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  • Posted: Feb 25, 2020
    Deadline: Mar 9, 2020
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    Equity Bank Limited (The "Bank”) is incorporated, registered under the Kenyan Companies Act Cap 486 and domiciled in Kenya. The address of the Bank’s registered office is 9th Floor, Equity Centre, P.O. Box 75104 - 00200 Nairobi. The Bank is licensed under the Kenya Banking Act (Chapter 488), and continues to offer retail banking, microfinance a...
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    IT Governance Performance Analyst

    Senior IT Governance Analyst will act as the central point for developing, maintaining, monitoring and enforcing IT policies and procedures. The role will review existing process alignment and compliance and ensure adoption of industry best practice ( COBIT 5). The role will participate actively in the activities of all IT Governance and IT strategy focus areas: Value Delivery, Performance Management, Risk Management, IT Planning, Project Management, Enterprise Architecture and Business Continuity. The role requires the ability to motivate and drive IT teams to understand the value of policies and adhere to procedures and process requirements.

    Job Responsibilities/ Accountabilities:

    • Develop a plan and brief for IT Governance assessment as per COBIT 5 guidelines
    • Conduct overall IT governance assessment as per Cobit 5 guidelines
    • Conduct assessment for IT operations and identify process gaps and compliance gap.
    • Define IT operations GAP as per industry best practice
    • Define process and compliance GAPs from the assessment
    • Hold feedback sessions with the process owners.
    • Report on the gaps identified during assessment
    • Classify the GAPs based on relevance, risk and time (High, Mediam, Low)
    • Define high level roadmap of process definition and GAPs closure
    • Define high level roadmap of process definition, roles, skills and gaps closures.
    • Implementation of process GAPs closure
    • Report on GAP closure
    • Identify process that needs to be improved as per best practice
    • Hold stakeholder sessions to discuss the process improvement needs
    • Take actions to ensure the process is improved
    • Report on the progress of the process improvement
    • logging, tracking & solving issues within IT that need to be addressed besides the process
    • Governance and COBIT assessment. The issues may arise from different areas such as
    • Finance, Audit, compliance, process clarification, risk etc
    • Validate IT invoices & ensure that payments are aligned to business value and the right cost center and are within the contracted Amount. Timely processing of payments to avoid penalty as result of late payment, avoid double payment of expenses/  support invoice payment tracking: Update ad report  as and when required update

    Essential Knowledge

    • Strong knowledge of formulating IT Governance objectives and goals and developing effective techniques for deriving these objectives from IT initiatives.
    • Strong knowledge of IT industry standards and best practices as they relate to IT governance such as CGEIT, CoBiT 5 and CMMI.

     
    Qualifications

    Key Critical Competencies

    • Business awareness
    • Strong analytical skills and problem solving skills
    • Excellent planning skills
    • High personal standards and goal oriented
    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Excellent and effective communications skills, both orally and in writing Key Soft Skills
    • Good effective communication skills
    • Organized, Proactive, and Results Driven
    • Problem solving tactics to projects and tasks assigned
    • End User Empathy & Understanding of Business Strategy
    • Adaptability to changing strategy and culture
    • Ability to Carry a Meeting and Make Decisions
    • Team Player & Great Attitude
    • Eagerness to Learn
    • Sixth Sense through intuition of issues and risk articulation
    • Knowledge Sharing and Mentoring

    Requirements:

    • A University degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, and/or related field.
    • Minimum 2 years of experience in Information Technology.
    • Analysis: Identify and understand issues, problems and opportunities; compare data from different sources to draw conclusions
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively balance multiple responsibilities which may frequently change
    • Ability to learn information quickly and apply risk/control considerations which impact downstream decisions
    • High degree of professionalism and personal integrity
    • Ability to work with a high degree of independence
    • Excellent documentation skills (process, control, policy, and risk documentation)
    • Able to record information accurately
    • Able to remain calm under pressure 

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    Data Governance Analyst

    Description

    Essential Functions of the Job:

