Monday, 14 October 2019

Job Vacancies at Alfred & Victoria Associates, 14th October, 2019

Alfred & Victoria Associates is one of Nigeria’s leading ICT solution based company. Our company offers a wide range of services which are in high demand of today’s emerging market. AVA has three major arms which have been streamlined to meet our customer’s needs.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: IT Data Analyst

Location: Lagos
Department: IT
Reports to: Scrum Master/Technical Delivery Manager
Supervises: Functional Process Lead, Functional Business Analyst, Business Champion
Job Purpose
  • Data Analyst interprets data and turns it into information which can offer ways to improve a business, thus affecting business decisions
  • Data Analysts gather information from various sources and interpret patterns and trends – as such a Data Analyst role is highly analytical in nature
  • Once data has been gathered and interpreted, the Data Analyst will report back what has been found in a comprehensive study to the wider business/relevant colleagues.
Key Role & Responsibilities
BI Data Analyst:
  • Data Analysts often make recommendations about the methods and ways in which a company obtains and analyses data to improve quality and the efficiency of data systems.
Data Gathering:
  • Engage with both technical and business users to understand business context.
  • Identify and explore structured and unstructured data effectively and efficiently in order to source answers to business questions.
  • Working alongside teams within the business or the management team to establish business needs.
  • Compile and gather the relevant data.
  • Test and implement data source changes where required.
Data Manipulation:
  • Analyse, manipulate and present data in a manner to clarify business requirements and as a basis for prototyping.
  • Specify design and build reports according to a wide variety of business needs.
  • Assist analytical team members by sharing best practice, technical and analytical techniques.
  • Identifying patterns, profiles and trends in data sets.
  • Defining new data collection and analysis processes.
Intelligence & Analytics:
  • Draw data from various systems, analyse information received and compile reports.
  • Compile a report and communicate/present results.
  • Experience in data models and reporting packages.
  • Ability to analyse large datasets.
  • Ability to write comprehensive reports.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • An analytical mind and inclination for problem-solving.
Required Experience & Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology or Mathematics or Computer Science or Statistics.
  • +5 years’ experience in data analyst role.
  • Demonstrate ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines.
  • Reporting and briefing skills to senior business stakeholders.
Job-Specific Competencies
Technical:
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 F&O
  • Power BI & Reporting
  • Data warehouse
  • Software Development Lifecycle.
Behavioural:
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication
  • Attention to Detail
  • Collaboration & Teamwork
  • Initiative/ Judgement
  • Self-Confidence
  • Relationship Building.
Job Title: IT Scrum Master
Location: Lagos
Department: IT

Job Purpose
  • The scrum master is the team role responsible for ensuring the team lives agile values and principles and follows the processes and practices that the team agreed they would use.
The responsibilities of this role include:
  • Clearing obstacles
  • Establishing an environment where the team can be effective
  • Addressing team dynamics
  • Ensuring a good relationship between the team and product owner as well as others outside the team
  • Protecting the team from outside interruptions and distractions.
  • Reports to: Technical Delivery Manager
  • Supervises: Functional Process Lead, Functional Business Analyst, Business Champion
Key Role & Responsibilities
  • Scrum master is responsible to facilitating daily scrum, sprint planning, sprint demo and retrospective meetings.
  • Possesses conflict resolution, does conversation by focusing on scrum values of openness, honesty and respect.
  • Should be a friendly communicative person, because when team is moving fast in Agile, communication is the effective force which holds the team together.
  • Needs to forecast the numbers of deliverables possible in an iteration, which is based on evidence and reliable source.
  • Needs to be expert in estimation and planning. He knows how to create useful, reliable and practical plans for software development projects.
  • Should be a good coach in Agile practices. S/he can coach individuals and interactions over processes and tools.
  • Help team or individual to clarify goals and actions to achieve them.
  • Ability to shield his team from outside distractions and interferences.
  • Ability to ensure the correct use of scrum process.
  • Ability to track and remove impediments.
  • Scrum master is a servant first, who serves his team members before considering about himself.
Duties
  • Facilitate his team for better creativity and tries to improve the efficiency of the development team.
  • Responsible for managing the scrum process with the coordination of scrum team in Agile methodology.
  • Responsible to remove the impediments for the scrum team.
  • Arranged daily stand-up meetings, facilitate meetings, schedule meetings, demo and decision-making processes in order to ensure quick inspection and proper use of adaptation process.
  • Helps product owner to make the product backlogs in good shape and make them ready for the next sprint.
  • Responsible to conduct retrospective meetings.
  • Organizes and facilitates the sprint planning meeting.
  • Acts as safeguard for his team.
Required Experience & Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or Industrial Engineering
  • +5 years’ experience in IT project management in a business application environment
  • Certifications in any of the following: Prince2, Agile/Scrum, PMP
  • Demonstrable ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines
  • Reporting and briefing skills to senior business stakeholders
Job-Specific Competencies P2P
Technical:
  • Knowledge of agile methodology and frameworks like Scrum, Kanban XP, etc.
  • Good skills to coach team how to follow agile scrum, which really works.
  • Understand the basic fundamentals of iterative and incremental development.
  • Strong knowledge of Scrum theory, rules and practices.
  • Knowledge of other Agile approaches, like: Kanban, Crystal, FDD, XP, etc.
  • Knowledge about other methodologies other than Agile-Scrum, so that he can explain other methodologies to motivate his team.
  • Basic knowledge of software development processes and procedures to understand his team needs.
  • She/he should have knowledge about Agile techniques like: User Stories, Continuous Integration, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games.
  • Ability to take and understand his commitment to deliver the product on time.
  • Know about the value of metrics and incremental delivery.
  • Knowledge about tasks, backlog tracking, burn down metrics, velocity, user stories etc.
  • Familiar with common development practices, Service oriented environments, and Agile practices.
  • Familiar with Microsoft Dynamics 365 F&O, Power BI & Reporting and Data warehouse.
Management:
  • Resource Management
  • Vendor and Supplier Management
  • Team Leader and Resource Development.
Behavioural:
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication
  • Attention to Detail
  • Collaboration & Teamwork
  • Initiative/ Judgement
  • Self-Confidence
  • Relationship Building.
Salary
Very Attractive.
Deadline: Friday; 25th October, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: [email protected] clearly indicating the “Job Title” as subject of your mail.

Note: 
Any application received after this time will be automatically rejected.

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