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Housing Finance Bank (Uganda)   |   Uganda   |   Log in or register to see the closing date

Manager, Applications Support

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Information technology, software development, data
  • Manager (team leader)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent

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Job Summary

The role holder shall be responsible for design, development and implementation of business applications and system integration activities within the Bank. The role holder will act as a liaison between the business technology and information technology departments and ensure seamless system integration for new systems and optimization of current technology systems.

Qualifications, Relevant Skills and Experience

  1. A Bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering or Information systems.
  2. A Master’s degree in computer science, software engineering or Information technology will be an added advantage.
  3. At least 5 years of experience designing and implementing small or medium-sized software systems and components.
  4. Proven ability to managing multiple projects and objectives simultaneously and efficiently
  5. Proven experience with agile software development methodology (e.g. TDD, continuous integration, automated tests etc.)
  6. Ability to communicate the design and implementation of software systems including relevant strengths/weaknesses and reasons for implementation decisions.
  7. In-depth knowledge of programming & prototyping languages such as Java, Python, C++, Ruby, JavaScript, CSS, PHP 5, J2EE, Visual Studio, web standards and ability to use one or more IDEs (e.g. Eclipse) and interactive debuggers effectively.
  8. Advance experience developing data-driven applications utilizing significant relational database engines as part of the overall application architecture. Experience with Oracle & MS SQL is required; however Postgre SQL or MySQL is desirable.
  9. Knowledge & experience in administering Windows, Unix, Linux operating systems and at least two application, database, messaging or web server systems.
  10. Demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in an innovative and fast-paced environment.
  11. Proven experience in solving challenging technical problems.
  12. Excellent problem solving, organizational and analytical skills.
  13. Good task estimation and prioritization skills.
  14. Good report writing and communication skills.

Enclose a CV, copies of all academic transcripts, certificates and testimonials, daytime telephone contact, postal and email address of both applicant, and three competent referees


  1. Analyse user requirements and application needs, determine and evaluate potential solutions, develop system specifications and requirements, and design application programs to meet the requirements
  2. Interact with Vendors and other strategic business partners to understand and recommend data interchange formats, APIs and messaging formats so as to achieve seamless integration.
  3. Lead the implementation of new business applications, customizations and system integration solutions, working closely with business systems analysts within the bank.
  4. Contribute to software development and provide technical expertise in designing and implementing secure enterprise-level solutions through the transition of these applications into support phase.
  5. Perform system implementation activities such as installation, configuration, customization, integration and data migration.
  6. Prepare system documentation for use in production support and operating procedures.
  7. Prepare and execute test cases including debugging of subsystems and components in Test and Production environments.
  8. Participate in efforts of knowledge sharing & skills transfer within the Bank in line with digital transformation.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Uganda
Area of work: Information technology, software development, data
Seniority: Manager (team leader)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required skills: Python; Application programming interfaces (API); Testing and debugging; Database query languages (SQL, others); C, C# or C++; PHP; JavaScript; System architecture
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

Housing Finance Bank (Uganda)

Banking, microfinance, insuranceCompany size: 1000+ people

First incorporated as a private limited company in 1967 as Housing Finance Company of Uganda Limited carrying out business as a non-Banking credit institution with focus on providing mortgage finance for construction of residential houses and also accepting saving deposits from the public, was licensed and regulated by Bank of Uganda as a commercial Bank in 2007 to carry on the business of Banking under the financial Institutions Act No.2 of 2004, thus changing status to become a public limited liability company and also changing name to Housing Finance Bank Limited (HFB).