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Philips Akinyele

Candidate ID: 1691841

Career Summary

A Technology Strategist and Business driver with over 8 years experience in fields ranging from Banking, FinTech, Software development and IT Consulting with keen interest for Software Engineering, Cloud Adoption, Distributed Workplace and Management Consulting.

Skill Set

Software Engineering, Data Science, Computing, IT Management, Business Analytics, SQL Development

Professional Information

Total Experience : 8

Nationality : Nigeria

Qualification Level : Post Graduate

Job Function : IT - Software

Work Location Preference : Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE

Detailed Profile

Philips B. Akinyele
No 8, George Bassey Close, Off Agungi Road, Lekki, Lagos
07017365643, 08033523867 |


• Senior Software Engineering Manager with over 8 years’ experience in fields ranging from Banking, FinTech, Software development, Talent Development and
IT Consulting with vast knowledge in Software Designs, Product Management, System Automation, Business Development, DevOps and Management Consulting
• A strong passion for business automation, mobile technologies, system integrations and payment systems • Over 6+ years banking experience. Over 8+ years overall work experience.


University of Lagos Lagos State, Nigeria
M.Sc. Information Technology (3.8 CGPA) 2017
APTECH Computer Education Abuja, Nigeria
Advanced Diploma in Software Engineering 2012
NIIT, Abuja Abuja, Nigeria
Diploma in Computer Networking 2011
University of Ado-Ekiti Ekiti State, Nigeria
B.Sc. Zoology (Second Class Lower Honors)
FIRSTBANK NIGERIA Lagos State, Nigeria
Senior Software Engineering Manager December 2018 – Date
• Manages a team focused on Digital transformation of the Bank. Currently saddled with the responsibility of automating branch processes and working with both tech team and other stakeholders to migrate customers to Automated Self-Service Systems such In-Branch Kiosk, TCR etc.
• Providing technical leadership for the engineering team while ensuring proper structure is in place for the team to build on.
• Other activities that make my day-to-day are Software Development, Version Control Management / Administration, Code Reviews e.t.c
ANDELA INC. Lagos State, Nigeria
Technical Success Manager March 2018 – November 2018
• Interfacing with Andela Partners globally to better understand partner business, needs as well as their goals and visions for products being supported by Andela.
• Ensures Developers are able to understand the business context and value of their tasks, as well as how it impacts users.
• Work with Developers/ Senior Consultants to decompose high level stories into smaller, specific tasks and provide high level design support to help them understand how to best solve specific code challenges.
• Perform code reviews to ensure that PR being submitted to partners follow coding best standards as well as meets/exceed partners expectation
• Assists our engineers in effectively communicating with their partners

GMT NIGERIA LIMITED Lagos State, Nigeria
Senior Software Developer, IT October 2017 – March 2018
• Develop high-quality software design and architecture
• Identify, prioritize and execute tasks in the software development life cycle Develop tools and applications by producing clean, efficient code
• Automate tasks through appropriate tools and scripting
• Code Review and Debugging
• Perform validation and verification testing
• Collaborate with internal teams to fix and improve products
• Document development phases and monitor existing systems
• Ensure software is up-to-date with latest technologies

Access Bank PLC Lagos State, Nigeria
Team Member, Application Development December 2014 – October 2017
• Design and development of Web applications using hybrid frameworks (ionic, bootstrap, material design)
• Developing applications to meet Bank’s business requirements using ASP.Net technologies
• Implementation of Robust Customer Engagement Application that provides various analytical tools and utilizes predictive algorithm to better serve customers
• Mobile payments solutions integrations to notable payment processing companies
• Unit and integration testing of Web applications
• Design and development of RESTFUL WEB APIs and Integration with other Systems.

Guaranty Trust Bank PLC Lagos State, Nigeria
Team member, Application Development November 2012-December 2014
• Third party API integrations
• Design and Development of Web applications to support business
• User Interface Development for Web Applications
• Implementation of AVIOS Loyalty Reward System for private Customers and HNIs

DAAR Communications AIT Bank PLC Lagos State, Nigeria Web Designer / Developer, Kaakaki, AIT June 2011 – November 2012
• Develop Web applications and Services
• Build Server side and client side software programs.
• Integrate Social Media Platforms into the Company Television Programs • Design and development of web applications to support business


The Open Group
TOGAF 9 Certified Enterprise Architect (EA Specialist) November, 2017
Certified Application Security Lead Implementer (CASLI) November, 2017
Microsoft Corporations
ALM /TFS Essentials (Training)
June, 2014
Cisco Systems.
Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA) January, 2011
Microsoft Corporations
Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) July, 2012
NIIT, Abuja
NIIT Certified Network Administrator (NCNA) December, 2012


Access Bank PLC December 2014- Date

• CUSTOMER360: A highly Robust and Mobile Responsive Web application designed for the enterprise as well as business Users global view of the behavioral pattern of customers across the Bank’s products.
The application supported near real-time connections to relevant live systems and provides information that previously had to be gotten from over 10 standalone applications as well as innovative analytic reporting.

• RTGS Straight-through Processing: A Customer Relationship Management Application that enables Account Officers up to the management Level to schedule meeting with Customers, initiate Call Memos and track Call Deliverables. It also include engagement monitoring and Tracking and provide detailed analytical information about the Corporate Customers with features such as Customer Search, Profitability index, Investment Advice etc.
• ACCESSUNITED PORTAL: A Staff Performance Application utilized bank-wide to measure the underlisted;
- SBU Deposit Performance Monitoring and Reporting;
- Vendor Performance Tracking and Reporting
- POS Collections Performance Tracking and Reporting
- Paywithcapture Performance Tracking and Reporting
- Channels Migration Performance Tracking and Reporting
- Accounts Sign-on/ Reactivation Performance Tracking and Reporting - Customer Migration to alternative Channels.
Other applications includes RTGS Straight-through processing, Swift Inflow Management Portal, AccessPro Mobile Service, Bulk Statement Engine

Guaranty Trust Bank PLC Dec 2012- Dec 2014

• AVIOS Loyalty Application: Customer Loyalty rewarding Application which involves integration with British Airways.
• Customer Complaint Portal for the Organization Complaint Team
• Account Migration Service to automatically migrate Customers to different account product based on either request or qualification e.g SKS (Children) to SKSTEEN (Teenagers)
• Legal Notification Portal for the Organization legal department
• Other work include:
- GT Account Opening Web Engine

- TOTAL Collection Portal integration with GTCollection Engine


Collision Tech Conference Web Summit New Orleans, US (May, 2018)

- Meet several Startups, founders and Tech Leaders Globally

- Attends IBM AWS Developer Workshop amongst others

Team Foundation Server MICROSOFT Lagos, Nigeria (April 2016)

- Visual Studio 2013 Application Lifecycle Management (TFS Essentials)

- Continuous Integration, Release Management

NEWGEN Business Process Management NEWGE Noida, India (2015)
- Administering Omniflow and Omnidocs Solutions
- Developing Service integrations for NEWGEN BPMS


Hybrid APP development with HTML5, CSS, JavaScript
MVC design patterns
Mediation design pattern
Visual studio
SQL Server


Date of Birth 7th June, 1988 (30 years)
State of Origin: Ekiti, South West LGA
Marital Status: Single
Sex : Male