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Application Design & Development Senior Specialist at Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • 000 USD / Year
  • Salary: 000

Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc



This function supports the development and implementation of applications and works with architects, data analysts and business analysts to accept requirements, translates these requirements into solution design and participates in the full development process lifecycle from concept through testing, implementation, and support using the Agile development methodologies.


While strategic thinking and coordination are important elements of this role, this individual will be required to take a very hands-on role with requirements, design, development, testing, deliverable preparation and other related activities across various Information System groups.

Under the supervision of the Strategy Head, the following are among the Job Key Responsibilities:


  • Design, develop and maintain system interfaces
  • Develop and maintain code for application systems based on functional specifications, best practices and without appreciable direction
  • Create and maintain documentation and communicate using collaborative tools
  • Work with business analysts to produce end user functionality
  • Provides input and recommendations to project leadership and team members regarding applications systems analysis, design, development, and implementation.
  • Create, implement   and   maintain   a continuous   improvement plan   for software development
  • Continuously improve systems and solutions
  • Understanding the use cases (and/or user stories) in order to oversee the design of the architecture for the products to be built
  • Drive consistent standards and approaches throughout the development team
  • Making technical recommendations to business in order to automate and make processes efficient or improve customer experience.
  • Collaborate with the vendors to identify the features that might be of value to Zanaco
  • Provides the options in the determination and implementation of architectural solutions.
  • Evaluates current and future solutions, applications, technologies and establish overall requirements and planning objectives
  • Work with other team members to develop solutions, review new and existing code and/or perform unit testing
  • Any other responsibilities or tasks as maybe assigned by management.



  • External: Vendors, Consultants
  • Internal: All internal Business Units


  • Grade 12 Credit or above mandatory in Mathematics and English and any other three subjects
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or a relevant field
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in Software Engineering
  • Expert in database engineering using Oracle and SQL development
  • Knowledge about various architectures and protocols such as MOM, XSLT, SOA, UDDI, EDA, REST, XML, FTP, WSDL, and SOAP, ISO 8583
  • Expert knowledge about secure transmissions, digital certificated, and PKI
  • Strong experience with data architecture and application architecture
  • Knowledge of ISO 8583, EMV Issuing and acquiring standard
  • Good Understanding of end to end testing cycle
  • Project Management
  • Secure Development Principles
  • Understanding of At least one core banking application
  • Understanding of At least one card management system
  • Understanding of Payment Solutions i.e. Card, Mobile, Internet, USSD, Apps
  • Knowledge of ISO 8583, EMV Issuing and acquiring standard
  • Good Understanding of end to end testing cycle
  • Expert understanding of Git version control system
  • Expert knowledge of Docker containerization
  • Expert knowledge of Linux operating system
  • Expert knowledge of MS Azure APIs
  • Expert knowledge of (JavaScript es8 and Typescript 4.3)JOB CORE COMPETENCIES
  • Communication and presentation skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Research skills
  • Decision Making and Problem Solving
  • Drive for results
  • Customer service orientation
  • Attention to detail
  • Teamwork
  • Planning skills
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