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Venture Garden Group’s most valuable assets are its people. VGG strives to build a highly entrepreneurial and ownership driven culture and empowers its staff to strive for excellence and precision on every task.

At VGG 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 constantly in a search for ownership-minded individuals with a passion for making a difference, those who are ready to go above and beyond to challenge the status quo and leave a footprint in history. If you are one, we want you!!!!

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BI Senior Data Scientist

Job Description

Position Title: BI Senior Data Scientist                                           Line Manager: Chief Technology Officer

Type: Full time                                                                                             Location: Lagos

Position Description: The ideal candidate is an unabashed data geek. You enjoy searching the Internet for datasets that you can explore and mash up to tell interesting stories. You view the skills you have at sourcing, collecting, and cleaning data as a means to an end; you are equally interested gleaning insights from the data that have business application. You probably have developed these skills through a combination of education, work experience and hobbies. If this describes you, we are interested! And if you have what it takes to build a multi-billion dollar company, and are interested in using your skills, experience and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals, we so so want you…!!!

Position Purpose: The Senior Data Scientist anticipates future business needs and identifies opportunities for complex analysis; Gathers and analyzes data to solve and address highly complex business problems and evaluate scenarios to make predictions on future outcomes and support decision making.

Key Responsibilities:

As a Senior Data Scientist, you’ll take the lead as you…

  • Interpret problems and provide solutions to business problems using data analysis, data mining, optimization tools, and machine learning techniques and statistics.
  • Design and deploy data-science and technology based algorithmic solutions to address business needs of the Company.
  • Utilize recommender systems, collaborative filtering techniques, propensity modeling to drive the Company’s business priorities.
  • Research and design technical infrastructure for applications.
  • Research, develop, and implement enterprise-wide architectural concepts, principles and tools.
  • Assess business viability of new technologies.
  • Consult with other senior level IT managers to assess and evaluate current strategies.
  • Make recommendations, gain approval and develop implementation strategy for new technologies.
  • Act as advocate for change to provide innovative, creative technology solutions.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations to top-level management on new technology and its impact on the organization.
  • Stay abreast of the latest technology infrastructure and processes in the industry and marketplace.
  • Make recommendations to use innovative, creative approaches as appropriate to meet client needs; contribute to the achievement of multiple teams’ objectives.
  • Collaborate and communicate with software developers in the translation of research model to production code.
  • Collaborate and communicate with data integration teams when data quality issues are discovered.

 

Required Experience

  • Advanced degree in Applied Statistics, Computer Science (Machine Learning), or related field (Masters required, PhD preferred).
  • 5 years demonstrated ability to employ analytic software tools, statistical methodologies, and Business Intelligence to large data sets residing within relational or object oriented databases.
  • Experience with advanced data mining and predictive modeling algorithms and techniques for regression, classification, survival modeling, time series, feature selection, etc.
  • Experience in statistical inference and analytic techniques.
  • Experience with using R for modeling, including developing R scripts.
  • Experience with modeling and analysis of large datasets.
  • Experience with a scripting language like Python, Perl.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills; experience in communicating results of statistical analysis and modeling to a broad audience.
  • Hadoop and Map/Reduce experience is a strong plus

Personality Traits

  • Should have statistical, mathematical, predictive modelling as well as business strategy skills to build the algorithms necessary to ask the right questions and find the right answers.
  • Very curious people, and enjoys diving deep into the material to find an answer to a yet unknown question.
  • Natural desire to go beneath the surface of a problem.
  • Obsessive about data and data visualization!
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Being able to work in a fast-paced multidisciplinary environment.
  • Having the ability to query databases and perform statistical analysis.
  • Having an, at least basic, understanding of how a business and strategy works.
  • Being able to create examples, prototypes, demonstrations to help management better understand the work.
  • A keen eye for detail, ability to work under pressure and deliver time-sensitive work to a high standard.
  • Ability to explain analysis to non-numerate people & great relationship building skills.
  • A believer in patterns and importance they play in decision-making. Able to extract trends and insights and from complex and often incomplete data sets.
  • Exceptional programming skills (Python, REST, SQL, R, APIs, etc.) and someone who gets excited by code and algorithm design.
  • A professional manner with the ability to closely interact with senior management.

Remuneration: Competitive Based on experience

Timeline for onboarding: Immediate

This feels right???   Next step is yours!

