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Career Opportunities at Venture Garden Nigeria (VGN), Ikeja, Lagos

Nov 12, 2018, 4:28 PM
Venture Garden Nigeria (VGN) is a fast growing Software company with a vision to build an enduring organization with an ecosystem of value creators- while delivering high impact technology solutions for emerging markets through a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation. At VGN we wage war against the average, go beyond the ordinary to explore limitless opportunities; breaking the norms and aggressively pursuing success through- Relentless Hard-work, Pursuit of excellence, calculated risk taking and a hunger for knowledge and we have a lot of fun at it! We are recruiting to fill the positions below:     Job Title: Information Systems Auditor Location: Ikeja, Lagos Job Description
  • We are currently sourcing for an Information Systems Auditor who will plan, oversee and audit the information security systems used by Venture Garden Group.
  • Once completed, the security auditor will provide the audit committee with a detailed report of our information systems, outline whether the system runs efficiently or effectively, and help the company make changes where necessary to improve the integrity of our system.
Principal Responsibilities and Accountabilities
  • Execute a risk-based IS audit strategy in compliance with IS audit standards to ensure that key risk areas are audited.
  • Plan specific audits to determine whether information systems are protected, controlled and provide value to the organization.
  • Conduct audits in accordance with IS audit standards to achieve planned audit objectives.
  • Communicate audit results and make recommendations to key stakeholders through meetings and audit reports to promote change when necessary.
  • Conduct audit follow-ups to determine whether appropriate actions have been taken by management in a timely manner.
  • Evaluate the IT strategy, including IT direction, and the processes for the strategy’s development, approval, implementation, and maintenance for alignment with the organization’s strategies and objectives.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the IT governance structure to determine whether IT decisions, directions and performance support the organization’s strategies and objectives.
  • Evaluate IT organizational structure and human resources (personnel) management to determine whether they support the organization’s strategies and objectives.
  • Evaluate the organization’s IT policies, standards and procedures, and the processes for their development, approval, release/publishing, implementation and maintenance to determine whether they support the IT strategy and comply with regulatory and legal requirements.
  • Evaluate risk management practices to determine whether the organization’s IT-related risk is identified, assessed, monitored, reported and managed.
  • Evaluate monitoring and reporting of IT key performance indicators (KPIs) to determine whether management receives sufficient and timely information.
  • Evaluate the organization’s business continuity plan (BCP), including alignment of the IT disaster recovery plan (DRP) with the BCP, to determine the organization’s ability to continue essential business operations during the period of an IT disruption.
  • Evaluate the information security and privacy policies, standards and procedures for completeness, alignment with generally accepted practices and compliance with applicable external requirements.
  • Evaluate the design, implementation, maintenance, monitoring, and reporting of physical and environmental controls to determine whether information assets are adequately safeguarded.
  • Evaluate the design, implementation, maintenance, monitoring and reporting of system and logical security controls to verify the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information.
  • Evaluate the processes and procedures used to store, retrieve, transport and dispose of assets to determine whether information assets are adequately safeguarded.
  • Evaluate the information security program to determine its effectiveness and alignment with the organization’s strategies and objectives.
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certifications/experience.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience as an IT Auditor preferred from a financial institution.
  • A Bachelor's degree in computer science, Engineering, Physics or related fields.
Job Competencies and Capabilities Essential Competencies:
  • The Process of Auditing Information Systems - Provide audit services in accordance with IS audit standards to assist the organization in protecting and controlling information systems.
  • Governance and Management of IT - Provide assurance that the necessary leadership and organizational structures and processes are in place to achieve objectives and to support the organization's strategy.
  • Information Systems Acquisition, Development, and Implementation - Provide assurance that the practices for the acquisition, development, testing, and implementation of information systems meet the organization’s strategies and objectives.
  • Information Systems Operations, Maintenance and Service Management - Provide assurance that the processes for information systems operations, maintenance, and service management meet the organization’s strategies and objectives.
  • Protection of Information Assets - Provide assurance that the organization’s policies, standards, procedures and, controls ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information assets.
Experience and Knowledge:
  • Knowledge of IT Audit and Assurance Standards, Guidelines and Tools and Techniques, Code of Professional Ethics and other applicable standards.   Knowledge of the risk assessment concepts and tools and techniques used in planning, examination, reporting and follow-up.
