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  • Posted: Nov 17, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Since our establishment in 1918, Sanlam has been a prominent part of the South African business landscape. We have always held a long-term view of how business adapts to the demands of the environment in which it operates. Today, in a dynamic world, we see an evolving set of social, economic, political and environmental imperatives that require our skilful ...
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    Platform Owner: RPA Robotics

    What will you do?

    Key responsibilities 

    •     Accountable and provide leadership and guidance to delivery and business teams to ensure agreed availability, supportability, and operational capability for all digital applications.
    •     Resource management.
    •     Support agile events, including presentations, introductions, show& tells, and retrospectives
    •     Maintain an understanding of the existing and potential platform capabilities.
    •     Proactive identification of platform enhancements (including non-functional), lead business case approval process, facilitate communication of roadmaps and ensure stakeholder engagement.
    •     Work collaboratively with business stakeholders and operational teams to lead prioritisation of changes and lead defect backlog prioritization.
    •     Build and maintain a relationship network with key stakeholders
    •     Ensure system designs support the goal of “right first time”, reduce time to market and / minimises cost to deliver and support - whilst meeting agreed business requirements
    •     Define, drive and adhere to the adoption of platform principles / standards/ governance 
    •     Maintain an understanding of the current and emerging company strategy, business plans, CX, designs and Brand as they affect the digital applications
    •     Share knowledge and expertise to support business and IT change, Scaled Agile Framework as a system for implementing Agile, Lean, and DevOps practices at scale.
    •     Contribute to business case / ROI proposals in relation to platform enhancements
    •     Help to provide training within the department
    •     Review and approve estimation and impact assessment activities to support capacity and capability planning as well as key system documentation
    •     Act as a point of escalation for Platform related Defects and Major Incidents
    •     Define target platform structure, drive the transformation to reach the target and govern adherence
    •     Process mining for opportunities for RPA to be effective
    •     Develop RPA center of excellence that works with the group RPA center for effective guidelines

    What will make you successful in this role?

    Qualification and Experience

    •     Degree in Computer Science/Engineering
    •     Software development background
    •     Enterprise level software delivery experience with Agile/SAFE
    •     At least 5 years Digital applications management experience


    •     Vast experience of designing software systems
    •     Working knowledge of software engineering best practices and frameworks 
    •     Strong knowledge of software methodologies, tools and processes
    •     Working knowledge of Systems Development Lifecycle (SDLC)
    •     Experience working with software delivery teams
    •     Technical background and willingness to work agnostically 
    •     Stakeholder management experience
    •     Strong decision-making capability
    •     Ability to see the bigger picture
    •     Ability to align with Company/Business strategy 
    •     Systems thinking
    •     Excellent communication and influencing skills
    •     Automation Anywhere – RPA technology
    •     Process mapping and mining for opportunities


    • Complex systems process analysis
    • Business requirements
    • Business process mapping
    • IT governance, compliance and quality improvements
    • Technologies

    Personal Attributes

    • Strategic mindset - Contributing strategically
    • Business insight - Contributing strategically
    • Balances stakeholders - Contributing strategically
    • Manages complexity - Contributing strategically

    Build a successful career with us

    • We’re all about building strong, lasting relationships with our employees. We know that you have hopes for your future – your career, your personal development and of achieving great things. We pride ourselves in helping  our employees to realise their worth. Through its four business clusters – Sanlam Life and Savings, Sanlam Investment Group, Sanlam Emerging Markets, Santam, as well as MiWay and the Group Office – the group provides many opportunities for growth and development.

    Core Competencies

    • Cultivates innovation - Contributing strategically
    • Customer focus - Contributing strategically
    • Drives results - Contributing strategically
    • Collaborates - Contributing strategically
    • Being resilient - Contributing strategically

    Turnaround time

    • The shortlisting process will only start once the application due date has been reached. The time taken to complete this process will depend on how far you progress and the availability of managers. 

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Sanlam on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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