Chief Information Officer, Africa

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Job Description

United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) is one of Africa's leading financial institutions, with operations in 19 African countries and 3 global financial centres: London, Paris and New York. From a single country organisation founded in 1949 in Nigeria, UBA has grown to become a Pan-African provider of financial services with over 11 million customers, through close to 1000 business offices and touch points globally.

We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Regional Chief Information Officer (RCIO)
Reference #: LAG002
Location: Lagos Island, Lagos State  
Contract Type: Permanent
Job Functions: Information Technology
Industries: IT - Information Technology

Introduction
The group has vacancies for Regional CIOs in the following locations:

  • CEMAC
  • East Africa

The Chief information offer (Africa)is responsible for:

  • Aligning the regional IT objectives and programs to the company’s objectives and strategies while coordinating Information Technology and Information Systems across the region.
  • All technology solution delivery (Internal/vendor/off-the-shelf solutions) and enhancements across the region.
  • Managing internal and external application development & deployment in line with best practices.

Key Responsibilities
Technical Excellence:

Architecture:

  • Possess a good knowledge of design patterns, solution/service oriented architecture, API management and micro-services architecture.
  • Frameworks, languages and environments:
    • Possesses a good knowledge of diverse development domains - languages, frameworks (ORM, Entity, Hibernate), utilities, development environments.
    • Possess a good knowledge of Continuous integration and Continuous deployment
    • Good knowledge of solution risk assessment, security considerations, authentication and authorization best practices.
    • Good knowledge of agile development best practises

Technology Management:

  • Good knowledge of project management, work breakdown structure, execution, reporting and project governance.
  • Develops, recommends and implements long-term and short-term technology plans, budgets and programs that support and align with the strategic objectives of the region and the goals of the business lines, while maximizing the mix of in-house versus outsourced solutions and vendors

People Management:

  • Drive interview and selection process and recommend suitably qualified candidates for consideration and final appointment by the authorised official
  • Drive good work culture, team responsiveness and healthy work balance
  • Facilitate team education & knowledge transfer by training and knowledge sharing session
  • Build team structure to aid a systematic relief process and business continuity.
  • Imbibe emotional intelligence skills and adequately apply where necessary

Manage Development Process:

  • Develop and implement IT standards and procedures to aid in the development of high quality software
  • Ensure that all members within the region understand and follow existing IT standards.

Innovation:

  • Must be on top of technology stack and learn the latest developments and techniques, as well as broader industry-wide trends
  • Drive and sponsor innovation in the team work
  • Build team spirit and desire to experiment and try new things and unconventional solutions.
  • Build creative solutions adopting cutting edge technologies. Must be forward thinking and daring

Support Troubleshooting efforts in production systems:

  • Manage and drive third-level support with in country teams
  • Provide support to third parties on solution on boarding and management
Job Requirements
Minimum years of experience

10

Qualifications
FSLC /SSCE /JSCE /NABTEB /ADN /OND /ND /NCE /B.Sc /B.Ed /B.Tech
Other Requirements

Education Requirements:

  • First degree in Computer Science or Engineering or other related fields
  • Masters’ Degree or IT professional qualification will be an advantage

Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience, out of which 5 years must have been spent in a managerial role
  • Work related experience must consist of operations and information systems management experience in the financial services industry

General:

  • Banking products/services
  • Object-oriented programming languages e.g. Java, .NET etc.
  • Technologies that can drive banking operations
  • Finacle Technologies
  • Experience in designing and building scalable and robust solutions in large web application deployments

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About United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA)
Job Summary
Published
November 2, 2018
Offer Type
Full time
Experience
Minimum of 10years
Location
Lagos
Deadline
November 9, 2018
Specialization
IT/ Software
Industries
Banking / Financial Services
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