Core Banking Systems Manager Job Placement – DFCU Bank

Job Title:      Core
Banking Systems Manager
Organization: DFCU
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Head
of Business Technology Operations
About US:
DFCU Bank is a fast
growing commercial bank offering a variety of innovative products and services.
DFCU Limited was started by the Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC) of
the United Kingdom and the Government of Uganda through the Uganda Development
Corporation (UDC) under the name of Development Finance Company of Uganda
Limited. Later restructuring brought in DEG (of Germany) and International
Finance Corporation (IFC) as equal partners with CDC and UDC, each having a 25%
stake in the company. Its objective was to support long-term development
projects whose financing needs and risk did not appeal to the then existing
financial commercial lending institutions.
Job Summary:  The Core Banking Systems Manager is
responsible for managing the Core banking systems particularly in the
establishment, installation, organization, maintenance and governance of any
core banking system within the production environment. This includes management
of all persons responsible for handling production Core Banking Systems and the
related service support partners. The role is also to ensure specification and
documentation of operational requirements, full acceptance testing of proposed
changes, implementation of accepted changes, full ownership of the Core Banking
Systems UAT test environments, as well as Core Banking systems high
availability and Disaster recovery setup, Capacity management of Core Banking
Production systems and documentation of all related operating instructions.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Member of BT Operations Management Committee
  • Provides Team leadership and management for Core Banking Systems
  • Manages Core Banking Systems Administration
  • Manages and advises Core Banking Vendors and Specialist Services
  • Core Banking Systems incident, problem & requests management
  • Regular monitoring of the Core Banking Systems to ensure High
    Availability & Disaster recovery
  • Review and implementation of Core Banking Systems Security
  • Ensure speedy recovery for Core Banking Systems in event of disaster
  • Ensure interfaces health and availability for all Core Banking
    surround systems and channels

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the DFCU Bank Core Banking Systems Manager job
    placement must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, IT,
    Engineering or other numerical biased field from a reputable university or
  • Certification in database management
  • Finacle Core Banking Systems Training Key
  • ITIL Foundation training
  • Minimum 6 years’ technical experience supporting Finacle banking
    system in medium to large organizations
  • Advanced hands on Finacle Systems skills
  • Wide knowledge of and advanced skills in computer hardware and
    software programs of diverse functionality. Including but not limited to,
    communications systems, desktop applications, and network administration
  • Significant experience in supporting databases (preferably Oracle,
    PostgreSQL and/or Microsoft SQL)
  • Application development skills
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills with the ability
    to communicate clearly and persuasively, interpret documents, understand
    procedures, write reports and correspondence; speak clearly to third
    parties and employees.
  • Able and willing to solve complex analytical challenges,
    independently analyze information; and make recommendations based on
  • Self-motivated team player with the ability to adapt and work
    co-operatively and effectively in different situations and teams to carry
    out assigned tasks maintain a positive attitude under stress conditions.
  • Disposition to share knowledge fully and willingly with other
    employees in the interest of the organization.
  • Team leadership experience
  • Analytical Thinking & Complex Problem solving
  • Planning and Organization
  • Achievement Orientation – Set and meet aggressive commitments for
    self and others.
  • Strategic Perspective – Establish priorities, challenging goals and
    measurements consistent with these goals and organizational vision.
  • Critical Judgement and Decision-Making – Define issues and focus on
    achieving workable solutions to obstacles.
  • Good Communicator – Presents ideas effectively, clearly and
    concisely both orally and in writing.
  • Leadership and Interpersonal Skills – Create a culture of continuous
    development and ownership with self and the team
  • Inspire Commitment –Actions and behaviors are consistent with words.
  • Self-Development – Pursues positive change in self and organization.
    Drives own personal development plan.
How to Apply:
All candidates who
so wish to join the banking sector in the aforementioned capacity are
encouraged to send their applications with detailed CVs including present
position and copies of relevant professional/academic certificates (University
Transcript, O & A level) to:
Deadline: 23rd May 2019
NB: 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
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