How to apply: Write and forward a customized cover letter and resume to careers@venturegardengroup.com
                                       Subject of mail: BI Senior Data Scientist

Head, Payments Technology

Job Description

Position Description: You will be involved in all aspects of building software to revolutionize the payment industry and B2B finance and lending – limited only by your interests and ability. We are committed to ensuring your success both within our company and beyond, as you will be supported by a highly talented and motivated group, and receive direct mentorship from the founding team. Are you building end-to-end solutions? We want to hear from you if you want to make an impact and love building systems. You like stringing technologies together to solve a problem quickly. You have excellent troubleshooting skills. You are no stranger to client-side code, server side code, stylesheets, databases, infrastructure, enterprise service bus, as well as ways in which they all communicate. You are platform agnostic, Microsoft, MEAN, LAMP, etc. You have explored one or more front end frameworks such as AngularJS, Ember.js, React or Backbone.js. Solution Architecture and design is your forte, You get stuff done. You could write a script in 20 minutes to solve pretty much any problem, and you frequently do!     …We want you! And if you believe you have what it takes to build a multi-billion dollar company and ready to work at it, let’s get going!!!

Position Title: Head, Payments Technology           Line Manager: Chief Technology Officer

Type: Full time                                                                            Location: Lagos

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Apply Technology & Innovation In Solving VGN Entities Sector Challenges.

Key Sectors:

  1. Education (eLearning) – transforming nations using learning. This education focused entity is transforming the traditional brick and mortar universities, with empirical positive impact on learning outcomes. You will be required to apply innovative solutions to solving key challenges especially around payments
  2. Aviation (Airlines, Airports) – You will be required to apply innovation solutions to challenges in the Privatization, revenue management, business models, revenue assurance of Airlines, government or private Airports, and general technology driven market-making and regulatory frameworks, hub building, private public partnerships etc.
  3. Power (Market administrators, Generation companies, Distribution companies, Regulators) – You will be required to apply innovation solutions to challenges in the privatization, creating capacity, time based tariff management, maximum demand policy for enhancing utilization of capacity, energy trading, futures, forecast, etc.
  4. Technology (Cloud infrastructure)- DevOps/Cloud Hosting expert – Leverage sophisticated experts in Infrastructure planning

 

  1. Responsible for all Payment Platform – Technology decisions including creating APIs, ESBs, amongst others for various development units to consume the central payment system

 

  1. Any other responsibilities that may be required by the Group Chief Technology Officer or the Group Chief Executive Officer.

 

Required Experience

  • A technology veteran, with over 15 years of hands on Application Development experience
  • Versatile with strong DevOps skills incorporating server hosting and infrastructure for Enterprise systems
  • Microsoft stack experience (Added advantage)
  • Experience with large enterprise systems is critical
  • ERP System or enterprise payment system type of software development experience (Added advantage)
  • Experience with TDD, Agile, SDLC, and contemporary cloud platform options such as AWS, Azure, etc.
  • Experience with Analytics, Big data trends
  • Experience with Mobile platforms
  • Experience building a Creative Team (Added advantage)

Personality requirements/Traits:

  • Unusually strong work ethics and passion
  • Strong sense of purpose
  • Relentless focus on success
  • High integrity
  • Competitive and go-getter
  • Might be young, but already have a track record, portfolio and body of work
  • High quality bar bordering on perfectionism
  • Likes changing and disrupting things
  • New ideas on how to do things better
  • Surrounds himself with good people
  • Cares about building real value (over perception)

 

Remuneration: Competitive Based on experience

Timeline for onboarding: Immediate

Think this is you?…

Next step is yours!!!

How to apply: Write and forward a customized cover letter and resume to: careers@venturegardengroup.com, careers@venturegardengroup.com

Subject of Mail: Head, Payments Technology

 

Deputy Chief Technology Officer

Job Description

Position Description: You will be involved in all aspects of building software to revolutionize the payment industry and B2B finance and lending – limited only by your interests and ability. We are committed to ensuring your success both within our company and beyond, as you will be supported by a highly talented and motivated group, and receive direct mentorship from the founding team. Are you building end-to-end solutions? We want to hear from you if you want to make an impact and love building systems. You like stringing technologies together to solve a problem quickly. You have excellent troubleshooting skills. You are no stranger to client-side code, server side code, stylesheets, databases, infrastructure, enterprise service bus, as well as ways in which they all communicate. You are platform agnostic, Microsoft, MEAN, LAMP, etc. You have explored one or more front end frameworks such as AngularJS, Ember.js, React or Backbone.js. Solution Architecture and design is your forte, You get stuff done. You could write a script in 20 minutes to solve pretty much any problem, and you frequently do!     …We want you! And if you believe you have what it takes to build a multi-billion dollar company and ready to work at it, let’s get going!!!

