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  • Posted: Jun 1, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • Absa Group Limited (Absa) has forged a new way of getting things done, driven by bravery and passion, with the readiness to realise the possibilities on our continent and beyond.
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    Senior Specialist: Cyber and Information Security Risk

    Job Summary
    To provide complex specialist advice and support in practice formulation and associated best practice improvement tactics; enabling the provision of Cyber and Information Security Risk management expertise.

    Job Description
    Risk Management

    • Define, agree, measure and monitor Cyber & Information Security Risk profiles at varying organisational levels.

    Critical Process Assessment Oversight:

    • Enable the inherent risk assessment activity for critical processes specific to Cyber & Information Security risk. Providing input to the identification of key controls needed to manage Cyber & Information Security risks to an acceptable level within the business unit. Identify control gaps via control self assessments on the central owned controls within the critical processes.
    • Key Indicator Identification: Identification of meaningful measures for Cyber and Information Security risk position, assisting Risk Type Officer in determining risk tolerance levels and thresolds.

    Framework and Policies:

    • Provide input to the development of Cyber & Information Security risk policies and frameworks
    • Standards Oversight: Provide input and assist in the creation and maintanance of standards that are required as required by the Group Policy of Policies.
    • Risk Management Optimization & Automation: Identify and drive implementation of opportunities to innovate and optimise risk management and reporting through digitisation and automation.

    Risk Reporting:

    • Formulate Cyber & Information Security risk report and position to group operations, relevant committees, regulators and other stakeholders.

    Education And Experience Required

    • NQF level 6 B Degree
    • B Degree is required i.e. Information Technology and/or Business Management
    • CISA/CISSP/CISM/CGERT/PMP or any other IT Governance related qualification
    • Excellent understanding of security strategies and technologies including secure network design, e-Channels, remote computing, desktop and server hardening, secure web services, Compliance Auditing, Secure Software Development Lifecycles, Software Auditing, Penetration Testing, Security Monitoring, Access Controls (identification, authentication and authorization) and Encryption. Strong knowledge of information security frameworks and standards such as ISO17799/27001 and their application into diverse environments.
    • Experience in quantifying Cyber and Information Risk and translating that into language that the business can understand.
    • Minimum of 5 years working experience in risk and audit focusing on information security, risk management, or assurance.

    Knowledge & Skills Required

    • 4 years Financial Business environment or other financial related experience
    • Extensive knowledge, understanding and application
    • Good interpersonal, facilitation and negotiation
    • Self-confidence and assertiveness/persuasiveness
    • Business organisation and industry understanding
    • Good understanding of IT operations and processes
    • Strategic planning with implementation at tactical

    Competencies

    • Deciding and initiating action
    • Learning and researching
    • Entrepreneurial and commercial thinking
    • Relating and networking
    • Adapting and responding to change
    • Persuading and influencing
    • Creating and innovating

    Education

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

    Closing Date: 10th, June 2022

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    Lead Solution Architect

    Job Summary

    • Drive the design and delivery of complex fit for purpose, business strategy-aligned, high impact, cross domain technology solution blueprints & associated solutions & build architectural capability in Dev teams across an estate.

