Afreximbank: Assistant Manager, Innovation and Product Development – Cairo, Egypt

Northern Africa
Posted 4 months ago

Reference No. CEBLR14

CA Global Headhunters has been retained by the Afreximbank based in Cairo, Egypt to recruit for this position. For more information on the Afreximbank please visit their website www.afreximbank.com. Should you meet the minimum requirements and wish to apply for the position please apply directly to CA Global Headhunters.

 

Reference Number: CEBLR14


 


Responsibilities: 


 


  • Digital Product Development and Management
  • Have responsibility for cloud product development and management, and support the Head of Innovation with the implementation of cloud first strategy in the product evolution and delivering of digital services that connect multiple digital platforms and ecosystems, to drive customer satisfaction, speedy service delivery and ensure repeat business while adding tremendous business value to new and existing customers.
  • Will support development of APIs as a product to customers and manage API microapps and programs underpin by Cloud Services, ensuring the product aligns with industry standards and best practices in building APIs.
  • As a cloud product development specialist at Strategy and Innovation department, you will shape the digital products, services and features leveraging a combination of capabilities and tools; cloud services and infrastructure, agile scrum methodology and others to design and/ or develop world-class digital products that are game-changing.
  • Work as a member of our product development team to synthesize and articulate customer needs focusing on developing new or enhancing existing market opportunities using cloud infrastructure and native services preferably AWS.
  • Support development and management of digital products, ensuring alignment with customer needs and business goals.
  • Support product roadmap, defining and prioritizing features based on customer needs, business objectives, and market trends.
  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including Information Technology, Digital Solutions Markets, Communication, and Business teams, to deliver high-quality products on time and within budget.
  • Oversee the AWS cloud environment, including setting up and managing test cloud environments, deployment strategies, and continuous monitoring for product development and sandbox for innovation with ecosystem partners.
  • Coordinate with IT to develop and maintain CI/CD pipelines for efficient and reliable deployment of applications.
  • Ensure implementation of best practices in cloud management to optimise cost, performance, and security.
  • Coordinate with IT teams to establish and maintain robust, scalable, and secure cloud architectures.
  • Advocate for cloud-first approaches, providing guidance and training to teams on cloud product development and methodologies.
  • Be a member of product development team using agile scrum methodology (or other frameworks/ models) drafting product research, requirements, prioritizing features, metrics analysis, authoring user stories and acceptance criteria, capability development, testing, launch and collaborating with scrum team members, as required.


 


 


Requirements: Qualification and Skill

 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or business administration, Finance, MIS or relevant degree in related areas from a recognized University is acceptable. Graduate degree is required. Professional qualifications/certifications in Product Management and/ or Cloud will be considered.
  • 5 years’ experience including 3-4 years’ experience in product development, cloud services, cloud apps, with a strong focus on digital products in the banking/ financial services, fintech and consulting industry.
  • Deep understanding of cloud architecture, cloud-native development, and cloud product security best practices.
  • Knowledge of AWS cloud products including S3, ECS, RDS, Redshift, cognito, and containers.
  • Understanding of DevOps methodologies, CI/CD processes, and automated testing.
  • Experience in setting up and managing test cloud environments and deploying large-scale digital products, services and platforms.
  • Strong knowledge of any or combination of innovation and product development methodology or models; Agile Stage-Gate, Lean Startup, Design Thinking, etc.
  • Knowledge of any or combination of the following innovation and product development tools and techniques; Voice of Customer (VoC) techniques, netnography, mind maps, lean canvass, EPIC, story boards abd stories, business model canvass, pretotypes, prototypes and wireframes.
  • Software background required with a deep understanding of digital ecosystems.
  • Complete understanding of the entire Product Development Life Cycle and software development/ programming experience is a plus.
  • Broad experience in Digital implementation methodologies, process, and project management.
  • Expertise leading the product support of large-scale Digital Product architectures.
  • Deep knowledge of digital offerings.
  • Proven technical product leadership experience.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to identify the source of the issue, research potential solutions, and implement a solution that satisfies the customer.
  • A collaborator with demonstrated multitasking and time management skills.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and decision-making skills.
  • ability to communicate and function in a culturally diverse environment.
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.  Knowledge of the Bank’s other working languages (French, Portuguese, and Arabic) are an added advantage.
  • Must have good report writing skills.
  • Ability to interact with senior officials of banks, corporate entities and governments.


 


 


Contractual information:

 


  • Permanent
  • Willing and able to relocate to Egypt for the opportunity
  • Suitably qualified candidates from all African nationalities are encouraged to apply


 


If you wish to apply for the position, please send your CV to Caleb Ebrahim at cebrahim@caglobalint.com


 


Please visit www.caglobalint.com for more exciting opportunities.


 


Caleb Ebrahim


cebrahim@caglobalint.com


Recruitment Consultant


Finance, Fintech & IT


 


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