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  • Posted: Oct 27, 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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    Specialist Product Engineer

    Job Summary

    Apply critical thinking & problem solving skills to contribute to all phases of the development lifecycle & quickly produce well-organised, optimized, and documented source code to deliver high-performing, scalable, enterprise-grade applications.

    Specialist Product Engineer (Cloud Specialisation)

    Absa’s Specialized Engineering team is hiring Product Engineers (software developers) for one of their strategic programs involved in Enterprise Wide Content Management and Archiving. We are looking for enthusiastic developers eager to be determined as a “Full- stack developer”. Do you want to get an experience of what is it about to process and maintain petabytes of data?

    You always wanted to jump to the Big Data world but don’t know where to start? It is a great opportunity to gain experience working with a huge amount of data, maybe just without the extensive analytics. We collaborate with the Absa Big Data Engineering team. Do you have what it takes?

    Your Role:

    • Develop new software components using modern tools and agile practices.
    • Build up and maintain our CI/CD pipeline
    • Survey and research new technologies and approaches in AWS cloud platform, Big Data processing.
    • Work with stakeholders and colleagues in other regions and collaborate on initiatives.

    Essential Skills:

    • University degree (or in final years of study for part-time), preferably in a numerate subject (i.e. Computer Science, Math etc.).
    • Solid programming skills in C#/.NET (preferred), C++, Java or similar.
    • Good general computer science knowledge. E.g. OO programming, data structures, threading, design patterns and computational complexity.
    • Good English and communication skills.
    • Flexible and creative problem solver with a positive enthusiastic outlook


    • Some knowledge of HTML5/JavaScript/AngularJS.
    • Exposure to Windows and Linux development environments.
    • Exposure to cloud computing platforms such as AWS, Azure.
    • Exposure to containerization platforms such as Kubernetes.
    • Exposure to Big Data world – working with Apache Parquet file format

    About The Amber project:

    The AMBER team is a strategic team within Absa whose primary focus is to provide Cloud Content Management and Archiving solutions for the organization using the AWS platform. The team resides between two geographical locations i.e., Prague (Czech Republic) and South Africa (Johannesburg). Absa’s overall Cost Saving strategy is the primary driver for the success of this team. The focus of the Cloud Storage and Archiving solutions helps various departments with huge cost savings by storing data at much lower costs, save further on Licensing, Maintenance, Upgrading and Resource costs.

    The team is very dynamic as each individual is highly skilled in his or her respective fields and this helps promote learning and knowledge sharing. The team members also hail from various countries in different continents, which adds to the dynamism. There are many opportunities to develop one’s self and grow your personal experience.


    • Bachelor's Degree: Information Technology

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Absa on to apply

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