    Job Description
    Architecture

    • Leverage a solid & deep understanding of the organization strategy to identify, design & deliver relevant, scalable, testable, re-usable technology solutions
    • Work in collaboration with delivery teams to independently analyse customer requirements & varying business capabilities & leverage analysis to identify & accurately spec / frame ‘the complex business problems we are aiming to solve’ with each solution design or solution evolution
    • Through the above processes, leverage emotional, social & business / commercial quotient to understand consumers and the broader range of stakeholders, their opinions & perspectives and reconcile these within the solution designs (negotiation skills and dealing with complex and divergent stakeholder opinions are a must)
    • Leverage expertise in analytical & creative problem solving to synthesise a solution design (build a solution from its components) beyond the analysis of the problem
    • Lead design thinking processes to successfully deliver solution blueprints & associated roadmaps
    • Create end to end solution blueprints & ensure these can be implemented across all phases of the initiative life-cycle (ideation through to product launch & commercialization)
    • Design & or contribute to the design & implementation of detailed feasibilities & business cases
    • Leverage a strong engineering background to make the right choices in solution design – this knowledge includes but is not limited to: domain driven design, loosely coupled integration, microservices and other modern software design practices
    • The above extends to identifying the best fit tools to be used for a particular solution, understanding those that would not be a good choice and leveraging researching skills to pivot towards something better
    • Assume ‘one stop’ shop accountability for solution blueprint design & delivery decisions within an organization based on the above
    • Work with project / program management teams to design solution roadmaps aligned to the strategic requirements of an organization and through which the solution can be implemented across all phases of the initiative life-cycle (ideation through to product launch and commercialization)
    • Work embedded, as part of a delivery team, to ensure the successful design & implementation of solution blueprints
    • Ensure that the detail of the solution (across all architecture domains) is accurate to the implementation of the initiative, true to the bank’s architectural principles/preferences, implementable by the different teams involved in the solution
    • Work as part of embedded delivery teams to conduct solution reviews, code reviews, testing and other disciplines associated with solution design & delivery
    • Attend various Group & Business specific architectural design forums and present solution designs and detailed business cases for approval
    • Leverage synthesis & creative problem skills to identify risk (impending danger & challenges) and work with a cross functional group of stakeholders across the value chain for support & direction
    • Conduct solution reviews against defined customer metrics and ensure the ongoing achievement of business results through solution implementation
    • Ensure a solid understanding of emerging & evolving architectural principles and hold one stop shop accountability for the evolution of solutions in alignment with these principles (where it makes sense to do so)
    • Build architectural capability across delivery teams in a business to ensure ongoing evolution of skills in solution delivery
    • Contribute to the architecture body of knowledge
    • Contribute to the design & evolution of architectural principles and preferences

    People

    • Participate in peer reviews (code, solution, testing etc.) and transfer knowledge and capability across delivery teams for improved solutioning & evolving architectural practices
    • Set & Cascade solution direction across technology delivery teams
    • Build & evolve the architectural capability of Delivery teams across the business – through active coaching & information / knowledge sharing
    • As an SME, support the proactive attraction, recruitment, development, & retention of strong technology teams across an estate
    • Leverage and embed agile practices in delivery teams and work to build strong self-directed, high performance teams through agile working practices (including daily, weekly, etc. sprint routines, regular & honest feedback etc.)

    Financial & Vendor Management, Risk & Governance

    • Carry the ‘one stop shop’ accountability for all risk associated with solution design (from ideation to deployment)
    • Apply the organization risk & governance frameworks
    • Ensure solution design alignment to Group guidelines & ensure solutions are sustainable for the enterprise
    • Proactively involve / engage chapter & guild leads in solution decision making, applying an enterprise wide lens to product & service development
    • Ensure solution design alignment to regulatory requirements and continuously update knowledge on regulatory requirements for the successful design of new & evolution of existing solutions
    • Deliver on time & on budget (always)

    Education

    • Bachelor's Degree: Information Technology

    Closing Date: 10th, June 2022

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    Private Wealth Banker - Coverage

    Job Summary

    • To build and maintain professional business relationships across a portfolio of Private Wealth clients, by achieving financial targets, proactively acquiring new clients, and improving customer experience within the scope of the Bank’s regulatory and compliance frameworks.


    Job Description

    • New Business Origination Manage and grow existing client relationships Involvement in credit related tasks Involvement in Assets under Management and Investments Stakeholder Management Query resolution Risk Management

    Education

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

    Closing Date: 7th, June 2022

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    Python Developer

    Job Description

    Key critical requirements we are looking for?

    • Degree in Computer Science/IT/related field, or equivalent working experience
    • 3 - 5+ years of Python development experience
    • Strong software development fundamentals
    • Experience working in an agile environment
    • Excellent communication, analytical skills and decision making ability in collaborative environments
    • Excellent understanding of specific coding / scripting languages
    • Understanding of Object Oriented Design and ability to properly apply general design patterns and paradigms

    Advantageous:

    • Experience with modern software practices (Containerisation, DevOps, Cloud, etc.)
    • Experience in banking/trading/finance
    • Contributions to open-source projects
    • Participation in industry user groups/forums/etc
    • Experience with test-driven development and domain driven design

    Key attributes:

    • ​Innate curiosity (mental agility)
    • Passion for software development
    • Potential to grow and learn
    • Creative problem solver
    • Quality focused
    • Customer focused
    • Strong work ethic
    • Innovative/out-of-box thinking
    • Team player
    • A strong natural sense of ownership

    Why might you be interested in this role?

    • Opportunity to learn the domains of Banking and Capital Markets as well as an industry-leading trading platform
    • Improve/modernise software development practices
    • Work for one of South Africa's leading banks and employers of choice
    • Competitive compensation and benefits
    • Continuous growth and development, opportunities to move within the bank
    • Financial support for continued learning (courses, certifications, tertiary, etc.)

