FirstBank

FirstBank is Hiring: Data Scientist, Data Engineer, and 3 Other Open Positions

First Bank of Nigeria Limited (FirstBank) is Nigeria’s largest financial services institution by total assets and gross earnings.

With over 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:

  1. Data Scientist
  2. Associate Data Engineer
  3. Data Monetization Associate
  4. Associate Data Architecture
  5. Team lead, skill and competency development

1. Data Scientist

Job Description

  • Support the implementation of the Data Science & Analytics as an enterprise capability in line with framework, analytics vision, strategies, roadmaps & projects
  • Design, develop and deploy statistical and mathematical models to solve critical financial services & operational business problems
  • Apply machine learning and AI techniques to financial services  & operational business problems to deliver differentiated value
  • Continuously engage stakeholders to gather requirements, viewpoints and perspectives
  • Support the development and management of enterprise analytics requirements
  • Maintain analytics tools capability catalogs
  • Serve as subject matter expert on available visualization & analytical tools i.e. features, capabilities and best practices
  • Support capability increments by conducting training/info sessions with analytics stakeholders and business users with the overarching objective of insight driven enterprise transformation
  • Keep abreast of changes in visualization tools marketplace and changes to existing enterprise tools
  • Provide quarterly change impact assessment on existing visualization tools where applicable
  • Develop analytics solutions leveraging a variety of available tools as assigned based on requirements and assigned priorities
  • Build ingestion processes to, prepare, extract, and annotate a rich data variety of structured & unstructured data sources
  • Participate in working group meetings as required
  • Collaborate closely with other teams within the CDO office to ensure consistency and a synchronized approach to all data related issues
  • Serve as a resource on projects as required
  • Ensure that all analytics operations are aligned to the enterprise analytics strategy & initiatives are synchronized where possible
  • Other duties as may be delegated by Data Analytics Lead

Educational Qualifications:

  • Minimum Education: Degree in Statistics, Machine Learning, Mathematics, Computer Science, Economics, or any other related quantitative field. Advanced degrees are an advantage

Experience:

  • Minimum experience: 3 years as a data scientist

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2. Associate Data Engineer

Job Objectives

  • Responsible for detailed design, programming, testing and roll-out tasks for application development projects, along with providing production application support.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist in planning, coordinating and supervising all activities related to the design, development and implementation of the systems and software applications.
  • Assist development Team Lead in all activities with respect to data pipelines development & management operations and support.
  • Contribute to planning of introduction of new application systems.
  • Assist in developing prototypes (to improve envisioning and communication) and proof-of-concept systems (to test technology) to validate potential solutions.
  • Perform coding duties according to the functional and technical specifications in order to solve a business problem.
  • Actively participate in program unit testing, integration and system testing to ensure they meet quality standards.
  • Assist in maintaining , supporting and upgrading existing  IT systems and applications.
  • Participate in the customisation of application packages.
  • Ensure that solutions meet requirements outlined in the design documentation.
  • Ensure accuracy and timeliness in delivery of data pipelines.
  • Review technical constraints and performance issues of business intelligence and integration solutions.
  • Provide leadership and technical guidance to reports.

Education:

  • Minimum of a First Degree or its equivalent in a Business / IT related discipline
  • Masters, MBA or a recognized professional certification will be an added advantage

Experience:

  • 3+ years of experience in designing, developing and delivering solutions.

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3. Data Monetization Associate

Job Description

  • Identify potential partners/ users for the Bank’s Data Products & Services and work with the Team Lead to engage them to get favourable terms for proposed monetization opportunities.
  • Identify and qualify new market opportunities and work with the Team Lead and Unit Head to develop new product roadmaps to address their needs..
  • Collaborate with existing and potential partners to define new monetization routes and opportunities for growth.
  • Work closely with internal teams to drive development of produts/ initiatives and processes to deliver unique partnerships and monetization opportunities.
  • Providing input with regards to market and competitive trends that are impacting Data Products customers and those that are seen as opportunities for new business.
  • Identification of opportunities to acquire and grow customer relationships and increase their profitability through improved targeting, best-in-class product/services and appropriate channel strategies.
  • Work on the development of business proposals for the new ideas with the guidance of the Team Lead and Unit Head and follow through to ensure they are developed, approved and executed.
  • Design internal product flier to engender and sustain product knowledge amongst staff.
  • Obtain regular market intelligence and monitor trends to provide competitive edge in terms of products features, benefits and pricing.
  • Locate potential business deals by contacting prospective partners, discovering and exploring opportunities.
  • Work with the Team Lead to create and review Service Level Agreements (SLAs) with customers, partners and vendors to ensure the bank’s interest is adequately protected in terms product/service performance, revenue generation and other internal stakeholders’ requirements such as: Audit, Operational risk management, information security, compliance etc.
  • Work with product development teams on new products and current product enhancements ensuring achievement of strategic revenue objectives.
  • Report, track and analyze the performance of features in production and advise Team Lead and the Unit Head, Data Monetization on observed trends, gaps or issues.
  • Tracking of value realization and measurement of business impact of Data Monetization initiatives during/after implementations.

