Growth in Value Alliance (GV Alliance) Partners Job Vacancies 2018

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Growth in Value Alliance (GV Alliance) Partners Job Vacancies 2018 – Growth in Value Alliance (GV Alliance) Partners, is enrolling for the benefit of its customers in different segments, to fill the accompanying empty positions beneath in Lagos State:

Job Title: Data Scientist and Engineer

Location: Lagos

Job Summary
Are you passionate about delivering innovative solutions? Do you want to help build the next generation of financial services solutions that will impact millions of lives in Africa and beyond? Would you want to arm decision makers and business leaders with facts and insights to make more poignant and competitive decisions rather than using just intuition and experiences?

Together we will make an impact on real people, helping them maximise their financial opportunities and access the best in class financial services at their convenience, anytime, anywhere via their preferred means – be it in the analogue or digital world – and become most productive and successful in managing their money efficiently.

We are looking for Data Scientists and Data Engineers, with proven capability of using data to tackle high impact business problems and deliver highly competitive customer outcomes. In this role, you will help shape and strengthen our team’s technical and business strategy. And deliver on some of our key strategic initiatives. You will have the opportunity to experiment with data and push the boundaries of how much value we can create for our customers.

Our team develop financial services applications that will drive efficient distribution and access to financial services by our customers and relevant internal business development teams, which will be used across different devices. You will be working to figure out how to apply Data Science to develop innovative products and aid a broad range of decision making.

If you love data, if you love to work on projects where you can be part of defining the direction and architect new solutions to make an impact, if you want to take on some exciting challenges, if you get excited when using your data scientist skills to find and solve problems, provide fact based insights and correlations to address operational and strategic business challenges and are highly numerate and conscientious, this job might be for you and we can give you access to the job of your dreams.

We aspire to create without boundaries and to lead by doing. We don’t just produce innovative financial services and products, we develop amazing people and unleash their talents and careers too. It’s in our DNA to push forward, to create a better future, exploit technology in making our business highly competitive, to never rest and find new ways to assist our clients to access financial services efficiently and successfully than our competitors. We are a driven and highly focused team. And more importantly, we enjoy collaboration and helping each other to succeed. We believe in offering our customers the best in class financial services solutions and how mantra says it all – >>>Speed>>> Service>>>Security>>>.

Key Responsibilities

  • Understand the required business drivers and applications that require data insights
  • Oversee activities of team members to ensure proper execution of duties and alignment with the Bank’s overall vision
  • Provide innovation leadership within the Bank, thereby creating additional value through the utilization of its data assets and analytics
  • Develop the Bank’s data science capabilities
  • Build predictive models and products, and conduct experiments to gain insights into quality, product viability, targeted user base adoption potential and customer usage
  • Cross-collaborate with architects, scientists and engineers on building statistical models, applying machine learning techniques for targeted solutions and effectively communicating the analysis and findings through interactive visualizations, documents and presentations to appropriate business and technical teams
  • Analyse and study data to provide relevant insights on the product design, adoption and quality
  • Identify opportunities to make a commercial difference and lead the development of analytics initiatives to meet business requirements, taking account of user needs and technology and operational landscape
  • Document business requirements, use cases and test scenarios. Participate in ensuring quality end user testing and acceptance
  • Design and engineer experiments on end to end scenarios and use cases
  • Explore different directions based on data and be able to quickly change direction based on the analysis
  • Identify new analytics trends and opportunities to drive the innovation agenda across business functions & Big Data Analytics community
  • Support the prioritisation of both internal and external data assets and work with technology and business lines in setting key requirements for data sourcing
  • Engage with stakeholders across the business to advise and provide solutions and communicate clearly to colleagues the value of Big Data
  • Enjoy discovering and solving problems; being a self-starter who takes responsibility when required
  • Proactively work with business executives and various departmental heads across the business in order to provide advance analytic data modelling systems
  • Be a subject matter expert and thought leader in the Bank and wider industry
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication and presentation skills, with ability to communicate complex findings in a simple manner

Basic Qualifications

  • 5 years’ software development experience within financial services, telecoms or other organisations with vast data analytics deployment (for Data Engineering (DE) roles)
  • 3 years’ experience with statistical models OR machine learning methods (for Data Scientist (DS) roles)
  • Strong Bachelor’s Degree

