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Head Of IT Development At GMT Nigeria Limited

Date Posted: 18/May/2017
Deadline: Not Specified

GMT Nigeria Limited was established in 1999. Since our inception we have grown into the largest inbound logistics service provider in Sub Saharan Africa. GMT offers Clients a world-class integrated logistics service that spans across the supply chain transforming logistics challenges into competitive advantages, we provide customized solutions to meet any logistics demand when importing goods into Nigeria.

Head of IT Development 

Job Description

  • 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.

Major 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

Method of Application

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