    We have a culture that values:

    • Ownership and autonomy
    • Diversity and the unique contribution of individuals
    • Team-work and collaboration
    • Continuous improvement
    • Innovation
    • Agile ways of work
    • Experimenting without fear of failure

    Education

    • Bachelor's Degree: Information Technology

    Closing Date: 6th, June 2022

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    BMI Student

    Job Summary

    • Participate in a professional development programme in order to maximise individual and organisational development, through the execution of predefined training objectives

    Job Description

    • Workplace experiences: Attend and participate in all workplace experiences against agreed development objectives 
    • Learning: Attend and participate in all training and development interventions against agreed development objectives 
    • Ad Hoc duties: Provide support to customers and team as required to ensure team performance on an ongoing basis 
    • Administration: Effectively fulfil all required administrative duties, including tracking and reporting

    Education

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

    Closing Date: 3rd, June 2022

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    Relationship Executive Enterprise RBB

    Job Summary

    Provide specialist advice and support in the implementation/development of operational planning and associated service delivery processes, methods and techniques.

    Job Description

    • Relationship Management: Own the primary relationship with the client by being the client’s main contact point for all corporate and investment banking needs. 
    • Client Solutioning: Take overall accountability for service delivery by setting the rules of engagement for the cross functional team, which includes Transactional Banker, Credit Analyst,
    • Segment Support Client Control Team, Client Service Consultant & Product & Sector teams.
    • Manager Risk Assessment: Take ownership of the portfolio's risk management by ensuring a good understanding of both the Bank's and the clients regulatory and compliance environments

    Education

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

    Closing Date: 7th, June 2022

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    Specialist: Domain Leader (Infrastructure & Facilities)

    Job Summary

    Apply platform engineering expertise, critical thinking, design thinking and problem solving skills in an agile team environment to produce well-organised, optimised and documented source code that successfully delivers platform features & components of the service & solves complex technical problems with high quality solutions.

    Job Description

    Platform Engineering, Deployment & Optimisation

    • Leverage platform engineering expertise & a working knowledge of specific platforms and their constituent parts to positively contribute to platform feature and service designs
    • Take accountability for deeply understanding & building expertise on the platform, the platform contribution to the broader platform strategy & business and customer requirements & all available technologies
    • Develop business & customer aligned, lasting & innovative platform feature sets
    • Positively contribute to, define & implement the development/engineering lifecycle (end to end) and lead lifecycle improvements over successive releases.
    • Produce simple, extensible, and maintainable features with very few defects. Continually works to find and fix defects.
    • Leverage platform (service design & code) & engineering technical expertise to proactively identify risks and prevent defects
    • Identify patterns that reveal errors and unanticipated problems, and influence telemetry analytics design decisions
    • Identify & Apply metrics to drive the quality and stability of code
    • Ensure consistent, usable, forward-looking, maintainable test infrastructure
    • Apply object orientated design in development & draw from a large base of design patterns
    • Uphold our technical principles of: self-service, scalability, re-usability, resilience & stability in all development practices and deliver feature sets that sustainably deliver on these principles
    • Apply knowledge and expertise in User / Customer experience to deliver a stable user experience in all design & development that is simple, elegant, and useful.
    • Proactively identify development practices that work well & leverage & improve these for future solution design and deployment
    • Document feature set and constituent design information to produce solution design blueprints and validation collateral
    • Based on engineering & platform expertise and a sound knowledge of the business & customer requirements
    • consistently provide key ideas for the enhancement & optimization of the platform
    • Develop & document complete designs and implement testing processes that identify and eradicate platform or service-wide problems / improve on platform performance
    • Demonstrate a strong commitment to the quality & ongoing quality assurance of the product/service’s in use, and take appropriate action to resolve issues throughout the lifecycle of the product or service
    • Ensure alignment to platform and service release plans for effective deployment of solution designs
    • Drive & implement design review processes & practices with the team & participate & positively contribute to design reviews for the feature area led by others
    • Apply expertise in engineering & available technologies to enable effective review processes
    • Cascade review lessons learnt for the benefit of the broader team
    • Enable problem resolution across technical teams, apply and or facilitate root cause analysis, deeply understand the root causes of issues and find ways to resolve them (sustainably)
    • Continuously review & find ways to optimize team processes & improve engineering quality, productivity, and team responsiveness to feedback and changing priorities
    • Optimize, refactors and reuse components to improve performance and maintainability – ensuring maximum efficiency, effectiveness, and return on investment
    • Take accountability for maintaining platform standards and best practices, and drive adoption across multiple service teams
    • Demonstrate knowledge of, identify & find required data for the ongoing monitoring & improvement of the platform feature area
    • Proactively monitor the performance of the platform features & solutions
    • Translate monitoring data into clearly articulated descriptions of opportunities & defects, their impact to the customer scenario and to the product or service as a whole, and the relevance to product and service targets (within scope of the job).
    • Cascade and communicate these insights across the team to influence platform decision making
    • Leverage production performance monitoring and customer data to make feature area technical design and implementation decisions.
    • Synthesize data from multiple sources and present & define concise, impactful conclusions that influence feature teams to solve defects and meet quality targets