Preferred Qualifications

  • M.Sc or PhD in a field like Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Machine Learning, Operations Research, Data Mining, Information Systems, AI or related fields
  • Experience with Windows platform development in SQL, C++ and C# is a big plus
  • Proficient in statistical packages and ML libraries (e.g. R, Python SciPy and NLTK, Spark MLlib, SAS) (DS)
  • Strong knowledge of Big Data technology (e.g. Hadoop MR, interactive SQL on Hadoop, NoSQL, Spark, R, SAS, SciPy, Tableau, GIS) (DS)
  • Familiar with leading visualisation tools (e.g. ggplot2, Pandas) (DS)
  • Strong hands-on experience in machine learning (DS)
  • Experience on banking systems such as Flexcube and Finacle
  • Deep familiarity with statistical models & and machine learning methods (DS)
  • Experience in Big Data analytics & deployment of models and algorithms from large volumes of structured and/or unstructured data in a commercial /consumer environment
  • Ability to test hypotheses from raw data sets, draw meaningful conclusions, and effectively communicate results verbally, in writing, and through effective visualization
  • Familiar with implementing data transformations and algorithms in common programming languages
  • Ability to work in cross functional teams to translate business issues into potential analytics solutions
  • Comfortable communicating progress and outcomes to business stakeholders using relevant language
  • Excellent communications & interpersonal skills. Ability to convince other strong personalities of their ideas and communicate complicated analysis & insights to non-technical audience.

Deadline
12th January, 2018.

Application Method
Interested and qualified candidate should send their updated CVs to: [email protected] with “Data Scientist and Engineer” as the subject of the mail.


Job Title: Senior Application Developer (JAVA)

Location:Lagos
Job Description

  • The Senior application developer role is a technology focused role intended to provide software development and analysis services to the group.
  • This role is best suited to candidates with proven experience building production, commercial-quality web based solutions with technologies like JAVA, .NET and related technologies and also strong in depth SQL-Server development experience.
  • Applicants must be comfortable with advanced SQL syntax, SQL Server development, SQL and Oracle Databases.
  • The candidate needs to be flexible and open to new ideas or change with the passion and drive to excel in their career.
  • He must be self-directed, organized, and extremely attentive to details. Must have an understanding of agile methodology, iterative development processes, SDLC and have strong OOD and OOA skills.

Responsibilities
The Application Developer will be expected to have aptitudes, skills, knowledge and experience on the following areas:

  • Demonstrable analytical skills with regard to specifying and detailing business processes and requirements.
  • 10+ years of relevant object-oriented application building experience in a professional environment.Delivery experience with JAVA, .NET framework, including C#, ADO.NET, LINQ and ASP.NET.
  • Extensive experience with SQL Server (2005/2008/2012).
  • Extensive experience in the use of Oracle 10g & 11g Database.
  • Experience with SQL data business intelligence (OLAP, etc…) preferred
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in HTML and DHTML, JavaScript, CSS
  • Practical experience in Agile development methodologies
  • Formulation, management and execution of data test strategies, plans and delivery commitments in concert with business and project management efforts.
  • Mobile and web service development experience
  • Experience with ticketing systems (e.g.; JIRA, Bugzilla) and managed workflows
  • Strong familiarity with source control systems (e.g. Team Suite)

Problem Solving:
The Application Developer will often be challenged with new problems to which they will need to rely on strong problem solving skills to resolve:

  • The ability to accurately identify the cause of a system/application malfunction, interpret that to management and their colleagues, document and propose resolutions
  • Fully understand structured methodologies (e.g. Agile) for using programming code to solve business problems
  • Ensure all changes and implementations are well tested and managed in a controlled manner with full rollback plans
  • Correctly identify when assistance is required and request it accordingly
  • Collaborate with the wider team in matters where their support is required.

People Management and Development:
The successful will also be required to possess the following:

  • The ability to work well within a team and as part of a larger overall technology team
  • They should display strong collaborative characteristics

Experience and Qualifications
Ideal candidate should have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.SB.A), Computer Science, Computer or Electronic Engineering or similar disciplines.
  • 10 years delivery experience with Java or .NET technologies
  • Extensive experience with Oracle database.

Deadline
15th January, 2018.

Application Method
Interested and qualified candidates should send their updated CV’s (MS Word Format) to: [email protected] with “Senior Application Developer (JAVA)” as the subject of the mail.


Job Title: Technical Architect – SOA

Location: Lagos

Job Description

  • We are looking to recruit a Senior Technical Architect. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to apply technical and enterprise business knowledge and experience to coordinate the architectural design, development, implementation and support of various information technology (IT) solutions encompassing multiple specializations, platforms, and technologies.

Responsibilities and Functions

  • Provide technical architecture reviews, utilize industry best practices and patterns, and help align business capabilities to technical capabilities.
  • Ensure that the application/systems, data and technology aspects of the enterprise architecture are driven by the business imperatives of the organization and that the requirements driving the overall architecture are managed consistently and effectively.
  • Create architectural vision and strategy for new and existing solutions.
  • Lead enterprise architecture projects & producing architecture deliverables.
  • Sign off system requirements, identify resources, and estimate timelines for project completion.
  • Adopt optimal information management approaches through an understanding of evolving business needs and technology capabilities.
  • Be part of a team of product development team in defining and planning business architecture/standards for multiple applications that are consistent with overall enterprise application architecture and in alignment with corporate strategies and initiatives.

