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  • Posted: Jan 22, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • I&M Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of I&M Holdings Limited, a publicly quoted company at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE). The bank possesses a rich heritage in banking. Started in 1974, it evolved from a community financial institution to a publicly listed major regional commercial bank offering a full range of corporate and retail banking...
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    Agile Project Manager

    The Bank is looking to recruit a competent and highly motivated individual for the following position:

    REF APM/01/2020 : AGILE PROJECT MANAGER

    Job Summary:

    The job holder will be responsible for working strategically with the management team (project sponsor, project owner/requestor, business stakeholders.) and will be responsible for planning, budgeting, leading, organising and liaising with technology partners on enterprise-level- delivery of technology projects.

    The Agile Project Manager will also be the interface between the management team and project team (through the Scrum Master) with the responsibility of fostering transparency and ensuring good communication flow both internally within the development teams and externally amongst the technology partners and other relevant stakeholders in the organization.

    Key responsibilities:

    The Incumbent will report to the General Manager – Strategy & Transformation and will be responsible for:

    • Planning, leading, organizing Agile projects. The goals will be to achieve a high level of performance and quality and deliver on -time agile projects that provide exceptional business value to users.
    • Providing weekly, monthly, and quarterly status reporting on project performance using best practices both internally and externally.
    • Scheduling project meetings; creating and distributing meeting minutes.
    • Helping foster transparency across the organization by ensuring that there is good communication flow both internally within the development teams and externally amongst other relevant stakeholders.
    • Contributing to the determination of project scope, resource requirements, skill requirements, project milestones, risks and release plans.
    • Monitoring, documenting and communicating project status; anticipating problems and resolving them or escalating them to the appropriate level of management to ensure proper project completion that maximizes value delivery.
    • Managing, planning and coordination of broad organizational readiness such as launch, communication and training strategies, while ensuring alignment with technology team deliverables, in support of driving incremental value.
    • The role holder will be the key point of contact between the implementation partner and technology partner.

    ·      Managing large, complex enterprise-level projects with Agile delivery.

    • Managing several concurrent high visibility projects using agile methods in a fast-paced environment that may be across multiple business divisions and countries.
    • Defining  and managing  a well-defined project management process and champion ongoing process improvement initiatives to implement best practices for Agile Project Management
    • Defining the  project scope and schedule while focusing on regular and timely delivery of value;
    • Playing a consultative role to put in place the appropriate people, process, and tools, to improve team efficiency and effectiveness
    • Supporting the Product Owner in managing customer expectations for project deliverables, managing stakeholder communications, and helping to implement an effective system of project governance
    • Organizing  and leading project status and work  meetings as well as  preparing and distributing progress reports;
    • Managing  risks and issues in relation to the assigned projects;
    • Performing  delivery planning for assigned projects

    Qualifications and Competencies:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or its equivalent from a recognized institution
    • (Master’s degree in Business Administration or its equivalent from a recognized institution will be an added advantage)
    • Agile certification is a plus – CSM, CSPO, PMI-ACP or other.
    • PMP certification is a plus
    • A minimum of 3 years of working experience as a Project Manager in an Agile setup.
    • Well versed knowledge on Agile Project management
    • Advanced experience with Atlassian tools – Jira, Confluence, Service Desk
    • Results-driven and ready to adapt to a constantly changing environment;
    • A clear understanding on how to integrate end-to-end web-based projects
    • Familiar with collaborative tools; 
    • Effective communicator
    • Excellent negotiation and influencing skills
    • Good relationship management skills
    • Good interpretation and decision-making ability
    • Good people management skill
    • Strong analytical and numerical skills
    • Ability to work independently/self-driven
    • Strong planning, coordination and time management skills
    • Advanced experience with Microsoft Desktop Software – Windows, Project, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

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    Junior UI Designer

    REF: JUID/01/2020

    JOB SUMMARY:

    The Junior UI Designer will be responsible for creating end-to-end product designs that will deliver distinctive digital experiences for I&M’s customers and employees.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Designing and delivering elegant and delightful product experiences as part of a cross-functional Agile product team.
    • Make deliberate design decisions that bring simplicity and user friendliness to complex design roadblocks.
    • Translate the user experience journeys into smooth and intuitive interactions.
    • Explore solutions and refine concepts via wireframes and detailed high-fidelity designs.
    • Drive the implementation of the visual style and brand positioning relative to design guidelines.
    • Research, identify and articulate customer needs and ensure all interactions are intuitive and easy for customers
    • Build prototypes and design tests to validate the products ability to meet customer needs, behaviours and mental models.
    • Collaborate with other designers within and cross-team to problem solve design challenges and maintain a level of design consistency and coherence across client organization products.
    • Clearly articulate proposed design and key decisions with Product Owners.
    • Must be a team player capable of working closely with the Design lead, UX designers and developers across various products.

