Job: Head of Unit, Application Development in a software development company – Head of Unit, Application Development

A renowned financial services company specializing in the use of technology for revenue collection and management needs the
service of the following personnel who must be highly qualified and experienced.

Job objectives

  • Manage the architecture, planning, design, construction and implementation of IT services to meet customer and business needs
  • Ensure that the portfolio of committed projects is delivered within the agreed limits
  • Ensure compliance with Group policies and procedures when developing the solution

Reports to:

Head of Department Senior Manager, Solutions Delivery
Professional responsibilities
Department: Solutions Delivery Supervises:
Senior Specialist, Application Development
Senior Specialist, Application Development Specialist, Application Development Analyst, Application Development
Key performance indicators

Skill requirements

  • Manage the architecture, planning, design, construction and implementation of IT services, including new developments and major enhancements to existing systems
  • Deliver a committed portfolio of projects within agreed boundaries
  • Manage the solution development lifecycle for new/changed services
  • Serve as point of escalation, review of key issues and decisions for all areas of solution delivery
  • Ensure that the tools and environment required for solution development are available and accessible
  • Provide high-level validation to technical design documents
  • Ensure that all security designs and implementations adhere to corporate security standards
  • Can contribute to budgeting activities
  • Participate in the hiring and development of staff
  • Responsible for evaluating team members
  • Delivery of solutions according to customer and business needs
  • Delivery of solutions according to organizational standards i.e. policies, architectural standards, etc.
  • Quality of business analysis
  • Solution design quality
  • Cycle time
  • Code stability
  • Simplicity of code
  • Code churning
  • Timely release of products and product features
  • Experience in developing IT solutions/services
  • Experience with SDLC or other comparable solution development lifecycle
  • Deep technical expertise and good understanding of underlying business processes and systems
  • High commitment to meet business needs as well as service level and operational requirements
  • Good understanding of business and technology domains
  • Strong understanding of the tech stack and how the different pieces fit together
  • Skills in solution design and architecture
  • Experience working with multiple third-party vendors
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
  • Good communication skills
  • English

Qualification for Education
Minimum of a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related fields

Professional qualification
Possession of the following certification is recommended: CBAP, MCSD, CSD, CSQA, Microsoft Azure Fundamental and
Associate Certificates
experience wanted

  • 10 to 12 years of functional experience
  • 1 to 2 years of management experience

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Gordon K. Morehouse