Position Title: Head, Payments Technology           Line Manager: Chief Technology Officer

Type: Full time                                                                            Location: Lagos

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Apply Technology & Innovation In Solving VGN Entities Sector Challenges.

Key Sectors:

  1. Education (eLearning) – transforming nations using learning. This education focused entity is transforming the traditional brick and mortar universities, with empirical positive impact on learning outcomes. You will be required to apply innovative solutions to solving key challenges especially around payments
  2. Aviation (Airlines, Airports) – You will be required to apply innovation solutions to challenges in the Privatization, revenue management, business models, revenue assurance of Airlines, government or private Airports, and general technology driven market-making and regulatory frameworks, hub building, private public partnerships etc.
  3. Power (Market administrators, Generation companies, Distribution companies, Regulators) – You will be required to apply innovation solutions to challenges in the privatization, creating capacity, time based tariff management, maximum demand policy for enhancing utilization of capacity, energy trading, futures, forecast, etc.
  4. Technology (Cloud infrastructure)- DevOps/Cloud Hosting expert – Leverage sophisticated experts in Infrastructure planning

 

  1. Responsible for all Payment Platform – Technology decisions including creating APIs, ESBs, amongst others for various development units to consume the central payment system

 

  1. Any other responsibilities that may be required by the Group Chief Technology Officer or the Group Chief Executive Officer.

 

Required Experience

  • A technology veteran, with over 15 years of hands on Application Development experience
  • Versatile with strong DevOps skills incorporating server hosting and infrastructure for Enterprise systems
  • Microsoft stack experience (Added advantage)
  • Experience with large enterprise systems is critical
  • ERP System or enterprise payment system type of software development experience (Added advantage)
  • Experience with TDD, Agile, SDLC, and contemporary cloud platform options such as AWS, Azure, etc.
  • Experience with Analytics, Big data trends
  • Experience with Mobile platforms
  • Experience building a Creative Team (Added advantage)

Personality requirements/Traits:

  • Unusually strong work ethics and passion
  • Strong sense of purpose
  • Relentless focus on success
  • High integrity
  • Competitive and go-getter
  • Might be young, but already have a track record, portfolio and body of work
  • High quality bar bordering on perfectionism
  • Likes changing and disrupting things
  • New ideas on how to do things better
  • Surrounds himself with good people
  • Cares about building real value (over perception)

 

Remuneration: Competitive Based on experience

Timeline for onboarding: Immediate

Think this is you?…

Next step is yours!!!

How to apply: Write and forward a customized cover letter and resume to: careers@venturegardengroup.com, careers@venturegardengroup.com

Subject of Mail: Head, Payments Technology

Web & Graphic Designer

Job Description

About US: 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!

Position Title: Web/Graphics Designer

Type: Full time                                                                            Location: Lagos

Job Summary: Looking for a front-end web developer to develop functional and appealing web applications based on usability. This person will also be responsible for graphics and web design that assist in portraying the company image and brand to the public. Creates designs to portray the company’s messaging e.g. newsletter templates, advertisement, portals, website, etc; doubles as the company photographer and is responsible for creating all artworks, user interfaces and templates design.

We’re looking for an experienced pro, someone who can jump into projects and work well with departments across the company. This position will require expert-level front-end development skills and require a working knowledge of back-end development.

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead creative sessions for project kick-offs
  • Manage multiple projects from concept through completion
  • Develop creative programs and design concepts that meet the business objectives of the organization and that advance our brand strategy
  • Establish creative direction for the entire line of online services and programs
  • Generate multiple concepts for a campaign or project
  • Work with the account team, strategy team, and copywriters to develop concepts and present to management
  • Work with internal teams to generate ideas for pitching and proposals
  • Provide quality control over concepts and projects,
  • Provide website maintenance and enhancements
  • Work closely with creative design and back-end development teams to create HTML5/CSS3-based web applications
  • Create quality mock-ups and prototypes on tight timelines
  • Create cascading style sheets (CSS) that are consistent across all browsers and platforms
  • Use a combination of markup languages to write web pages
  • Maintain graphic standards and branding throughout the product’s interface
  • Stay up-to-date on emerging technologies
  • Promote usability best practices

