Vacancy at GMT Nigeria Limited for Head of IT Development

GMT Nigeria Limited was established in 1999. Since our inception we have
grown into the largest inbound logistics service provider in Sub
Saharan Africa. GMT offers Clients a world-class integrated logistics
service that spans across the supply chain transforming logistics
challenges into
competitive advantages, we provide customized solutions
to meet any logistics demand when importing goods into Nigeria.
We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Head of IT Development
Job Description

  • The company is seeking an individual with a broad experience of large scale IT systems.
  • The ideal candidate will be operating at a senior level
    reporting in to the CTO. The Head of IT Development will have overall
    responsibility for the technical roadmap and its components.

Major Responsibilities

  • Provides overall direction, guidance and definition of IT architecture, to effectively support the corporate business strategy.
  • Bridge the gap between IT and management in a way that he/she can communicate comfortably with both
  • Contribute to the overall strategy/direction of the technology department and advise on best practice
  • Ensure company’s technological infrastructure is operating effectively and efficiently
  • Software selection, evaluation and implementation
  • Development of large software systems as well as customization of existing software
  • Reduce dependencies between systems to simplify the technology solution
  • Lead the development team (IT Factory) and external contractors
  • Develop, maintain, and deliver the company’s technical roadmap, ensure technical consistency between various platforms used
  • Overall responsible for performance of systems – uptime, quality, user experience
  • Ensure Agile tenets are being followed and improved upon
  • Participate in resource planning & scheduling for the team and developer interview process
  • Proactively work with Product / Business Owner to define product epics and update roadmaps
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  • Bachelor’s degree in the field of Computer Science, Information
    Systems, Computer Engineering, System Analysis or a related field, or
    equivalent work experience; Master’s degree in one these fields


  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in managing an IT Development operation, ideally from a logistics background
  • Working experience and understanding of Enterprise Architecture best practices frameworks and standards, for example, TOGAF
  • All round skill set in application development and project roll outs
  • Integrating various software solutions into one working system
  • Development of large software systems
  • Customization of existing software
  • Software Engineering background, proven track record of having
    worked as developer and as a team leader, across multiple platforms,
    especially MS
  • Ability to command a multi cultural team based in different locations
  • Executive communication skills, strategic thinking and understanding of corporate strategy and IT’s role in its context

Attractive remuneration package

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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