Senior Manager, Systems Architect Job Placement – DFCU Bank


Job Title:    Senior Manager, Systems

Organization: KCB

Duty Station: Kampala,

Reports to: Senior Manager Systems Architect


About US:

KCB Bank Uganda
which is part of KCB Group, East Africa’s largest commercial bank that was established
in 1896. Over the years, the Bank has grown and spread its wings into Tanzania,
South Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi completing the East African circuit in
the year 2012. Today, the Group has the largest branch network in the region
with over 238 branches, 950 ATMs and 8,000 agents offering banking services on
a 24/7 basis in East Africa. KCB Bank Uganda was established in the year 2007
and has grown to become one of Uganda’s top ten commercial banks. Currently KCB
Bank Uganda has 14 branches complemented with 16 ATMs spread on Kampala Road,
Commercial Plaza, Ben Kiwanuka, Luwum Street, Oasis Mall Sixth Street, Arua,
Elgon Masaba, Fort Portal, Gulu, Hoima, Lira, Mbarara and Jinja that offer
trade financing, corporate and retail banking services to customers.


Job Summary:  The Senior Manager –Systems Architect should
demonstrate proficiency in Solutions Architecture, Innovation, digital products
development through the design of business solutions, service-oriented
solutions, related infrastructure and Project Management.  The role holder will be considered an expert
requiring a solid understanding of the service oriented design paradigm
including all related design principles, patterns, tools and the effects of
their application to deliver a solid, robust and modular ecosystem of
integration platforms.


The job holder will
be required to drive Innovation to support the digital agenda of KCB Bank
Uganda towards a modern digitised bank with leadership in operational
excellence and customer experience.


Key Duties and

Lead the
identification and development of innovative and emerging technologies with
unwavering passion for delivering innovative, new products across all business
functions. You will relentlessly and successfully drive the R&D function
solving real consumer (Internal & External) needs with a focus on both the
short-term and long-term product roadmap.

Lead in
business requirements elicitation and analysis, support business in developing
of business cases and Customer journeys for digital solutions &

between IT and Business teams to collate, analyze and review business
requirements for system changes requiring developments, new system acquisition
and solutions. Works hand in hand with the Project Management Office to deliver
strategic projects.

and Review Technical Architecture Documents for system changes and new systems
and solutions.

with Group Enterprise Architecture to Implement architecture principles and
development standards within Uganda.

Security Standards and minimum-security requirements and their incorporation in
delivered solutions and systems.

understood the banks environment, provide and recommend design Patterns and
guide their application and use in delivering integration solutions in the

the existing integration framework for feasibility of reusing it for future

the existing ESB landscape and provide a plan for closure of any new or
existing and known issues.

and guide on the non-functional tests planning and execution i.e. performance
and load tests, security tests and high availability and fail over testing.

Lead the
IT Change Management process and coordination of all Change Advisory Board CAB
activities for Uganda changes.

Work in
close liaison with the business teams to manage the successful delivery and
implementation of all technology projects.

design, implementation, testing SIT, UAT and PIR.

leadership to the Digital Channels Support Team, Applications & IT Service
delivery unit in the IT department to ensure excellent service to the customers
both internal and external.

governance on support of the existing digital channels to ensure timely defect
resolution, adherence to readiness procedures, and escalation of system issues
as appropriately.

closely with IT Risk and Security to ensure that the alternative banking
channels, developed solutions are designed, implemented and operated in a
robust and well secured environment.

Roll out
of business solutions, ensuring that they are well tested and are rolled out in
a manner that does not adversely affect business processes, and providing
processes and training to the users.

test & maintain comprehensive data archiving & recovery procedures for
all computing environments in liaison with system administrators to ensure that
a timely and well-organized recovery is made back to acceptable levels of

review of available and new technologies in line with best industry practice to
support business growth.

technical support for the bank’s digital channels including ATMs, mobile
banking, internet banking and agency banking systems.

and develop fintech relationships and develop strategic partnerships with those
who share our goal of continuous innovation and breakthrough thinking. The
ability to lead and inspire fintech teams that bring products/services to
market faster than our competition is critical. Your passion will show in both
the product innovation and in the consumer experience.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate for the KCB Bank Senior Manager, Systems Architect job
placement must hold a University degree in Computer Science, Information
Technology, Software Engineering from a recognized and reputable institution.

Qualification in software development, Architecture Certifications like TOGAF
is and added advantage.

Hands on
experience in SOA architecture development, services governance,

project management experience working with defined project management
methodologies esp. Agile Methodology.

of web based systems architecture, service based architecture, enterprise
application architecture.

experience with JSON, XML, XSLT mapping and usage of SOAP and HTTP, REST and
JMS and MQ protocols.

in Architecture principles, System Integration, Technical sizing, High
availability aspects, Integration and deployment best practices

knowledge of API security authentication, authorization, encryption of inflight

with J2EE servers, Messaging, WS, SOA and API management technologies and

in performance planning, execution of performance tests using formal approaches
and tuning the services for optimal performance.

working experience with all the tiers of architecture and  infrastructure, database, integration,
application, UI, network and security.


Business Behaviours

communications and engagement skills

attention to detail and personal effectiveness

of integrity and strong entrepreneurial skills

skills at relationship building

and initiative

leader with soft-power skills


How to Apply:

All candidates are
encouraged to apply online at the link below.




NB: Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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