Manager, Applications Support Job Opportunity - Housing Finance Bank


Job Title:       Manager, Applications Support
Organization: Housing Finance Bank
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Manager, Business Technology

About US:
Housing Finance Bank was incorporated as a private company under the Companies Act in December 1967, the Bank has become a household name and has grown in leaps and bounds with a good track record among the pioneers of a mortgage lending. National Housing & Construction Corporation, a parastatal involved in real estate business has 5% shareholding and National Social Security Fund (NSSF) holds 50% and the Government of Uganda holds 45%. Today, the bank looks back with pride on the business accomplished in the mortgage lending business. Through innovation and placing emphasis on Honesty, Integrity, Efficiency and Customer care, Housing Finance Bank is the leader in the mortgage, holding a 90% market share.

Job Summary: The Manager, Applications Support will be responsible for design, development and implementation of business applications and system integration activities within the Bank. The role holder will act as a liaison between the business technology and information technology departments and ensure seamless system integration for new systems and optimization of current technology systems.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
         Analyse user requirements and application needs, determine and evaluate potential solutions, develop system specifications and requirements, and design application programs to meet the requirements
         Interact with Vendors and other strategic business partners to understand and recommend data interchange formats, APIs and messaging formats so as to achieve seamless integration.
         Lead the implementation of new business applications, customizations and system integration solutions, working closely with business systems analysts within the bank.
         Contribute to software development and provide technical expertise in designing and implementing secure enterprise-level solutions through the transition of these applications into support phase.
         Perform system implementation activities such as installation, configuration, customization, integration and data migration.
         Prepare system documentation for use in production support and operating procedures.
         Prepare and execute test cases including debugging of subsystems and components in
         Test and Production environments.
         Participate in efforts of knowledge sharing & skills transfer within the Bank in line with digital transformation.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:                                                    
         The ideal candidate for the Housing Finance Bank Manager, Applications Support job opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering or Information systems.
         Possession of a Master’s degree in computer science, software engineering or Information technology will be an added advantage.
         Five years of experience designing and implementing small or medium-sized software systems and components.
         Proven ability to managing multiple projects and objectives simultaneously and efficiently
         Previous experience with agile software development methodology (e.g. TDD, continuous integration, automated tests etc.)
         Ability to communicate the design and implementation of software systems including relevant strengths/weaknesses and reasons for implementation decisions.
         In-depth knowledge of programming & prototyping languages such as Java, Python, C++, Ruby, JavaScript, CSS, PHP 5, J2EE, Visual Studio, web standards and ability to use one or more IDEs (e.g. Eclipse) and interactive debuggers effectively.
         Advanced experience in developing data-driven applications utilizing significant relational database engines as part of the overall application architecture. Experience with Oracle & MS SQL is required; however Postgre SQL or MySQL is desirable.
         Knowledge & experience in administering Windows, Unix, Linux operating systems and at least two application, database, messaging or web server systems.
         Demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in an innovative and fast-paced environment.
         Proven experience in solving challenging technical problems.
         Excellent problem solving, organizational and analytical skills.
         Good task estimation and prioritization skills.
         Excellent report writing and communication skills.

How to Apply:
All candidates who wish to join the Banking sector are invited to send their applications including an updated CV, certified copies of all academic transcripts, certificates and testimonials, daytime telephone contact, and email address of both applicant, and three competent referees addressed to:

Head Human Resources, Housing Finance Bank, Plot 4 Wampewo Avenue, P. O. Box 1539, Kampala. Uganda.

NB: Only successful candidates will be contacted. All applicants who will not have heard from us within five weeks of closing date should consider their application unsuccessful.

Deadline: 19th March 2018

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