Applications Support Manager

The primary purpose of this role is to manage and coordinate the analysis, evaluation, development, testing and implementation of Banks software applications and to make recommendations on software applications. The role also covers the efficient functioning and day to day running of the business applications.

 Key Responsibilities

  • Manage and participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities for assigned programs. Recommend, develop and administer policies and procedures. Recommend, within divisional policy, appropriate service and staffing levels. 
  • Plan, direct, coordinate and review the work plan for Applications Support staff. Assign work activities, projects and programs. Review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures. Meet with staff to identify and resolve problems. 
  • Implement system changes through automation, process change, management solutions and training. 
  • Conduct diagnostic investigations of system errors and implement or recommend solutions or methodologies for resolution. Consult with vendors regarding system functionality. 
  • Prepare various documentation including project reports, process and user manuals, presentations, strategic and technical plans and other related information on assigned application analyses.
  • Develops risk management procedures, business continuance scenarios, contingency and disaster recovery plans for central and distributed systems and networks to maintain operations during downtime and/or major disasters. Identifies and makes recommendations regarding critical points of failure. Develops and implements policies and procedures for business continuance and disaster recovery plans. Proactive in building processes to minimize/eliminate downtime.
  • Responsible for researching, developing and implementing testing methods and procedures. Ensures that products meet the highest quality standards. Monitors and reports on defects. 
  • Review proposed systems software for compliance with applicable quality assurance standards before acquisition or implementation

 The Person

For the above position, the successful applicant should have the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Information Technology or Information Systems or related
  • Professional Qualifications MCP/MCSA/MCSE /MCITP/ITIL 
  • LINUX Administration is required.
  • Master’s degree in Management / IT is an added advantage


Minimum No of Years’ Experience Required 4 in:

  • Operational characteristics of a variety of computer platforms and operating systems
  • Operational characteristics, services and activities of an information systems and analysis program
  • Principles and practices of application software installation and support
  • Basic budgeting, contracting, purchasing practices, policies and procedures
  • Methods and techniques used in the installation, administration, monitoring, upgrading and problem resolution of central application software systems
  • Principles and procedures of quality assurance and security related to complex, large computer systems and applications
  • Principles and practices of application development and troubleshooting
  • Effective analysis, communication, presentation and customer relationship skills
  • Knowledge of relevant industry (banking) practice
  • Principles and practices of project management and administration

 The above position is a demanding role for which the Bank will provide a competitive remuneration package to the successful candidate. If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please log in to our Recruitment portal and submit your application with a detailed CV.

 To be considered your application must be received by Friday 23rd February 2024.

 Qualified candidates with a disability are encouraged to apply.


Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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Uploaded: 2024-02-12 00:00:00 Deadline: 2024-02-23 00:00:00 Reference Number: 2211