Head IT Application Solutions – (1800002N) at First Bank Nigeria Plc

First Bank of Nigeria Limited (FirstBank) is Nigeria’s premier commercial bank and most valuable banking brand. With over 10 million active customer accounts and more than 750 business locations, we provide a comprehensive range of retail and corporate financial services to customers and investors wishing to explore the vast business opportunities available in Nigeria and our business locations across Africa, Europe, Middle East and Asia

Founded in 1894 as The Bank for British West Africa, FBN Group’s FirstBank was the very first banking institution to be established on the African continent.

With over 124 years of shared history, we have more memories than we could possibly share.

We have sought to showcase some of the key milestones in our history and to demonstrate our enduring commitment to value creation for all of our stakeholders

Oversee the successful completion of all work assigned to the unit
Manage expectations of the unit’s internal and external customers
Oversee the design of technical solution including high level( entity – relationship, data flow) to low level(field structures, database schemas) design
Direct the development of technical design that will support the development, execution and operations of the service.
Provide strategic guidance to the development of service acceptance criteria. Propose performance levels for new service. Review and verify service requirements with users .Agree and document service acceptance criteria
Oversee the creation of the service development plan. Review and agree with users
Supervise the build, configuration or customization of the technical solution (technical code components and services)
Manage automation and monitor application integration as code iteratively goes through assembly and product test
Supervise the execution of unit testing / quality reviews through the build phase to ensure that the solution meets the agreed functional specifications
Clearly communicate goals, organizational philosophies, and policies and procedures to the unit members
Support BREAM in resource planning and skills management for the application solutions unit
Manage the implementation and support of the organization’s application systems
Direct efforts to work with BREAM to define business solutions, ensuring alignment with business strategies and priorities, as well as the target benefits expected
Supervise the translation of change initiatives or business/user requirements into application systems delivery
Track application systems developments through suppliers/other external sources
Provide key inputs on application systems in the formulation of the IT strategy
Manage hand-over/transfer of IS solutions to operational status
Provide leadership and technical guidance to reports
Serve as a member of the IT Programmes and Architecture governance Committee
Identify systems improvement opportunities by analyzing best practices, technology trends

Serve as a member of the IT Services  and Supplier Relationship Committee 



Minimum of a first degree or its equivalent in a IT related discipline
Masters, MBA or a recognized professional certification will be an added advantage
12+ years of experience in designing, developing and delivering solutions
10+ years of management experience with 4+ years spent in senior management role


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