Banking Jobs in Kenya – KCB Bank 2019
Career Kenya: Banking Jobs in Kenya – KCB Bank 2019
Employment vacancy : Today Recruitment Kenya

Business Architect


The job holder must demonstrate
proficiency in developing IT business process models (automated, manual
processes, system & process interfaces) and related documentation for IT
Systems in use by or to be procured by the Bank in line with Bank policy,
Business Process Architecture best practice, standards and methods.

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Conduct business process improvement
initiatives aimed at improving efficiencies and effectiveness.

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Act as a liaison to Business and IT
in order to gain a broad understanding of business initiatives and their impact
on technology.
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Documentation of business
requirements and processes for all business initiatives and projects.
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Provide the leadership in breaking
down, planning and sequencing the business vision & strategy in to
technology deliverables.
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Liaise with the Business subject
matter expert in the development of business architectural framework developing
a clear roadmap of Business solutions.
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Lead effort to work with business
leaders to identify business capability needs and IT integration.
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Facilitate the identification and
analysis of the Bank’s business drivers to deliver enterprise business,
information, technical and solution architecture requirements.
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Assess the current Business framework
to detect critical deficiencies and recommend for improvement in line with the
IT strategy and delivery priority of the IT/Bank programs.
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Function as a liaison to Business and
IT partners in order to gain a broad understanding of industry trends and
innovations, and their impact on technology.
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Provide an analysis to determine best
path for solving business problems/opportunities that may include process
improvement visa Vis information technology systems enhancement
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Provide architectural oversight of
projects; ensure requirements are in alignment with business strategies and
business architecture roadmap/framework.
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Participate and guide on functional
tests planning and execution.
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Participate in the IT quality
assurance process.
For the above position, the
successful applicant should have the following:
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Bachelor’s degree in Computer
Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology or a related field of
study.
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Professional qualifications such as
CBAP, TOGAF, ITIL Foundation.
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Project Management; PRINCE II is
added advantage.
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7 years progressive experience in
Information Technology with focus on Business Analysis, Applications
Architecture or Software Development.
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5 years’ experience in at least two
IT disciplines such as applications architecture, application development,
middleware and SOA in a multi-tier environment.
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Prior working experience in formal
Business Analysis/ Applications Architecture.
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In depth knowledge in Windows, Linus
Operating Systems.
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Knowledge of Database Management
Systems.
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Exposure to multiple, diverse
technologies and processing environments.
The Applications Architect is
responsible for developing IT Solution blueprints (software, versioning &
licensing, integrations, scalability, management requirements and standards)
and related documentation for IT Systems in use by or to be procured by the
Bank in line with Bank policy, architecture best practices, standards and
methods. The holder of the role will demonstrate proficiency in Applications
Solutions Architecture through the design of business solutions,
service-oriented solutions and related infrastructure.
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Build a bridge between business requirements
and technical specifications by understanding business requirements and use
cases, and then finding ways to implement those use cases in the business
applications / solutions. Identify the requirements that affect the structure
and operational behaviors of the application.
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Adopt approaches and methodologies
that demonstrate reduction in the business risks associated with building of
technical solutions.
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Develop flexible designs able to
handle the natural drift that occur over time in hardware and software
technology, as well as in user scenarios and traffic volumes.
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Identify the non-functional
requirements for the solution and provide an architecture that best
accommodates them.
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Identify the kind of technologies,
standards, licenses, capacity sizing and limitations/constraints for the
application, considering the impact of other related/competing developments.
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Create and Review Technical
Architecture Documents for system changes and new systems and solutions.
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Having understood the banks
environment, provide and recommend Design Patterns and guide their application
/ use in delivering integration solutions in the bank.
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Participate and guide on the
non-functional tests planning and execution i.e. performance / load tests,
security tests and high availability and fail over testing.
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Document solutions, enabler features
and architecture using standard architecture and software engineering
artifacts.
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Work with internal and external teams
to define and maintain quality standards, coding standards and implements
measures to ensure compliance through code reviews, automation, etc.
For the above position, the
successful applicant should have the following:
·        
Bachelor’s degree in Computer
Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology or a related field of
study.
·        
Professional qualifications such as
TOGAF, ITIL Foundation.
·        
Project Management; PRINCE II is
added advantage.
·        
7 years progressive experience in
Information Technology.

