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  • Posted: Nov 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 Solution Analyst (AVP)

    Job Summary

    • Work as part of a DevOps team, apply analysis & testing tools, frameworks, techniques and practices to elicit, define and organize business requirements into user stories. And following this analysis, work collaboratively within squads during design & delivery activity with a specific focus on testing.

    Job Description
    Analysis (including Business Case)

    • Proactively build relationships, apply analytical techniques to elicit and validate business (product & service) needs ahead of demand
    • Implement routines to get to know / become an expert in various business processes (e.g. spend time in business & with users)
    • Translate elicited needs and knowledge acquired into user story format that is immediately usable for DevOps teams (right languaging, format for building & testing)
    • Prepare and prioritise the backlog of requirements for the user stories linked to the proposed solutions
    • Work collaboratively with Tribe Leads (Technical Product / Service Owners) to build a roadmap & vision for the products and services (including detailed analysis requirements & solution scope)
    • Define measures of success & key outcomes for various solutions / changes including detailed acceptance criteria for all features
    • Define testing requirements (pass or fail test cases)
    • Support the development of detailed business cases (including defining solution characteristics, effort estimations etc.)

    Solution Design (within DevOps Context)

    • Translate business requirements into detailed systems requirements. Detailed system requirements must include all capabilities, interfaces and functionalities within and across technologies.
    • Build detailed user stories to be leveraged for system requirements design (modular)
    • Leverage business analysis & modeling tools and apply notation standards such as UML/BPMN to diagrammatically/visually document: business requirements, business processes, system processes & integration .
    • Facilitate processes to ensure integrated requirements are socialized, understood & approved across the broad range of stakeholders to be impacted (this includes various processes e.g. risk / governance forums, change council, scrum meetings / DevOps team capability building, solution design sessions etc.)
    • Understand & leverage knowledge on the organisations technical landscape, environment and broader architecture to define integration points across tech stacks for various requirements
    • Work collaboratively with project / program teams, squads, scrum masters and engineers to define backlog, release & DevOps / project planning implications of the requirements development & roadmap (what should happen when)
    • Continuously improve system requirements mapping (e.g. leverage input from questions asked etc. to consistently improve the quality of the requirements analysis for easier interpretation by the development teams)
    • Work as part of the embedded DevOps team throughout the design process to review solution design (features and functionality)
    • Facilitate resolution during development & testing phases for any change requirements

    Solution Delivery & Testing (manual)

    • Define the manual testing strategy & test cases for various solutions (where it makes sense to do so)
    • Define & validate quality & testing parameters (+/-) & plans for the solution (socialize & translate these to automation testing teams)
    • Develop manual testing frameworks and patterns for the solution
    • Lead the manual testing process for various solutions (e.g. execute test cases, analyse results)
    • Provide real time feedback to the DevOps teams on change requirements identified throughout the testing process
    • Review & monitor system stability, resilience etc. throughout the testing process (e.g. integration) & in production
    • Define & monitor overall backlog planning for effective solution delivery
    • Provide Developer & User support during user acceptance testing


    • Provide coaching & mentoring across the DevOps team as well as to developing analysts across the estate
    • Conduct peer reviews & problem solving within and across the broader team

    Education And Experience Required

    • 6-8 years business & systems analysis experience
    • 6-8 years Experience in working with multidisciplinary teams
    • Experience in Agile Methodology & working embedded within an Agile team / teams
    • Degree or Diploma in computer science, commerce or business administration
    • Information Systems Analyst certification from Institute for the Certification of Computing Professionals, expert level.
    • 6-8 years coaching & mentoring experience
    • Banking domain experience, preferred.
    • Expertise in Systems Design & Integration
    • Testing Certification (preferred)
    • Expertise in Development
    • Expertise in Business Continuity Management & Disaster Recovery
    • Expertise in Governance, Compliance & Audit
    • Expertise in Quality Assurance & Testing.
    • Expertise in Systems & integration design


    • Bachelor's Degree: Information Technology

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    Virutal Agent Bancassurance Personal Lines

    Job Summary

    Forming part of a sustainable holistic Virtual Advisory practice:

    • To provide new business quotes to short-term insurance clients in Personal Lines.
    • To provide a solution orientated service to customers in Short-term Insurance and give advice.

    Job Description

    • To establish and maintain a professional relationship with all stakeholders (Client, Bank personnel, Product providers, Virtual Advisors and Virtual Agents) telephonically and online.
    • Meet sales and/or growth targets
    • Ensure that all Absa Group Compliance exams are completed timeously, and the relevant pass mark achieved.