    • Participate (with Commercial & Risk Management team) in the application and deployment of data policies and processes and their continued enforcement to include areas such as workflow for data ingestion, data quality, master data and data life cycle management. Ensure that data quality guidance and direction is applied throughout the entire data lifecycle, most importantly upfront, through the vision and roadmaps for solutions that seek to leverage data and data services.
    • Ensure that all data assets which are subject to the governance processes within the Data office are addressed
    • Support the development and maintenance of an end to end data lifecycle management approach
    • Responsible for applying data governance framework including the management of data, operating model, data policies and standards as well as the application of clearly defined data management definitions for use across the Data Office
    • Apply a data governance framework, with a focus on continued improvement of data quality and strict adherence to the agreed Trust and Classification processes.
    • Follow the guidelines related to data governance and data quality and ensure clear accountability. In addition, he/she will have a key role working with various stakeholders across the organization to achieve the goals defined in the data governance and data management strategies.
    • Deliver status updates on data quality by updating a Data Quality dashboard
    • Follow standards, policies and processes regarding data quality management
    • Operate data remediation plans where data fails to meet required standard: Operational Management and Decision Making Responsibilities:
    • Monitoring data quality process, identifying data quality issue patterns, applying remediation plans, implementation of data controls, and manage data quality remediation strategies.
    • Updating a Data Quality dashboard highlighting key issues
    • Monitor and track data quality issues, identify gaps, and apply action plans to remediate gap
    • Ensure that data quality is assessed and evaluated as an integral part of new solution developments
    • Apply quality processes for the delivery of Analytics products within the Data ecosystem

    Knowledge and Skills Requirements:

    • Understanding of Master Data Management technology landscape, processes and design principles
    • Operational familiarity in the use of meta-data management, data quality, and data stewardship tools and platforms
    • Experience in the use of data catalogues and data quality technologies
    • Hands-on operational management and change management.
    • Proven track record in operating large data governance programs. Knowledge of Cloud based big data frameworks such as data lake, relational, Graph and other no-SQL databases
    • Experience in managing enterprise data assets in a large, complex organization
    • Should be familiar with cloud and data management trends, including open source projects, methodologies (connect and collect, hub and spoke, data fabrics, etc.) and leading commercial vendors that relate to data acquisition, management and the semantic web
    • Ability to analyze complex situations and to derive workable actions
    • Ability to constructively challenge requirements and current state to increase overall value to the firm
    • Strong relationship building skills
    • Ability to understand and integrate cultural differences and motives and to lead virtual cross-cultural, cross-border teams
    • Flexibility to adjust to multiple demands, shifting priorities, ambiguity and rapid change
    • Good written and verbal communication

     Qualifications

    Experience:

    • A minimum of 3 years relevant work experience in data quality management, information architecture and governance design and implementation, with significant influence on overall direction of data governance management
    • Demonstrated experience in developing and operationalizing data based guidelines, policies, procedures, and standards,
    • Demonstrated ability to build cross-functional relationships that result in adoption of organizational change,
    • Appropriate level will be determined based upon experience and knowledge
    • Experience of having been engaged within a multi-cultural, multi-disciplined, globally dispersed team
    • See above for knowledge and skill requirements

    Certification Requirements:

    Any Data Governance, Applicable Vendor or Industry certification is preferred not mandatory

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    Regulatory Compliance Manager

    Description

    In line with enhancing career progression of staff and to support business growth, we seek to recruit qualified, experienced, self-driven, highly motivated and passionate candidate to fill the above position within the Legal Department.

    We are looking for a Regulatory Compliance Manager to ensure that our operations and business transactions follow all relevant laws, regulations and internal policies.  He/she will support their line manager by ensuring there is compliance with laws & regulations across the bank operations.  He/she is expected to be informed on local & international laws and regulations, ensuring comprehensive reviews are carried out and guiding business on implementation.

    • Manage the team providing regulatory compliance support to Equity Group and subsidiaries

    • Oversee regulatory compliance by the business by undertaking gap analysis, recommending and advising on appropriate remediation on the gaps in the bank policies;
    • Ensure compliance with regulatory risk guidelines and best practices;
    • Engagement with Regulators, managing regulatory relationships
    • Ensure regulatory requirements are logged and tracked to conclusion
    • Ensure staff are educated and trained on the latest regulations including assisting with development and delivery of a comprehensive training program on regulatory matters
    • Facilitate effective and constructive sharing of knowledge and best practice on Compliance issues within the team
    • Prepare Executive and Board risk reports for review by line manager
    • Prepare reports intended for consumption by the regulator and other external users;
    • Regularly advise line manager on key regulatory lapses in the business;
    • Support compliance change oversight, reporting and governance
    • Establish close working relationships with Business to ensure support on compliance policies and framework
    • Data privacy management  

