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Scrum Master

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ownership and accountability of establishing agile values, methods, principles and practices and their application for the delivery of projects and business initiatives and acts as an evangelist for adoption agile methodology within the enterprise.
  • Ensures that the Scrum Team is provided with an environment conducive for project delivery while facilitating discussions, decision making, and conflict resolution and helps to remove any impediments to the project delivery.
  • The Scrum Master guides, facilitates, coaches, mentor and teaches agile standards and Scrum practices (e.g., Lean, Kanban, Scrum, XP, DevOps, SAFe, LeSS etc) to the scrum, project teams and the whole development organization.
  • Organizes and facilitates and leading scrum ceremonies (sprint planning meeting, daily stand-ups, sprint reviews, sprint retrospects etc), events, meetings, and decision-making processes.
  • Collaborates closely with Product Owners and Technology Relationship Management teams to prepare and clarify the Prioritized Product Backlog and the Definition of the Done Criteria and facilitates Prioritized Product Backlog Reviews with the product owner.
  • Facilitates identification of the stakeholders and manages the stakeholders and vendors as required for business projects or initiatives
  • Responsible for creating release plans including deliverables and the release deadline, plans and estimates the highest value deliverables for the next release
  • Demonstrate and Validate Sprints by facilitating presentation of completed Deliverables by the Scrum Team for the Product Owner’s approval
  • Supports the Scrum Team in determining the length of sprint, creating the deliverables, identification of tasks and effort estimation for the tasks agreed for a sprint.
  • Monitoring progress and performance of the scrum teams and institute mechanisms geared towards making improvements in terms of self-organization, productivity, and efficiency.
  • Keeping the organization up to date on the progress of the scrum team’s projects & initiatives by preparing and presenting status reports to stakeholders.

The Person:

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For the above position, the successful applicant should have the following:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferably in Information Technology or related field from a recognized institution.
  • 5 years’ progressive experience in Information Technology with at least 3 years’ experience successfully implementing projects using Agile & Scrum methodology.
  • Scrum Master Certification is required.
  • Technical knowledge of software development processes and procedures.
  • Experience in administering burndown technologies, retrospective formats, and handling bugs.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and leadership skills.

To be considered your application must be received by Friday, 17th December 2021.

Qualified candidates with disability are encouraged to apply.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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NB: In the event that you are invited to interview for any positions, we will require that you provide us with the following documents:

  • National I.D.
  • KRA Pin Card.
  • Birth Certificate of self.
  • Passport Photo (White Background).
  • NSSF Card.
  • NHIF Card.
  • Police Clearance Certificate (less than 5 Months old).
  • Academic and Professional certificates, including official transcripts.
  • Certificates of Service from previous employers as applicable.

Business Architect

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct business process improvement initiatives aimed at improving efficiencies and effectiveness. 
  • Act as a liaison to Business and IT to gain a broad understanding of business initiatives and their impact on technology.
  • Documentation of business requirements and processes for all business initiatives and projects.
  • Provide the leadership in breaking down, planning, and sequencing the business vision & strategy into technology deliverables.
  • Liaise with the Business subject matter expert in the development of business architectural framework developing a clear roadmap of Business solutions.
  • Lead effort to work with business leaders to identify business capability needs and IT integration.
  • Facilitate the identification and analysis of the Bank’s business drivers to deliver enterprise business, information, technical and solution architecture requirements. 
  • Assess the current Business framework to detect critical deficiencies and recommend for improvement in line with the IT strategy and delivery priority of the IT/Bank programs.
  • Function as a liaison to Business and IT partners to gain a broad understanding of industry trends and innovations, and their impact on technology.
  • Provide an analysis to determine best path for solving business problems/opportunities that may include process improvement vis a vis information technology systems enhancement.
  • Provide architectural oversight of projects; ensure requirements are in alignment with business strategies and business architecture roadmap/framework
  • Participate and guide on functional tests planning and execution.
  • Participate in the IT quality assurance process.

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.
  • At least one Professional Qualification in the following list: – CBAP, TOGAF, ITIL Foundation; Prince2.
  • 7 years progressive experience in Information Technology with at least 5 years’ experience in at least two IT disciplines such as Application Architecture, Application Development, Integration, Micro Services and Software Asset Management in a multitier environment.
  • Experience with Operating systems (Windows/ Unix) and Database Management S
  • Experience working in Business Analysis / Applications Architecture.
  • Exposure to multiple, diverse technologies and processing environments
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including teamwork, facilitation and negotiation
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills with ability to breakdown complex items to manageable components.
  • Experience and familiarity with graphical modelling approaches, tools and model repositories.
  • Ability to balance the long-term (“big picture”) and short-term implications on individual components and projects.
  • Ability to liaise with all levels of management and subject matter experts across the industry and within the organization.

Head Partnerships & New Ventures

Key Responsibilities:

  • Deliver DFS revenues from the Partnerships and new ventures unit.
  • Identify partnership opportunities within the market and lead all aspects of deal execution, including prioritization of partners, strategic and financial assessment, transaction structuring, negotiation and implementation.
  • Design and execute digital ecosystem and partnerships management framework and strategies to achieve the unit’s commercial and brand objectives.
  • Develop and maintain a digital opportunity assessment framework to guide the identification, promotion and development of new markets, services or capabilities through partnerships and/or digital financial ecosystem engagements.
  • Continuously evaluate and refine the digital financial ecosystem business model, with due regard to partner capabilities and culture to promote digital financial services strategic collaboration.
  • Establish and cultivate strong relationships with senior executives across different business divisions within our partners’ organizations and the bank to ensure effective digital financial services commercial alignment.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with teams internally to definedigital financial services priorities, plan joint roadmaps with partners and help solve critical issues across the organization.
  • Proactively push digital financial services product thinking and work closely with product and engineering teams, both internally and externally to build the best experiences for the digital ecosystem users.
  • Manage startups and Fintechs to deliver capacity, capability and scale for the bank.
  • Develop digital financial services work plans for new and improved capabilities, together with internal and external partners and maintain service levels agreements with relevant functions and third parties. Monitor and review the relevant teams’ Service level agreements (SLA) to ensure compliance.
  • Coach, develop and manage the team.

The Person:  

For the above position, the successful applicant should have the following:

  • A Bachelor’s degree preferably in Commerce, Business or related field.
  • Certification in business, product management, project management or in agile methodologies is required.
  • At least 10 years senior level management experience.
  • Have 8 years relevant work experience with specific experience with Digital and Fintech payment platforms in:
  1. Digital Partnerships and New Ventures development and Relationship Management.
  2. Digital product development.
  3. Mobile Money or Digital Payments Platform Support.
  4. Digital payments and mobile money commercial awareness.

Database Administrator

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage SQL Server and MySQL instances, both in clustered and non-clustered configurations.
  • Ensure high levels of performance, availability, sustainability and security.
  • Refine and automate regular processes, track issues, and document changes.
  • Assist developers with query tuning and schema refinement.
  • Provide 24×7 support for critical production systems.
  • Prepare documentations and specifications.
  • Handle common database procedures, such as upgrade, backup, recovery, migration.
  • Profile server resource usage, optimize and tweak as necessary.
  • Configure and maintain database servers and processes.

The Person:  

For the above position, the successful applicant should have the following:

  • University degree in Information Technology, Engineering or related field from a recognized institution.
  • Professional qualifications in MS SQL or MySQL.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in MySQL and MS SQL database administration.
  • 2 years’ experience in data warehousing & banking operations.
  • Excellent relationship management skills.

To be considered your application must be received by Friday, 24th December 2021.

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