NCBA Group Integrations and Middleware Support Specialist Jobs in Kenya

NCBA Group Integrations and Middleware Support Specialist Jobs in Kenya

Division/Department: Technology and Operations

Reports to: Integrations and Middleware Support
Senior Manager

Unit: Information Technology

Positions: 1

Closing Date: 25th September 2022

Job Purpose Statement

This is an ICT specialist role whose purpose is to provide effective and efficient support, development and system administration to the bank’s integration and middleware landscape including Channel Manager, ICON and their suite of products and other integration and middleware services deployed within the bank.

Key Accountabilities (Duties and Responsibilities)

Application Development

Provide Second and third Level technical & application Support for the banks integrations and middleware including Channel Manager and related integration systems and supporting environments
Facilitate integrations and middleware performance tuning, application upgrades, documentation of procedures and overall system optimization to ensure excellent user experience and customer service

Incident / Problem Management

Resolve any incidents causing interruption of service in the quickest and most effective way possible according to defined SLA's.

Ensure availability of 24 hour on-call support on the integrations and middleware and provide remedial actions so as to observe service level agreements with business

Change Management

Execute System integration testing and subsequent implementation of system upgrades, hotfixes, patch releases and CR deployments

Participate in running integrations and middleware projects as the Technical Resource

IT Governance and Security

Key systems configurations to ensure generation and maintenance of audit trails for any changes occurring in sensitive databases are captured and secured

Business Continuity Management

Flag areas having inadequate DR, work with IT Infrastructure and Manager Core Systems towards mitigating actions where applicable to enable business operations if BAU fails (specific to Digital Channel Systems).

Test and Document Disaster Recovery Procedures

Job Dimensions

Reporting Relationships

Direct Reports: Nil

Indirect Reports: Nil

Stakeholder Management


  • Cash Management & Personal Banking

  • Customer Experience

  • NBV


  • Bill Aggregators Kenya Bankers (IPSL)

  • MNOs – Safaricom / Airtel

  • System Vendors

    Decision Making Authority /Mandates/Constraints

  • Freedom to make decisions to resolve problems without consulting Senior Manager, Integrations and Middleware, but advice later thus ensuring business operations continuity.

  • Task prioritization and resource planning within the projects and tasks for self.

    Work Cycle and Impact: Time Horizon and Nature of Impact (Planning)

    1 Month – 3 Months

    Ideal Job Specifications

  • Degree in Computer Science or relevant IT degree from a University with a reputable curriculum.

  • Training and applied knowledge in Digital Channels Support, Unix and Oracle

  • Training and hands on experience with Systems Integrations, Middleware, Banking E-Channels and Card systems

  • Three year’s practical proven experience in installing, setup, support and troubleshooting of 3 tiered
    application architecture, including web technology support e.g. Jboss, WebLogic and IIS.

  • Proven experience in supporting banking channels (mobile, internet, ATMs etc)

  • Proven experience in systems analysis, design, implementation and support.

  • Proven experience in SQL Scripting

  • Proven knowledge of banking operations, operations in business units and business impact analysis.

  • Thorough knowledge of the Bank’s core banking system.

  • Proven knowledge of banking operations, operations in business units and business impact analysis

  • A good understanding of Operating systems; particularly Linux, UNIX and Microsoft Operating systems.

    Technical Competencies

  • Technical understanding of Internet Banking Web application frameworks and Operations including SSL and architectural security standards.

  • Technical skills to effectively work with MNOs and Aggregation partners to perform USSD / B2C / C2B / Bill Aggregation product support activities/tasks in a manner that consistently produce high quality of service.

  • Technical skills to effectively perform or guide performance of Application architectural design ensuring that all solutions developed and deployed are in line with the Enterprise Architecture standards

  • Knowledge and effective application of all relevant banking policies, processes, procedures and guidelines to consistently achieve required compliance standards or benchmarks.

  • Ensure that all the managed application platforms in use by the Bank keep pace with technological innovations and developments as a way of protecting investment in technology.

  • Define, analyze, plan, measure and improve all aspects of the availability of Payment Systems; ensuring that the systems, are meeting the agreed availability targets.

    Behavioural Competencies

  • Interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with and manage customer expectations (internal and external), and other stakeholders who impact performance.

  • Self-empowerment to enable development of open communication, teamwork and trust that is needed to support true performance and customer-service oriented culture.

  • Team player and able to work with minimum supervision

  • Ability to adapt to changes in systems and procedures

  • Planning and organizing to effectively structure work assignments for timely delivery on system analysis assignments.

  • Quality Orientation to effectively perform assigned activities/tasks in a manner that consistently achieves high quality standards or benchmarks.

    How to Apply

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