  • Knowledge of fundamental business processes (e.g., purchasing, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable) and the role of IS in these processes,
  • Knowledge of the control principles related to controls in information systems.
  • Knowledge of risk-based audit planning and audit project management techniques, including follow-up.
  • Knowledge of the applicable laws and regulations that affect the scope, evidence collection and preservation, and frequency of audits.
  • Knowledge of the risk and controls associated with data leakage
  • Knowledge of the security risk and controls related to end-user computing
  • Knowledge of methods for implementing a security awareness program
  • Knowledge of information system attack methods and techniques
  • Knowledge of prevention and detection tools and control techniques
  • Knowledge of security testing techniques (e.g., penetration testing, vulnerability scanning)
  • Knowledge of the processes related to monitoring and responding to security incidents (e.g., escalation procedures, emergency incident response team)
  • Knowledge of the processes followed in forensics investigation and procedures in collection and preservation of the data and evidence (i.e., chain of custody).
  • Knowledge of the fraud risk factors related to the protection of information assets
Working conditions:
  • Flexibility is important.
      Job Title: Data Integrity Officer Location: Ikeja, Lagos Job Description
  • The Data Integrity Officer will be responsible for assessing AviTech’s systems and generating the supporting documentation to confirm they meet the regulatory and operational requirements of data integrity.
  • The role involves managing data validation activities, data mining, and revenue assurance, preparing dashboards and reports on Avitech’s operational metrics.
  • This role is important to ensure that systems and processes remain in compliance with applicable regulatory requirements and industry standards.
Principal responsibilities and accountabilities
  • Responsible for creating and presenting data in user-friendly dashboards for decision making as well.
  • Daily Revenue Data validation and assurance.
  • Scheduled collation of processed data and validation.
  • Actively manage and be involved in the execution of all stages of the validation life-cycle including: Manage and complete the periodic re-evaluation and requalification of systems, as determined by the schedule.
  • Access systems against pre-defined standards to ensure they meet current regulatory expectations for Data Integrity.
  • Generating validation plans for larger projects.
  • Liaison with AviTech’s product users.
  • Compilation of validation protocols and reports.
  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree (BS in Statistics, Mathematics or related fields will be added advantage).
  • 2 to 4 years’ experience as a validation specialist
  • Keen interest in data analysis and reviewing large data sets.
  • Interest in business intelligence and data science is a plus.
  • Knowledge of the use of tools such as MS Office, Strong in use of Excel.
  • Deep analytical and critical thinking.
  • Excellent documentation skills
  • An eye for detail.
Working conditions:
  • Flexibility is important.
      Job Title: Group Product and Platform Manager - Commercial & Operations Location: Ikeja, Lagos Job Description
  • We are looking for a hands-on Product & Platform Manager – commercial and operations with deep enterprise platform expertise to achieve and deliver Venture Garden Group’s Platform Hold Co status.
  • This is an exciting period of rapid growth for the company as we are transitioning from a product focused company to a platform-oriented company where our strategic business units can plug into data analytics and a payment platform, subsequently rolling out to companies within the VGG ecosystem and outside.
  • This person should have a wealth of experience in product operations, product and technology strategy, and has a command of scalable architectures. This person thrives in ambiguity and is adept at shepherding value through the organization and into the market.
Principal Responsibilities and Accountabilities
  • Develop a team of product managers.
  • Product thought leader on the platform including requirements, prioritization, and the roadmap
  • Synthesizing market needs into product requirements and driving alignment with leadership on prioritization for the roadmap
  • Leading design sprints and other cross-functional exercises to explore product opportunities
  • Owning the product roadmap within a product line, and executing with cross-functional teams to deliver on it
  • Collaborating with Marketing, Technology, and Engineering groups to develop and drive product strategy for a product line while ensuring alignment with greater business goals and objectives
  • Articulating a compelling product vision and inspiring cross-functional teams to rally around it
  • Systematizing and scaling product processes within the Product team and across the organization
  • Mentoring and fostering the development of best practices within the Product Management team
  • Working across the organization to partner with and support various stakeholders key to delivering product
  • Enabling customer-facing teams with product knowledge and direction
  • Engaging with customers and lending product thought leadership in support of further product development, customer success, and BD activities
  • Owning and managing the product backlog including writing stories, mitigating risk, prioritizing effectively, and unblocking the team
  • Enabling highest-leverage work for yourself and others
  • Supporting customer audits as a Product SME
Qualifications Essential Competencies:
  • Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent.