Required Skills

  • Sc. in Computer Science, Fine Arts or related field or equivalent visual design and management experience required; graduate degree preferred.
  • At least 2-3 years hands on experience working with large-scale web sites, e-marketing, and advertising
  • Must possess a thorough understanding of interactive communications and delivery systems, processes, and user interface design as well as industry best practices
  • Knowledge of layouts, graphic fundamentals, typography & limitations of the web; must understand Flash and have the ability to storyboard or translate ideas to designers and develop innovative motion graphics solutions
  • A strong working knowledge of experience design, brand development, interactive commerce and creative process
  • Print and web design capabilities: must know how to work in both media for integrated campaigns
  • Extensive knowledge in HTML5 and CSS3, including Web kit animation.
  • Extensive knowledge in JavaScript, JQuery, Ajax.
  • SQL Server knowledge and/or admin a plus
  • UI/UX design experience
  • Thorough knowledge of design tools including, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign & Flash.
  • Ability to take a PSD/mock or concept and turn it into a working experience.
  • Experience in creating exciting experiences on the Android and other mobile devices that conform to W3C standards.
  • Ability to lead projects from concept to completion. Apply best practices in user interface and interactive design, including image optimization and site mapping
  • 3D Graphics Experience a plus
  • Experience with Adobe After Effects & video editing (a plus) needed for this position
  • Ability to create vector objects/images
  • Good use of the camera, knowing how to capture objects
  • Able to illustrate with rough sketches
  • Ability to work with a wide range of media, including photography and computer aided design
  • Strong communication skills
  • Aggressive problem diagnosis and proven resourcefulness in troubleshooting complex problems
  • Strong organizational skills to juggle multiple tasks within the constraints of timelines and budgets with business acumen
  • Ability to work and thrive in a fast-paced environment, learn rapidly and master diverse web technologies and techniques.
  • Passion, Integrity, Energy!

Remuneration: Competitive

Timeline for onboarding: Immediate

How to apply: Write and forward a customized cover letter and resume to: careers@venturegardengroup.com, Subject of mail: Web/Graphics Designer

Information Security Officer

Position Title: Information Security Officer

Line Manager: Chief Technology Officer

Type: Full time    Location: Lagos

Position Purpose: is responsible for the development and delivery of a comprehensive information security and privacy program for Venture Garden Group and its entities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Research, develop, implement, test and review the company’s information security in order to protect information and prevent unauthorized access
  • Inform users about security measures, explain potential threats, install software, implement security measures and monitor networks
  • Responsible for gathering information necessary to maintain security and establish functioning external barriers such as firewalls and other security measures
  • Define, create and maintain the documentation for certification and accreditation of each information system in accordance with government requirements
  • Assess the impacts on system modifications and technological advances
  • Review systems in order to identify potential security weaknesses, recommend improvements to amend vulnerabilities, implement changes and document upgrades.

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in computer science, mathematics, engineering or five years of comparable work experience
  • Certification in Information Systems Security, ethical hacking and Information systems Auditing
  • Implementation of Information security reviews (ISMS)
  • Knowledge of COBIT domains control framework
  • Good understanding of ISO 27001:2 security control domains; Application Testing and Quality Assurance, Fraud prevention, detection and control, Process Improvement Methodologies and Techniques – including those around Information Systems, databases, applications, networks, customer service, billings and collections
  • In-depth knowledge of security tools such as Qualys, Security Information and Event Management, ArcSight, Kaspersky, Impervia, Charging System Security
  • Skilled in the usage of Computer Assisted Audit Tool such as ACL and IDEA
  • Performed Security Risk management, vulnerability management & Security Compliance management
  • Hands-on knowledge of systems security, business processes, enterprise-wide risk management, fraud prevention, detection and control, comes handy in improving organizations’

 

Personality requirements:

