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  • Posted on: 16 August, 2011 Deadline: 19 August, 2011
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  • 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 formulation and implementation expertise and business operation improvement skills.
    GVA’s unique value proposition is our familiarity with both global and local business environment and depth of expertise of our consultants. Our consultants have a combined industry experience of over 18 years in various roles such as project managers, business analyst, product developers, strategy consultants and industry research analyst in large multinational firms. We typically resource all engagements with personnel that have gained direct and related experience from similar assignments. Our clients in the telecommunication and financial service industries have these positions available:

    Job Title: IT Information Security Analyst
    Job Code: GVA/ISA 01
    Job Location: Nigeria

    Job Summary

    * The Information Security Analyst reports to the Head of Information Risk Management and is responsible for the design, implementation and maintenance of effective systems security solutions.
     S/he will also investigate and resolve identified systems security breaches, create comprehensive maintenance of information security policies, standards, guidelines and procedures and monitor for compliance in line with the organization’s IT security policy and applicable laws.
    * The successful candidate in collaboration with the Information Technology Services (ITS) Systems Support team, will also monitor, assess, and fine-tune the IT business continuity and disaster recovery program, perform network penetration tests, application vulnerability assessment scans and risk audit reviews.
    * This is a senior opening which provides an opportunity to work with a team of talented technical skills in transforming a leading Emerging Markets Operations in the Financial Services sector, positioning it for growth and leadership within its region, by actively working to achieve the enterprise security goals of the establishment.
    Monitor and advise on information security issues related to the systems and workflow to ensure the internal security controls are appropriate and operating as intended.
    * Coordinate response to information security incidents.
    * Conduct data classification assessment and security audits and manage remediation plans.
    * Collaborate with IT management, the legal department, and other stakeholders to manage security vulnerabilities.
    * Participate in projects from outset, ensuring Information Security principles are built into the design and implementation from the outset
    * Perform the deployment, integration and initial configuration of all new security solutions and of any enhancements to existing security solutions in accordance with standard best operating procedures generically and the enterprise’s security documents specifically.
    * Create, manage and maintain user security awareness.
    * Conduct security research in keeping abreast of latest security issues.
    * Pro-actively take steps to avoid security breaches
    * Maintain up-to-date detailed knowledge of the IT security industry including awareness of new or revised security solutions, improved security processes and the development of new attacks and threat vectors.
    * Recommend additional security solutions or enhancements to existing security solutions to improve overall enterprise security.
    * Prepare IT security documentation, including information security policies, procedures, standards and guidelines based on compliance requirements and knowledge of best practices.
    * The post holder will be expected to work actively to achieve enterprise security goals within a set of resource constraints. S/he will need to:
    * Have the ability to think logically and analyse complex situations for effective, sometimes out of the box solutions.
    * Work with all stakeholders to develop strategic solution options and delivery plans
    * The Information Security analyst will be expected to have excellent communication skills and experience in working with sponsors and other members of the business. The following points illustrate this:
     Communication and visibility of all critical issues and their status and service restore plans
     Define team member roles and expectations, and ensure timely feedback
     Communicate the technology vision and service improvement plans to internal and external stakeholders
     The operational scope of the post holder is underscored by the following functions
     Identify security risks, threats and vulnerabilities of networks, systems, applications and new technology initiatives.
    Provide technical support in the development, testing and operation of firewalls, intrusion-detection systems, enterprise anti-virus and other automation as required.
    Ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the data residing on or transmitted through the organization’s workstations, servers , systems through databases and other data repositories.
    * Ensure active compliance with information security requirements .
    * Maintain up-to-date baselines for the secure configuration and operations of all in-place devices, (i.e., security tool, workstations, servers, network devices, etc.).
    * Maintain operational configurations of all in-place security solutions as per the established baselines.
    * Review logs and reports of all systems and devices
    * Participate in the design and execution of vulnerability assessments, penetration tests and security audits.
    * Provide on-call support for end users for all in-place security solutions.
    * The post holder will need good people skills including
    * Build and maintain relationships with the overall team and stakeholders.
    * Coach, mentor, appraise and develop team members.

    Qualifications

    5 or more years experience in network, host, data, application, O/S systems enterprise environment as an IT Security Analyst, Information Assurance Analyst or Information Engineer
    3 or more years experience in leading technical teams
    Technical knowledge of configuring and maintaining at least one leading corporate firewall solution
    Cisco certification (CCNA, CCNP) would be a distinct advantage
    Desired Technical Knowledge: UNIX, AIX, Linux, Cisco Network IDS, Cisco Host-based IDS, DES encryption, Digital Certificates, SSL, VPN, IPSec, TCP/IP, DNS and web security architecture, mySQL, subversion, SpamAssassin, Nmap, Nikto, Nessus, Paros
    Extensive experience in enterprise security architecture design and enterprise security document creation.
    Solid knowledge of information security principles and practices.
    Working experience with intrusion detection systems
    Installation, configuration, monitoring and response to security system
    Understanding of advanced security protocols and standards
    Experience with IP networking, networking protocols, IPSec, VPN's, firewalls, proxy services, DNS, email, access lists.
    Experience with internet, web, application and network security techniques.
    Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.
    Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
    Good written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
    Ability to conduct research into IT security issues and products as required.
    Ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language.
    Experience in designing and delivering employee security awareness training.
    Highly self motivated and directed.
    Keen attention to detail.
    Team-oriented and skilled in working within a collaborative environment.
    Experience with software and security architectures
    Pro-actively assesses potential items of risk and opportunities of vulnerability in the network
    Experience with security practices of Intranet and Extranet
    Support day-to-day administration of various firewalls
    Knowledge management
    Entrepreneurially minded
    A good bachelor’s degree in Science, Electronic Engineering or any related discipline.(B.Sc degree in Computer Science, Engineering discipline, Mathematics or Physics will be a distinct advantage)
    Experience within the Financial Services sector will be a distinct advantage.
    Experience in managing/working with senior stakeholders will be a distinct advantage.

