Equity Bank Head of IT - Devops

Date Posted: Nov. 20, 2020, 5:45 a.m.

Job Description

The Head -IT Devops will be responsible for leading multiple software engineering teams and establishing best practices for engineering requirements and concepts to products. This leader will liaise with product management, other technology leaders and service and experience leaders to aid new feature, functionality delivery as well as maintenance of existing products. This role is vital to ensure that we deliver value with technical excellence to equity Group customers in all the segments and territories that we operate.

Job Responsibilities/ Accountabilities:

Own the engineering software delivery aspects; work with product management to help set direction; define an engineering plan to meet product goals; execute on the plan.

Develop, implement, and execute technology road maps, including non-functional aspects from security to production health.

Hire, mentor and further develop a team of exceptional software engineers.

Create team multipliers through best practices like DevSecOps, automation, and pave the way for the team to focus on deliverables and build innovation velocity.

Seek out and perform code, security, scalability, quality, and sustainability reviews from other developers proactively. Accept feedback and make improvements.

Thrive on variety and working on all aspects of building full stack software, over the entire development cycle. Lead the team on task breakdowns, estimate times, design, code, fix bugs, make suggestions, and work with the databases as needed.

Comfortable working on-call representing engineering and collaborate with our IT Ops team to respond to production alerts to ensure an exceptional customer experience.

Build partnerships across multiple stakeholders to ensure team, customer, and business success.

 

Qualifications

At least 10 years of technology experience with at least 5 years in a software engineering management role.

Prior hands-on development and building enterprise software product experience

Strong communication skills, with internal and external stakeholders

Demonstrated ownership, can-do attitude, and data-informed decision making

Ability to adapt to evolving product visions and emerging technologies  

Experience with modern best practices including, DevSecOps, Agile development

Exposure to Cloud software and CI/CD tools.

 

It would be a big plus if you have;

Prior engineering product experience, serving millions of users

Experienced in Cloud Native technologies and/or Azure or AWS Certification(s)

Experienced in financial services technology market and products

Bachelor's degree with major in Computer Science, Software Engineering or any other relevant Technology related degree.

DevOps, Continuous integration/ continuous deployment experience

Agile development environment experience, familiarity with SCRUM

 

Core Skills and Competencies 

Programming Language: C#, Java, Python, Typescript, JavaScript

  Front-end: Angular, Bootstrap

  Database: SQL Server, Oracle, MongoDB, MySQL, PostgreSQL

  Platform: Azure, Docker, Azure Kubernetes Services

  Android: Java Android (Native)

  iOS: Objective C and Swift (Native)

 

How To Apply

Interested and quailfied candidates should make their applications via Equity Banks career portal via the link Head of IT Devops Equity Bank Kenya.

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