    Qualifications

    • A Bachelor’s degree in Law. A professional certification in accounts or company secretarial would be an added advantage.
    • Minimum of 2 years’ relevant experience.
    • In-depth knowledge of regulatory environment and key regulatory guidelines

     Essential Knowledge

    • Broad range of experience in the financial services industry
    • Sound knowledge of regulatory environment and applicable laws and regulations
    • Experience in setting and rolling out compliance policies
    • Ability to synthesize and articulate key regulatory gaps, identify deficiencies in compliance programs and highlight areas of improvement
    • Knowledge in data generation, interpretation and giving important insight into data

    Key Critical Competencies

    • High level of analytical skills with attention to detail
    • Problem-solving skills with the ability to analyze complex information to identify the key issue/action and drive resolution.
    • Excellent organizational skills, ability to use initiative and work with minimum supervision while ensuring that Management are fully informed at all times
    • Ability to communicate effectively and confidently, orally and in writing
    • Ethical Leadership skills, including the ability to manage risk, compliance and control activities
    • Flexibility to balance the compliance requirements with commercial objectives without compromising achievement of the highest standards of compliance
    • Proven ability to analyze complex business issues and identify, design and implement effective practical recommendations.

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    SOA Developer

    Description

    In line with enhancing career progression of staff and to support business growth, we seek to recruit a well-qualified, experienced, self-driven, highly motivated and passionate candidate to fill the following position in Information Technology Department.

    Job Purpose

    This is a technical development role with emphasis on integration technologies, currently working in Oracle/WebLogic technologies. Responsible for Continuous Delivery of automated processes through end-to-end internal and B2B technical integrations. In an Agile, fast-paced team, an understanding of how the different systems work together is necessary.

    • Collaborate solutions with functional requirements from a business analyst, and strong grasp of technical capabilities of Oracle SOA, OSB, MFT, BAM, BPM, APIs and other systems including core banking.
    • Develop code and Interfaces in Oracle APIs, SOA and BPEL
    • Estimate efforts and work in a structured manner leveraging design patterns and code recipes
    • Support applications team in their system implementations and ongoing requests
    • Communicate with development manager and other IT leadership team members about production roll-outs and issues
    • Develop repeatable, automated tests
    • Ongoing continuous improvement for development processes

    Qualifications

    • Bachelors or higher-level degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or similar discipline.
    • 4+ years of SOA/OSB Development experience.
    • Software Implementation and Integration experience that includes Architecture, Analysis, Design and Development.
    • Expertise in Oracle SOA, Oracle OSB, BPEL, 12C experience.
    • Expertise in designing and building BPEL workflows using JDeveloper 12c.
    • Expertise in using SOA technology adapters such as Web Services Adapter, REST Adapter, Database Adapter, EBS Adapter, JMS Adapter and File Adapter for integration and development of custom business processes, service components using Oracle BPEL.
    • Experience in development of complex Data Structures (XSD and XML)
    • Experience in development of medium to complex integration mapping using XSL, XLST technology.
    • Experience in designing robust error handling, auditing and logging frameworks.
    • Testing integration interfaces using SOAUP UI and other testing tools.
    • Experience in SQL and PL/SQL programming.
    • Experience in writing technical design documents and operational guides.
    • Experience with UNIX systems (Solaris and Linux), Shell scripting.
    • Experience in writing deployment scripts using ANT/MAVEN – Able to create Ant build files for Oracle SOA component deployments.
    • Good knowledge in configuration, Parameter Tuning, Performance monitoring and troubleshooting of Oracle SOA and OSB 12c.
    • Experience in configuring WebLogic admin console and Enterprise management console.
    • Experience with Oracle high-availability environment.
    • Experience as WebLogic Administrator with knowledge in clustering, JMS, Connection Pools, J2EE Deployments, Thread Dump Analysis

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    SOA Administrator

    Description

    In line with enhancing career progression of staff and to support business growth, we seek to recruit a well-qualified, experienced, self-driven, highly motivated and passionate candidate to fill the following position in Information Technology Department.