Requirements/Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in the field of Computer Science or Electronic Engineering/associated technology fields.
  • Post NYSC 8+ years related professional work experience
  • TOGAF
  • The ideal candidate must possess a good understanding of the interdependency between technology, operations and business needs in addition to a successful track record delivering large complex projects under a fast paced and dynamic environment.

Skills & Abilities Needed:

  • 7+ years strong development experience
  • Experience designing, implementing and deploying Service Oriented Applications using Oracle SOA Suite using JDeveloper.
  • HTML, XML, Java/Javascript, J2EE, Web Services or .Net.
  • Oracle Database

Competencies:

  • Must have understanding of Enterprise Application Integration methods and general architectural principles.
  • Implementation of process automation, leveraging on integration, technologies based on the Enterprise Service Oriented Architecture Framework.
  • Implementation of SLA and Notification Services for process and service monitoring.
  • Orchestration technology implementation, administration and customization.
  • Implementation of Business Activity Monitoring with performance indicator and dashboards for services.
  • Solution design and analysis for process integration.
  • Software development methodologies experience and structured approaches to system development.
  • Strong business analysis skills, experience, including development of business vision and strategies, functional decomposition, requirements capture, process modeling
  • High level of technical field expertise.
  • Knowledge of Network topology and software systems
  • Excellent negotiation and facilitation skills.

Deadline
15th January, 2018.

Application Method
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s (MS Word Format) to: [email protected] with “Technical Architect- SOA” as the subject of the mail.


Job Title: Head of Sales

Location: Lagos

Job Summary

  • The Head of Sales plays a key role in the success and failure of an organization.
  • He is the one who plays a pivotal role in achieving the sales targets and eventually generates revenue for the organization.
  • He is responsible for Business Development and management of existing relationships.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for developing and leading operational sales plans for the sales units and are responsible for the quality of these plans.
  • Development and quality of the sales strategy of the company (the sales related elements of the company strategy.
  • Driving the company’s top level operational sales plan, and all operational plans driving towards the company sales goal (eg sales plans for regions, countries, industries, products, key accounts … down to detailed plans for individual sales opportunities).
  • Providing the direction in terms of sales & marketing, as well as mapping solutions to meet industry or client needs.
  • Responds to Tenders and proposals.
  • Meeting the sales targets of the organization through effective planning and budgeting.
  • Responsible for setting targets for the sales managers, executives and other sales representatives.
  • Ensure the targets are realistic and achievable.
  • Ability to understand who can perform a particular task in the most effective way. It is his role to extract the best out of each employee.
  • Devising strategies and techniques necessary for achieving the sales targets. He is the one who decides the future course of action for his team members.
  • Search for potential customers and generate leads for the organization. He must continuously generate new opportunities for the organization.
  • Brand promotion. He must make the product popular amongst the consumers.
  • Develop lucrative incentive schemes and introduce monetary benefits to encourage the sales team to deliver their level best.
  • Ensure his team is delivering desired results.
  • Responsible for supervision and performance monitoring of the sales team.
  • Responsible for major decisions taken by the sales team.
  • Maintaining and improving relationships with the client for not only selling but also maintaining and improving relationships with the client.
  • The Head of Sales is responsible for maintaining necessary data and records for future reference.

Educational/Work Experience

  • Relevant Degree in Engineering, Technology, Business Administration or Financial Management. An Advanced Degree In Business Management or Information Technology will be an advantage.
  • Previous experience managing a sales team in Information Technology, Telecommunication, OEM space or related field at very senior level
  • At least 5-10 years’ experience in a sales/solutions selling role (prior to Sales Management experience).

Personal Requirements
The candidate must possess the following:

  • A good understanding of IT products and solutions.
  • A good Knowledge of the IT Industry and market trends.
  • A good knowledge of the different sector drivers.
  • People oriented.
  • Be aggressive in meeting sales targets.
  • A go getter attitude.
  • Good time management skills.
  • Sense of commitment.
  • Reliability.
  • Flexibility.
  • Transparency.
  • Diligence.
  • Good communication skills.

Deadline
25th January, 2018.

Application Method
Interested and qualified candidate should send their CVs to: [email protected] with “Head of Sales” as the subject of the mail.


