2 Apr 2014

Lead Solutions Architect – BFS Job in Nairobi

Job Title: Lead Solutions Architect – BFS
Department: Business group, Product development team
Supervised by: Business Head – BFS
Salary scale: $ 5,000 – 6,000 a month
Location: Nairobi
The post demands ‘9’ to ‘11’ years of experience

Our client is a Pan-African I.T. Company and a leading partner for major I.T. companies with a presence covering 25 African countries

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Architect, Design, Development & Implementation of framework and application software components
  • The role requires them to be an operational/process expert with extreme knowledge of the business processes within the Bank/ Insurance firm and should have been part of that team from a functional standpoint
  • Interact / partner with the business development and pre-sales team for understanding the requirements and suggest solutions for addressing the same
  • Should be an individual contributor with proven past experience of being hands on in architecting, designing and conceptualizing the solution components
  • Be the go to person for the development team and should Mentor/Train the team members on designing, coding and facilitate the enhancement of technical and domain depth of the team
  • Should be proactive and enhance existing software architecture by analyzing and identifying areas for improvement, optimization or refactoring
  • Constantly Investigate new and emerging technologies and techniques, and research ongoing industry developments/trends in the space and make appropriate recommendations to the management for enhancements.
  • Help build collaterals on various domain related areas – across banking & financial services
  • Be the Lead respondent on proposals/RFP responses. Create innovative, scalable, sustainable & profitable solutions for RFP response. This involves working with cross-functional teams such as Pricing, IT/IT applications, Legal, Operational teams, etc

Skills Set Needed

  • Thorough/adequate knowledge of BFS domain, regulations, processes
  • Proven ability of Platform play and architect solutions around existing BFS processes
  • Some exposure to the geographies of India/Middle East /Africa.
  • Exposure to contemporary (domain) products and technology
  • Analytical skills, Risk assessment, Systems/Ins Admin/Elixir
  • Ability to handle pressure situations


  • A professional with experience in Banks working on processes/operations, working in BPOs managing operations/processes with reasonably good level of IT functionality.
  • The role would require folks from processes /operations background.
  • Bachelors in Engineering/ MCA/ MBA or equivalent.
  • 10 years’ experience in BFS domain, preferably in solution / operations / processes

Only those who meet the minimum requirements stated need apply.


  1. Detailed and updated CV,
  2. State your current and expected salary
  3. Indicating your availability duration


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