HEAD OF I.T

INDUSTRY: FINANCIAL SERVICES

LOCATION: ABUJA

JOB ROLE: HEAD OF IT

CV to be sent resourcing@oscartemple.com

Job Summary

  • Responsible for building innovative robust apps & services that minimizes cybersecurity threats and have strong operational resilience.
  • The candidate shall ensure that hardware and software maintenance are carried out, and must have the ability to make recommendations about future planning and development of resources
  • Develop data governance procedures for the company.
  • Ensure technology practices adhere to regulatory standards, implement data privacy policies to comply with data protection regulations
  • Design and implement data strategies, pipelines and analysis systems.
  • Make decisions on the technological requirements of the organization
  • Keep abreast and identify with the latest technology/industry trends, changes and development.
  • Use current technological trends to build a strategic & forward-looking roadmap
  • Own timelines for the development and deployment of all technological services and manage technology budgets.
  • Database management and ownership of IT infrastructure
  • Communicate the status, value and importance of data collection to executive members and staff
  • Mentor team members

Core Responsibilities

NETWORKING

  • Planning and implementation of additions, deletions and major modifications to the supporting infrastructure.
  • Implements network security for the Company
  • Oversees the administration and maintenance of the company’s infrastructure, and directs supporting staff.
  • Oversees the administration of the company’s WAN.

INTERNAL SYSTEMS

  • Oversees troubleshooting, systems backups, archiving, and disaster recovery and provides expert support when necessary.
  • Works with project teams to help implement Internal Systems.

SOFTWARE DEVELOPING

  • Work with team members to design innovative software programs that improve and simplify the online user experience for customers across our various subsidiaries.
  • Write original code and update existing code, ensuring that all code meets program requirements.
  • Perform intensive testing of all new and existing programs to ensure they are free of errors and function as intended
  • Work with other departments in the company to facilitate timely execution of User Acceptance Testing (UAT), coordinating with the business users/business analyst/developers as required
  • Ensure increased customer satisfaction, code reliability and developer productivity across software products while reducing development and maintenance cost
  • Engage with business heads to assist the various departments with achieving their goals through innovative application of technology.
  • Optimize new and existing programs for mobile use.
  • Keep up to date on the newest technological innovations in the field and be ready to apply relevant innovations to our software systems.
  • Develop software solutions by studying information needs; conferring with users; studying systems flow, data usage and work processes; investigating problem areas; following the software development lifecycle.
  • Determine operational feasibility by evaluating analysis, problem definition, requirements, solution development and proposed solutions.
  • Document and demonstrate solutions by developing documentation, flowcharts, layouts, diagrams, charts, code comments and clear code.
  • Prepare and install solutions by determining and designing system specifications, standards and programming.
  • Develop IT strategies in partnership with business units.
  • Innovating on Existing products

MANAGEMENT

  • Initiates and implements improvements in all areas of IT responsibility.
  • Serves as main point of contact on all IT-related matters for the company.
  • Identifies and provides standards for gathering information for use in trend analysis and reports information to company management.
  • Builds and maintains vendor relationships and manages the purchase of hardware and software products.
 
 
  
  • Ensures that company assets are maintained responsibly.

Qualifications, Education and

Experience Requirements

  • Minimum of a Master’s in

Computer Science, Information Technology, Electrical and

Electronics Engineering, Computer Engineering or in the Physical Sciences but with experience in software and hardware maintenance;

  • Minimum of 10+ years practical experience in software development, Networking, IT infrastructure and Security with proven success in the Fintech or Banking sector.

Skills

  • Must have knowledge of Software Development, IT Governance, networking, IT infrastructure and Security.
  • Knowledge of technology trends
  • Analytical Ability, Strategic thinking & Problem-solving skills.
  • Effective execution of the company’s IT strategy.
  • Proficiency in writing codes in Javascript and Angular.

Behavioral Competencies

  • Personal Drive
  • Emotional Quotient – able to take

decisions on facts & figures not emotions

  • Integrity and Empathy
  • Analytical Ability, Strategic thinking & Problem-solving skills.
  • Time Management
Job Location: Abuja Nigeria

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