IDB2609 - Senior Associate, Fintech Analyst (ICD)

Business Unit: ICD - Islamic Corporation for Development
Division: Administrative Services and IT Support ICD
Department: Corporate Support Department ICD
Country: Saudi Arabia
Location: Saudi Arabia - Jeddah
Closing date: 08-Jul-2021

Role Purpose:

To develop ICD FinTech strategy and enhance ICD internal or external processes, by analyzing the business requirements/trends and translating it to technical team to deliver Fintech solution and aligned with the core business systems.

Key Functional Accountabilities and Activities:

Technology and service setup:

  • Produce and analyse business cases for ICD to adopt relevant financial technologies.
  • Develop solution architecture designs for ongoing mobile and financial services projects.
  • Design product and solution delivery roadmap.
  • Conduct analyses and insights for top fintech areas including Regtech, blockchain platform to create forward-looking strategy and roadmap.
  • Apply best IT Services Management practices as per globally recognized standards such as ITIL.

Operations and Partnership Management:

  • Analyse business issues and propose suitable solutions using fintech technologies to resolve them.
  • Develop partnerships with fintech start-ups and strengthen the relationship with existing clients.
  • Gather clients’ FinTech requirements to form a complete Fintech solutions proposal.
  • Implement Fintech projects/initiatives internally and externally according to the approved roadmap and budget.
  • Implementation of Islamic core banking systems.
  • Develop and implement Islamic finance products and services.
  • Design, Perform and Maintain continual development model for all FinTech related projects while considering the Four Dimensions.
  • Prepare, Design, and Evaluate Services Level Agreements (SLAs).

Knowledge Management:

  • Develop and compile a roadmap for the adoption of future technologies for digital transformation capitalizing on fintech technologies such as blockchain, AI and machine learning.
  •  Participate and support Fintech events and hackathons.
  • Participate in conducting financial products research using Blockchain, Bigdata. AI and machine learning platforms.
  • Coordinate training to clients on Fintech projects.


Qualifications/ Professional Experience:

  • At least 3 years of experience in Information Technology with focus on FinTech/with FinTech exposure.
  • Bachelor’s degree in IT / Computer Science or any relevant discipline is a must.
  • Internationally recognized professional certification (Accredited Certificates) such as ITIL or PMP or any additional relevant qualification is a must.
  • Proven experience in leading digital (mobile, web, smart apps, etc.) application development projects
  • Involved or led emerging FinTech platforms and technologies such as distributed ledger technologies (i.e. blockchain), digital banking, mobile payments, tokenization, artificial intelligence (digital assistants and chatbots), etc.
  • Previous experience in Application development and scripting knowledge would be an added advantage.

Language Skills:

Capable of communicating in two of the working languages (Arabic, English and French) of which English is a must.