Overview

First Bank of Nigeria Limited (FirstBank) is currently seeking suitable and qualified candidate to fill the role of a Senior Analyst, Application Development.

Bank Description

First Bank of Nigeria Limited (FirstBank) is Nigeria’s largest financial services institution by total assets and gross earnings. With more than 10 million customer accounts, FirstBank has over 750 branches providing a comprehensive range of retail and corporate financial services. The Bank has international presence through its subsidiaries, FBN Bank (UK) Limited in London and Paris, FBNBank DRC, FBNBank Ghana, FBNBank Gambia, FBNBank Guinea, FBNBank Sierra-Leone and FBNBank Senegal, as well as its Representative Offices in Johannesburg, Beijing and Abu Dhabi.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Senior Analyst, Application Development

Job ID: SA76800432
Location: Lagos
Job: IT TECH, SEC & OPS
Organization: Technology And Services
Schedule: Regular
Shift: Standard
Job Type: Full-time
Grade Range – From: Banking Officer
Grade Range – To: Assistant Manager

Job Objective(s)

  • To create the detailed IT solution/ service design, based on the functional specifications, to meet quality & performance requirements & technical constraints
  • To define what is the service effect , how will it be delivered and how will it be consumed by users
  • To build, configure and/or customise technical solution, based on the functional and technical specifications, to meet quality & performance requirements

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist in planning, coordinating and supervising all activities related to the design, development and implementation of the systems and software applications:
    • Assist development Team Lead in all activities with respect to application development & management operations and support
    • Development of integration services to leverage on Core Systems such as Finacle, FEP and others
    • Development prototypes (to improve envisioning and communication) and proof-of-concept systems (to test technology) to validate potential solutions
  • Design technical solution including high level (entity – relationship, data flow) to low level(field structures, database schemas) design
  • Develop technical design that will support the development, execution and operations of the service.
  • Assist in developing service acceptance criteria. Propose performance levels for new service. Review and verify service requirements with users. Agree and document service acceptance criteria
  • Create the service development plan. Review and agree with users
  • Build, configure or customise the technical solution (technical code components and services)
  • Ensure compilation of code and components into application.
  • Manage automation and monitor application integration as code iteratively goes through assembly and product test
  • Implement a controlled process that extracts software artifacts from the code repository, transforms it to an integrated product, and returns the result to the code repository
  • Actively participate in unit testing / quality reviews through the build phase to ensure that the solution meets the agreed functional specifications
  • Assist in maintaining supporting and upgrading existing IT systems and applications
  • Participate in the customisation of application packages
  • Ensure that solutions meet requirements outlined in the design documentation
  • Ensure and timeliness in delivery of reports
  • Review technical constraints and performance issues of business intelligence and integration solutions
  • Provide leadership and technical guidance to reports

Job Requirements
Education:

  • Minimum of a first degree or its equivalent in a business /IT related discipline
  • Masters, MBA or a recognized professional certification will be an added advantage

Experience:

  • 7+ years of experience in designing, developing and delivering solutions on .NET Platform
  • Deep knowledge of SQL database programming language, both MSSQL and Oracle including SQL Language and PL/SQL
  • .NET Development framework – .NET Full Framework and .NET Core
  • .NET web development frameworks such as ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC and ASP.NET Core
  • Programming language mastery at advanced level for C#, VB.NET and Java
  • Detail knowledge of Service Oriented Architecture and Microservices and Implementation.
  • Deep knowledge of building integration services using ASP.NET WEB API and WCF
  • Good knowledge of Messaging Systems using Queues and Service Bus
  • Good knowledge of DevOps and tooling.
  • Advanced knowledge of Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery Systems using source control such as TFS, Subversion, etc.
  • Competency with JavaScript, CSS (Bootstrap Framework) and HTML
  • Good working knowledge of front end web frameworks of at least of AngularJS, Knockout, ReactJs, Vue etc
  • Experience in Mobile application development using frameworks such as Xamarin, Ionic, PhoneGap.

About First Bank of Nigeria Limited

First Bank of Nigeria Limited (FirstBank) is Nigeria’s largest financial services institution by total assets and gross earnings. With more than 10 million customer accounts, FirstBank has over 750 branches providing a comprehensive range of retail and corporate financial services. The Bank has international presence through its subsidiaries, FBN Bank (UK) Limited in London and Paris, FBNBank DRC, FBNBank Ghana, FBNBank Gambia, FBNBank Guinea, FBNBank Sierra-Leone and FBNBank Senegal, as well as its Representative Offices in Johannesburg, Beijing and Abu Dhabi.