Job Title: Infrastructure Specialist

Location: Lagos

Job Description

  • The ideal candidate will responsible for effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related infrastructure. This individual participates in technical research and development to enable continuing innovation within the infrastructure.
  • This individual ensures that system hardware, operating systems, software systems, and related procedures adhere to organizational values, enabling staff, volunteers, and Partners.
  • This individual will assist project teams with technical issues in the Initiation and Planning phases of the company’s standard Project Methodology (SDLC).
  • These activities include the definition of needs, benefits, and technical strategy; research & development within the project life-cycle; technical analysis and design; and support of operations staff in executing, testing and rolling-out the solutions.
  • Participation on projects is focused on smoothing the transition of projects from development staff to production staff by performing operations activities within the project life-cycle.
  • This individual is accountable for the following systems: Linux and Windows (both physical and virtual) systems that support LAN infrastructure; Linux, Windows and Application systems that support security and email systems;
  • Responsibilities on these systems include installation, engineering and provisioning, operations and support, maintenance and research and development.

Job Functions

  • Analysing system logs and identifying potential issues with computer systems.
  • Introducing and integrating new technologies into existing data center environments.
  • Performing routine audits of systems and software.
  • Performing backups.
  • Applying operating system updates, patches, and configuration changes.
  • Installing and configuring new hardware and software (e.g. database systems).
  • Adding, removing, or updating user account information, resetting passwords, etc.
  • Answering technical queries and dealing with often frustrated users.
  • Responsibility for security.
  • Responsibility for documenting the configuration of the system.
  • Troubleshooting any reported problems.
  • System performance tuning.
  • Ensuring that the network infrastructure is up and running.

Educational Qualification

  • B.Sc degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or Physics will be a distinct advantage.
  • Minimum of 4+ years post National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in server/desktop administration; experience within an exchange or financial services organization preferred
  • CISCO CCIE full certification (written and Lab Exam).

Experience:

  • Systems Administration/System Engineer certification in Unix and Microsoft (preferred);
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills

Deadline
15th January, 2018.

Application Method
Interested and qualified candidates should send their updated CV’s (MS Word Format) to: [email protected] with “Infrastructure Specialist” as the subject of the mail.


Job Title: Java Developer

Location: Lagos

Job Summary

  • The application developer role is a technology focused role intended to provide software development and analysis services to the institution.
  • The role would suit someone with proven experience building production, commercial-quality web based applications (in C# 3.0, JAVA and above) that also has proven in depth SQL-Server development experience.
  • Applicants must be comfortable with advanced SQL syntax, SQL Server Business Intelligence development and SQL Server (Oracle experience is highly desirable).
  • The candidate needs to be flexible and open to new ideas or change with the passion and drive to excel in their career.
  • He must be self-directed, organized, and extremely attentive to details. Must also recognize the value of agile, iterative development processes, SDLC and have strong OOD and OOA skills.

Responsibilities
The Application Developer will be expected to have aptitudes, skills, knowledge and experience on the following areas:

  • Demonstrable analytical skills with regard to specifying and detailing business processes and requirements.
  • Delivery experience with .NET framework, including C#, ADO.NET, LINQ and ASP.NET.
  • 5 years delivery experience with Java.
  • Extensive experience with SQL Server (2005/2008/2012).
  • Extensive experience in the use of Oracle Database.
  • Experience with SQL data business intelligence (OLAP, etc…) preferred
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in HTML and DHTML, JavaScript, CSS
  • Practical experience in Agile development methodologies
  • Ability to work both in a collaborative team environment and independently.
  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience with implementation and testing of DB backups, restores and recovery models.
  • Database server deployment design, processes, and day-to-day operations, including monitoring and Performance Tuning and Optimization (PTO) using native monitoring and troubleshooting tools.
  • Formulation, management and execution of data test strategies, plans and delivery commitments in concert with business and project management efforts.
  • Mobile and web service development experience
  • Experience with ticketing systems (e.g.; JIRA, Bugzilla) and managed workflows
  • Experience with SharePoint 2010 and above preferred
  • Strong familiarity with source control systems (e.g. Team Suite)

Problem Solving:
The Application Developer will often be challenged with new problems to which they will need to rely on strong problem solving skills to resolve:

  • The ability to accurately identify the cause of a system/application malfunction, interpret that to management and their colleagues, document and propose resolutions
  • Fully understand structured methodologies (e.g. Agile) for using programming code to solve business problems
  • Ensure all changes and implementations are well tested and managed in a controlled manner with full rollback plans
  • Correctly identify when assistance is required and request it accordingly
  • Collaborate with the wider team in matters where their support is required.

People Management and Development:
The post holder will need to show evidence of the following:

  • The ability to work well within a team and as part of a larger overall technology team
  • They should display strong collaborative characteristics

Experience and Qualifications
Ideal candidate should have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.SB.A), computer Science or similar.
  • 5 years delivery experience with Java.
  • Extensive experience with Oracle database.

Deadline
16th January, 2018.

Application Method
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s to: [email protected] with “Java Developer” as the subject of the mail.