Head of Information Technology Department
JOB TITLE: Head of Information Technology Department
PUBLISHED: 2016-12-28 LAST UPDATED: 2016-12-28 DEADLINE: 2017-01-16


DemirBank OJSC is seeking a Head of Information Technology Department

Having already long history and wide experience DemirBank is one of leading banks in the country. The bank was established on 6th of October 1989 as one of the first commercial bank in the country. As an employer, the Bank is investing in its human resources through contemporary trainings, providing excellent working atmosphere and building staff capacity in order to plant the seeds of more successful future. DemirBank offers world of career opportunities with competitive compensation and incredible benefits. Joining DemirBank you will also find more ways to advance your skills in a supportive environment, working alongside a diverse and talented team that thrives on creativity and collaboration.

Roles & Responsibilities

• Understand and support Bank’s business philosophy and objectives;
• Do all within his/her ability to meet targets and work unceasingly to enable DemirBank to meet its goal;
• Conduct all activities in compliance with DemirBank policies and procedures;
• Manage information technology and computer systems;
• Plan, organize, control and evaluate IT and electronic data operations;
• Ensure security of data, network access and backup systems;
• Act in alignment with user needs and system functionality to contribute to organizational policy;
• Identify problematic areas and implement strategic solutions in time;
• Preserve assets, information security and control structures;
• Handle annual budget and ensure cost effectiveness;
• Plan, design and implement an overall IT management process for the bank;
• Produce detailed timeline for each application release and implement effective project control by monitoring the progress of the software release and reporting the status;
• Approve all business requirements prior to the technical solution;
• Manage the deployment, monitoring, maintenance, development, upgrade, and support of all IT systems, including servers, PCs, operating systems, telephones, software applications, and peripherals;
• Provide expertise and support during systems upgrades, installations, conversions and file maintenance;
• Oversee systems development and enhancement and the integration of new systems with existing systems;
• Work with advocacy staff to develop strategies and plans to enhance client services, improve user effectiveness, and foster innovation;
• Communicate regularly with executive management and all users of information services and systems;
• Ensure the creation and maintenance of all written documentation, including system and user manuals, license agreements, and documentation of modifications and upgrades;
• Oversee provision of end-user services, including help desk and technical support services;
• Keep current with the latest technologies and determine what new technology solutions and implementations will meet business and system requirements;
• Manage financial aspects of the IT Department, including purchasing, budgeting, and budget review;
• Develop and implement all IT policies and procedures, including those for architecture, security, disaster recovery, standards, purchasing, and service provision;
• Follow all standards, policies, procedures, and confidentiality guidelines;
• Develop the IT staff to meet the changing needs of users, groups and offices, new projects, technologies;
• Provide support, education and training to staff to build IT awareness within the bank.

Qualification and requirements:

• Candidate must possess professional degree in Information Technology studies;
• Professional background in IT management in financial services is an added advantage;
• International qualification in IT (preferred)
• 10 years+ experience in IT Management;
• 5 years+ managerial experience;
• Tenacious individual with strong communication, problem-solving, relationship and consensus-building skills and a high degree of personal initiative and attention to detail;
• Technical consciousness;
• Well-developed verbal and written communication skills in English, Russian and Azeri;
• High level of loyalty towards the employer;
• Capability and willingness to take responsibility and highly developed sense of rectitude;

DemirBank works in a competitive environment and seeks dynamic candidates who enjoy taking initiative and improving performance. Candidates are required to submit CVs/Application Forms until January 15, 2017 via e-mail at hr@demirbank.az.

Please indicate the name of the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email (Head of Information Technology Department). Otherwise the candidacy will not be considered in the review process of the applications collected.

Please be advised that only shortlisted candidates will be invited to the further stages of the recruitment procedure.

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