GROWT IN VALUE ALLIANCE (GV ALLIANCE) JOB RECRUITMENT (8 POSITIONS)

Growth in Value Alliance (GV Alliance) Partners is a business advisory and market intelligence services firm. Our objectives are to assist organizations to achieve their growth aspirations by providing market intelligence, strategy blueprint, IT solution delivery expertise and business operation improvement capabilities.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
1) Job Title: Senior IT Infrastructure Specialist
Location: Lagos
Job Type: 12 Months Contract
Job Description
Our client requires an IT infrastructure senior specialist (for a 12 months contract) to assist in the following:
  • Diagnose and ascertain technology requirements; make recommendations for the improvement and growth of the IT infrastructure and systems
  • Direct research and other analysis to support IT planning; direct research on potential technology solutions
  • Develop business cases and undertake cost-benefit analyses to justify or support IT spending and initiatives.
  • Negotiate, administer and manage vendor, outsourcer, and consultant contracts and service agreements with in conjunction with Procurement and other relevant business units
  • Manage all aspects of the IT Department including the financial purchasing, budgeting, and budget review.
  • Manage the delivery or provision of a complete range of Information Technology Services covering networks, telecommunications, systems and devices, ERP etc
  • Implement IT projects and initiatives efficiently and effectively for best outcomes; approve and oversee projects and project portfolio.
  • Manage the deployment, monitoring, maintenance, development, upgrade, and support of all IT systems, including servers, PCs, operating systems, hardware, software, and peripherals.
  • Oversee provision of end-user services, including help desk and technical support services.
Requirements
Experience:
  • 6-10 years’ experience which includes:
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in an area of specialization; with experience in supervising/managing others
  • Experience working in a medium to large organization
  • Experience in IT and Business and systems Analysis and related disciplines; specifically IT infrastructure and Solution environment
  • Hands on experience at Enterprise Architecture level
  • Experience in planning and managing Infrastructure based projects and services inclusive of demonstrated experience in Security solutions and technologies at or before deployment
  • Strong experience working in a complex Infrastructure environment
  • Strong experience in infrastructure architecture, data centers, servers, Database, Backup, Storage, SAN Switch and networks
  • Experience with emerging technology, such as cloud computing, desktop virtualization, Hadoop, Mongo DB and Unified communications
Education:
  • First degree in Computer Science / Engineering or equivalent
  • Fluent in English
  • Masters advantageous.
Cetifications:
  • Functional Skills Development
  • Certified IS Security Practitioner (CISSP)
  • COMTIA Adv. Security Practitioner (CASP)
  • Secure Development
  • Lead Implementer – Cyber Resilience
  • Certified Governance Enterprise I
  • ISO 27001 Lead Implementation
  • ISO 27005 Risk management
2) Job Title: Junior IT Infrastructure Specialist