Educational Qualifications:

  • Minimum Education:  Degree in Statistics, Machine Learning, Mathematics, Computer Science, Economics, or any other related quantitative field. Advanced degrees are an advantage.

Experience:

  • At least 1 year in a role involving reporting/data analysis and relationship management.

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4. Associate, Data Architecture

Job Objectives

  • Responsible for delivery of a blueprint for delivery data related solutions that meet requirements.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist in planning, coordinating and supervising all activities related to the design, development and implementation of the systems and software applications.
  • Assist Team Lead in all activities with respect to architecture & management operations and support.
  • Contribute to planning the introduction of new application systems.
  • Develop high-level designs of systems.
  • Lead the technical design that will support the development, execution and operations of Data related services.
  • Assist in maintaining, supporting and upgrading existing IT systems and applications.
  • Actively participate in program unit testing, integration and system testing to ensure they meet quality standards.
  • Build, configure or customize the technical solution (technical code components and services).
  • Collaborate with new and existing external vendors and provide support to all objectives and assist to create various data architecture.
  • Provide leadership and technical guidance to direct reports.
  • Analyze information flow and recommend appropriate technology to provide support to all business processes.
  • Ensure that solutions meet requirements outlined in the design documentation.

Education:

  • Minimum of a First Degree or its equivalent in a Business / IT related discipline
  • Masters, MBA or a recognized professional certification will be an added advantage

Experience:

  • 5+ years of experience in designing, developing and delivering solutions.

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5. Team Lead, Skills & Competency Development

Job Objectives

  • Promote the closure of identified employee competency gaps via the proper identification of learning needs and the planning/preparation and roll-out of appropriate learning interventions
  • Support the planning and development of a robust competency-based blended learning curriculum for FirstAcademy Schools, as well as all other Job Families and/or banking competency areas.
  • Contribute towards entrenching the desired bank-wide learning culture, through the institution of blended learning methodologies and a well-established knowledge management framework

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead the planning, design and development of competency-based learning curricula for designated FirstBank Departments/Business Units and/or Job Families and offer expertise in the (periodic) update of the FirstAcademy Schools’ Curriculum.
  • Spearhead proactive consultations with line managers and business unit heads with a view to translating business requirements and strategies into competency imperatives
  • Anchor the periodic (quarterly) preparation and roll-out of the bank-wide Training Schedule/Plan and Budgets, albeit excluding programmes run within the FirstAcademy multi-level Schools
  • Oversee the treatment of approved adhoc instructor-led training requests – both foreign and local.
  • Work closely with the Faculty Deans in designing best-fit training assessment methods (especially Training Impact Assessment – KP3) necessary to drive the achievement of desired learning outcomes and follow through on their implementation
  • Report periodically on the business impact (i.e. the measure of training effectiveness as well as the Return on Investments) of training programmes through the Head, FirstAcademy to the Head, HCMD and FirstAcademy Governing Council.
  • Facilitate the rollout of Inter-Departmental training programmes in line with approved Learning Management Policies and Procedures
  • Partake in Training Vendor Accreditation processes and actively manage relationships with FirstBank Accredited Training Partners
  • Act as a ‘trusted advisor’ and ‘business partner’ in offering proactive learning advisory services to staff as part of a holistic Talent Development Framework
  • Work closely with the Head, FirstAcademy in proposing new policies on learning/teaching for Management approval.
  • As part of the Bank’s Information Security requirements, maintain the security of all Information entrusted to the staff and comply with the principles and policies in the Information Security Handbook
  • Facilitate and champion organization-wide knowledge sharing, so that the organization’s know-how, information and experience is captured, retained and shared within; as well as outside the organization with clients, partners, and stakeholders (as appropriate)
  • As part of the Bank’s Information Security requirements, maintain the security of all Information entrusted to the staff and comply with the principles and policies in the Information Security Handbook

Education:

  • Minimum Education: First Degree in Social Sciences or Human Resources
  • Higher qualification and/or professional certifications in Training and Development and/or Human Resource Management

Experience:

  • Minimum experience – 10 years relevant experience with hands-on experience in Course Design and Development and Programme Facilitation (stand-up training delivery)
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Application Closing Date
1st March, 2024.