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IT Manager
Job Type: Full-Time , open to relocation


From 1997 to 1998
Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife Nigeria
Post Graduate Diploma - Computer science
From 1995 to 1996
International Institute of journalism, Abuja, Nigeria
From 1989 to 1994
Federal University Of Technology, Minna, Niger-State. Nigeria.
Mathematics and Computer Science
From 1982 to 1987
Nigerian Military School, Zaria. Kaduna, Nigeria
High School
High School (S.S.C.E.)
English Fluently
Hausa Fluently


Head, Information Technology
Smile Communications Nigeria Ltd.
April 2013 - May 2015 (2 years 2 months)
Project manager (Nigeria) for installation/Preparation of SUN Blade infrastructure for HSS/OCS/PCRF systems and testing of VoLTE (Voice over LTE) - Project Manager for integration of various payment channels e.g. Quickteller, ETranzact, PAGA, Diamond Webpay etc., with Smile Third Party Gateway (TPGW) - Project Manager for implementation of Mobile number portability in conjunction with ICN - Installation and integration of Pentaho server and report designer for extraction from Smile data-warehouse – MySQL database - Provision for end-user reporting requirements - Ensuring optimal deployment and use of all I.T. Resources - Ensuring minimal downtime is required for IT assets to be up and running whenever there is a service interruption or failure - Liaising with vendors and ensuring that all service requirements and SLA are met - Analysis and automation of existing manual operational processes to ensure overall improved efficiency and service
Group Head, Software
Finbank Plc.
December 2008 - June 2012 (3 years 7 months)

Overall IT Software Resources capacity Planning & Management including coordination of the Software Group for maximum performance and productivity

Ensuring optimal deployment and use of Software resource

Ensuring adequate protection and redundancy is in place for all Software Assets of the bank

Aligning Software Information Systems with the banks Business plans

Ensuring minimal downtime is required for IT assets to be up and running whenever there is a service interruption or failure

Liaising with software vendors and ensuring that all software service requirements and SLA are met

Advising management on I.T. strategy and goals relative to software

Enforcing adherence to service charter agreement between the software group and its customers

Implementation and integration of Microsoft’s Business Intelligence solution with all other key data-centric applications for proper management reporting, projections, scenario setting and appraisal of staff

Review and implementation of a functional business continuity plan and disaster recovery site

Analysis and automation of existing manual operational processes to ensure overall improved efficiency and service

Ongoing implementation of a document management system

Design and Implementation of an effective and functional back-up and recovery plan to safeguard against loss of data

Implementation of a self service module for Human Manager application

Finbank Plc.
January 2006 - November 2008 (2 years 11 months)

Project manager for implementation of Finacle 7 Enterprise banking solution hosted on an Oracle 10G DBMS in an IBM AIX (P5 Systems) environment

Migration of data from Sybase, DB2 and oracle databases of three different banking applications to a single Oracle Database during the merger with NUB, IMB,INLAND and First Atlantic Bank Plc.

Ensuring optimal daily availability and Administration of the FINACLE enterprise banking application systems

Handling and resolving all Operational Problems on the FINACLE enterprise banking application systems

Ensuring timely provision of all users adhoc reporting needs

Ensuring minimal downtime requirement for IT assets to be up and running whenever there is a service interruption or failure

Ensuring an effective business continuity plan for FINACLE services in the event of disaster or service disruption i.e. periodic backups, proper documentation and periodic testing

Implementation of the Finacle Treasury and Trade Finance modules

October 2004 - December 2005 (1 year 4 months)

Defining the details and requirements of the Information Technology Platform, strategy and necessary infrastructure

Providing professional direction for the short, medium & long term development of information technology support system

Ensuring optimal automation, infrastructure management, reliable & cost effective IT framework to achieve system stability

Development of Strategic Plans & implementing of objectives for the information technology needs of the bank

Ensuring that technology standards and best practices are maintained across the Bank

Design and implementation of backup and replication strategy using NETAPPS storage system

Migration of FINACLE banking package from version 6.0 to 6.2

Upgrade of Oracle database from 7i to 8i and 9i

Implementation of Lotus Domino messaging and collaboration enterprise solution

Setup of standard datacenter

October 2000 - September 2004 (4 years 1 month)

Oracle Administration/ maintenance

Support for BANCS 2000 Enterprise banking solution

Installation of oracle 7i and 8i on sun Solaris 8 and 9 operating systems

Installation of Oracle 8i and 9i database on Windows operating system servers and installation of Oracle Client on workstations to support Client Server application.

Creation of Rollback segments and adding datafiles to tablespaces

Analyzing and Designing user request, Dbase tables and coding reports using SQL & PL/SQL

Unix operating system / Disk space management

Sun Solaris Administration /Unix scripting and Administration

Backup/ disaster recovery management /Plans

Design and maintenance of oracle database tables

Support of the Nigerian Automated clearing system, generation of reports using crystal report writer

Workflow design and implementation

Formatting and Loading data into oracle with SQL Loader and export utilities.

UNIX shell scripting of scheduled scripts to run against the database on the server.

Deployment of print servers and training users on how to use the print servers as a decentralized printing solution

June 1999 - September 2000 (1 year 4 months)

Administering all End of Day, End of Month and End of year activities

Generation of reports for onward delivery to various units of the bank

Printing of monthly and off-cycle customer statements

Support for Realm Banker users

Support for other software application users

January 1997 - April 1999 (2 years 4 months)

Ensuring accurate design, reading acquisition, plotting and upload of maps

Managing and administering I.T. resources

Reviewing existing processes and products

Installation and testing of GPS devices in vehicles

Real-time tracking of registered vehicles