    Accountability: Financial & Cost Optimization, Risk & Governance

    • Understand the platform cost model & the optimal cost : serve of the platform, use this understanding to drive the platform efficiency & effectiveness objectives
    • Participate in incident management & DR activity – applying critical thinking, problem solving & technical expertise to get to the bottom of major incidents
    • Apply Group risk (e.g. Architecture, development, change & release etc.), governance, compliance & regulatory standards and frameworks
    • Proactively identify technical risks and mitigate these (pre, during & post release)
    • Update / Design all feature documentation aligned to the organization technical standards and risk / governance frameworks

    Accountability: People

    • Proactively & effectively (time & quality) collaborate & drive collaboration on features across feature team (e.g. managing dependencies & interdependencies, conflict resolution, information & best practice sharing, problem resolution outside of own area etc.)
    • Apply collaboration skills in development practices & issue resolution regardless of team boundaries & lead communication with relevant stakeholders through to conclusion
    • Contribute to a high performance team environment & culture as a high performing member of a self-directed team aligned to agile working
    • Leverage coaching techniques in all team related activity to drive a higher quality service, design and deployment of technical solutions.
    • Proactively seek & provide feedback across a range of stakeholders for the benefit of the team & leverage feedback to consistently improve platform solution delivery
    • Coach & mentor other engineers & support engineering teams on technical solutions and problem resolution & proactively seek coaching & mentoring from others
    • Participate in peer reviews, testing, problem solving within and across the broader team
    • Cascade platform performance feedback and ensure capability development across teams to enable efficient & effective platform service delivery
    • Drive the design of content, tools & materials for strategy alignment, education & adoption processes to be applied across stakeholder groups

    Education

    • Bachelor's Degree: Information Technology

    Closing Date: 7th, June 2022

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    Test Manager

    Job Summary

    We are looking for a Test Manager to join our team in Markets Operations, to manage the day-to-day testing activities and deliverables by applying test strategy, test plans and managing Resources. Working in a cross-asset class function

    Job Description

    • Define, compile and maintain the test plan by consolidating the day-to-day testing milestones.
    • Support the QA (Quality Assurance) Delivery Manager to integrate the test plan into an overall program plan to enable the QA Delivery Manager to manage dependencies and align activities by accurately updating daily progress.
    • Escalate, manage and resolve issues and risks by liaising with the department(s) that owns the issue/risk.
    • Guide the execution of test cases in a controlled environment against specific time lines and generate sufficient reports as proof.
    • Perform complex requirements gathering, research alternative approaches and implement end-to-end solutions.
    • Manage defects by using the test management tool
    • Develop a high performing team by embedding formal performance development and informal coaching. Encourage frequent knowledge sharing between team members.
    • Interview and recruit new members of the team, including determining appropriate compensation levels with input from Human Resources.
    • Review and update the department’s organisation structure and role description on at least an annual basis to ensure that they are fit for purpose and contain all the accountabilities of each team member.
    • Ensure that processes, control requirements and risk management frameworks that have been designed for the area are understood by all members of the team.
    • For audit findings that have an impact on the area, work with the QA Deliver Manager to understand what actions are required to close out findings. Implement required actions.
    • During scheduled audits and management assurance reviews, ensure that all information required by the auditors are provided timeously.
    • Allocate duties to team members in order to achieve operational targets including prioritisation and work schedules.
    • Based on gaps identified, motivate requests to the manager for additional resources including people, budget and equipment.

