KCB Information Architect Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya
KCB Information Architect Jobs in Nairobi, KenyaThe Position:
Reporting to the Senior Manager, Enterprise Architecture, the incumbent is responsible for developing IT information models (message protocols, defined data structures, schemas, information types and workflows) and relating documentation for IT Systems in use by or to be procured by the Bank in line with Bank policy, Business Processes, Architecture and Best Practice, standards and methodsCoordinate information flow through the enterprise, eliciting business requirements and generation / development of relevant business requirements documentation.
Translate user needs into functional requirements. Identify user requirements by researching and analysing user needs, preferences, objectives, and working methods; studying how users consume content, including data categorization and labelling, meeting with focus groups.
Investigate the requirements of the customers for the content and structure of information deliverables.
Perform a content inventory showing all content elements, relationships and dependencies.
Validate information delivery by developing and completing usability test plans; evaluating traffic patterns and studying user feedback.
Communicate with clients to understand their business requirements. Ensure documented content meets audience and organization needs as well as analysing users experience and their problems
Develop practical plans in order to support organizational development. Identify content that helps support user goals and business goals.
Keep up-to-date and knowledgeable about industry trends and emerging technologies associated with Enterprise Information Architecture.
Develop and build consensus for a strategic vision and roadmap for the organization to identify and prioritize information architecture projects and investments, consistent with the business strategies, which includes information governance policies and processes for the management and use of information.
Lead the identification and analysis of the Bank’s business drivers to derive Enterprise business, information, technical and solution architecture requirements.
Assess the current IT environment to detect critical deficiencies and recommend solutions for improvement in line with the Bank’s strategy and delivery priority of the IT programs.
Lead the development of an implementation plan for the Enterprise Architecture models based on business requirements and Information Technology strategies.
Market the Enterprise Architecture function, process and results, in particular to the business side of the Bank.
Establish standards, guidelines, checklists and processes for architectural development and compliance.
Build and maintain productive relations with Sector Heads/Relationship teams/Product houses/Finance/ stakeholders to drive delivery of business solutions and revenue growth for the specific sectors or portfolio.
Ensure timely preparation of relevant reports, financial and performance metrics’ and cascade to the team in a timely manner or as per SLA.
Ensure compliance to the Bank’s policies, procedures and regulatory requirements.
For the above position, the successful applicant should have the following minimum requirements:
A Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field from a reputable and CHE recognized institution.
Professional IT certifications in the following: ITIL Foundation; Prince2 Practitioner; Business Analysis e.g. CBAP
Other relevant Technical Certifications e.g. SQL, data modelling, Software Development
Minimum 5 years’ experience in a similar business analysis related role
Ability to perform impact analysis of new and proposed architectures in relation to the current landscape and available technologies utilized in the IT environment.
Ability to conceptualize, formulate, and present complex business demands / requirements via comprehensible models and templates.
Hands on experience with project methodologies i.e. SDLC processes & agile based development methodology.
Knowledge of SOA approach and its implementation, web-based systems architecture, enterprise application integration as well as experience managing expectations and priorities.
Knowledge of data representation in JSON, XML, XSLT mapping and usage of SOAP/HTTP, REST and JMS/MQ protocols.
Working experience in UML.
Good working experience with all the tiers of architecture – infrastructure, database, integration, application, UI, network and security.
Must have a strong and proven software development background.
Sound knowledge of various messaging architectures.
Participation in key/large projects as an architect.
Excellent verbal and written communication; self-motivated, dynamic, team player, result driven, relationship builder, independent worker with excellent interpersonal relation building skills.
The above positions are demanding role for which the Bank will provide a competitive remuneration package to the successful candidates.
How to apply
If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please apply online and log in to our Recruitment portal and submit your application with a detailed CV.
To be considered your application must be received by Friday 21st September, 2018
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
NB: In the event that you are invited to interview for any positions, we will require that you provide us with the following documents:
KRA Pin Card
Birth Certificate of self
Passport Photo (White Background)
Police Clearance Certificate (less than 5 Months old)
Academic and Professional certificates, including official transcripts
Certificates of Service from previous employers as applicable
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