Head - IT - Micro Finance Firm

Samaksh Consulting
  • Kolkata
  • Confidential
  • 12-18 years
  • 14 Sep 2015

  • Senior Management-Technology

  • Financial Services/ Capital Markets
Job Description

Profile: Involves development and management of an integrated system based approach to enterprise operations and product offerings in a financial services domain, and handling a team to drive execution of the same through key responsibility areas such as

(1) Hardware upgrades and maintenance

(2)Network solutions and maintenance

(3) Software development, testing and maintenance (typically outsourced). The profile will involve Vendor management and Project management related to the above mentioned areas.

This position will report to the CEO and is based out of Kolkata

Education Qualifications and experience : B/BTech /MCA/BSc/ MTech having 10 years in IT preferably in Non IT firms having excellent skills in application development, testing and implementation, networking, system support, IT infrastructure and project management skills, especially in the financial services sector

Job Responsibilities :

1) Developing an IT strategy/ plan including robust IT infrastructure

2) Enabling synergies and develop a forward looking IT system by developing a robust understanding and monitoring of existing LMS and other applications

3) Monitoring and management of teams and vendors across (a)Hardware management and procurement (b) Network management and procurement (c)Software maintenance, development, testing and implementation (d) MIS

4) Project management across the above mentioned areas

5) Development and maintenance of up-to-date and compliant IT policies including security and privacy policies 6) Manage external and internal technology platforms (e.g. ERP systems and portals, websites etc.)

Key skills and experience:

(1) Team management

(2) Project management

(3) Vendor management

(4) Keen understanding of business needs and current innovations, especially in a financial services construct

(5)Application development, testing and implementation, especially new innovative applications and platforms

(6)Understanding of allied network, hardware, and IT operations requirements

(7) Knowledge of prevalent coding languages and platforms


(1) Robust IT plan mapped to business requirements

(2) Efficient usage of hardware and network resources for business

(3) Innovative use of IT infrastructure and applications to enable top line growth and bottom line impact

(4) Robust business analytics and MIS framework using technology

(5) Efficient integration of systems

(6) Vendor and stakeholder management - internal and external

(7) Team motivation

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