Friday, September 29, 2023

State Bank of Pakistan Offering Multiple Job Opportunities

The State Bank of Pakistan has recently opened job vacancies for experienced professionals to join its technology team. They are looking to hire talented Software Engineers, Database Administrators, Payment Systems Security Specialists, and more. This presents an excellent opportunity for qualified candidates to secure rewarding careers at Pakistan’s central bank.

1- Software Engineer Role

Job Description

As a Software Engineer, you will design, develop, test, and maintain software solutions. Key responsibilities include translating requirements into technical designs, writing code, debugging issues, creating documentation, and providing support.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field
  • 4+ years experience in software development
  • Skills in programming languages, frameworks, analysis, etc.

2- Database Administrator Role

Job Description

As a Database Administrator, you will be responsible for database management activities. This includes designing schemas, implementing security controls, monitoring performance, resolving issues, managing backups, and creating documentation.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field
  • 4+ years experience as a DBA
  • Skills in Oracle, SQL, MySQL, Unix/Linux, etc.

3- Payment Systems Security Specialist Role

Job Description

As a Security Specialist, your responsibilities will involve developing policies, audits, access controls, monitoring systems, incident response, training employees, and maintaining compliance.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree in cyber security or computer science
  • 4+ years experience in information security
  • Knowledge of security frameworks, tools, and protocols

4- Research Economist Role

Job Description

As a Research Economist, your core responsibilities will involve conducting in-depth economic research, forecasting, policy analysis, econometric modeling, and contributing to SBP’s working paper series. You will employ empirical techniques, collect relevant data, estimate economic parameters, work with tools like DYNARE, and provide technical support to the research team.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this role, you must have:

  • A Ph.D. degree in Economics, Econometrics, or a related discipline
  • At least 3 years of post-PhD research experience
  • Strong econometric modeling skills and expertise in tools like MATLAB, Dynare, etc.
  • Maximum age of 40 years
  • Good knowledge of DSGE models and central banking

5- Director of Digital Innovations and Settlements

Job Description

As Director, you will be responsible for developing the strategic direction of the department and implementing initiatives to expand digital financial services in Pakistan. Key duties include overseeing projects like instant payments and RTGS systems, adopting emerging technologies like CBDCs, establishing innovation offices, liaising with stakeholders, ensuring smooth operations of payment systems, and more.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible, you must have:

  • Masters/Bachelors degree in engineering, computer science, business or related disciplines
  • 15+ years experience in digital financial services with 4+ years in leadership roles
  • Knowledge of legal/regulatory frameworks in the fintech domain
  • Maximum age of 50 years (relaxation available)
  • Exposure to central banking and cross-border payments is preferred

How to Apply

Eligible and interested candidates should apply online at the State Bank of Pakistan careers portal by September 25, 2023. Hard copies of system-generated application forms can also be sent via courier to the specified address.

Job Vacancies

Software EngineerApply
Database AdministratorApply
Payment Systems Security SpecialistApply
Research EconomistApply
Digital Innovations and Settlements Department (DI&SD)Apply

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