    Knowledge, experience & skills:

    • Design Diploma or any other relevant course/ qualification in design studies
    • 1-3 years of demonstrated experience in creating and implementing UI design
    • Experience with designing quality digital products
    • Experience with user-centred design that spans mobile and web interfaces
    • Experience with a diverse set of software such as the Adobe XD, InVision, Sketch, Zeplin, and other tools for Graphic / Visual Design
    • Basic coding skills that help make your vision a reality is a plus
    • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and tight deadlines efficiently
    • Knowledge of agile values, principles and practices
    • Knowledge of services in client’s industry
    • Awareness of current design trends

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    Intermediate Quality Analyst

    REF: IQA/1/2020-

    JOB PURPOSE:

    ICube’s mandate is to produce software to improve processes for both internal and external customers. To support quality delivery of the software, a Quality Analyst oversees the process of software delivery by ensuring efficiency in the operations and reliability of the software product.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    As a member of the team, you are required to:

    • Ensure quality of the sprint planning process by ensuring best practices are adhered to in the process.
    • Take part in story kickoffs alongside the other relevant team members to ensure the entry criteria into development is attained.
    • Take part in desk checks, to ensure that a story, task meets the minimal acceptance criteria before it is said to be done.
    • Write automated tests to facilitate regression testing in the event of the addition of new features that could potentially break the existing features.
    • Perform manual exploratory testing.
    • Perform automated load testing

    Knowledge, experience & skills:

    • Ability to create automated functional, performance and regression tests.
    • A minimum of 4 years working experience as an intermediate quality analyst.
    • Ability to contribute to story preparation and acceptance Criteria.
    • Ability to create test data.
    • Ability to perform exploratory testing.
    • Ability to ensure robustness of the application.
    • Independent, trustworthy and charismatic with absolute integrity.
    • Good measure of creativity, social competence and ability to work in a team.
    • Entrepreneurial and a "can do attitude”
    • High energy levels, stress resistance and cultural openness will be therefore highly valued
    • Technology Stack include: Selenium Webdriver/Cypress, SoapUI, Browser Stack, JMeter/Locust, OWASP Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP)
    • Experience with Scrum/Agile development methodologies.
    • Knowledge of banking services will be an added advantage.
    • Ability to use version control software such as GIT.
    • Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment
    • Experience with relational databases.

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    Senior Software Developer

    REF: SSD/1/2020

    JOB PURPOSE:

    Engineers at iCube build products and services that impact the day to day lives of our customers and internal teams. Your contributions will ensure that tangible value is continuously delivered to the end users. The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with the product & design team to ensure timely delivery of great products. He/she will also need to be willing to learn and be passionate about making contributions towards the team’s success.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    As a member of the team, you will:

    • Develop and deploy software that will help drive improvements towards the reliability, availability, performance and efficiency of I&M Bank’s services.
    • Work with peers to plan & prioritize the development and test strategy to ensure high quality and timely delivery of the fixes and tools.
    • Partner with various teams across the bank to transform requirements into tools, products, and services.
    • Share knowledge across the team and the bank.
    • Periodically spend time with the rest of the team outside of work with the intention to strengthen the bonds between the team members

    Knowledge, experience & skills:

    • Have a strong core understanding of software engineering best practices
    • A minimum of 5 years working experience as a senior software developer
    • Possess fantastic problem solving, debugging and troubleshooting skills
    • Have an ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks competently
    • Have strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • Kenn to learn new technology stacks and accept that learning is forever
    • Pay close attention to the little details that help make our products that much better
    • Enjoy working in a fun and highly collaborative environment
    • Docker for containerization
    • Kubernetes for container orchestration.
    • Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment
    • Git for source code control
    • RESTful API services.
    • SOAP web services for communicating with some external systems
    • Experience with relational databases.
    • Java or Kotlin, JavaScript
    • F­­rontend frameworks i.e. React-JS
    • Experience with Scrum/Agile development methodologies
    • Good understanding of Web Services protocols such as REST, SOAP and API design for extensibility and portability
    • Ability to use version control software such as Git
    • Working knowledge of object-oriented design and development skills
    • Working knowledge of database systems and SQL
    • Knowledge of frontend development frameworks e.g. React, Angular, VueJS
    • Understanding of concepts in data structures and algorithms with demonstrated ability to make use of them