  • Must be highly analytical and effectively able to troubleshoot and prioritize needs, requirements and other issues.
  • Excellent communications, teamwork, leadership and conflict management skills.
  • Because of the constant developing nature of information systems and cyber-attacks, officers must be committed to continuous learning and system development.
  • Ability to succeed in fast paced environments at a high-growth company; comfortable with tight timelines; possessing a sense of urgency.
  • Ability to find creative solutions to problems combined with a willingness to do what one must to ensure timelines & goals are met.
  • Attention to details, decisiveness, good judgment, strong organization skills, good written communication skills
  • Ability to maintain composure and communicate effectively under stress
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, e-mail applications and using the internet;
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and take initiative in pursuing departmental functions
  • Gets things done! Execution oriented
  • Focused, diligent and task oriented
  • Must have exceptional follow-up skills and be able to maintain focus while multitasking
  • Speed and versatility
  • Values others, and cultures
  • Self-starter and Acts with integrity

 

Remuneration: Competitive based on experience

Timeline for onboarding: Immediate

How to apply: Write and forward a customized cover letter and resume to: careers@venturegardengroup.com

Subject of mail: Information Security Officer

 

Front Desk Officer

Position Title: Front desk Officer                 Line Manager: Head, Human Resources and Administration

Type: Full time                                                 Location: Lagos

What we want

A Female “customer service oriented” person with highly developed sense of integrity, commitment to customer satisfaction and strong organization skills. Who will act as a liaison, provide information and manage administrative duties involved in the company’s operation.

 

Position Description: To provide and promote a professional, high quality, front line focused services to customers. The post holder will be responsible for managing and executing administrative support activities for the company. Whilst ensuring excellent service standards and high customer satisfaction are maintained.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversees and administers the day-to-day activities of the office; develops policies, procedures, and systems which ensure productive and efficient office operation.
  • Provides assistance and support to staff in problem solving, project planning and management, and development and execution of stated goals and objectives.
  • Supervises the work of employees in supporting roles, including assigning workload and monitoring employee performance.
  • Performs research and analysis on specific issues, as required, and independently prepares non-routine letters and/or reports, which may be highly sensitive and confidential in nature.
  • Serves as the primary point of administrative contact and liaison with other offices, individuals.
  • Organizes and facilitates meetings, conferences, and other special events; coordinates and attends committee meetings, and participates in committee discussions, as appropriate.
  • Coordinates the disposition and/or resolution of individual problems and disputes involving faculty, staff, and/or members of the general public, as they arise.
  • Oversees the operation of office accounts, and plans and monitors expenditures; as appropriate, develops and/or coordinates budgets for the office and associated accounts.
  • Provides and/or oversees provision of staff support to the office, to include handling walk-up and phone interactions, maintaining calendars and responding to incoming correspondence, handling day-to-day problems and situations, and provision of secretarial support.
  • Assists in the coordination, supervision, and completion of special projects, as appropriate.
  • General administrative and clerical support
  • Coordinating incoming and outgoing mail, packages, and deliveries
  • Maintaining office records, including records of all office expenses
  • Stocking and distributing office supplies
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Required Experience:

  • Demonstrated passion for excellence with respect to treating and caring for customers
  • Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management.
  • Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information.
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems.
  • Ability to plan, develop, and coordinate multiple projects.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions and judgments on sensitive, confidential issues.
  • Skills in the use of database management, word processing, spreadsheet, and/or presentation software.
  • Organizing and coordinating skills.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and professionally, both verbally and in writing.
  • Strong decision making and analytical abilities.
  • Strong detail orientation and communication/listening skills.
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule and occasional overtime when needed.
  • Possess a strong work ethic and team player mentality.

Personality Traits

  • Self-Starter, hardworking, mature, independent and practical
  • Get-it-done and execution focused
  • Responsive and sensitive to both business and legal issues.
  • Honest and dependable
  • Passionate, strategic, takes ownership
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills
  • High bar for excellent and strong analytical skills
  • Tolerance for ambiguity, but has the intellectual depth to develop structured path forward
  • Has “thick skin” and is able to handle complaints and unpleasant customers.
  • Has a pleasant, patient and friendly attitude.

Qualifications:

  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution
  • 2 years of directly related experience managing at least one of the following functional areas: fiscal services, administration and/or human resources

Remuneration: Competitive and based on experience

Timeline for onboarding: Immediate

How to apply: Send a cover letter and resume to careers@venturegardengroup.com with the subject: “Venture Garden Group – Front desk officer

Software Developers

Position Description:

Do you live, breathe and sleep codes? Do you easily find solutions to technological challenges? Do like to take on technology’s challenges and make an impact on millions? Have you built innovation software applications? Do you think you have what it takes to deliver effectively as a software developer in a fast growing software technology company? Do you have what it takes to build a multi-billion dollar company? Do like to take on technology’s challenges and make an impact on millions.

