Bank IT Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

Aug 23, 2016

Position: IT Manager
Location: Nairobi
Nature of job: Full time
No of Positions: 1
Salary: 250K
Summary: Our client, a prestigious Bank in Nairobi seeks to recruit a dynamic, competent and result oriented IT manager to fill the post named above.
Duties & Responsibilities
  • Oversee all aspects of IT department operations including IT infrastructure, Communication (LAN, WAN, email, etc.), database, backup recovery, regulatory compliance
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the IT group including downtime, reporting service levels, defining and tracking IT operational metrics and provide status to management
  • Maintains overall security of the Banks' network, systems, and data
  • Ensures high availability of critical business systems hosted by the Bank
  • Owns and maintains strict controls on data/system backups and recoverability
  • Manage staff members in their daily activities as well as supporting business projects
  • Develop and manage relationships with vendors in support of staff evaluation and systems support
  • Manage overall capacity utilization of Server/hardware environment ensuring it is optimized to meet business requirements
  • Contribute to the development of IT departmental strategies to align with the overall business strategy as well as corporate strategy
  • Develop and implement hardware and software standards for network, servers, databases, wireless technology, file & print services, etc.
  • Develop and implement data retention standards
  • Develop and maintain overall backup and recovery strategy (Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity)
  • Develop, implement, and maintain processes and procedures for effective delivery of services and compliance with regulatory guidance
  • Establish and implement 'best-practice' standards as well as departmental policies and procedures
  • Overall responsibility for leasing and strategic planning for system upgrades
  • Determine, recommend and implement hardware and software upgrades for business applications, server hardware, network equipment, desktop, laptop, etc.
Qualifications and Skills
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science/Information Technology or equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years of IT experience with 3 years as IT manager in a bank
  • Certifications in Microsoft/Cisco/VMware technologies are a requirement
  • Must have good understanding of user environment management, including desktops/laptops, profile management, software delivery, etc.
  • Must have a good familiarity with other IT Infrastructure technologies like storage area networks (SAN), WAN acceleration devices, virtualization, and data warehouse
  • Must have proven management skills with the ability to mentor staff members
  • Must have good people skills and the ability to interact and communicate effectively across all levels of the organization
  • Must take a lead role as an IT manager and act as a go-to person for the Bank’s business units and IT management when it comes to IT infrastructure technologies supporting both projects and
  • operations
  • Must build/maintain and manage a strong infrastructure team that is capable of supporting the Bank’s dynamic and fast-paced environment
  • Must have a strong technical background and hands-on experience surrounding IT Infrastructure technologies (especially technologies like Microsoft Active Directory, VMware, Cisco, MSSQL
  • databases, etc.)
  • Must be a champion for pushing IT standards, procedures, policies, and best practices to the infrastructure team
If you meet the above qualifications, please send CV urgently to

Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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