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5 years’ experience in at least two
IT disciplines such as enterprise architecture, application architecture,
application development, middleware and SOA in a multi-tier environment.
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Prior working experience in a leading
formal application architecture framework.
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Exposure to multiple, diverse
technologies and processing environments spanning at least 5 years.
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At least 5 years’ experience with
Operating systems (Windows, Unix).
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Knowledge of Database Management
Systems.
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Knowledge of Network Services,
protocols and Internetworking Technology.
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Knowledge of Messaging and Collaboration
tolls and technologies.
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Familiarity with graphical modeling
approaches, tools and model repositories.
Senior Manager for Quality Assurance
IT Quality Assurance unit is mandated
to develop and establish quality assurance, policies, standards and measures
for the information technology services within the organization. The role of
Senior Manager, Quality Assurance is to develop and establish quality assurance
standards and measures for the information technology services within the organization
and applying proven analytical and problem-solving skills to help validate IT
processes and software projects and changes through functional and
non-functional testing in order to ensure adherence to quality software
development process and products and maximize the benefit of business
investments in IT initiatives.
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Design and Implement structured
quality management policy, strategy and methodology across the organization.
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Establish and maintain quality
management systems and metrics and monitor and review compliance with the
Technology quality goals and standards and regulatory requirements. Ensure
approved software development standards, processes and procedures are adhered
to, as well as make recommendations on the adoption of industry best-practices.
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Maintains and administers test
management tools, manages test environments and ensures that they are in ready
states for both functional and non-functional tests of software projects and
changes.
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Develop automation frameworks for integration
and regression testing activities.
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Participates in the reviews of test
plan/strategy documents and ensures that testing activities allow applications
to meet business requirements and systems goals, fulfill end-user requirements,
and identify existing or potential issues.
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Reviews the state of readiness of
software changes and projects for deployment to production environment and
communicates the deployment plans to the change management team.
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Participate in developing,
distributing, and coordinating in-depth business requirement reviews and
analysis for modified and new systems or applications.
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Manage the team’s performance and
nurture skills that advance the IT Quality Assurance strategy and establish
sustainable practices in QA standards, controls and policies.
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Conduct internal audits to measure
and assure adherence to established QA standards for software development,
application integration, and information system performance, and corresponding
documentation.
For the above position, the
successful applicant should have the following:
·        
Bachelor’s degree in Computer
Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology or a related field of
study.
·        
Professional Qualifications such as
ITIL Foundation or ISTQB Foundation or TOGAF is required.
·        
10 years progressive experience in
Information Technology with focus on Business Analysis, Software Development,
Quality Assurance.
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Experience in at least two IT
disciplines such as application development, middle ware, SOA and Software
Quality Assurance.
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Experience in operating systems
(Windows, Unix).
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Experience in Database management
systems.
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Prior working experience Software
Quality Assurance.
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Exposure to Software Testing
Automation.
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Exceptional interpersonal skills,
including teamwork, facilitation and negotiation.
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Excellent planning and organizational
skills with ability to breakdown complex items to manageable components.
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Ability to liaise with all levels of
management and subject matter experts across the industry and within the
organization.
The above position is demanding
role for which the Bank will provide a competitive remuneration package to the
successful candidate. If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities
to meet the criteria given above, please log in to our Recruitment portal and
submit your application with a detailed CV.
To be considered your application
must be received by Tuesday, 26
th November 2019.
Qualified candidates with disability
are encouraged to apply.
Only short listed candidates will be
contacted.
NB: In the event that you are invited to interview for any
positions, we will require that you provide us with the following documents:
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National I.D.
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KRA Pin Card
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Birth Certificate of self
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Passport Photo (White Background)
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NSSF Card
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NHIF Card
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Police Clearance Certificate (less
than 5 Months old)
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Academic and Professional
certificates, including official transcripts

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Certificates of Service from previous
employers as applicable

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