If you answered yes to the questions above, we want you and if you aren’t there yet but aspiring to be, we still want you!!!”

Position Title: Software Developer

Type: Full time

Location: Lagos

Line Manager: Head, Software Development

 

Position Purpose:

The software Developer is committed “changing the face of IT” through innovative thinking and continuous learning. This ability to learn and adapt new technologies is reflected in the quality of the product. As a software engineer, you work on a small team and can switch teams and projects as our fast-paced business grows and evolves. We need our engineers to be versatile and always eager to tackle new problems as we continue to push technology forward.

In this position you will be expected to:

  • Participate in every stage of feature development from design and brainstorming through feature
  • implementation, including fixing that last critical bug under a tight release deadline.
  • Work as part of a dynamic team collaborating closely with other developers, developers’ teams and product marketing.
  • Review requirements and provide input
  • Create functional specifications and designs
  • Implement major features from scratch
  • Create unit tests for features
  • Work with QA to ensure the quality of the feature
  • Contribute to design & overall product architecture

Technology Stack

Here is a list of some of the technologies we use

  • Languages: Java, C#, Python, Javascript
  • Tools: Visual Studio, Android Studio,
  • Database: MS SQL, SQL Lite, MongoDB, Elasticsearch
  • Build tools: Gradle, Maven, Ant, MS BUild,
  • CI\CD Solutions: SVN, Go, Jenkins, Docker, Vagrant, Chef, CruiseControl.NET
  • Frameworks: Angular, .NET Framework, SignalR, REST API, ASP MVC, Nhibernate, JQuery
  • Mobile: Java, Android Framework, Volley, D3
  • Testing: Selenium, NUnit
  • UX Design: HTML5, CSS, Javascript, Photoshop, Fireworks, Dreamweaver, Web Matrix

Key Qualification:

First Degree in Computer science, mathematics or any related science discipline;

Good understanding of OOP and good knowledge of either Java, .NET language or both technologies;

Good written and verbal communication skills –

Excellent collaborative skill –

Attention to detail – Comfortable working in a loosely structured organization –

Highly professional, with the ability to deliver solid work on tight schedules

Experience in software development and familiarity with latest server technologies frameworks such as MVC, NHibernate/Hibernate, Entity Framework, Restful API;

Experience with developing web applications both independently and as part of a team.

Understanding of both Relational and Non-Relational databases

Be Eager to learn new technologies and solutions

Sound knowledge on IT Application architecture, Design methodologies across multiple platforms;

Be intimately familiar with continuous integration and delivery

Remuneration: Competitive Based on Timeline for If you have what it takes to be a Spartan, we cannot wait to meet you. We have some of the best and most qualified technologists on the planet – Come join us!

How to apply: Write and forward a customized cover letter and resume to:careers@venturegardengroup.com,

Subject of Mail: Software Developer

President/Consultant (Subject Matter Expert)

Line Manager: Group CEO

Type: Full time                                                          Location: Lagos

Position Description:

FuelTech (VGN’s Oil and Gas Business) is a collection of multiple revenue lines organized into product clusters serving private sector customers in the downstream oil and gas sector. This role, Entity head for FuelTech, is responsible for managing key customer relationships and day to day management of FuelTech. Working in line with the group’s vision, the President/Consultant (Entity Head) will provide business strategy and direction for expansion of the Entity while empowering and inspiring an exceptional team of business development leads (VPs of Business Development)

Key Responsibilities:

  • Participate in corporate strategic planning and implement strategic goals and objectives for the entity
  • Working with the program managers to support implementation of entity projects
  • Drive revenue optimization opportunities in deployed solutions/platforms to increase Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR) to VGN
  • Manage entity management activities and day to day operations of the entity
  • Collaborate with HR and hiring manager to identify internal and external high potential candidate(s) for VGN (and FuelTech)
  • Working with entity and VGN Business Development teams to expand entity by maximizing existing and new relationships in getting new opportunities for the entity
  • Manage all top level clients ensuring Entity meets and surpasses their expectation
  • Working with group finance and corporate investment teams in creating entity budgets, forecasts and funding needs
  • Promote equal opportunity employment practices
  • Act as VGN Ambassador to external parties and as custodian of VGN culture with internal parties

