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  • Posted: May 31, 2023
    Deadline: Jun 12, 2023
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    Kenya Commercial Bank Limited is registered as a non-operating holding company which started operations as a licensed banking institution with effect from January 1, 2016. The holding company oversees KCB Kenya - incorporated with effect from January 1, 2016 - and all KCB's regional units in Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia and South Sudan. It als...
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    Technical Architect

    Key Responsibilities

    • Assess and communicate the impacts, trade-offs, risks, costs, benefits and opportunities of IT solutions. Understand the bigger picture and assess all smaller technical components and solutions as a coherent part of the whole infrastructure.
    • Documentation of business requirements and processes for business initiatives and projects.
    • Build a holistic view of the Bank’s strategy, processes, information and IT assets and ensuring the business and IT requirements are aligned.
    • Liaise with the Business subject matter expert in the development of business architectural framework developing a clear roadmap of Business solutions.
    • Designs complex systems in the Bank when required at the component level, make strategic technology choices, and directly supervise the quality of designs and implementation inside and between components.
    • Ability to balance the long-term ("big picture") and short-term implications on individual components and projects.
    • Develop and maintain the Bank’s technology service catalogue with continuous assessment of applications fitness to fulfill their purpose to the Enterprise.
    • Lead in technology capacity management assessment and provide guidance on how best to close the identified gaps.
    • Support in developing the framework for IT asset management while providing guidance on how best to close the identified gaps.
    • Provide the leadership in breaking down, planning, and sequencing the business vision & strategy into technology deliverables and mapping to infrastructure needs.
    • Lead in proactive management and reduction of technical debt (e.g. systems/components, tool proliferation, aging technologies) across all the technology domains.
    • Stay updated on the latest trends/ technologies for cloud enablement and Platform as a Service and evaluate the platform capabilities vis -à-vis the trends; plan the roadmaps to incorporate the required functionality into the Bank infrastructure.
    • Provides knowledge leadership in relevant research areas, technology tools & standards and architectural governance. 
    • Provides guidance to project teams regarding guiding principles, system and application design, standards, best practices, and system performance and availability.
    • Support / participate in acquisition of large projects by providing technical input and guidance on aspects of technology.

    The Person 

    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 in the following list will be added advantage: TOGAF / MCSE / MCITP /CCNA/ CISA/ Cloud Architect certifications, OCP, LINUX / UNIX/ Databases.
    • 7 years Technical experience.
    • 5 years’ experience in at least two IT disciplines such as (Technology architecture, application architecture, security architecture, Integration, micro services and SOA).
    • Experience in multiple, diverse technologies, cloud computing and containerization.
    • Experience in a leading formal enterprise architecture framework.
    • Knowledge of Hardware systems.
    • Knowledge of WAN & LAN design, implementation, and monitoring.
    • Excellent understanding of software delivery processes, (DevOps) and methodologies (i.e. waterfall, agile, hybrid).
    • Excellent planning and organizational skills with ability to breakdown complex items to actionable elements.
    • Knowledge of application of the organization products, services and policy.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to KCB Bank Kenya on to apply

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