2022 Team Lead, Application Development at First Bank of Nigeria Limited

Full Time Job in NigeriaLagos, NIGERIAFirst Bank of Nigeria Limited

Team Lead, Application Development – First Bank of Nigeria Limited (FirstBank) is Nigeria’s largest financial services institution by total assets and gross earnings. With more than 10 million customer accounts, FirstBank has over 750 branches providing a comprehensive range of retail and corporate financial services. The Bank has an international presence through its subsidiaries, FBN Bank (UK) Limited in London and Paris, FBNBank DRC, FBNBank Ghana, FBNBank Gambia, FBNBank Guinea, FBNBank Sierra-Leone and FBNBank Senegal, as well as its Representative Offices in Johannesburg, Beijing and Abu Dhabi.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Team Lead, Application Development

Job Title: Team Lead, Application Development

Job Identification: 733
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Job Schedule Full time
Job Category: IT TECH, SEC & OPS
Job Shift: Day

Job Objective(s)

  • To create the detailed IT solution/service design, based on the functional specifications, to meet quality & performance requirements & technical constraints.
  • To define what is the service effect , how will it be delivered and how will it be consumed by users.
  • To build, configure and/or customise technical solution, based on the functional and technical specifications, to meet quality & performance requirements

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Guide team development efforts towards successful project delivery.
  • Provide technical leadership to teammates through coaching and mentorship
  • Maintain high standards of software quality within the team by establishing good practices and habits.
  • Identify and encourage areas for growth and improvement within the team.
  • Collaborate with other software developers, business analysts and software architects to plan, design, develop, test, and maintain w business applications
  • Assist in the collection and documentation of user’s requirements, development of user stories, estimates and work plans.
  • Prepare reports, manuals and other documentation on the status, operation, and maintenance of software.
  • Design, develop, and unit test applications in accordance with established standards.
  • Participate in peer-reviews of solution designs and related code
  • Package and support deployment of releases.
  • Work with teammates in the migration of legacy applications to current technologies.
  • Develop, refine, and tune integrations between applications.
  • Analyze and resolve technical and application problems.
  • Assess opportunities for application and process improvement and prepare documentation of rationale to share with team members and other affected parties.
  • Adhere to high-quality development principles while delivering solutions on time and on-budget. Provide third-level support to business users
  • Research and evaluate a variety of software products.
  • Develop new user-facing features.
  • Build reusable code and libraries for future use.
  • Ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs.
  • Optimize application for maximum speed and scalability.
  • Assure that all user input is validated before submitting to back end
  • Provides level 3 support for production applications.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all Information entrusted while delivering projects.
  • Comply with the principles and policies in the Information Security Handbook.
  • Performs other functions as may be required for the business to achieve its strategic objectives.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum of a First Degree or its equivalent in Computing or related disciplines.
  • Master’s, MBA or a recognized professional certification will be an added advantage.


  • 5+ years’ experience as a Software Developer.
  • Prior experience in a technical leadership position.
  • Attention to detail and can-do attitude.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Structured and methodical approach to problem solving.
  • Self-motivated, a team player, and exhibit a high degree of professionalism.
  • Demonstrate analytical, interpretative and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

Key Competency Requirements:

  • Proficient in .NET framework and .Net core using C#
  • Full stack developer with skills and experience with Java, Angular, JavaScript, TypeScript, Perl, Oracle, SQL, MySQL, Apache Tomcat, Maven, XML, XSLT, JSON, RESTful APIs, etc.
  • Analyzing customer requirements.
  • Ability to understand client requirements as well as underlying infrastructure applications, systems and processes.
  • Ability to oversee development efforts.
  • Strong capability in juggling priorities so that deadlines are met while retaining consistently high quality outcomes.
  • Software architecture design, together with architecture team.
  • Technical knowledge of MS Project Server, Report Builder and SharePoint
  • Optimize applications for maximum speed and scalability.
  • Creating technical specifications, writing program code and documenting
  • Testing the products in controlled situations before going live.
  • Maintaining the systems once they are up and running.
  • Preparation of training manuals (user guides) for users.
  • Experience with systems management tools as Nagios, Grafana, Prometheus, Rundeck are a plus.
  • Experience of working in infrastructure is a plus.
  • Experience in Automation, and Orchestration to drive efficiencies within IT operations is a plus.
  • Understanding of modern IT and DevOps DC’s and cloud operations is a plus.
  • Operational background (ITIL processes, network operations and support).

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