Required Experience

  • Demonstrated understanding and application of effective selling strategies and techniques
  • Demonstrated relationship management experience (especially with top management)
  • Any basic experience building or working directly with a team building a new unit or company
  • At least six years demonstrated experience in leading diverse teams (including developing and evaluating employees to achieve corporate and personal objectives)
  • Over 10 years relevant work experience in progressive positions in the oil and gas sector
  • Experience managing complex projects

Personality requirements:

  • Strong leadership, inspirational and managerial skills
  • Sound Judgment and on-your-feet decision-making ability
  • Excellent relational skills
  • Execution focused – “get it done or go home”
  • Ability to find creative solutions to problems combined with a willingness to do what one must to ensure timelines & goals are met.
  • Decisiveness, good judgment, strong organization skills, project management skills, strong technical knowledge, excellent oral and written communication skills, and strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • A passion for transforming nothing into something 

Added Advantage

  • Technology Savvy
  • Minimum 3 years’ start up exposure
  • Education/Certifications
    • A bachelor’s degree from any reputable University
    • A masters’ degree in Business Administration
    • Any other business administration related certifications/trainings

Remuneration: Competitive based on experience

Timeline for onboarding: Immediate

How to apply: Send a cover letter and resume to careers@venturegardengroup.com with the subject: “Venture Garden Nigeria – President FuelTech”

Head, Business Analysis

Job Description

About US: Venture Garden Group is a holding company for a group of financial technology entities that provide innovative, data-driven, end-to-end technology platforms addressing reconciliation and payment processing inefficiencies across multiple industry verticals. Our current solutions are tailored for financial services, education, aviation, power, downstream oil and gas and cyber security. 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 and the pursuit of excellence.

Position Title: Head, Business Analysis                              Line Manager: CEO

Type: Full time                                                                        Location: Lagos

What we want: Are you a leader characterized by a personality reflecting intense passion, ownership mentality, adaptability and risk taking? Do you value long term gains over short term income and have the right mix of work ethics, intellectual capacity, innate potential and a crave for excellence? Are you rounded in your knowledge of a broad set of areas in business and IT management while having a depth of knowledge in a specific area? Are you ready to swing for the fence, to take on a mission to change Nigeria and the World by adding value and touching others?

If your answer to all of the above is YES!! Then step up to the plate. VGG is looking for a leader for its world class Analyst team.

Position Purpose: To lead a team of Analysts in identifying software technology business opportunities across different industries, justifying the opportunities, capturing, analyzing and documenting the opportunities with regard to the systems, financial, business development and legal implications.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for resource planning of the Analyst team;
  • Responsible for billing and invoicing for resource utilization;
  • Responsible for output standardization of the Analyst team;
  • Manage the sourcing, hiring, allocation, learning and development, remuneration and performance appraisal of analysts on the team;
  • Manage the day-day operations of the Analyst team;
  • Discuss new opportunities with CEO and ensure that all “follow-through” steps are taken to ensure success of new ventures;
  • Ensure that all analyses carried out by the Analyst team are well documented and archived;
  • Understand the Venture Garden Group Business Strategy and communicate to team members and clients as needed. 

Personality Traits:

  • Intellectual quickness and Strategic Thinking
  • Gets things done! Execution oriented with a keen eye for details
  • Flexibility to work in an entrepreneurial environment – wearing a few hats, less structured;
  • high tolerance for ambiguity; self-starter
  • Must have exceptional follow-up skills and be able to maintain focus while multitasking
  • Ability to succeed in fast paced environments at a high-growth company; comfortable with tight timelines; possessing a sense of urgency.
  • Ability to find creative solutions to problems combined with a willingness to do what one must to ensure timelines & goals are met.
  • Speed and versatility
  • Decisiveness, good judgment, strong organization skills, good written communication skills

Requirements:

  • Minimum 4 years of Business Analysis in a fast paced software technology environment
  • Proficiency across Systems, Data, Financial, and Strategy Analysis
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience leading teams
  • Strong research skills

Added Advantage:

  • Proficiency in a software development language
  • Education/Certifications – Relevant professional certification or Masters’ Degree is an added advantage

To apply for this role, forward your resume and cover letter, stating with clear examples why you are the best candidate for this role and how you would help transform the Analyst team to the best Analyst team in Nigeria, to careers@venturegardengroup.com .

Application Closing Date – Saturday, December 26th, 2015

 

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