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Head Of IT Development at GMT Nigeria Limited

The company is seeking an individual with a broad experience of large scale IT systems. The ideal candidate will be operating at a senior level reporting in to the CTO. The Head of IT Development will have overall responsibility for the technical roadmap and its components.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provides overall direction, guidance and definition of IT architecture, to effectively support the corporate business strategy.
  • Bridge the gap between IT and management in a way that he/she can communicate comfortably with both
  • Lead the development team (IT Factory) and external contractors
  • Develop, maintain, and deliver the company’s technical roadmap, ensure technical consistency between various platforms used
  • Contribute to the overall strategy/direction of the technology department and advise on best practice
  • Ensure company’s technological infrastructure is operating effectively and efficiently
  • Software selection, evaluation and implementation
  • Development of large software systems as well as customization of existing software
  • Reduce dependencies between systems to simplify the technology solution
  • Overall responsible for performance of systems – uptime, quality, user experience
  • Ensure Agile tenets are being followed and improved upon
  • Participate in resource planning & scheduling for the team and developer interview process
  • Proactively work with Product / Business Owner to define product epics and update roadmaps

Requirements

Education:

Bachelor’s degree in the field of computer science, information systems, computer engineering, system analysis or a related field, or equivalent work experience; Master’s degree in one these fields preferred

Experience:

  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in managing an IT Development operation, ideally from a logistics background
  • Working experience and understanding of Enterprise Architecture best practices frameworks and standards, for example, TOGAF
  • Software Engineering background, proven track record of having worked as developer and as a team leader, across multiple platforms, especially MS
  • All round skill set in application development and project roll outs
  • Integrating various software solutions into one working system
  • Development of large software systems
  • Customization of existing software
  • Ability to command a multi cultural team based in different locations
  • Executive communication skills, strategic thinking and understanding of corporate strategy and IT’s role in its context

BENEFITS

Attractive remuneration package

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