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    Senior Product Designer

    JOB PURPOSE:

    The Senior Product Designer will be responsible for leading the creation of end-to-end product interface designs that deliver consistent, intuitive user experiences across all our digital experiences for I&Ms customers and employees.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    As a member of the team, you will:

    • Designing and delivering elegant and delightful product experiences as part of a cross-functional Agile product team.
    • Actively collaborating with business / brand stakeholders throughout the design and development process.
    • Assisting Product Owners in executing both long and short-term vision for digital products.
    • Clearly articulating proposed design and key decisions with Product Owners.
    • Exploring solution space and refining concepts via detailed high definition designs.
    • Defining the visual style and brand positioning relative to design guidelines, to ensure a level of design consistency and coherence.
    • Building prototypes and designing tests to validate customer needs, behaviours and mental models.
    • Collaborating with other designers within a cross-functional team to problem solve design challenges and ensuring all interactions are intuitive and easy for customers.
    • Must be a team player capable of working closely with the Design lead, UX designers and developers across various products.
    • Be at the forefront of design advocacy across the organisation
    • Design Diploma or any other relevant course/ qualification in design studies
    • Minimum of 3 year’s demonstrated experience in creating quality digital products and implementing UI designs
    • Experience with HCD that spans web, mobile and tablet interfaces
    • Experience using a diverse set of software such as the Adobe XD, InVision, Sketch, Zeplin, Abstract and other tools for Graphic / Visual Design
    • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and tight deadlines efficiently
    • Must be a team player capable of working closely with the design lead, UX designers and developers across various products
    • Basic coding skills (HTML, CSS…) that help make your vision a reality is a plus
    • Knowledge of agile values, principles and practices
    • An interest in digital innovations in the financial sector
    • Awareness of current design trends

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    Junior User Experience Designer

    JOB SUMMARY:

    The Junior User Experience Designer will be tasked with ensuring that our products and services create value for them. They will be responsible for translating complex business needs into user-focused solutions and driving end-end product design.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    As a member of the team, you will:

    • Work as part of a cross-functional Agile product team to define and design delightful user experiences.
    • Conduct user research, identifyand articulate customer needs and develop personas.
    • Evaluate current digital experiences to better understand the physical, environmental, emotional and mental state of the user at the moment of the interaction.
    • Assist Seniors UX designer to deliver experiences that support user needs, goals, and workflows.
    • Clearly articulate proposed design decisions with stakeholders.
    • Translate business requirements and user needs into tangible interaction designs through detailed user journey flows and wireframes
    • Building prototypes and design tests to validate customer needs, behaviours and mental models.
    • Collaborate with other designers within a cross-functional team to problem solve design challenges.
    • Be at the forefront of design thinking advocacy across the organisation.

    Knowledge, experience & skills:

    • Design Diploma or any other relevant course/ qualification in design studies
    • Minimum of 1 year’s demonstrated experience creating delightful digital experiences
    • Demonstrated understanding of design, usability, and research best practices and standards
    • Experience with user-centred design that spans some combination of web, mobile, tablet interfaces.
    • Skilled in design & wireframing tools (Sketch, Adobe XD), visual communication and interactive prototyping tools (Invision, Axure, Framer).
    • Knowledge of agile values, principles and practices
    • Awareness of current design research methods
    • Must have an interest in digital innovations in the financial sector

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    Senior User Experience Designer

    REF: SUXD/1/2020

    JOB PURPOSE:

    The Senior User Experience Designer will strive to have a profound understanding of our customer and their needs to ensure that our products and services create value for them. They will be responsible for translating complex business needs into user-focused solutions and driving end-end product design.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    As a member of the team, you will:

    • Work as part of a cross-functional Agile product team to define and design delightful user experiences.
    • Contribute to early stage discovery through conducting user research, identifying and articulating customer needs and thus developing a deep understanding and definition of users.
    • Frame the problem and evaluate current digital experiences to better understand the physical, environmental, emotional and mental state of the user at the moment of the interaction.
    • Develop personas and user journeys and ensure all interactions are intuitive and easy for customers to understand and adopt.
    • Actively collaborate with business / brand stakeholders throughout the design and development process.
    • Assist Product Owners in defining both long and short-term vision and roadmap for digital products to deliver capabilities in a way that supports user needs, goals, and workflows.
    • Clearly articulate proposed design decisions with Product Owners.
    • Translate business requirements and user needs into tangible interaction designs through detailed user flows and wireframes
    • Build prototypes and design tests to validate customer needs, behaviours and mental models.
    • Collaborate with other designers within a cross-functional team to problem solve design challenges and ensure a level of design consistency and coherence
    • Must be a team player capable of working closely with the Design lead, UI designers and developers across various products.
    • Be at the forefront of design thinking advocacy across the organisation.

