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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