IT Senior Manager – Systems Architect Job Placement – KCB Bank




Organisation: KCB
Bank
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to:
Head of IT
About US:
KCB Bank Uganda
which is part of KCB Group, East Africa’s largest commercial bank that was
established in 1896. Over the years, the Bank has grown and spread its wings
into Tanzania, South Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi completing the East
African circuit in the year 2012. Today, the Group has the largest branch
network in the region with over 238 branches, 950 ATMs and 8,000 agents
offering banking services on a 24/7 basis in East Africa. KCB Bank Uganda was
established in the year 2007 and has grown to become one of Uganda’s top ten
commercial banks. Currently KCB Bank Uganda has 14 branches complemented with
16 ATMs spread on Kampala Road, Commercial Plaza, Ben Kiwanuka, Luwum Street,
Oasis Mall Sixth Street, Arua, Elgon Masaba, Fort Portal, Gulu, Hoima, Lira,
Mbarara and Jinja that offer trade financing, corporate and retail banking
services to customers.
Job Summary:   The IT Senior Manager – Systems Architect
should demonstrate proficiency in Solutions Architecture through the design of
solutions, service oriented solutions, related infrastructure and Project
Management. This role holder will be considered an expert requiring a solid
understanding of the service orientation design paradigm including all related
design principles, patterns, tools and the effects of their application to
deliver a solid, robust and modular ecosystem of integration platforms.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Lead in business requirements elicitation and analysis
  • Create and Review Technical Architecture Documents for system
    changes and new systems and solutions.
  • Implement architecture principles and development standards.
  • Recommend Security Standards and minimum security requirements and
    their incorporation in delivered solutions and systems.
  • Having understood the banks environment, provide and recommend
  • Design Patterns and guide their application and use in delivering
    integration solutions in the bank.
  • Review the existing integration framework for feasibility of reusing
    it for future solutions. Review the existing ESB landscape and provide a
    plan for closure of any new or existing and known issues
  • Deployment Architectures Review the current deployment approach and
    evaluate, propose and expose opportunities for enhancing the deployment
    model for new and existing solutions.
  • Participate and guide on the non-functional tests planning and
    execution i.e. performance and load tests, security tests and high
    availability and fail over testing.
  • Lead the IT Change Management process and coordination of all Change
    Advisory Board CAB activities.
  • Work in close liaison with the business teams to manage the
    successful delivery and implementation of all technology projects.
  • Project design, implementation, testing SIT, UAT and PIR.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Information
    Technology related field from a reputable and recognized University.
  • A Master’s Degree is an added advantage.
  • At least three years of hands-on experience in Integration using
    enterprise tools
  • Hands on experience in SOA architecture development, services
    governance,
  • Hands-on project management experience working with defined project
    management methodologies.
  • Knowledge of web based systems architecture, service based
    architecture, enterprise application architecture.
  • Must demonstrate good judgment and pragmatic approach to delivering
    a solution that optimizes architecture activities across company needs,
    business constraints and technological realities
  • Experience with JSON, XML, XSLT mapping and usage of SOAP and HTTP,
    REST and JMS and MQ protocols
  • Experience in Architecture principles, System Integration, Technical
    sizing, High availability aspects, Integration and deployment best
    practices
  • Knowledge of Message Broker and IBM Integration Bus product will be
    preferred
  • Working knowledge of API security authentication, authorization,
    encryption of inflight messages.
  • Experience with J2EE servers, Messaging, WS, SOA and API management
    technologies and standards
  • Experience in performance planning, execution of performance tests
    using formal approaches and tuning the services for optimal performance.
  • Good working experience with all the tiers of architecture and  infrastructure, database, integration,
    application, UI, network and security
How to Apply:
All candidates are
encouraged to apply online at the link below.
Deadline: 30th August 2019
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