    Knowledge, Experience, Skills

    • Design Diploma or any other relevant course/ qualification in design studies
    • Minimum of 3 year’s demonstrated experience creating delightful digital experiences
    • Demonstrated understanding of design, usability, and research best practices and standards
    • Experience with user-centred design that spans some combination of web, mobile, tablet interfaces.
    • Skilled in design & wireframing tools (Sketch, Adobe XD), visual communication and interactive prototyping tools (Invision, Axure, Framer).
    • Knowledge of agile values, principles and practices
    • Awareness of current design research methods
    • Must have an interest in digital innovations in the financial sector

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    Devops Engineer

    REF: IOSD/1/2020

    JOB PURPOSE:

    Engineers at iCube build products and services that impact the day to day lives of our customers and internal teams. Your contributions will ensure that tangible value is continuously delivered to the end users. The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with the product & design team to ensure timely delivery of great products. He/she will also need to be willing to learn and passionate about making contributions towards the team’s success.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    As a Member of the team, you will:

    • Develop and deploy automation and monitoring tools that will help drive improvements towards the productivity and efficiency of I&M Bank’s engineering team.
    • Work with peers to improve workflows and ensure high quality and timely delivery of the fixes and tools.
    • Share knowledge across the team and the bank.
    • Periodically spend time with the rest of the team outside of work with the intention to strengthen the bonds between the team members

    Knowledge, experience & skills:

    • Have a strong core understanding of software engineering best practices
    • Possess fantastic problem solving and troubleshooting skills
    • A minimum of 3 years working experience in devops engineering
    • Have an ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks competently
    • Have strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • Yearn to learn new technology stacks and accept that learning is forever
    • Pay close attention to the little details that help make our products that much better
    • Enjoy working in a fun and highly collaborative environment
    • Technology Stack include: Docker for containerization, Kubernetes for container orchestration, Jenkins & CircleCI for Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment, Git for source code control, Prometheus, alert manager, grafana, RESTful API services, SOAP web services for communicating with some external systems, Experience with relational databases, Java or Kotlin, JavaScript,F­­rontend frameworks i.e. React-JS
    • Experience with Scrum/Agile development methodologies
    • Understanding of the software development life cycle
    • Good understanding of Web Services protocols such as REST and SOAP
    • Ability to use version control software such as Git
    • Working knowledge of automation tools like Jenkins
    • Working knowledge of Unix and bash scripting
    • Experience configuring, installing and maintaining tools used for monitoring e.g. Prometheus, Grafana, Elastic Search, Kibana, etc.
    • Experience using and managing cloud infrastructure

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    iOS Developer

    REF: IOSD/1/2020

    JOB PURPOSE:

    Engineers at iCube build products and services that impact the day to day lives of our customers and internal teams. Your contributions will ensure that tangible value is continuously delivered to the end users. The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with the product & design team to ensure timely delivery of great products. He/she will also need to be willing to learn and passionate about making contributions towards the team’s success.

    The role holder should posses a passion for pushing mobile technologies to the limits and will be responsible for the development and maintenance of applications aimed at a range of iOS devices including mobile phones and tablet computers. Your primary focus will be development of iOS applications and their integration with back-end services. You will be working alongside other engineers and developers working on different layers of the infrastructure. Therefore, a commitment to collaborative problem solving, sophisticated design, and the creation of quality products is essential.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    As a Member of the team, you will:

    • Design and build advanced applications for the iOS platform
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define, design and ship new features
    • Unit-test code for robustness, including edge cases, usability and general reliability
    • Identify & correct bottlenecks & fix bugs while improving application performance
    • Continuously discover, evaluate and implement new technologies to maximize development efficiency
    • Develop and deploy software that will help drive improvements towards the reliability, availability, performance and efficiency of I&M Bank’s services.
    • Work with peers to plan & prioritize the development and test strategy to ensure high quality and timely delivery of the fixes and tools.
    • Partner with various teams across the bank to transform requirements into tools, products, and services.
    • Share knowledge across the team and the bank.
    • Periodically spend time with the rest of the team outside of work with the intention to strengthen the bonds between the team members’

    Knowledge, experience & skills:

