Lead – Software Developer at GVA Partners

  • ICT & Software
  • Full time
  • 6 months ago
  • Lagos
  • Job Qualifications BA/BSc/HND
  • Number of vacancies 1 opening
  • Job experience 5 years

Job Description

The role of a Head of IT  is one that requires you to provide technical directions to the  fintech  affiliate  of  the  organization.  While technically  literate  and  capable,  the  position  is primarily a leadership one, and the Head of IT will be responsible for building and leading the technical team to maintain and improve upon the existing technological infrastructure of the firm. You will work  with  cross-functional  teams  to  deliver  strongly  on  the  objectives  of  the  firm  within  set timelines. You will be familiar with technological trends and a variety of business concepts. The right person has project management experience with retail products in Nigeria, and is able to show evidence of shipping products in the Nigerian environment

We seek a Head of IT with excellent analytical, problem-solving and communication skills. Previous leadership experience is required as you will be reporting to our executive team, and the right candidate will have the opportunity to gain significant responsibility within the company.

The ideal candidate will possess strong business acumen, be a strategic and tactical thinker, and be able to work and think systemically in the context of a larger team. You should be able to deliver strongly on big ideas and transform them into scalable projects.


  • Maintain   the   firm’s   existing   mobile   and   web   applications   and   their   respective infrastructures
  • Develop and implement strategic road maps for launching the firms’ products  and scaling them to capture  significant  share of their target market
  • Advise senior management of key technological and human resources required to ensure successful delivery of the firms’ objectives and develop a budget for approval by the board of directors
  • Drive  the  product  development  initiatives  of  the  business  from  idealization  to  market launch  by  working  closely  with  cross  functional  teams  such  as  software  developers, application designers, product developers
  • Develop and implement a framework for application security that prevents vulnerabilities against threats and safeguards the company’s resources on a continuous basis
  • Use  analytic  tools  to  track  users’  behavior  and  develop  a  process  for  utilizing  the information derived to make better business decisions
  • Set-up a contact center management team, develop and implement omnichannel strategies to improve users’ experience and drive better relationships
  • Develop a mechanism for collating users’ feedback on applications and products, and using these feedbacks to make iterations to the firm’s  applications and products
  • Evaluate, recommend and oversee any changes in system architecture
  • Ensure all applications are continuously updated to reflect global industry standards, trends and innovations
  • Ensure  that the firm’s technological  processes are  in compliance  with  all requirements, laws and regulations
  • Monitor performance, prepare periodic reports for senior management review, and align road maps with the firms’ objectives
  • Develop  excellent  working  relationships  with  relevant  third  parties  such  as  strategic stakeholders,  IT,   and business consultants, influencers, agents, etc.


  • Bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer science or related field
  • 5+ years relevant experience as a full stack developer
  • Experience in leading teams of front and back-end software engineers
  • Demonstrated experience in the use of front-end frameworks such as Vue.js, Nuxt.js,
  • Demonstrated experience in the use of back-end PHP frameworks such as Yii
  • Demonstrated experience in the use of database concepts such as SQL, MySQL,
  • Demonstrated experience in using API communication protocols such as REST, SOAP,
  • Experience working in cloud environments such as Amazon AWS
  • Experience working with project management tools such as Circle CI, Netlify
  • Demonstrated experience in sysadmin and custom setup of individual services
  • Demonstrated experience in developing Fin-Tech solutions
  • Demonstrated experience in the development of digital products from problem definition and design thinking to design, agile implementation, iteration, launching and maintenance
  • Demonstrated experience in testing and quality assurance of digital products
  • Experience in managing application security
  • Strong ability to debug and problem-solve in a timely manner
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV (in Microsoft word), current and expected salary to: contact@gvapartners.com , umoe@gvapartners.com , okeyo@gvapartners.com  and idriso@gvapartners.com  with the job title as subject of the mail.

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