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Current Job Vacancies at Venture Garden Nigeria (VGN)

Jan 24, 2020, 3:33 PM
Venture Garden Nigeria (VGN) is a fast-growing B2B/B2G Fintech Platform Holdco Company with six subsidiaries, two platform entities and a suite of shared services offered to all subsidiaries. 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: Senior Data Scientist Location: Lagos Job Type: Full time
Job Description
  • You will be tasked with learning sector/industry specific skills while also perfecting skills around Data Analyst competence and knowledge areas through training and practical approach to learning.
  • As a Senior Data Analyst, you will be a dedicated resource of a Strategic Business Unit (SBU) and as such will work directly in the SBU. All assigned task from the Analyst Competence Center will be targeted at personal development (and occasionally to cover for shortfalls in capacity).
Principal responsibilities and accountabilities Technical:
  • Software Engineering Mindset: Automate tasks and work to deploy production standard code (with unit testing, continuous integration, versioning, clean code, DRY principles etc).
  • Master Data: Managing master data, including creation, updates, and deletion. Including Commissioning and decommissioning of data sets.
  • Reporting: Helping develop reports and analysis. Managing and designing the reporting environment, including data sources, security, and metadata. Generating reports from single or multiple systems.
  • Technical Contribution: Providing technical expertise on data storage structures, data mining, and data cleansing.
  • Metrics: Define and evaluate key business metrics and understand what moves them and why.
  • Data Modelling: Design well-structured tables that are at the correct grain, format and structured for widespread use (e.g. using Kimball modelling and data normalisation techniques).
  • Visualization: Use Looker to design actionable and insightful reporting.
  • Insight and analysis: Support the marketing team to generate forecasts, realistic commercial targets and opportunity analysis.
  • Analytical education: Hold training sessions and more to evangelise Power BI, R or Python and data analysis best practices throughout the company.
Non-technical:
  • Discipline, drive, depth understanding of a sector: Requires quick assimilation of the sectors / industries within the Company's portfolio
  • Cross Functional Collaboration: Partner with Program / Product Managers, Engineers and Business Functions to provide valuable insights and success measurement
  • Technical Documentation: Proven quality of technical Documentation, where required, showing attention to details and clarity with a maximum of 2 reviews. With almost zero iteration required.
  • Business insight: Understand complex business processes and break down fuzzy requirements into actionable segments.
  • Stakeholder Management: Demonstrate maturity in the management of executive stakeholders and clients, always exceeding expectation set for continuous improvement.
  • Multi-tasking: Prioritize workloads to balance conflicting priorities in order to ensure that all given deadlines are achieved to a high standard.
What Success Looks Like
  • Reports and insight drive commercial and marketing strategy.
  • Key commercial teams are trained on Power BI and data analysis and apply these practices and tools effectively in their day to day role.
  • Forecasts are delivered on time and to a high level of accuracy.
  • The business is able to drive actionable insight from its data creating a step change in business performance.
  • Key dashboards and alerts are in high usage by Enterprise wide teams and drive daily actions.
Qualifications
  • BSc Certificate holder, Certification in a Business, Science, Mathematical or Technology related course
  • 4-7 years’ work experience in a similar/relevant role from a reputable organization (Experience in Business Intelligence or Data Analyst roles is an advantage).
  • An understanding of the role of a Business / Data Analyst in a Technology product and service company.
  • Drives significant insight from information gathered on the VGG sector happenings and market trends.
  • Above average level proficiency in the use of basic Microsoft office application/tools (MS Office, Visio, Smart draw, prototyping tools)
  • Coding (SQL primarily + Python and/or R), intermediate level
  • Experience with relational databases, ETL and data acquisition
  • Experience with manipulating flat files from Python
  • Experience with data analytics: EDA, sampling, visualization, data cleaning / wrangling
  • Experience with data warehousing and reporting tools
  • Young, passionate and available to put in the long hours.
Added Considerations but not mandatory:
  • Strong background in Mathematics or Statistics.
  • Computer Science background
  • A master’s degree in a relevant field
  • Sector Knowledge in Power, Aviation, Education or Finance
  • Project Management Certification - PMI, Scrum
  • Experience of data visualization tools such as Looker, Tableau, SQL Report Service, Power BI and data modelling / design.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Google Analytics or other web analytics systems.
  • Expertise in digital marketing analytics.
Skills & Abilities:
  • Personal Presentation and Brand Management skills
  • Cross-functional/ Cross-Business Thinking skills
  • Willing, ready and able to learn new skills on the go
  • High emotional intelligence
  • Self-driven and Self-motivated
  • Empathetic and understanding
  • Skilled motivator
  • Organized and Focused
  • Good Team player
  • The right level of attention to detail
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Good time management skill
  • Excellent Communications skills
  • Speedy learner
  • Ability to lead small - mid-sized project teams
  • Dependable, shows dedication and hunger to learn
  • Exhibits confidence and maturity in handling senior management and executives internally and externally.
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
Relocation options:
  • Must be ready to relocate to Lagos.
   