    • Have a strong core understanding of software engineering best practices
    • Working knowledge of object-oriented design and development skills
    • Possess fantastic problem solving, debugging and troubleshooting skills
    • Understanding of concepts in data structures and algorithms with demonstrated ability to make use of them
    • A minimum of 3 years working experience in iOS development
    • Have published one or more iOS apps in the App Store
    • A deep familiarity with Objective-C or Swift and Cocoa Touch
    • Experience working with iOS frameworks such as Core Data, Core Animation, Core Graphics and Core Text
    • Experience with 3rd Party libraries and APIs
    • Working knowledge of the general mobile landscape, architectures, trends and emerging technologies
    • Solid understanding of the full mobile development lifecycle
    • Experience with offline storage, threading & performance tuning
    • Familiarity & good understanding with RESTful APIs to connect iOS apps to backend services
    • Familiarity with cloud message APIs and push notifications.
    • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools such as Git
    • Familiarity with continuous integration
    • Have an ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks competently
    • Have strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • Yearn to learn new technology stacks and accept that learning is forever
    • Pay close attention to the little details that help make our products that much better
    • Enjoy working in a fun and highly collaborative environment
    • Experience with Scrum/Agile development methodologies
    • Technology Stack: Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment, Git for source code control, RESTful API services Swift or Objective-C

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    Agile Project Manager

    The Agile Project Manager will also be the interface between the management team and project team (through the Scrum Master) with the responsibility of fostering transparency and ensuring good communication flow both internally within the development teams and externally amongst the technology partners and other relevant stakeholders in the organization.

    Key responsibilities:

    The Incumbent will report to the General Manager – Strategy & Transformation and will be responsible for:

    • Planning, leading, organizing Agile projects. The goals will be to achieve a high level of performance and quality and deliver on -time agile projects that provide exceptional business value to users.
    • Providing weekly, monthly, and quarterly status reporting on project performance using best practices both internally and externally.
    • Scheduling project meetings; creating and distributing meeting minutes.
    • Helping foster transparency across the organization by ensuring that there is good communication flow both internally within the development teams and externally amongst other relevant stakeholders.
    • Contributing to the determination of project scope, resource requirements, skill requirements, project milestones, risks and release plans.
    • Monitoring, documenting and communicating project status; anticipating problems and resolving them or escalating them to the appropriate level of management to ensure proper project completion that maximizes value delivery.
    • Managing, planning and coordination of broad organizational readiness such as launch, communication and training strategies, while ensuring alignment with technology team deliverables, in support of driving incremental value.
    • The role holder will be the key point of contact between the implementation partner and technology partner.
    • Managing large, complex enterprise-level projects with Agile delivery.
    • Managing several concurrent high visibility projects using agile methods in a fast-paced environment that may be across multiple business divisions and countries.
    • Defining  and managing  a well-defined project management process and champion ongoing process improvement initiatives to implement best practices for Agile Project Management
    • Defining the  project scope and schedule while focusing on regular and timely delivery of value;
    • Playing a consultative role to put in place the appropriate people, process, and tools, to improve team efficiency and effectiveness
    • Supporting the Product Owner in managing customer expectations for project deliverables, managing stakeholder communications, and helping to implement an effective system of project governance
    • Organizing  and leading project status and work  meetings as well as  preparing and distributing progress reports;
    • Managing  risks and issues in relation to the assigned projects;
    • Performing  delivery planning for assigned projects

    Qualifications and Competencies:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or its equivalent from a recognized institution
    • (Master’s degree in Business Administration or its equivalent from a recognized institution will be an added advantage)
    • Agile certification is a plus – CSM, CSPO, PMI-ACP or other.
    • PMP certification is a plus
    • A minimum of 3 years of working experience as a Project Manager in an Agile set up.
    • Well versed knowledge on Agile Project management
    • Advanced experience with Atlassian tools – Jira, Confluence, Service Desk
    • Results driven and ready to adapt to a constantly changing environment;
    • Clear understanding on how to integrate end-to-end web-based projects
    • Familiar with collaborative tools; 
    • Effective communicator
    • Excellent negotiation and influencing skills
    • Good relationship management skills
    • Good interpretation and decision making ability
    • Good people management skill
    • Strong analytical and numerical skills
    • Ability to work independently/self-driven
    • Strong planning, coordination and time management skills
    • Advanced experience with Microsoft Desktop Software – Windows, Project, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

    Method of Application

    If you believe you meet the above requirements log onto our website www.imbank.com and click on careers and apply for the position or forward your application to recruit@imbank.co.ke. Your application should reach us as soon as possible but not later than 29th January 2020. Please quote the reference number followed by the position applied for in the application.

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