Location: Lagos
Job Type: 12 Months Contract

Job Description
Our client requires an IT infrastructure junior specialist (for a 12 months contract) to assist in the following:
  • Diagnose and ascertain technology requirements; make recommendations for the improvement and growth of the IT infrastructure and systems
  • Direct research and other analysis to support IT planning; direct research on potential technology solutions
  • Develop business cases and undertake cost-benefit analyses to justify or support IT spending and initiatives.
  • Negotiate, administer and manage vendor, outsourcer, and consultant contracts and service agreements with in conjunction with Procurement and other relevant business units
  • Manage all aspects of the IT Department including the financial purchasing, budgeting, and budget review.
  • Manage the delivery or provision of a complete range of Information Technology Services covering networks, telecommunications, systems and devices, ERP etc
  • Implement IT projects and initiatives efficiently and effectively for best outcomes; approve and oversee projects and project portfolio.
  • Manage the deployment, monitoring, maintenance, development, upgrade, and support of all IT systems, including servers, PCs, operating systems, hardware, software, and peripherals.
  • Oversee provision of end-user services, including help desk and technical support services.
Requirements
Education:
  • First Degree in Computer Science / Engineering or equivalent
  • Fluent in English
  • Masters advantageous.
Experience:
4-6 years experience which includes:
  • Experience working in a medium to large organization
  • Experience in IT and Business and Systems Analysis and related disciplines; specifically IT infrastructure and Solution environment
  • Hands-on experience at Enterprise Architecture level
  • Experience in planning and managing Infrastructure based projects and services inclusive of demonstrated experience in Security solutions and technologies at or before deployment
  • Strong experience working in a complex Infrastructure environment
  • Strong experience in infrastructure architecture, data centers, servers, Database, Backup, Storage, SAN Switch and networks
  • Experience with emerging technology, such as cloud computing, desktop virtualization, Hadoop, Mongo DB and Unified communications
Certifications:
Functional Skills Development:
  • Certified IS Security Practitioner (CISSP)
  • COMTIA Adv. Security Practitioner (CASP)
  • Secure Development
  • Lead Implementer – Cyber Resilience
  • Certified Governance Enterprise I
  • ISO 27001 Lead Implementation
  • ISO 27005 Risk management.
3) Job Title: Oracle Database Administrator
Location: Lagos
Job Descriptions
  • The successful candidate will be responsible for the design, development, implementation and repair of the organization’s database. In addition, s / he will be responsible for supporting the Oracle databases and ensuring their performance, availability and security.
Job Functions
  • Ensure secure services with minimum downtime by proactively monitoring the databases.
  • Control privileges and permissions to database users.
  • Perform Oracle installations and monitor, tune and provide capacity planning for future expansion requirements.
  • Provide regular trend analysis to the service management team, assisting in the optimal resource management / allocation function of the team.
  • Effectively escalate identified problems to the Oracle development team and other related third-party concerned.
  • Support the IT implementation team to ensure high availability of the databases.
  • Monitor database performance as well as carry out database backup and recovery.
  • Responsible for implementation and release of database changes as provided by the development team.
Educational Qualifications
  • Minimum of a good Bachelor’s degree in: Computer Science / Electronic Engineering / other Technology – related field, Oracle certification (OCA, OCP ) required.
Experience:
  • Minimum of 5 years of progressive work experience as an Oracle database administrator; Experience of managing multiple RDBMS on large systems is a definite advantage.
Requirements
  • Practical experience in monitoring and tuning databases to provide high availability
  • Practical experience of other databases – e.g. SQL Server
  • Practical experience in managing MS SQL database security
  • A good understanding of key customer business challenges and strategies, with specific experience in Telecommunications Service Provider environments
  • Strong technical and project management skills, must be resourceful and able to work as part of a team
  • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills, proven presentation skills.
Competencies:
  • Very good analytical and conceptualization skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to pay close attention to details
  • A good understanding of the telecommunications industry
  • Committed to continuous learning and development on the job.
4) Job Title: PHP Developer

Location: Lagos

Job Description
  • Our client requires a young and talented PHP Developer with hands-on experience in planning, developing and management of applications
  • The Developer will also be responsible for supporting through administration and patch development (where necessary) of some existing in-house developed applications.
  • Ensuring delivery of projects according to agreed timelines, excellent user experience and 99% application / service availability are some of the critical requirements of this role.
Specifically, the Developer role will include:
  • Gathering and developing user specifications requirement documents for every project initiative.
  • Developing project implementation plans for each initiative.
  • Application development, deployment and support.
  • Admin and user guides/manual development.
  • User training and solution handover.
Keys Skills & Qualifications
  • B.Sc. in Computer Science or any other Technology disciplines e.g. Engineering, Physics (Minimum 2:2)
  • 3-4 years practical experience in software application development.
  • Expertise and hands on experience with web applications and programming languages/technologies such as PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery, Bootstrap, APIs etc.
  • Good knowledge of Object Oriented Programming (OOP) as it applies to PHP.
  • Strong knowledge of Laravel framework is essential.
  • Knowledge of relational database (Oracle & MySQL).
  • Must be knowledgeable in frontend development (UI & UX), cross-browser compatibility and general web functions and standards.
  • Functional knowledge or hands on design experience with Web Services (REST and SOAP).
  • Knowledge of basic operations of Linux server.
  • Experience in GIT is an added advantage.
  • Must know how to use an FTP client such as filezilla, coreftp e.t.c.
  • Strong grasp of security principles and how they apply to software and the web in general.
  • Good problem solving and logical thinking skills (ability to transform business requirements into programmable solutions).
  • Good Communication skills.
  • Experience in planning and delivering software platforms used across multiple organizational units (multitenancy).
  • Must be below 27
  • Must have completed NYSC or have the exemption certificate.
5)Job Title: Business Analyst

