Business Applications Developer

Location: Lagos, Lagos
Date Posted: 09-13-2017
Job Description:
•    Interface with Head, IT Applications in definition of IT initiatives and strategy
•    Take lead in the delivery and support of business solutions 
•    Review and analyze existing application effectiveness and efficiency, and contribute to the development of strategies for improving or leveraging these systems.
•    Ensure that development projects meet business requirements and goals, fulfil end-user requirements, and identify and resolve systems issues.
•    Take ownership in developing, maintaining, supporting, and upgrading existing systems and applications
•    Manage the development and deployment of new applications, systems software, and/or enhancements to existing applications enterprise wide.
•    Prepare technical system design documentation and ensure it is maintained and up-to-date
•    Ensure that any new software integration into company systems meets functional requirements, system compliance, and interface specifications.
•    Collaborate with vendors and in-house stakeholders in the testing of new software programs and applications prior to production deployment
•    Assist with quality assurance (i.e. test script creation and execution), program logic, and data processing.
•    Develop, disseminate, and enforce functional policies, procedures, and quality assurance best practices.
•    Deploy mission-critical information and software systems
•    Identify/resolve program errors and management of release into production
•    Design, develop and deliver training programmes and user guidance notes for systems Manage and provide direction for the application development team (vendor) to support business operations.
•    Ensure tools development are secure in line with the internal security policy
•    Participate in ensuring the application related security of data from internal and external attack
•    Keep abreast of new technologies 
•    Where necessary, prepare, establish, and monitor project related budgets.
•    Ensure maintenance of Service Level Agreements between various service providers and the bank

Specific  development experience in following would be required/ or of advantage
  1.        C# 3-4 years’ experience
  2.        SQL Server
  3.        Reporting Services
  4.        Ajax, JQuery, Bootstrap ,JavaScript
  5.        ASMX Web Services
  6.        ASPNET MVC
  7.        WEB API
  8.        Angular JS
  9.        PHP
  10.        MYSQL
  11.        ETL 
  12.        SSAS
  13.       .NET Framework
  14.       Visual Studio
  15.       GIT/TSS/ TFS/ Tortoise SVN
  16.       Design/Development of enterprise wide SharePoint 2010 and 
  17.       Solid OOP development (C# or Java)
  18.       Single and multi-threaded application dev exp 
  19.       Workflow modelling at both the application and integration level
  20.       Data analysis and report creation
  21.      System/software quality assurance best practices 
  22.      File management techniques
  23.      Proven systems integration experience  with Webservices, Biztalk, TIBCO, Websphere MQ or equivalent,  SOAP,        Web APIs
  24.       Disaster recovery & Business continuity awareness
  25.       Modelling notation such as UML to illustrate concepts
  26.       Solid relational database expertise grounded in MS SQL or Oracle Database
  27.       Business Intelligence (Microsoft)
  28.       Experience of ‘Big Data’ solutions like Hadoop for use as high distributed data warehouse.
Cross functional
       1.      Windows Exchange 2010
       2.      Windows Active Directory
       3.      Incident/problem Management
       4.      Change Management.
       5.      Release Management
       6.      Business Performance Management.
       7.      Financial Analysis
       8.      Leadership skills.
       9.      Requirement Gathering.
     10.      Interpersonal skills 
     11.      Business analysis
     12.      Application programming language
     13.      Data base analysis/design
     14.      Vendor management
     15.      Strategic thinking and planning awareness
     16.      Supervisory skills
  • First degree in Computer Science and related disciplines with Strong IT technical background
  • ITILv3: IT Service Management foundation
  • Recently certified Microsoft Certificated Application Developer or Oracle Certified Master Java Developer
  • Must have a minimum of 8 years cognate experience in similar roles within the financial services industry
  • Specific IT experience within investment banking and asset management will be an added advantage
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