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  • Posted: Nov 20, 2020
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    Absa Bank Limited (Absa) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Barclays Africa Group Limited. Absa offers personal and business banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking, wealth and investment management as well as bancassurance. Barclays Africa Group Limited is 62.3% owned by Barclays Bank PLC and is listed on the JSE Limited. The Group is one of A...
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    Data and MI Manager

    Job Summary

    • Functional role in data management and governance, with responsibility for ensuring that data policies and standards turn into practice within the Everyday Banking (unsecured) Credit Risk space.
    • The incumbent has to incorporates processes, policies, guidelines and responsibilities for administering the teams entire data in compliance with policy and/or regulatory obligations.
    • Responsible for assuring quality and trust in the data, creating standard definitions for the organization to follow, and maintaining a consistent use of data resources across the organization.
    • Define the data and identify assets within their own data domains. This ensures there isn’t conflict with other data elements.
    • Responsible for identifying and executing on continuous improvement opportunities, reporting and updating the knowledge management system

    Job Description

    • Understand the technical landscape and bank wide architecture that is connected to or dependent on the business area supported in order to effectively design & deliver data.
    • Translate / interpret the data architecture direction and associated business requirements & leverage expertise in analytical & creative problem solving to synthesize data solution designs (build a solution from its components) beyond the analysis of the problem
    • Participate in design thinking processes to successfully deliver data solution blueprints
    • Build analytics tools that utilize the data pipeline by quickly producing well-organized, optimized, and documented source code & algorithms to deliver technical data solutions
    • Automate tasks through appropriate tools and scripting technologies
    • Inform & support the infrastructure build required for optimal extraction, transformation, and loading of data from a wide variety of data sources
    • Support the continuous optimization, improvement & automation of data processing, retrieval, storage & distribution processes
    • Ensure the quality assurance and testing of all data solutions aligned to guidelines and standards of the organization
    • Meaningfully contribute to & ensure solutions align to the design & direction of the Group Architecture & in particular data standards, principles, preferences & practices. Short-term deployment must align to strategic long-term delivery.
    • Meaningfully contribute to & ensure solutions align to the design and direction of the Group Infrastructure standards and practices e.g. OLA’s etc.
    • Collaborate with various functional leads and teams to collate requirements in developing reporting outputs, Develop customized reports and dashboards, Build, maintain and repair reports within software applications.
    • Provide data / reporting solutions to colleagues
    • Conduct proper testing of reports and dashboard before deploying into production.
    • Monitor the performance of data solutions designs & ensure ongoing optimization of data solutions.
    • Stay ahead of the curve on data processing, retrieval, storage & distribution technologies & processes (Global best practices & trends) to ensure best practice


    • Be eager to learn new approaches and technologies
    • Strong problem solving skills
    • Strong programming skills
    • Preferred: Experience with some of the following: Hadoop, continuous integration tools, SAS, SQL skills
    • Ability to work with large databases, Reporting software (e.g. Power BI etc.) and drive automation.


    • Bachelor`s Degrees and Advanced Diplomas: Business, Commerce, Information Technology


    • Bachelor`s Degrees and Advanced Diplomas: Business, Commerce and Management Studies (Required)

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    Interested and qualified? Go to Absa on to apply

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