Backend Engineer at NCBA Group – May 2024

Backend Engineer


As a Backend Engineer, you will be responsible for all development and maintenance of software integrations. This is a planning and development role whose focus is the analysis, design, development, and management (technical support) of the division’s integrations and API Strategy.


Systems Analysis, Design and Development (30%)

Responsible for the Design and Development of NCBA Integrations in accordance with Business Requirements. Champions the NCBA Digital Business API strategy for increasing market share.

Expert Advice on Integrations and Owner of our Digital Business Code Intellectual Property (25%)

The incumbent will be the in-house expert on Integrations best practice. The role holder will oversee code reviews (internal, and where necessary externally produced code) and maintaining the NCBA Code Repositories.

Group IT Architecture (25%)

The role holder will contribute to the definition of the NCBA Digital Business IT Architecture and own the areas that specifically cover NCBA Internal Applications. The incumbent will be responsible for the refinement of the Architecture to ensure Application Development work carried out adheres to, and advances the GITA.

Second Level Support and Problem Management (20%)

The role is responsible for proactively identifying commonly escalated Application issues and then researching, troubleshooting and providing more enduring solutions to these persistent issues for Internal Applications. The incumbent will lead the team responsible for 2nd Level Support on Internal Applications.


Academic and Desired work experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field. A Master’s degree in Technology or Business-related course is an added advantage
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in IT systems development within a large highly digitized organization designing, implementing and managing mission critical systems, with at least 2 of those years within systems development on Web, Mobile, Windows and Solaris/Linux platforms
  • Certification and experience implementing best practice frameworks e.g., ITIL, PRINCE2
  • Hands on experience in software development with major languages Java, C++, C# and practical experience using relation RDBMS e.g., Oracle and MS SQL etc.
  • Hands-on experience in Mobile development on Android, iOS. Windows Mobile development is an added advantage
  • Hands on experience in Web Development (AngularJS, NodeJS, Asp.Net) and Web Servers (Apache, Tomcat, IIS and Nginx)
  • Experience with Code Repository (Version Control) tools (SVN, Git)
  • Deep understanding of industry standard formats and protocols (JMS, SOAP, XML/XPath/XQuery, REST and JSON)
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and reporting skills
  • A good knowledge of the systems and processes within Financial Services industry

Other Desirable Competencies

  • Knowledge and experience in modern practices for Application Development and operations in medium to large Financial Institutions.
  • Technical skills to effectively perform Application design and operations activities/tasks in a manner that consistently produce high quality of service.
  • Knowledge and effective application of all relevant banking policies, processes, procedures and guidelines to consistently achieve required compliance standards or benchmarks.
  • Self-empowerment to enable development of open communication, teamwork and trust that are needed to support performance and customer-service oriented culture.

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