Head of Information Technology

Information Technology -AUH

Key Accountabilities: Participate in the strategy formulation exercise of the IT Department (ITD) by outlining how Information Technology can be aligned to the objectives and strategy of CBUAE  Identify, initiate, review, or approve modifications to project plans, manage change requests as well as monitor the overall impact on projects  Monitor the performance of ITD projects and ensure that projects meet the Operational Plan requirements and KPIs  Shape and formulate the project strategy and provide insights / guidance to the project teams on adherence to quality, and time, and monitor the overall project risks  Lead large cross-departmental IT process design projects with complex integration issues and potential for high organizational impact  Supervise the development and implementation of a sustainable ITD process performance governance model to ensure adoption of process measurement  Anticipate changes to the field and develop the appropriate skills needed to continuously improve CBUAE's operations and better align towards long term goals  Oversee the selection of optimal IT solutions that can resolve business related operational challenges and shape internal policies accordingly keeping in mind the impact on CBUAE  Create vendor negotiating leverage through a variety of tactics such as clearly articulating success parameters (SLA and service features)  Work with and coach users at all levels to define system requirements and specify appropriate system environments to meet operational needs and system performance objectives  Evaluate business needs, software solutions, and justify decisions for software solution acquisition including build vs. buy options  Improve IT Security system capabilities, including investment needs for skillsets and tools  Perform and review risk assessments as per mandatory regulatory requirements and organize activities for risk remediation  Ensure future viability of IT Security systems compliance in addition to ensuring adherence to policies, procedures, controls and standards through building training programs as required  Guide and motivate subordinates to enhance performance and produce quality work, and ensure that they are continuously developed for higher level roles  Perform any other duties outside the scope as and when required. Position Specifications: Bachelor or Master Degree in Computer Science/ Information Technology Experience: 12 years of experience, with at least 8 years of experience in a similar role  6 years working experience in the UAE, with appropriate familiarity with the UAE market and regulations