  • Led multi-disciplinary teams
  • Product management of B2B SAAS enterprise platforms
  • Excels at systems-level thinking
  • Analytical and data-driven
  • Comfort with a fast-paced environment and ambiguity
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Extreme focus on detail
  • Collaborative work style
  • Demonstrates initiative and results driven
  • Customer and user-centric
  • 5+ years’ experience in product management
  • Experience in FinTech infrastructure is a plus.
  • Experience in telephony/Telco Infrastructure is a plus.
Skills & Abilities:
  • Excellent Communication
  • Execution Focused
  • Decision Making
  • Flexibility
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Leadership
Working conditions
  • Flexibility is important.
  • Equal opportunity
  • The role is open to anyone who meets the above criteria regardless of race or nationality
      Job Title: Group Product and Platform Manager - Engineering Location: Ikeja, Lagos Job type: Full-time Job Descriptions
  • The Product and Platform Manager - Engineering will act as the Enterprise Architect (EA) to balance technological opportunities with business requirements and maintains a holistic view of the VGG’s platform strategy, implementation, processes, information, and Information Systems/Information Technology (IS/IT) assets.
  • The role will deliver the technology that will take VGG to achieve its platform Holdco status across its data analytics and payment platform.
  • The EA is responsible for driving reuse and sharing of technology and best practices to maximize value delivered to the business. Extensive experience in cloud platforms such as AWS, Axure or other cloud providers is important for this role.
Principal Responsibilities and Accountabilities
  • Leads identification and analysis of key industry and technology trends to assess potential effect on the enterprise and facilitate their testing with the Innovation team and the Product Managers.
  • Promotes the use of a shared infrastructure and application roadmap to reduce costs and improve how information flows circulates and explains roadmaps to align partners and IS/IT priorities.
  • Supports the design of the criteria for supplier evaluation, comparison, and selection, and collaborates with sourcing for assessing vendor viability and risk in relation to target Enterprise Architecture.
  • Partners with business and technology subject-matter experts to ensure that the translation of business requirements into technological solutions taking into account the current and target Enterprise Architecture for optimal results for both business and IS/IT.
  • Manages and facilitates an agile review mechanism to evaluate product group proposals for architectural fit
  • Analyzes the technology industry and market trends to determine their potential impact on the Enterprise Architecture and leads the discussions relative to future technology (hardware, software, cloud) choices and architecture direction
  • Monitors key business performance indicators to ensure IS/IT product groups are aligned to business and IS/IT objectives
  • Supports the design and modeling of tactical architectures for the delivery, development, and support of special projects such as mergers, acquisitions or divestitures.
Qualifications Essential Competencies:
  • Frontend software development skills (React/Vue/Angular/Android/IOS/PWAs)
  • Understands how to build for mobile.
  • Backend Software Development skills (Java (Spring), ASP.NET, NodeJS, MongoDB/Postgres/MySQL, Oracle).
  • Solid Software development fundamentals (TDD, BDD, Agile/Scrum/Kanban, Data structures & Algorithms).
  • Infrastructure Knowledge
  • AWS, Azure & other cloud providers
  • Experience conducting proof of technology pilots and in-depth analysis of emerging technology.
  • Standardized middleware options
  • Communications protocols
  • Platform infrastructure solutions, including both enterprise and open source technology
  • Business models
  • Cost-benefit analysis
  • Budgeting and risk management
Added Advantage:
  • Know your way around the financial projections
  • Words like EBITDA, REVENUE, AMORTIZATION & BUSINESS MODELS don’t sound foreign to you
  • Strong understanding of the trends and movements in the Nigerian tech eco-systems
  • Project Management experience is a plus
Additional Information
  • Working conditions
  • Flexibility is important.
  • Equal opportunity
  • The role is open to anyone who meets the above criteria regardless of race or nationality
  • Competitive based on experience
    Remuneration Competitive based on experience.     How to Apply Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply   Note: The role is open to anyone who meets the above criteria regardless of race or nationality

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