Senior Officer, Core Banking Applications, Job in Kenya

Senior Officer, Core Banking Applications

Job Summary:

The overall purpose of this role is to supervise and maintain the bank’s repository of core software and applications through best practices and the appropriate collaboration with technical, business, and third-party organizations as well as plan and coordinate migrations, upgrades, new version analysis, and advise on design, development, and deployment of mission-critical information systems.

Key Responsibilities

To ensure full availability (24/7) of all the Applications of the Core unit in line with the IT policy, procedures, and the Bank’s strategic plan.

Analysis and assessment of business needs and requirements versus system support.

Provide Core Banking System parameterization according to the user requests as well as a regular periodic parameterization 

Create new branches, products, features, and modules in the core banking system upon request.

Identify, analyze and report occurred and potential user and/or system problems as well as coordinate with software vendors for solutions, including troubleshooting, root cause analysis, and implementing bug fixes.

Support system upgrades, new features, and/or product tests, and apply fixes/patches

Coordinate DRP/BCP of core banking system testing and provide reports for ensuring compliance with the comply with IT policy

Provide system training and support to head office and branches

Provide coordination and necessary Core Banking System Support during testing, implementation, and go-live of all core banking peripheral applications such as ATM, Switch, Clearing, AML, Treasury Application, Loan/Credit application, Analytics, etc.

Assist in delivering system solutions and implementing projects to meet business, operation, and compliance objectives.

Work with various parties to asses, propose, develop, test, and roll out solutions to ensure successful system implementation 

Provide application support to achieve a target level of availability thus requiring the incumbent to track problems and ensure speedy resolution either internally or by the vendor to minimize disruption to business operations.

Follow up audit findings, propose remediation, and ensure rectification or mitigation is carried out successfully.

Work closely with data entry and teller to ensure that they can finish their tasks before the close of business.

Work closely with the human resource office to perform change requests from all branches related to the core banking system.

Provides support to the IT Help desk for application-related calls.

Ensure work as per the Bank’s policies and guidelines and also as per audit recommendations/requirements.

Prepares written materials (e.g. procedures, system-level documentation, reports, memos, letters, etc.) to document activities, providing written reference, and/or conveying information.

Provide leadership to other unit staff in ensuring services are delivered accurately and timely while adhering to laid-out procedures and policies.

Ensure compliance with bank and regulatory requirements during the implementation of various related services for the bank.

Be a core member of all IT project implementation groups, coordinating the execution of BANK-related activities. 

Perform change management risk reviews and post-implementation reviews for all change requests.

Proactively monitoring Core Apps services to ensure compliance of all users and services, and in case of any discrepancy report immediately to the Head of IT Applications.

Regularly review and update Core Apps-related policies, standards, and operating procedures, while enforcing departmental and organization-wise compliance with the IT management policies.

Direct Reports to this Position


Customers of this Position

All Departments in the Bank

Key Competencies

Education, Knowledge, skills, and Experience required for this Role

Minimum 4 years of working experience in Core Banking System or related fields out of which at least five (2) continuous years should be at the Officer level. 

Bachelor’s degree in Business related field. A degree in IT/MIS is an added advantage

Experience in supporting Oracle Flexcube is an added advantage.

Good querying and scripting skills

Good knowledge of financial/accounting principles and Banking Operations.

Fluency in spoken and written English

Good integrity, positive attitude, helpful, high commitment, competence and motivation

Language: Java, C, C++, Html, Php.

Operating system: Windows, Linux.

Application: Microsoft office, Microsoft Visual studio.

Database system: Oracle DB, MySQL, MS SQL

Good Knowledge of API, Web services, and various ISO protocols.

Writing skills: Ability to efficiently produce concise, organized reports.

Knowledge, insight, and understanding of business concepts, tools, and processes that are needed for making sound decisions in the context of the company’s business; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations.

Knowledge of methodologies, tools, and techniques for specific products; ability to develop product line processes and strategies.

Communication and interpersonal skills

Strong troubleshooting skills and change management skills.

Issue management and problem-resolution skills.

Interpersonal Competencies : 

He/She should have passion and drive to achieve results under difficult circumstances.

Pleasant and able to relate well in diverse social setups and teams

Upholds high standards of Professionalism, integrity, and respect for others.

Management and leadership ability: 

Capacity to influence decisions at various levels

Communicates effectively.

Drives high performance within teams.

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Closing Date: 14th November 2023