and strong entrepreneurial skills.
  • Self-drive and initiative.
  • Strong leader with soft-power skills.

 Application Details:

If you believe you meet the requirements as noted above, please forward your application with a detailed CV including present position and copies of relevant professional/academic certificates (University Transcript, O & A level), by close of business on Wednesday 29th July 2020  to the email address indicated below:

Vacanciesbank@dfcugroup.com

dfcu Bank is committed to give equal opportunities in employment and aims to ensure that it does not discriminate against gender or race. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted through +256 312 300469

Disclaimer: dfcu Bank does not solicit/accept payment in cash/kind from prospective candidates in exchange for shortlisting or job placement. Any candidate who engages in this kind of transaction is aiding and abetting fraud and will be automatically disqualified.

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