Software Architect At AB Microfinance Bank
Tunde Raji - January 18, 2017

AB Microfinance Bank Nigeria is a foreign-owned financial institution, based in Lagos state, which offers a broad range of financial services to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and other clients in the lower income strata.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

 

Job Title: Software Architect

Location: Lagos

 

Main Responsibilities
System Architecture:

  • Interact with our business and technology stakeholders to understand our business direction to ensure it informs our technology direction
  • Establish architectural specifications, ensuring feasibility, functionality, and integration with existing software systems
  • Demonstrates critical understanding of technical architecture, data architecture, infrastructure, and IT operations
  • Analyze risk and report problems in meeting system requirements.
  • Provide supporting information to the Engineers to aid in the creation of a system specification.
  • Assist Software Designer/Implementers with the creation of detailed software design specifications.
  • Lead the review process for software architecture documents.
  • Perform software version control and maintain periodic compilation schedule.
  • Participate in the system specification review process to ensure system requirements can be translated into valid software architecture
  • Comply with all applicable product development processes. Perform detailed software design as well as implements and/or maintains code according to duties and responsibilities

Software Development:

  • Develop architectural solutions by studying information needs; conferring with users; studying systems flow, data usage, and work processes; investigating problem areas; following the software development lifecycle
  • Update knowledge by studying state-of-the-art development tools, programming techniques, and computing equipment; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications
  • Develop tactical tool in order to streamline or bring more efficiency within processes
  • Give support to other Software vendors on CBS interface or 3rd parties
  • Support operations teams to ensure that our business services are performing optimally.

I.T. Security:

  • Ensure system integrity, availability and confidentiality of all Enterprise solutions
  • Deliver enterprise architecture that ensures business continuity of bank operations at any time.
  • Business Knowledge Management:
  • Be a key player in business process re-engineering within the department
  • Maintain and develop knowledge of products, and processes of all IT assets
  • Provide information about the products and processes in the bank
  • Design innovative solutions to real market problems.
  • Work closely with product and marketing managers, user interaction designers, and other software engineers to develop new product offerings and improve existing ones

Requirements

  • Minimum educational qualification: B.Sc. / HND in Computer Science, Software engineering or related discipline with cognate experience
  • Minimum of five years of professional experience in a similar role and operational environment
  • Experience troubleshooting and resolving database problems including database integrity, performance, blocking and deadlocking, replication, connectivity, security etc.
  • DB Administration experience with MS SQL Server
  • Experience in Performance Tuning and Optimization (PTO), using native monitoring and troubleshooting tools.
  • Knowledge of High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) options for MSSQL Server including Clustering, Database Mirroring, Replication, and AlwaysOn Availability Groups
  • Experience in web development, mobile development and object-oriented programming
  • Knowledge of Web Interfaces and PHP, JavaScript, HTML5, ASP.NET, Java, C#, SOA
  • Knowledge of Software Development Process, Software Requirements, Software Design, Software Debugging, Software/System Documentation, Software Testing
  • Must be organized, have an eye for detail, and be able to put ideas into a tangible form
  • Audit/approve developers’ change requests to existing tables, stored procedures, indices, constraints, triggers and views, as well as audit/approve new entries
  • Knowledge of 3rd party DBA tools and applications (DB Admin)
  • Experience supporting developers to troubleshoot and write effective SQL
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Analytical and problem solving skills and process-oriented approach to work
  • A certified ISAQB would be an asset.

Application Closing Date
23rd January, 2017.

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Software Architect (REFCODE: SA/IT/JAN/2017)

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