    Job Title:      Release And Quality Assurance Manager
    Job Code:    GVA/SRM 01
    Job Location: Nigeria

    Job Summary

    Plan the deployment of software releases of products and in-house applications. 
    Work with the end users, and internal cross teams to prioritize and scope scheduled releases with completion dates for each phase.
    Monitor progress by employing appropriate metrics and management reporting.
    Facilitate all release and change control meetings.
    Manage the release process end-to-end, from the planning of release content through to actual release deployment to production.
    Develop the change management process for documenting software release and actively drive the process to support release management in an ITIL Change Management process.
    Create the platform for concise documentation and appropriate distribution of all software releases.
    Schedule reviews as necessary to ensure all stakeholders are aware of the impacts of a software release.
    Create and maintain version directories.
    Coordinate and participate in regular post-implementation reviews and present release metrics in order to assist with the evaluation of release quality.
    Track and report status and other metrics against goals on an ongoing basis.
    Configure and implement automated tool and/or manual processes that integrate the Release Management function with other ITIL processes.
    Control the combination of various versions of all software releases which have passed the testing series and are certified as working correctly together.
    Control the version migration process of each version release through development and testing process.
    Plan and support conversion test migrations and production deployments across multiple environments.
    Assist with the planning and support of the user acceptance testing (UAT) phase.
    Assist with the creation of test plans, test scripts, test data sets and automated testing.
    Develop and use automated test scripts to ensure all components of the system meet specifications.
    Drive the automation of the regression test tool- collect regression test scripts and execute automated regression tests on software after each approved build as well as publish the results.
    Work with other technical team members to resolve all release related issues.
    Coordinate all testing with end users prior to production.
    Advise end users of all changes and impacts prior to release.
    Write and maintain written procedures for all release management activities.
    Ensure completion of operational and technical documentation prior to software release for each application.
    Gather necessary release notes and user guides prior to releasing software into production.
    Lead the planning and release management processes to ensure that release process is effectively communicated and planned, under the directives of the Head, Transformation and Change.
    Define and document Release Management processes and policies in a Plan, clearly defining workflows, default calendars, roles, responsibilities and artifacts.
    Provide leadership and work guidance to members of the Release Management team.
    The post holder will be expected to work actively to achieve enterprise goals within a set of resource constraints. S/he will need to:
    Have the ability to think logically and analyse complex situations for effective, sometimes out of the box solutions.
    Work with all stakeholders to develop strategic solution options and delivery plans
    Communication and visibility of all critical issues and their status and service restore plans
    Define team member roles and expectations, and ensure timely feedback
    Communicate and interact effectively with internal and external stakeholders
    Manage conflicts and relationships through effective communication with all stakeholders
    Perform project planning and project schedule monitoring across multiple project teams
    Oversee the regular updating and monitoring of metrics for the project such as, but not limited to, defects identified, basis of estimate, and earned value
    Communicate effectively between software implementation teams to ensure on-time delivery of software products.
    Assess any impacts to software schedules and tracking those impacts to resolution.
    Validate that software code is following standards and ensuring code and documentation peer reviews are carried out
    Provide on-call support for end users for all in-place software release solutions.
    Build and maintain relationships with the overall team and stakeholders
    Coach, mentor, appraise and develop team members

    Qualifications

    Minimum of 7 years of Quality Assurance/ Testing experience.
    5 or more years of software release management experience.
    5 or more years of experience in managing release schedules, monitoring and reporting release status.
    3 or more years experience in leading technical teams
    Knowledge of SDLC and ITIL standards- ITIL certification required
    A history of working with agile/ scrum software projects
    Strong project management skills.
    Strong experience in software release engineering, and/or configuration management.
    Knowledge of Configuration Management industry standards and best practices.
    Knowledge of the deployment of standard business applications or large scale web applications.
    ITIL, Change Control and Management processes.
    Extensive knowledge of software configuration management systems and/or source code version control systems.
    Working knowledge of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
    Sound knowledge of quality assurance methodologies
    Sound knowledge of software process management and improvement techniques
    Working knowledge of technical architectures and development phases.
    Previous programming skills/extensive scripting skills will be advantageous.
    Test Automation skills is highly desirable
    Knowledge of software testing and automated test scripts.
    Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, to interact effectively with internal and external clients, peers, management and cross-functional areas, to build relationships and use facilitation skills with both technical and non-technical personnel
    Ability to set appropriate stakeholders’ expectations
    Ability to create technical documentation
    Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.
    Ability to pay close attention to detail and effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
    Team-oriented and skilled in working within a collaborative environment.
    Knowledge management
    Entrepreneurially minded
    A good bachelor’s degree in Science, Electronic Engineering or any related discipline.(B.Sc degree in Computer Science, Engineering discipline, Mathematics or Physics will be a distinct advantage)
    Experience within the Financial Services sector will be a distinct advantage
    Experience in managing/working with senior stakeholders will be a distinct advantage.

    Method of Application


    Candidate who meet the above requirement should email their resume to contact@gvapartners.com and recruitment@gvapartners.com. PLEASE, STATE THE POSITION YOU ARE APPLYING FOR IN THE SUBJECT FIELD OF THE MAIL.
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