Job Description

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 and related services. The Bank has subsidiaries in Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Rwanda and Tanzania. Its shares are listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange and Uganda Securities Exchange. Equity Bank was founded as Equity Building Society (EBS) in October 1984 and was originally a provider of mortgage financing for the majority of customers who fell into the low income population. The society’s logo, a modest house with a brown roof, resonates with its target market and their determination to make small but steady gains toward a better life, seeking security and advancement of their dreams.

Summary

The Applications Systems Support Engineer will support the business to achieve its goals and objectives by using effective, contemporary IT practices, policies, and procedures to achieve strategic objectives. The resource will offer both functional and technical expertise related to core banking applications, in the areas of operations, credit, clearing, payments, trade finance, treasury, custodial, integrations, databases, reporting, information security, partner transactions – wallets, channels, billers, etc.  Oversees various areas of Enterprise Business Application systems, such as Ticket raised resolutions, Application (VAS) Initiatives and project activities, System availability and uptime, Training, and talent development.

Job Responsibilities/ Accountabilities:

  • Ensuring business continuity by ensuring proper and regular back up of applications are done with support from System Administration team.
  • Ensure all applications have up-to-date documentation (deployment architecture, connection matrix and system manuals and troubleshooting guides).
  • Training of the application to the relevant support teams.
  • Support Application by maintaining system availability and system uptime.
  • Adhere to Incident, Problem and Change Management processes (Ticket assignment and resolution, Problem management to resolve root cause of repeat incidents, attend CAB meetings and verify all changes implemented are properly tested to minimise incidents related to changes).
  • Ensure security of data and information within the Applications Systems (User access review and general application housekeeping).
  • Support execution of the design, planning and implementation of company projects that promote business needs.
  • Demonstrate sound technical judgement, communication skills and talented development capabilities.
  • To be Efficient and effective in issue resolutions.
  • To maintain the Culture Brand of the organization and customer service.
  • Contribute to business growth and sales of the organization.
  • Recommend review of existing business applications to ensure they can adapt to the changing business environment.
  • Provide timely and accurate reports for the application.
  • Engage vendor on a regular basis to troubleshoot, resolve and close issues and have vendor review.

Qualifications

Essential Knowledge

  • Excellent understanding of Information Technology policies and procedures. Excellent knowledge of local IT standards, laws and regulations.
  • Expert knowledge; exhibits an exceptional degree of ingenuity, creativity and resourcefulness. Leads the development of highly advanced technologies, principles, theories and concepts. Guides and transfers knowledge to the team.

Key Critical Competencies

  • Basic Enterprise IT skills.
  • Strong technical and analytical skills.
  • Strong analytical skills and problem-solving skills.
  • Business awareness.
  • Excellent and effective communications skills, both orally and in writing.
  • Excellent Teamwork/Interpersonal skills.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in IT or equivalent.
  • Experience in application system administration skills and certifications for example: linux, oracle, ITIL,Weblogic,websphere, Java ,sql, Window Powershell , C++ and other related certifications.
  • Solid experience in problem analysis and resolution of software problems, proven ability to function in a self –directed environment.
  • Experienced in project management and running multiple projects.
  • Innovative thinker who is positive, proactive, and readily embraces change.
  • Able to operate in a performance driven organization.
  • Culturally aware and adept at working across multiple geographies.
  • An ability to work in tight deadlines and within constraints.
  • Prior experience in clearing, branch operations, trade finance, credit, customizations, reports, international money transfers, clearing, etc.
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