    Personal Development

    • NQF level 4: Grade 12
    • 60 Short-term Insurance FAIS credits at NQF Level 5
    • Higher certificate in Insurance
    • RE completed
    • 1 Year Experience in a similar role
    • Successful Fit & Proper assessment
      Knowledge & Skills:
    • Knowledge of the insurance industry (Level: Solid)
    • Knowledge of financial management (Level: Solid)
    • Presentation Skills (Level: Solid)
    • Negotiation Skills (Level: Solid)
    • Interpersonal Skills (Level: Solid)
    • People Management Skills (Level: Solid)
    • Entrepreneurial Skills (Solid)
    • Effective relationship building skills (Solid)
    • Conflict Handling Skills (Solid)required


    • Achieving personal work goals and objectives
    • Analysing
    • Coping with pressures and setbacks
    • Entrepreneurial and commercial thinking
    • Deciding and initiating action
    • Delivering results and meeting customer expectations
    • Persuading and influencing
    • Relating and networking


    • Further Education and Training Certificate (FETC): Business, Commerce and Management Studies (Required)

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    Product Controller - ACS team

    Job Summary

    • There is a vacancy in the ACS PCT team for the role of Product Controller. The overall responsibility of this role includes daily P&L production and balance sheet substantiation, and/ or responsibility for process ownership within an asset class, and / or involvement in broader, floor wide Product Control initiatives.

    Job Description
    Key Accountabilities:

    • P&L production and BS substantiation
    • Interaction with key stakeholders
    • Process Owner
    • Strategic and/or Project and /or Change related Initiatives


    • Bachelors Degree and Professional Qualifications: Business, Commerce and Management Studies (Required)

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    Integrated Reporting Specialist

    Job Summary

    • To perform the activities required to produce the Group’s annual integrated report () for presentation to external stakeholders of the Group to ensure that integrated report is performed accurately and timeously and complies with International Integrated Reporting Council’s Framework, while considering other relevant / influencing frameworks such as King IV, the JSE Limited listing requirements and the Companies Act as well as specific requirements as communicated by external stakeholders (primarily investors), internal stakeholders (such as the United Nations Principles for Responsible Banking), the Group Disclosure Committee (a sub-committee of the Group Audit and Compliance Committee) and the Board of Directors for Absa Group Limited.

    Job Description
    Accountability: External reporting – Group integrated report and supplementary documents:

    • Prepare and deliver against a detailed project plan including deliverables, timelines, meeting management, minutes, action log and escalation log.
    • Prepare the overall project plan to produce the Group’s annual report suite in consultation with other report owners and the regulatory timeframes as governed by the Companies Act and JSE Listings Requirements.
    • Work closely with colleagues responsible for the Group’s Environmental, Social and Governance; B-BBEE; remuneration; shareholder and risk disclosures to deliver on the broader annual report requirements.
    • Prepare the required reporting templates/skeletons to ensure that all the relevant disclosure requirements are included and ensure that all structure changes and other conceptual changes are incorporated timeously.
    • Assist in the conceptualisation and execution of the Group’s annual report design in collaboration with both external (agencies including those responsible for the external financial reports) and internal designers (through Group Markets – Brand).
    • Manage the consolidation of information (narrative and data) to meet the Framework principles, where deemed appropriate.
    • Research, collect information and interview subject matter experts as identified for reporting purposes.
    • Assist in the development of narratives/content based on information gathered in consultation with relevant stakeholders.
    • Work with external design and visualisation experts to develop innovative ways to present data visually.
    • Review all components of and supplementary external reports to ensure reasonability, validity, accuracy and consistency across all.
    • Agree prior year figures to reported figures and following up on any and resolving discrepancies, considering re‐statements where applicable. Ensure that financial information in the integrated report agrees to financial information as reported in other external reports.
    • Liaise with auditors regarding the review of the integrated report (and supplementary reports as identified) and ensure that comments raised by auditors are being dealt with adequately.


    • Bachelor`s Degrees and Advanced Diplomas: Financial Sciences (Required)

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    Team Leader Sales Absa idirect AFS

    Job Summary

    • To provide leadership, development and operational support to a team of Absa Insurance Company Sales Agents, ensuring that they are knowledgeable, skilled, and motivated to delight customers while contributing to our product owners and Customer Service targets

    Job Description

    • People Management
    • Processes and Procedures
    • Risk and compliance
    • Report Writing
    • Business management


    • Further Education and Training Certificate (FETC)

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