Location: Lagos

Job Requirements
The candidate must have the following:
  • Telecom Experience must
  • 6 year + of experience
  • Hands on Sr. developers with experience in support, testing and debugging SOA using Oracle SOA Suite and JDeveloper. This experience includes an understanding of Fusion Middleware and SOA Suite.
  • Fluent in Web Service technologies such as XML, XPath, XSLT, SOAP, WSDL, and XSD.
  • Knowledge on the SOA suite 11g + 12c and OSB 11g + 12c, BPEL, File Adapter, JMS Adapter, DB Adapter, FTP adapter, MQ, Weblogic application server, BPEL, Mediators
  • Basic knowledge on SQL
  • Application Wellness Monitoring, coordinating corrective actions as needed
  • Batch Job execution and Monitoring, including execution of manual jobs as and when needed.
  • Periodic Management Updates.
  • Communicate to Users on issue resolution.
  • Conduct deep dive analysis of Technical issues and record the same in Problem Ticket.
  • Manage & coordinate deployments into Production.
  • Hands on experience on exa-logic or implemented Rack data base (at least 1-2 project) – Added Advantage
  • Idea on clustering & high availability of system. – Added Advantage
  • Experience on Web logic 11g administration – Added Advantage
  • Bachelor’s Degree (Minimum 2:2)
  • Must have completed NYSC or have an exemption certificate
  • Must reside in Lagos.
6) Job Title: Application & Middleware Support

Location: Lagos

Job Requirements
The candidate must have the following:
  • Telecom Experience
  • 2+ years of experience (post NYSC)
  • Hands on with experience in support, testing and debugging SOA using Oracle SOA Suite using JDeveloper.
  • Moderate understanding of Fusion Middleware and SOA Suite
  • Primarily Weblogic application server, BPEL, Mediators, Adpaters.
  • Aware of Web Service technologies such as XML, XPath, XSLT, SOAP, WSDL, and XSD.
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Must have completed NYSC or have an exemption certificate
  • Must reside in Lagos.
7) Job Title: Scrum Master

Location: Lagos

Job Description
  • An exciting opportunity exists for a dynamic and talented Scrum Master to join a dynamic project team.
  • As a Scrum Master, you will be our go-to person for applying scrum to produce high-quality work
  • You will coordinate and coach our software development team, helping the team continuously make progress on the project by making sure each person is working on the right tasks, helping to remove any obstacles to the team members’ progress, and protecting the team from distractions.
What will you be doing?
  • You will guide, coach and motivate the team with the goal of increasing productivity
  • Organize and lead Scrum ceremonies
  • Communicated with main stakeholders
  • Oversee and manage scope, timeline, quality, goals and deliverables that support business goals
  • Monitor schedule and cost performance
  • Identify key KPIs
  • Prepare and present reports on the progress and success
Requirements
What do you need to be considered for this role?
  • Passionate about Scrum, Kanban, Lean Thinking, Lean StartupeXtremeProgramming, SAFe, LeSS, etc.
  • 5+ years of experience as a Scrum Master or similar role in a development team
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field.Minimum 2:2
  • Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) or Certified Product Owner (CSPO)
  • Demonstrated experience with agile practices, patterns and techniques
  • Demonstrated experience in Agile techniques such as User Stories, ATDD, TDD, BDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games etc.
  • A sense of ownership and pride in your performance and its impact on the company’s success
  • Critical thinker and problem-solving skills
  • Team player
  • Good time-management skills
  • Great interpersonal and communication skills
  • NYSC certificate or exemption certificate.
  • Must reside in Lagos.
8) Job Title: API Software Tester
Location: Lagos
Job Description
  • An exciting opportunity exists for a dynamic and talented scrum master to join a dynamic team.
Job Requirements
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Engineering, Telecommunications or any other related fields
  • 3 years working experience in all aspects of web and mobile application development and management.
  • Experience with UNIX/Linux system administration and web server configuration.
  • Very strong technical background with a flair for technology management;
  • Knowledge of Linux, scripting or programming capabilities.
  • Linux certifications will be a very strong advantage
  • Domain name, service configuration and management; antivirus management and firewall configuration
  • Programming skills (PHP, Java); Operating systems/Database : Red-Hat Linux (Shell Scripting), Oracle DB, SQL)
  • Mastery of at least 3 web technologies and proficiency in several others e.g. CSS, HTML, JavaScript, NodeJS, PHP, Python.
  • Ex Deep understanding of server-side technologies, web security, cross-browser compatibility challenges, mobile development anatomy, sms based stuff
  • Great energy and enthusiasm with a positive, collaborative working style.
  • Working knowledge of relational database design and management.
  • Practical experience in writing test scripts for API testing and/or QA automation tools
  • Fearless in the face of massive, daunting technical challenges
  • Should be able to use the following technologies: Python, JavaScript (ES6), MongoDB , Node.js, HTML5, Elasticsearch, Linux (Command line knowledge such as BASH, ZSH, or FISH), Basic Understanding of Cloud Computing (AWS, GCP, Azure), Docker, Serverless Technologies.
Application Closing Date
Not Specified.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV (in MS Word not PDF), current and expected salary to: contact@gvapartners.com ,umoe@gvapartners.com ,idriso@gvapartners.com and folakemio@gvapartners.com  using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

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