Job Title: Senior Business Analyst Location: Lagos Job Type: Full time
Job Description
  • All assigned task from the Competence Center will be targeted at personal development (and occasionally to cover for shortfalls in capacity). You will be tasked with learning sector/industry specific skills while also perfecting skills around Business Analyst competence and knowledge areas through training and practical approach to learning.
  • As a Business Analyst, you will be a dedicated resource of a Strategic Business Unit (SBU) and as such will work directly in the SBU under the supervision of the Senior Business Analyst at the SBU or SBU management team (where no Senior BA is on this team).
Principal responsibilities and accountabilities
  • Capacity Building: Evident Improvement in soft skills and growth in competence and knowledge areas.
  • Improved ability to identify Business Opportunities for VGG (resell and bespoke solutions).
  • Proven quality of sales and technical Documentation, showing attention to details and clarity with a maximum of 2 reviews. With almost zero iteration required.
  • Quality Management. Requirements Management, Software testing and User acceptance testing.
  • Product Management
  • Solution go-to-market strategy mapping.
  • Relationship management and external stakeholder management.
  • Business process modeling and improvement
  • Stakeholder Management: demonstrate maturity in the management of executive stakeholders and clients always exceeding expectations set for continuous improvement.
  • Discipline, drive, depth understanding of a sector: Team requires Self-development task to Publish at least three (3) White paper annually with a focus on a sector/technology/topic of relevance to VGG business focus. Emphasis on data collection, data analysis, and research.
  • Quality of work done: work on projects and produce quality outputs for tasks required by the SBU, producing outputs in line with the BA engagement model and standard. Follow through from resale through the SDLC in a mid to high valued and/or low to mid-Budget and Low to Mid Risk Projects or guided by a senior analyst, on High-risk projects.
  • Contribution to VGG financial target Annually: Show significant Contribution to Revenue Generating projects valued at no less than NGN250,000,000.00 in a financial year.
Qualification & Requirements
  • Drives significant insight from information gathered on the Venture Garden Group sector happenings and market trends.
  • Proficient in the use of basic Microsoft office application/tools (MS Office, Visio, Smart draw, prototyping tools)
  • Young, passionate and available to put in the long hours.
  • BSc Certificate holder, Certification in a Business or Technology related course
  • 2-5 years’ work experience in a similar/relevant role from a reputable organization (Experience in Business Systems Analysis is an advantage).
  • An understanding of the role of a Business Analyst in a Technology product and service company.
Added Considerations but not mandatory:
  • Sector Knowledge
  • IIBA certification - CCBA or CBAP
  • Project Management Certification - PMI, Scrum
  • Proficiency in the use of Python, MySQL, PowerBI and Tableau
  • Computer Science background
  • A master’s degree in a relevant field
Essential Competencies:
  • Operations Management
  • Process mapping and Improvement
  • Ability to utilize market analysis tools e.g. PESTLE, SWOT, PEST, BMC etc.
  • Solution Documentation management
  • Business Development, Relationship Management and Sales
  • Organizational Strategy Analysis/mapping
  • Research, Financial analysis, Systems analysis, Business analysis, & Data analysis
  • Project Management & Product Management
  • Solution go-to-market strategy mapping
  • Requirements elicitation and life cycle management
  • Solution design management/conceptualization
Skills & Abilities:
  • Exhibits confidence and maturity in handling senior management and executives internally and externally.
  • Personal Presentation and Brand Management skills
  • Cross-functional/ Cross-Business Thinking skills
  • Willing, ready and able to learn new skills on the go
  • High emotional intelligence
  • Self-driven and Self-motivated
  • Empathetic and understanding
  • Skilled motivator
  • Good Team player
  • The right level of attention to detail
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Good time management skill
  • Excellent Communications skills
  • Organized and Focused
  • Speedy learner
  • Ability to lead small - mid-sized project teams
  • Dependable, shows dedication and hunger to learn
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
Relocation options:
  • Must be ready to relocate to Lagos.
   
Job Title: Quality Assurance Engineer Location: Lagos Job Type: Full time
Job Description
  • You will work in tandem with the development team to ensure the health and stability of the production environment.
  • The Quality Assurance Analyst will use software testing tools to automate repetitive testable use cases, find bugs, provide detailed reproductive steps and perform scheduled regression tests, Security tests, API tests, performance tests, Internal acceptance tests etc.
Principal responsibilities and accountabilities
  • Recommends program improvements or corrections to programmers
  • Conducts integrated testing with vendors- provided programs
  • Monitors program performance after implementation to prevent reoccurrence of program operating problems and ensure efficiency of operations.
  • Attends regular status meetings with the QA and project teams
  • May evaluate proposed software or software enhancement for feasibility
  • May develop utility program to test, track, and verify defects in software program
  • Produces the system test deliverables (system test plan, system test specification, system test scripts, and system test data) to the agreed timeline and quality
  • Tests programs, verifies user requirement and validates accuracy, reliability, and conformance to Software Testing Standards.
  • Performs functional and non-functional testing
  • Writes and analyzes test reports
  • Produces the Test Summary Report after exit criteria have been met
Qualifications Essential Competencies:
  • Manual and Automated testing skills
  • Experience using 3 or more of these tools: JIRA, Selenium, Postman, Nightswatch and related frameworks.
  • Solid understanding of SDLC Testing Life Cycle Basic Software development skills
Skills:
  • The ability to think strategically and good analytical skills
  • Good IT and presentation skills
  • Strong use of Initiative
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to work on more than one project at a time.
  • Creativity and imagination
  • Interpersonal skills, good presentation skills and confidence
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Flexibility, determination, enthusiasm and the ability to prioritize and cope well under pressure.
  • Good teamwork and negotiation skills
Added Advantage:
  • Database: MS SQL, MongoDB
  • Mobile: Java, Android Framework, Volley, D3
  • UX Design: HTML5, CSS, Javascript
  • Languages: Java, C#, Python, Javascript
  • Tools: Selenium, Postman, Nightswatch, REST-assured, TestRail.
  • Web automation and API automation
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
Relocation options:
  • Must be ready to relocate to Lagos.
Remuneration Competitive based on experience  
How to Apply Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

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