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Head of Information Technology - Banking (T24)


Dammam, Saudi Arabia

Ref: GP222-2455

Job description / Role

Hays are exclusively representing a large financial services organisation based in Dammam, Saudi Arabia who are currently seeking to hire a Head of IT with a background in banking, to join their growing and innovative team. This organisation is a well-respected and highly regarded organisation with multiple offices in the region. Please note that this position requires a background in a financial/banking environment therefore candidates who do not have experience within this domain need not apply, as they will not be considered.

Reporting directly into the CEO, the Head of IT will be responsible for managing and continually improving the portfolio of infrastructure and software based services for the group, whilst providing leadership and day-to-day management of a large IT team. Responsible for the CAPEX and OPEX budget, this is a strategic role where you will also be responsible for development and planning of IT processes, procedures and guidelines, ensuring not only that the Information Systems department is running smoothly, but moving forwards and developing, ensuring alignment with industry standards and business objectives.

SAR 65,000 to 70,000 per month inclusive of fixed allowances.
Additional benefits: Bonus, Education allowance (x4), Family Medical & Flights


You should have a minimum of 10 years’ experience managing IT departments in a banking/financial institution environment, responsible for managing IT infrastructure, applications and operations. You must have experience with Temenos T24 core banking systems together with the Oracle platform, we must stress that this is a must-have in order for us to consider your application. Our client also requires sound experience of developing IT strategies, IT programme/project management and software development environments is also required, together with a strong understanding systems architecture, systems integration and IT Audit. Lastly, we have a preference for candidates who are educated to Bachelors or Master’s Degree level in Computer Science, Engineering or IT

About the Company

Hays is the leading global specialist recruiting group. We are the experts at recruiting qualified, professional and skilled people worldwide.

Our Middle East office was founded in December 2005, headquartered in Dubai UAE. We deal with clients in the UAE, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and other key areas in the region. Our consultants sector-specific knowledge and unique understanding of the local market allows us to offer an exceptional level of service across all divisions.

We currently recruit for roles in the following sectors: Accounting & Finance, Architecture, Banking, Construction & Property, Engineering, Healthcare, Human Resources, Information Technology, Logistics, Legal, Office Support, Oil & Gas, Life Sciences, Supply Chain & Procurement, and Sales & Marketing.

As part of our continuing expansion, we have opened a dedicated Abu Dhabi desk to further assist with our client needs across the region.

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