    Job Purpose

    Provides leadership and subject matter expertise in the design, development and support of technology infrastructure, hardware, software and office systems support and distribution, systems performance management and technology integration functions. Migration requirements for this position include Oracle Middle Tier technologies such as Oracle SOA suite, Oracle WebLogic, and Oracle Identity Management (OID, SSO, and Oracle Access Manager). Additional responsibilities will include providing the highest level of timely and quality service, to ensure we have a reliable, stable, high availability and secure platform.

    • Participate in the design, implementation, documentation and administration of enterprise middleware SOA/OSB infrastructure supporting a wide variety of both intranet and internet facing applications. 
    • Evaluate and provide technical guidance on new and legacy project initiatives to assist in enforcing a standardized and sustainable application middleware landscape. 
    • Collaborate with internal development resources, network administrators, peers and the architecture team to deliver middleware solutions utilizing Oracle WebLogic and SOA suite of products.
    • Proactively identify potential problems and issues and actively communicate and manage issues to resolution.
    • Administer SOA/OSB Fusion Middleware environment and custom services deployed. Also manages the API gateway.
    • Assist in troubleshooting and root cause analysis for environmental issues as they arise.
    • Provide on-going technical support to the SOA development.
    • Provide technical expertise to ensure business solutions (applications) function according to business and technical requirements.
    • Prepare and deliver technical documentation as required.
    • Contribute to architecture design principles and standards as appropriate.
    • Proactively identify and communicate potential problems and issues to project team members/leaders.
    • Proactively identify alternatives and recommend/implement solutions as appropriate.
    • Effectively communicate with stakeholders throughout the project lifecycle.
    • Ensure issues are analyzed discussed and resolved in a timely manner.
    • Develop and analyze highly complex system standards thresholds and recommendations to maximize middleware system performance.
    • Conduct capacity planning reviews with internal management.
    • Develops strategies to manage the frequency of appropriate support package/patch application.
    • Monitor database maintenance and provide appropriate recommendations when required.
      Assist in setting-up/verifying the UNIX/Linux application environment.
    • Automate the administration of the application start up scripts and run-time environment tasks where possible.
    • Provide production control support primarily in the UNIX and application server environment.
    • Develop SOA/OSB configuration migration and application deployment plans.
    • Provide timely and accurate on-call support for production infrastructure components.
    • Provide training or mentoring on tools or architecture concepts as needed.

    Qualifications

    • BS in MIS/Computer Science/Information systems or similar discipline.
    • 5+ years of analysis & Design, Development and Administration experience.
    • 2+ years of WebLogic experience administering Oracle’s WebLogic 12.x application server in a highly-available, clustered environment.
    • 2+ years of SOA/OSB Development experience.
    • Knowledge of API Gateway Tools (Layer 7).
    • Knowledge of system monitoring tools (BTM,BAM,OEM).
    • Knowledge of Continuous Integration and Release Automation e.g Maven, CA Lisa.
    • Experience with creating Coherence servers and Clusters.
    • In-depth knowledge of Oracle SOA Middleware Suite and Oracle Service Bus (OSB).
    • Perform performance tuning and optimization across Fusion Middleware Java Applications and Oracle Linux.
    • Deep understanding of the Web application architecture and features.
    • Experience with analyzing JVM thread dumps, heap dumps and root cause analysis of crash dumps.
    • Experience in administering OBIEE, OFSAA, ODI, and EDQ are a plus.
    • Knowledge of enterprise deployment strategies, high availability, and clustering.
    • Working knowledge of UNIX/Linux operating systems.
    • In depth Knowledge of J2EE framework components including JDBC, JMS and JNDI.
    • Experience in scripting skills such as, but not limited to, UNIX shell/perl/python, Database SQL/PLSQL and WLST.Knowledge of Perl and Linux shell scripting (BASH CSH).
    • Understanding of essential networking concepts including subnets, firewalls, routing, transport protocols.
    • Demonstrated competency in accurately identifying the scope of work and preparing thorough accurate and detailed schedule estimates.
    • Exceptional verbal and written communications skills with an ability to express complex technical concepts in business terms.
    • Strong analytical problem-solving and conceptual skills.
    • Solid teamwork and interpersonal skills.

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    DataBase Administrator

    Description

    In line with enhancing career progression of staff and to support business growth, we seek to recruit a well-qualified, experienced, self-driven, highly motivated and passionate candidate to fill the following position in Information Technology Department.

