mujib ishola
Head, Payments Technology & Infrastructure at SystemSpecs
Lagos, Nigeria

Mujib Ishola is an IT professional with commercial experience in systems design and development. Adept in directly managing high-performing teams from product development through successful product launches. Accustomed to managing multiple projects and priorities in fast-paced environments. Proficient in developed project management, communication, presentation to key stakeholders at all levels, developing metrics, negotiations, with great analytic and customer service skills with a strong team commitment. KEY AREAS OF EXPERTISE • Excellent understanding of design patterns, development & implementation skills with emphasis on Application Development Life Cycle. • Understanding of strategic application development principles with Turnkey solutions. • Able to meet very stringent SLAs and deadlines whilst delivering high-performance solutions. • Excellent presentational and interpersonal skills acquired working with teams in-house, nearshore, and offshore. • Able to quickly learn complex business and systems processes. • Expert communicator with an ability to engage a broad range of stakeholders both internal and external. SOFTWARE PROFICIENCIES • Application Servers: ATG Dynamo JBoss Apache Tomcat. Oracle ACO04), Weblogic • Ecommerce Platforms: ATG Commerce, Demandware Hybris, Sterling Commerce • DevOps: Ant, Bugzilla, Chainsaw Jira, Pforce Source Offsite Subversion Visual Source Safe Velocity. Wiki Maven, Ansible, and Jenkins. • Blockchain: Ethereum and Hyperledger • Databases/RDBMS: SQL MS SQL Server, MS Access, PL/SQL, Oracle • Programming Languages: C# J2EE Java J2me NET, Python. PHP Windows Shell Script Unix Shell Script • Operating Systems: Windows NT, 2000/2003/2005/2008 server, Windows and "NIX • Containers & Configuration: Docker, Vagrant, Kubernetes • Data Access Servers: Fred Hopper, Endeca, Solr • Frameworks: Spring Hibernate, J2ME polish, Foggy, LWUIT. NET • Methodologies: Agile Extreme Programming RUPTDD • Testing Tools & Web Servers: JUNIT. Mercury Test NG. Apache HTTP Server I enjoy socializing with friends as well as meeting new people and keeping track of the dynamic growth and development in the technology sector.

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Head, Payments Technology & Infrastructure
Mar 2019 - Present (4 years 3 months)
microservices kafka java kubernetes docker terraform ci/cd gitlab jira unit testing bash github scripting scrum linux apache oop database design nginx ansible
Head Systems Integration
Jun 2013 - Mar 2019 (5 years 9 months)
SystemSpecs Limited is Africa’s leading e-Payment, Financial and Human Resource Management Software solutions provider. Over the years, the software house has grown from being the foremost Accounting, Payroll & Human Resources Application provider to the most widely used e-transactions platform in Nigeria.
SystemSpecs Limited has emerged as a household name and pioneer of the software industry in Africa, with almost three decades of providing robust solutions to individuals, corporate organizations – small, medium, and large, and governments at state and federal levels in Nigeria and on the African continent.

Key Areas of expertise:
• Lead Mobile Application Team
• Lead USSD Application Team
• Lead DevOps Team
• Lead Architecture Team
• Lead System integration team
• Migrated to a container-based infrastructure
Technical Architect
Feb 2011 - Jun 2013 (2 years 4 months)
• Application performance analysis and fixes.
• Built a Payroll/Claims module integrated with the e-payment application (Remita) to achieve CBN desired end to end processing
• Two Factor Security – Implemented and Managed the deployment of Hard Token Integration to various application
• Biometrics Integration (Palm Vein, Finger, and Iris) to the REMITA Payroll Module
• Participation in RFP’s and Project bids.
• Overall service as Technical authority, mentor, and springboard to the entire team was my biggest achievement.
• Hands-on Scrum Master, leading in house and nearshore development teams.
• Technical Implementation design document provision.
• Functional implementation analysis and System Impact Assessment.
• Redesigned the deployment strategy for Remita. Activities included strategic upgrades to parts of the application and infrastructure, decoupling of the various components of the application making it capable of true enterprise scalability.
• Deployment of Remita as CBN e-payment application in line with the apex banks ePayment policy.
• Architected and implemented ERP integrator framework for Remita using SOA methods including Secured web services which enabled the integration between federal government accounting application and CBN e-payment Platform (Remita) (World Bank Funded Project).
• Overall service as Technical authority, mentor, and springboard to the entire team was my biggest achievement.
Javelin Group
Jun 2007 - Dec 2010 (3 years 6 months)
United Kingdom
Senior Java/J2EE Developer
Javelin Group, part of Accenture Strategy, provides strategy consulting and digital transformation services to the world’s leading retailers and consumer brands. Javelin Group helps clients improve their competitiveness by anticipating and responding to the rapid changes in customer shopping habits and retail technologies.

Expertise provided on the project included:
• Leading in house and near shore development teams
• Technical Implementation design document provision
• Functional Implementation analysis and system Impact assessment of Integration component.
• Implementation of Batch processing engine to integrate various backend systems including Oracle as part of the Integration components.
• Implementation of data (Flat file and XML) feed processing engine for integrating into Google suites.
• Cluster configuration of Application Server for live deployments
• Implementing code quality assurance processes
• Liaising with vendors to resolve engineering issues.
• Client support in delivering of SLA’s.
• Issue management and tracking.

• Key resource in the application delivery team especially in the area of Application integration using Oracle solutions.
• Projects undertaken include implementation of CRM, CMS, Call Center Application, Order Management systems, Product Information Management systems, Warehouse Management Systems, SAP Integration Oracle Integration amongst others.
Project Centre Limited
Feb 2007 - Jun 2007 (4 months)
Software Development Engineer
Project Centre is a leading streetscape design, engineering, and landscape architecture consultancy that is passionate about designing places for the people that use them.

Work Scope:
• Design and Development of the project management and CRM system. J2EE [ Servlets | JSP | MSSQL Server ]
• Design and development of bus prediction tool C#
• Design and development of Saturation flow tool for mobile platforms J2ME
• Automating VISSIM, VISUM C# | Python
• Writing of technical papers for publishing in different engineering journals
• Researching RFP’s for prospective projects
C# MSSQL Python

This section lets you add any degrees or diplomas you have earned.
Middlesex University
Bachelor of Science (BS), Computing & Multimedia Technology With Computer Communications
Jan 2001 - Jan 2005
North East Surrey College of Technology
Bachelor of Technology (BTech), National Diploma in Electronics and Computer Engineering
Jan 1999 - Jan 2001
British Computer Society Accredited
Oct 2015
Feb 2010
Docker Captain
Sep 2009

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