Premier Switch Solutions Vacancy 2024

Premier Switch Solutions S.C. (PSS) is a leading Electronic Payment Processing Company, established by major private banks of Ethiopia.

PSS is a consortium owned by six private banks i.e., Awash International Bank, Nib International Bank, United Bank, Berhan International Bank, Addis International Bank, and Cooperative Bank of Oromia.

The Company has implemented the first multi-institution shared-switch infrastructure to provide its member banks with a state of the art payment technology to drive ATM, POS, e-commerce, Mobile Banking and other payment channels and provide clearing of Debit/Credit card transactions for the banks. 

Currently, PSS has one vacant position stated below and would like to invite applicants who meet the qualification and required experience listed for this job opening. 

Position 1: Product and Business Development Officer II

Qualification & Work Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Economics or a related field from a recognized institution.
  • At least 4 years relevant experience 
  • Experience in business and product development, marketing and public relations is preferable

Description of Duties:

  • Involve in the implementation of policies, procedures and process documents for the Innovation and Business development functions.
  • Involve in the development of a range of innovative products and services.
  • Assist in the identification, approach and establishing business partnership with potential partners.
  • Assist in the development of market segmentation tools and provide technical recommendations on positioning for each product.
  • Involve in products and services feasibility study, benchmark survey, customer satisfaction survey.
  • Involve in the creation of prototypes for new products in order to iron out flaws in the final design.
  • Involve in the development of research proposals to management for approval.
  • Conduct performance metrics.
  • Conduct cost analysis on the development of a new products and services.
  • Involve in the marketing campaigns designed to inform people about new product/service availability.
  • Monitor the performance of products, enhancements and obsolescence.
  • Involve in the provision of technical support on new product development launches in liaison with other relevant work units. 
  • Involve in the budget preparation for the work unit.
  • Prepare periodic reports.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor.

Position 2: Senior IT Security Officer

Qualification & Work Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in ICT/Computer Science/ Information Systems/Finance/Business or a related field.
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience 
  • Training in Information Systems Security, IT Security Management and Cyber Security is preferable.

Description of Duties:

  • Involve in the development and implementation of policies and procedures for the IT/cyber security.
  • Implement and ensure information system confidentiality, integrity and availability to meet the customer expectation.
  • Work with vendors for all support activities.
  • Involve in the delivery of IT security and other related projects.
  • Conduct periodic performance metrics.
  • Involve in the design of capacity planning and manage business continuity.
  • Lead maintenance, upgrade and migration of security management systems.
  • Work with the relevant work units in the development of software, products and services adhere with security standards.
  • Research new IT security standards and technologies.
  • Conduct assessment of information security risk periodically as per PCI-DSS and other relevant standards.
  • Conduct periodic IT security audit and take remedial actions on findings.
  • Ensure and implement multi-layer security controls and review and update periodically including anti-virus, anti-malware, etc.
  • Manage the assessed functionality and gap analysis of key business areas and infrastructure and determine the extent to which comply with statutory and regulatory requirements and take appropriate actions.
  • Ensure the business operation complies with the company policy, regulatory bodies’ laws, regulations, standards including the National bank of Ethiopia, PCI-DSS, etc.
  • Manage security incident response and process protocols including incident response report and sanctions.
  • Involve in the budget preparation for the unit
  • Provide guidance and training of all staffs and customers in the area of IT security and compliance.
  • Prepare periodic reports.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor.

Position 3: Senior Database Administrator

Qualification & Work Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in ICT, Computer Science, Information Systems, Computer Engineering, or a related field
  • At least 5 years of experience in database administration
  • Training in Oracle Database.  
  • Extensive knowledge in database technologies, data security, database architecture
  • Experience in Oracle database, Oracle RAC and grid infrastructure management

Description of Duties:

  • Implement policies, procedures and write process documents for the database administration and lead in their implementation through continuous review.
  • Execute the design, setup, installation and integration of various databases to meet the business’ requirements and are compliant with PCI DSS and other relevant security standards.
  • Build highly available and best performing systems to meet the customer expectation.
  • Work with vendors for all database support activities.
  • Work with database vendors to implement fixes and issues that are logged to vendors portals.
  • Develop and implement procedures to ensure data integrity and quality are maintained.
  • Involve in different payment application and other related projects.
  • Provide/revoke users’ privilege and monitor user access management.
  • Conduct database tuning as per performance metrics.
  • Design, develop and manage new and existing business intelligence reports.
  • Manage and implement reporting systems.
  • Implement system capacity planning and business continuity.
  • Conduct database and logs backup, restoration, archiving and retention as per the policy and procedure regularly.
  • Investigate and analyze trace files.
  • Perform maintenance, upgrade and migration of database and related systems.
  • Implement new database technologies and work with the relevant work units in the development of new products and services.
  • Work closely with the payment application work unit.
  • Perform end of day tasks
  • Provide training, coaching and mentoring of employees within the unit towards effective career development.
  • Attend incidents, interruptions, malfunctions, and system quality reductions at any moment.
  • Prepare periodic reports
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor.

Location: Addis Aabab

Deadline: Jan 25, 2024

How To Apply:

Please note the following:

Interested applicants who meet the required qualifications are invited to submit their updated CV and copies of relevant documents within 10 days of this announcement.

We only accept applications sent via our email:

Please write clearly for which position you applied on the email subject line.

NB. :- Only short-listed candidates will be contacted 

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