Team Lead, Datacenter at First Bank of Nigeria


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 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 vacant position below:

Job Position: Team Lead, Datacenter 
Ref No: 1900000J
Job Location: Lagos 
Organization: Technology and Services 
Schedule: Regular
Job Type: Full-time

Job Description

  • Lead proactive monitoring, operation and maintenance of IT infrastructure (Hardware/Software) and other datacenter equipment; in order to maintain and support operations  and ensure compliance to relevant standards
  • Provide technical direction in the area of requirement definition, planning, coordination, programming, and implementation of server operating systems
  • Work with Enterprise Architects to manage the track of information on all datacenter assets
  • Manage configurations, problems, incidents, IT service continuity and supply
  • Lead effort to evaluate, recommend, integrate and coordinate enhancements to the datacenter infrastructure and services
  • Review system configurations and ensure that the needed configuration elements are made available on site for installation
  • Lead effort to develop and configure datacenter infrastructure from conceptualization through stabilization
  • Manage effort to test, debug, document and analyze performance of infrastructure components
  • Lead infrastructure implementation by analyzing the current system environment and infrastructure and developing implementation and verification procedures to ensure successful installation of systems (hardware/software)
  • Lead effort to provide support to all environments (production, test, QA, development, etc.)
  • Supervise the planning and monitoring of event, fault and performance management
  • Perform routine infrastructure analysis, and evaluation on resource requirements necessary to maintain and/or expand service levels
  • Create and maintain database management plan and ensure implementation accordingly
  • Fulfil service requests and perform routine maintenance and support activities
  • Manage backup and recovery activities of information and computer services, in order to guarantee the operations in case of disaster
  • Review installation check list and systems specifications
  • Provide leadership and technical guidance to reports
  • Prepare plans for development and installation of datacenter infrastructure according to current and future requirements
  • Coordinate with IT and the business teams to develop capacity management plans to ensure optimal datacenter operationsImplement test plans (including functionality, integrity, and stress testing; test matrices; and definition of test methodologies and strategy)
  • Conduct studies of proposed enhancements in hardware and software and proposes recommendations to IT management
  • Work with IT Risk Management to determine and implement  DR requirements based on business needs
  • Work with IT Risk Management to ensure the disaster recovery plan is kept current and  operable in case of disaster
  • Upgrade obsolete application, data, and infrastructure architecture as required
  • Serve as a member of the IT Services  and Supplier Relationship Committee
  • Lead proactive monitoring, operation and maintenance of IT infrastructure (Hardware/Software) and other datacenter equipment; in order to maintain and support operations  and ensure compliance to relevant standards
  • Provide technical direction in the area of requirement definition, planning, coordination, programming, and implementation of server operating systems
  • Work with Enterprise Architects to manage the track of information on all datacenter assets
  • Manage configurations, problems, incidents, IT service continuity and supply
  • Lead effort to evaluate, recommend, integrate and coordinate enhancements to the datacenter infrastructure and services
  • Review system configurations and ensure that the needed configuration elements are made available on site for installation
  • Lead effort to develop and configure datacenter infrastructure from conceptualization through stabilization
  • Manage effort to test, debug, document and analyze performance of infrastructure components
  • Lead infrastructure implementation by analyzing the current system environment and infrastructure and developing implementation and verification procedures to ensure successful installation of systems (hardware/software)
  • Lead effort to provide support to all environments (production, test, QA, development, etc.)
  • Supervise the planning and monitoring of event, fault and performance management
  • Perform routine infrastructure analysis, and evaluation on resource requirements necessary to maintain and/or expand service levels
  • Create and maintain database management plan and ensure implementation accordingly
  • Fulfil service requests and perform routine maintenance and support activities
  • Manage backup and recovery activities of information and computer services, in order to guarantee the operations in case of disaster
  • Review installation check list and systems specifications
  • Provide leadership and technical guidance to reports
  • Prepare plans for development and installation of datacenter infrastructure according to current and future requirements
  • Coordinate with IT and the business teams to develop capacity management plans to ensure optimal datacenter operationsImplement test plans (including functionality, integrity, and stress testing; test matrices; and definition of test methodologies and strategy)
  • Conduct studies of proposed enhancements in hardware and software and proposes recommendations to IT management
  • Work with IT Risk Management to determine and implement  DR requirements based on business needs
  • Work with IT Risk Management to ensure the disaster recovery plan is kept current and  operable in case of disaster
  • Upgrade obsolete application, data, and infrastructure architecture as required
  • Serve as a member of the IT Services  and Supplier Relationship Committee

Qualifications
Education:

  • Minimum of a first degree or its equivalent in a IT related discipline
  • Masters or a recognized professional certification will be an added advantage

Experience:

  • 8+ years of experience in managing systems, network and technology infrastructure
  • 6+ years of management experience with 1+ years spent in a senior management role