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IT Security Specialist

Job Ref: IT 02/2013
The Position
Reporting to the Senior Manager, IT Security, the Security Specialist will be responsible for innovation, implementation and support of systems that provide the tools for automating and securing the office environment throughout the KCB business.

Key Responsibilities
  • Provide access control permissions and rights to the various IT system applications
  • Review logical rights & permissions to system access on a quarterly basis with business heads
  • Harden the various operating, application and database systems.
  • Carryout risk assessment and advice management on potential risks during new system implementation and business process re-engineering
  • Carryout core banking system security functionalities including but not limited to user management
  • Monitor audit logs of applications, operating systems and databases
The Person
  • Bachelor’s degree in ICT or related field from a recognized university
  • A post graduate qualification in a related field will be an added advantage
  • Certification on any of CISM,CISSP, CCNA , CISA ,CASP or CompTia Security+
  • A minimum of 3-4 years’ experience in Information Technology with hands on experience in Active Directory management, IT Security on operating systems and databases (Oracle, SQL, Unix)
  • Working knowledge on network security and relevant network devices
  • Demonstrate in-depth understanding of broad range of MS Windows servers and desktops operating systems.
  • Wide knowledge of web application security.
  • Exceptional planning and organizing skills
  • Excellent problem analysis and attention to detail
  • Good knowledge of various Banking operations
  • Superb customer service and willingness to travel
  • Knowledge of web programming languages (ASP, .NET, JavaScript, etc.) is an added advantage

Application Developer

Job Ref: IT 01/2013
The Position
Reporting to Senior Manager, Application Development, the developer will require interaction with third party service providers as well as other internal IT units. 

The developer must demonstrate a strong understanding of and high regard for hand-held devices and web solutions as business delivery channels for both bank corporate and retail customers as well as for online agency banking services.
Key Responsibilities
  • Design, Develop and Install developed components.
  • Work closely with IT Security to ensure that applications are well secured.
  • Understands the necessity of and contributes to coding standards.
  • Accountable for preparation and timely delivery of quality applications. The responsibility includes requirements definition, review of design documents, user test planning and review, defect tracking, and project closure tasks.
  • Have expert knowledge on Dot Net programming, Share point, Active Server pages development and Database Management.
  • Work with Excel services and Sql analysis services to provide results on data collected.
  • Provide the bank with statistical reports on research and performance of various services using system tools.
  • Develop Business Continuity plans for solutions.
  • Specifying and ensuring application controls are incorporated during design of the software in order to check on risk exposure.
The Person
  • A Bachelors of Science in Computing or related degree from a recognised University.
  • Java programming certification.
  • The developers should have in depth skills in jbase/java that is provable and quantifiable (code samples and/ or project descriptions) as the bulk of our development work is in or interfaced with T24 banking system (T24 is a jbase/java system).
  • Interested in learning and has a creative mind set.
  • Provable experience working on web or mobile application projects (work history with links to previous website projects).
  • In particular, the applicant should have at least 2 years working experience in:-
  • Developing applications, defining and testing the software or systems after development to ensure that the set functional and security parameters are in place.
  • Internet connectivity security.
  • Java programming and .net
  • Knowledge of SQL programming. SQL Server 2005/8 Administration and performance tuning will be an added advantage.
  • In depth skill with the tools of the trade in web and mobile development.
  • Familiarity with networking and IT security will be an added advantage.
  • Good knowledge of the workings of the internet, firewalls and VPN technology.
  • Some working knowledge of PC hardware.
  • Possess sound negotiation, excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Be pleasant, outgoing, aggressive and self-driven.
  • Appreciates the value of great user experience in building applications.
  • Responsive to user needs. Enjoys interacting with users and solving problems.
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 8th February 2013.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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