Team Lead, Middleware Management at United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA)

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United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) is one of Africa's leading financial institutions, with operations in 19 African countries and 3 global financial centres: London, Paris and New York. From a single country organisation founded in 1949 in Nigeria UBA has grown to become a pan-African provider of financial services with over 11 million customers, through close to 1000 business offices and touch points globally.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Team Lead, Middleware Management

Location:  Lagos, Nigeria
Job Type: Permanent

Job Objectives

  • To provide technical support for IBM-ACE, installation, configuration, testing and supporting Issue resolution activities related to the design and functionality of IBM-ACE.) 
  • Monitor the IBM-ACE environment to ensure high availability and 100% uptime. 
  • Vendor Management - Ensure fluid engagements with all 3rd party support providers (Vendors) to increase content on the platform and ensure they are stable. 
  • Team Management- should have experience in quality team-building skills, positive attitude, be detail-oriented, self-motivated and be a good team player. 

Responsibilities

  • Check logs/email escalations and ensure all issues raised are closed within the SLA, i.e.? issue resolution, enquiries, complaints and re-routing to responsible units where applicable  
  • Routine housekeeping - Backup of logs periodically (daily, weekly etc.), Clean up space on the servers etc. 
  • Update Platform Checklist that contains all specific activities on the platform on said dates. 
  • Ensure deployments are correctly done and completed promptly. 
  • Ensure 100% platform availability at all times 
  • Proactive monitoring of all services, execution groups and Brokers on the IBM-ACE Servers.
  • Ensure all Services on the platform are optimised and functioning as designed. 
  • Track Project Management deliverables to ensure all milestones are delivered and the project remains on track.
  • Manage all deployments/changes through the Bank’s approved Change Process.
  • Ensure that vendor-related projects are monitored strictly to meet set deadlines  
  • Engage stakeholders to understand requirements when developing solutions for the various units. 
  • Monitor fraud prevention solutions across all applications deployed on the middleware applications.
  • Weekly achievements report
  • Weekly Review and reporting of projects and issues.
  • Group Digital Banking Monthly Performance Report 
  • Review daily transaction Performance reports identifying reasons for failures and ways to avoid them
  • Provide AD HOC reports when required
  • Ensure all Team related issues (Health, resources etc.) are ok and escalate immediately where required
  • Ensure strict compliance by the team to all laid out rules and guidelines
  • Oversee general activities of the team – weekday/weekend schedules, Leave management, etc.)
  • Obtain all necessary approvals required for the team’s optimal performance (Personal and Official)

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science / Engineering, Systems Engineering
  • A Second Degree in any of these disciplines, an MBA and/or technical certifications will enhance performance, though not essential.
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in the banking sector or any related technology field.

Candidate's Profile:

  • Our ideal candidate must have extensive and strong knowledge of applications built on Linux, Unix, AIX and IBM-App Connect Enterprise (ACE) environment.
  • A talented and forward-thinking individual who is solution-driven should have extensive experience troubleshooting, monitoring, administration of the IBM-ACE etc., and ensures 100% uptime.
  • The prospective candidate must be able to support and manage projects on the IBM-ACE and related applications.
  • S/he must be a solution-driven individual should be comfortable with day-to-day IBM-ACE Management activities and thrive with tight deadlines and changing needs. Experience in banking will be an added advantage.

Knowledge & Skills Required:

  • Strong UNIX/Linux operating system administration. 
  • Collaborative skills: Ability to work with cross-functional teams 
  • Organizational skills: Ability to multi-task, effectively prioritise work and adapt during pressured situations. 
  • Problem-solving skills: must be naturally curious and creative individuals with a drive to proffer solutions to problems, as well as with a passion for innovation 
  • Firm Grasp of Structured Query Language (SQL) 
  • Customer experience and issue resolution 
  • Excellent leadership skills 
  • Interpersonal relationship management 
  • Proactive and able to work smart on own initiative 
  • Hands-on experience working in an applications production support/application development environment. 
  • Project coordination skills, including organising, prioritising and tracking all project phases. 
  • Trend monitoring for transactions performed on major applications hosted on the IBM-ACE platform.

What We Expect From You:

  • High degree of professional ethics, integrity and responsibility.
  • Highly organised, proactive, ability to work independently and take ownership of tasks assigned.
  • Team player with the ability to work under pressure and ability to work with a wide variety of people and maintain an excellent business relationship.
  • High sense of confidentiality and discreteness.

What You Should Expect From Us:

  • Our corporate culture is defined by our core values.
  • We do not just train our people to be the best in the job, we also offer encouragement, recognition, and rewards.
  • Whatever level you are at in your career, we offer plenty of opportunities and support to build a rewarding career at UBA.
  • Here in UBA, our employees are our greatest assets and so we built a recognition and reward system that boosts productivity and enhances staff retention, instituting a culture of meritocracy.

Application Closing Date
22nd July, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online