Gov Web Portal

Ministry of Communications
and Digital Economy

Job Overview:

The Data and Applications Services Manager to lead the creation, deployment and maintenance of data-related services and applications. He/She will oversee design, implementation and optimization of application solutions related to data management; ensure availability integrity security of assets while encouraging collaboration across technical teams as well as stakeholders.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage a team of data engineers, application developers, and analysts in providing high-quality data services and applications.
  • Develop training plans for the staff under its unit or department and ensure the execution of training plans.
  • Utilise data design and management strategies including data modeling, data governance, data quality, and data lifecycle management, and enforce data standardization.
  • Ensure the successful execution of software development life cycles from requirements gathering through requirements definition, design, development, testing, deployment and post launch support.
  • Design and implement reliable data pipelines, ETL processes and integration solutions in order to facilitate the collection, processing, share/exchange, and storage of structured and unstructured data sets.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify data requirements, design data models and implement solutions that address business needs.
  • Oversee deployment and management of applications such as databases, ERP, data warehouses and data-hubs with optimal performance, scalability and security characteristics.
  • Evaluate and select suitable technologies, tools, and platforms for application development while taking scalability, security and long-term sustainability into consideration.
  • Assure compliance and adoption of best practice with data protection and privacy regulations as well as adhere to established cybersecurity regulations and standards.
  • Monitoring application systems relating to data, proactively detecting performance bottlenecks or data inconsistencies.
  • Lead development of data analytics and reporting applications that support decision-making within government.
  • Stay abreast of emerging data management tools, technologies, trends, and practices so as to recommend their adoption to increase government data capabilities.
  • Monitor application performance and user feedback in order to identify areas for enhancement and optimization, set and enforce coding standards, security protocols and development methodologies.
  • Prepare and present regular reports to the senior management on team performance, project status and key metrics.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by senior staff.

Application Deadline:

Wednesday, 4th October 2023. Candidates interested in applying should submit their CV, cover letters, and three references to by the deadline. Please include the position title in the subject line of the email. Late applications will NOT be accepted. Interviews will only be conducted with shortlisted candidates.