Friday, February 24, 2012

KCB Senior Manager, Application Development Job in Kenya

Senior ManagerApplication Development

Job Ref: IT 01/2012

The Position

Reporting to Head, IT Projects and Quality Assurance, the position is responsible for Application Development, Maintenance, leading and coordinating the Bank’s System Development. This will require interaction with other business units as well as other IT units within I.T. in order to meet the business objectives.

Key Responsibilities
  • The candidate will be expected to use jbase/java to do T24 application development.
  • Set and enforce adherence to System development standards.
  • Develop T24 Applications.
  • Lead the development team in Installing T24 enquiries and versions.
  • Work closely with IT Security to ensure that web applications are well secured.
  • Work closely with IT Security in implementing SSL and other encryption certificates for ensuring robust and secure applications.
  • Develop methods to track and monitor potential frauds on T24.
  • Develop RFPs, assess vendor qualifications then manage 3rd party vendor relationships.
  • Develop Business Continuity plans for existing solutions.
  • Specifying and ensuring application controls are incorporated during design of the software in order to check on risk exposure.
  • Research best practices and imaging application development trends with a view of implementing the same.
  • Evaluating compliance of jbase applications activity with IT policies, standards and procedures.
  • Evaluate and Monitor the performance T24 applications to ensure smooth running Test and implement business continuity plans for development environments.
  • Documenting system developments in accordance to the application development policy.
  • React quickly to application development related security incidents to regain customer confidence.
  • Developing follow-on action plan from test results.
  • Stay abreast and cross skill on various development platforms. Reporting – measuring benefits, ROI, developing a lessons learned report, etc.
The Person
  • A Bachelor’s degree in ICT or related field from a recognized university is required.
  • An MBA will be an added advantage.
  • Must possess at least one of system development certifications.
  • Possession of T24 certification will be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of and high regard for T24 as a business delivery channel for both bank corporate and retail customers.
  • Hands-on experience in T24, system development to facilitate delivery of System requests and requirements to users.
  • Accountability to manage the preparation and timely delivery of quality T24 applications.
  • Experience in project management including; requirements definition, review of design documents, user test planning and review, defect tracking, and project closure tasks.
  • Effective leadership skills.
  • A minimum of 4 years’ experience in I.T, 2 of which must be in Management with hands on experience in: T24 application development.
  • Web/SharePoint application development. Systems development life cycle.
  • Participating in cross functional team activities
The above position is a demanding role which the bank will provide a competitive package for the successful candidate.

If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating your current position, remuneration level, e-mail address and telephone contacts quoting the job title/reference in the subject field to

To be considered your application must be received by 3rd March 2012.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
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