Lead Systems Architect Employment Opportunity – DFCU Bank

Job Title:    Lead Systems Architect
Organisation: DFCU
Bank
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head
of Product Development and Innovation
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 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.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
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, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
applicant for the dfcu Bank Lead Systems Architect must hold a University
degree in Computer Science, IT, Engineering or other numerical biased degree.
·       
A
masters or postgraduate qualification is a value add.
·       
At least
6+ years broad experience in design, development and implementation of
information Systems and Communication Systems.
·       
At least
5+ years experience in Information Systems Architectural design.
·       
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.
·       
Strong
technological skills in Server hardware, Cloud Infrastructure, Storage
(NetApp), Operating systems (Windows & LINUX), Security & Network
infrastructure.
·       
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.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to
send applications with detailed CV’s including present
position and copies of relevant professional/academic certificates (University
Transcript, O & A level) to the email address indicated below;
Vacanciesbank@dfcugroup.com
Deadline: 29th July 2020
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