Unit Head, Infrastructure And Technology Services in Lagos, Nigeria

at Human Capital Partners

Information Technology
Minimum Qualification
Required Experience
5 - 7 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description


Reporting to the Head, Service Delivery, the successful candidate will design and implement short and long-term strategic plans to ensure IFIS’s infrastructure capacity meets existing and future requirements with 100% uptime. A key function will be to design, code, test, analyse and manage software programs and applications that drive the IFIS’s strategy, product owners and third-party business. Key responsibilities will be to:

• Advice and informs management, departments and unit members on technical issues as part of the decision making process for    technical direction and procurement of new systems.
• Assist with the planning and deployment of infrastructure security measures.
• Define hardware and software standards in conjunction with owners and stakeholders.
• Ensure the integrity of IFIS’s electronically held information by performing regular reviews and testing of the back-up systems, disaster    recovery planning and input into the Business Continuity plan where appropriate.
• Test network performance and provide network performance statistics and reports. 
• Develop strategies for maintaining network infrastructure.
• Provide inputs to Business continuity and disaster recovery plans with respect to infrastructural implications.
• Analyse research findings and make recommendations on products, services, protocols, and standards in support of all infrastructure    procurement and development efforts.
• Manage and set priorities for the design, maintenance, development, and evaluation of all infrastructure systems, including LANs, WANs,    Internet, intranet, security, wireless implementations, etc.
• Oversee the database platforms upon which applications are deployed in order to service customers effectively.
• Manage operational costs; conduct near- and long-term financial forecasts for expanded functionality/user base.
• Conduct feasibility studies for various upgrade projects, improvements, and other conversions.
• Define hardware and software standards in conjunction with owners and stakeholders.
• Provide reliable, scalable and cost-effective cloud computing resources upon which the rest of the organisation can buy/rent and host    applications. 



• A good first degree or its equivalent in Computer / System / Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Applied Physics, Computer Science or    other related disciplines. Possession of a master’s degree or an MBA will be an advantage.
• Relevant certification(s) such as ITIL, CCNP, MCP, CCNA, MCTS, OCA, OCP, OSCA, OSCP.
• A minimum of six (6) years’ experience in a similar role.
• In-depth understanding of Postilion and all its applications
• Strong software development skills
• Research, Object oriented programming skills.
• Strong software and hardware management skills.

Method of Application

Our Employee Value Proposition
• IFIS provides a dynamic, flexible, and innovative environment for self-starters that are passionate and excited to shape the future.
• IFIS also invests heavily in her employees by providing cutting edge training and development opportunities comparable with leading global payment processing firms.

Our reward packages are designed to meet the needs of our geographically diverse workforce. This includes: competitive compensation, annual performance bonus and profit sharing that rewards you for your individual contribution to our business targets and share ownership schemes which link your reward to IFIS's longer term performance.

Successful candidates for all roles will work in a multi-disciplinary team and will require good IT, sound interpersonal, communication and presentation skills, combined with excellent organisation and team working skills, a drive for excellence and a passion for success.

To apply, please quote the appropriate reference number as the subject of your e-mail and send your current curriculum vitae (prepared as a Microsoft Word document, and saved with your full names)


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