    Job Purpose

    The Database Administrator(DBA) is responsible for the  performance, integrity, and security of the Bank’s information systems’ databases. The DBA provides technical expertise in the design, implementation, and maintenance of database management systems that support Bank’s business and operations. Additional responsibilities include reporting, data input and output, technology management, and end-user training and support. Is responsible for configuring, monitoring, performance tuning, cloning, troubleshooting, and patching the Oracle EBS system.

    • Performs Oracle E-Business Suite EBS Applications database administration (DBA) tasks including patching, creating backup and recovery strategies, upgrading, performance tuning/optimization of Oracle EBS systems for recoverability, security, confidentiality, and integrity to ensure that:  (a) EBS applications and database configurations meet Oracle ERP goals, Oracle EBS requirements, and Banks standards; (b) patches are applied on a timely basis; (c) data integrity and security are maintained; (d) backups are performed as scheduled or deemed necessary; and (e) upgrades are made.
    • Utilizes (a) Oracle EBS R12 Applications DBA (AD) utilities to perform maintenance of the multi-node e-Business Suite environment with Shared File System, managing and administering Concurrent Managers, Concurrent Programs, Request Sets, Request Groups, Workflows, and troubleshooting Workflow Mailer/Notification issues; (b) Oracle Real Applications Clusters (RAC) to maintain a clustered database to provide performance, scalability, and resilience with Oracle Automatic Storage Management (ASM) and Oracle Cluster Ready Services (CRS) in a Linux operating system (O/S); (d) Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN) and Data Guard for backup and disaster recovery; (e) Oracle Application Manager (OAM) and Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM) Grid Control for proactive monitoring and notification of system status; and (f) Procedural Language/Structured Query Language (PL/SQL) packages, shell, and Perl scripts for task automation.
    • Performs administration and maintenance of the Oracle Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Suite, Oracle Hyperion, Oracle Business Intelligence (OBIEE), and Oracle WebLogic Server to support Oracle ERP system integration with legacy systems.
    • Reviews, develops, recommends, enforces, and adheres to database policies and standards for the Bank; these policies and standards include policies and procedures on high availability, replication, archiving, access, and security. Develops new standard operating procedures (SOPs) for Oracle EBS application software installation and configuration including high availability and disaster recovery solutions.
    • Proactively monitors, tests, and reports on Oracle EBS system integrity, security, and compliance measures. Identifies opportunities to upgrade or replace software to meet the current and future requirements of business areas and end-users, researching and evaluating potential solutions by coordinating with functional analysts, developers, and other technology personnel within and outside the Bank.
    • Recommends changes and participates in the implementation and follow-on management of upgrades or replacements.
    • Evaluates critical Oracle EBS security issues (content, internal controls, access levels, etc.) and makes recommendations, such as disaster recovery plans and upgrades to new versions of Oracle EBS R12 or successor releases.
    • Communicates and interacts effectively with internal and external business contacts including, but not limited to, other members of the unit/team, other Bank employees (such as managers, supervisors, and support staff), contractors, and vendors.

    Qualifications

    • A Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or a field that provides a strong foundation for successful performance of the DUTIES in this job description.

    • Five years of progressively responsible experience in Oracle EBS R12 Applications Database administration including experience working with: (a) AD utilities for maintenance of multi-node e-Business Suite environment with Shared File System, managing Concurrent Managers, Concurrent Programs, Request Sets, Request Groups, and Workflows; (b) maintenance, upgrade and patching of RAC enabled databases, performance tuning, sizing and capacity planning, backup and recovery using RMAN and Data Guard; and (c) administration and maintenance of the Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle Hyperion, and Oracle OBIEE, including Oracle WebLogic Server. Software Implementation and Integration experience that includes Architecture, Analysis, Design and Development.
    • Experience with UNIX systems (Solaris and Linux), Shell scripting.
    • Good knowledge in configuration, Parameter Tuning, Performance monitoring and troubleshooting of Oracle SOA Suite and OSB 12c.
    • Experience in configuring WebLogic admin console and Enterprise management console.
    • Experience as WebLogic Administrator with knowledge in clustering, JMS, Connection Pools, J2EE Deployments, Thread Dump Analysis.

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