    Education and Experience Required

    Essential

    • NQF Level 5: 3-year National Diploma/Higher Cert
    • National Diploma in Information Technology

    Preferred

    • Post-Graduate Qualification in Information Sciences/ Business
    • Diploma in Analysis/Process Engineering
    • B Degree in IT

    Knowledge & Skills: (Maximum of 6)

    • Five (5) years direct experience in working with IT systems
    • Three (3) Years’ experience of quality assurance methodologies and tools
    • such as V-Model, SCRUM, RUP (Rational Unified Process)
    • Five (5) Years’ experience in all the phases of the systems development lifecycle
    • Global Markets Product  knowledge (Fixed Income, FX, Derivatives, Settlements etc)

    Closing Date: 6th, June 2022

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    Chief Architect, Cloud Platforms

    Job Summary

    The Technology Office is looking to for a highly experienced and dynamic Architect with deep infrastructure expertise. The successful candidate will display deep knowledge of the various infrastructure domains including Cloud, Security, Kubernetes. The successful candidate will also use their leadership and inter-personal skills to align our strategic direction with that of our customers.

    Job Description

    Architecture

    • Contributes to Group Strategy and carries the ‘one stop shop’ accountability for the technology roadmap that achieves and enables that Strategy across the business unit in which they operate.
    • Lead the evolution of the overall architecture of their business unit (across business and technical domains)
    • Works collaboratively across multiple business units and functions to ensure that their architectures (current and future) are coherent, stable, scalable, modular and fit for purpose while delivering optimal customer and colleague experiences.
    • Accomplished practitioner and teacher of several of the following: design thinking, evolutionary architectures, DevOps, robust engineering practices, data driven techniques and most-importantly customer centric practices. Able to teach others to use these to craft fit-for purpose and innovative solutions.
    • Contributes to, co-evolves and co-curates Absa’s architecture principles and practices and ensures that all associated technology solutions & roadmaps are true to these.
    • In collaboration with the CTO, explore new technologies & lead the technology innovation agenda for a specific business as it relates to our business strategy.
    • Experienced solver of wicked problems under a cohesive and integrated approach which spans customers, colleagues, process & technology.
    • Understand the existing architectural landscape & associated business and technology solutions and the degree of alignment with strategy.
    • Craft solutions and roadmaps to evolve this landscape towards Absa’s strategic objectives in a commercially viable and efficient fashion.
    • Work in a leadership role in the delivery of these solutions and roadmaps.
    • Work in partnership with the CIOs, CTO, CSO and risk teams (where applicable)
    • Chairs a business unit architecture council and is accountable approver for all architectures within that domain. Has a voting membership in the Group Architecture Council (the highest architecture forum in Absa).
    • Understand relevant Group initiatives and integrate these with the specific business strategic initiatives, complement them or challenge them where appropriate.
    • Manage / oversee solution implementation & quality across Dev Teams e.g. cross business solution reviews, code reviews, testing etc.
    • Assume one stop shop accountability for the efficient & effective solution delivery across businesses who are interdependent with & or dependent on delivery of your business area (by maintaining the principles above or ensuring provisioning with limited / no queuing)
    • Use Data-driven techniques as a tool to drive business improvement which may entail defining data requirements, ensure data availability & monitor & leverage data & analytics to identify opportunities for improvement across the technology area for a business (customer, usage, performance, quality etc.)
    • Ensure the appropriate resourcing (Right People, Right Fit Capabilities, Right Roles, Right Time) of all solution design & implementation teams (Run & Build) across the business
    • Stay ahead of the curve on new technology & associated capabilities & leverage new found knowledge and skill to influence the architectural direction of the broader organization (bank) as well as the business with a focus on improving service delivery to customers & sustainable & profitable business operations for the organization. Scaled learning is a foundational principle of this.
    • Delivery management for business wide initiatives led by Architecture teams (where there is a specific product / service you manage)
    • With fluency in the deployment of agile methodologies, resource & manage the appropriate number and nature (skill & capability) of squad-based teams to execute on both Run & Change elements of delivery
    • Work in collaboration with transformation & change teams for effective resourcing and delivery management of various programmes at all levels (SI, BU etc.)
    • Ensure agile practices are implemented and sustained for effective delivery to business e.g. RETRO’s etc.
    • Positively & proactively manage product owner relationships
    • Proactively engage with & partner CTO, CSO, SE, Risk and broader enablement functions to drive alignment & leading practice in technology design & deployment
    • Leave things better than you found them!

    People

    • Set & Cascade Architectural direction across technology teams
    • Proactively attract, recruit, develop, retain, reward & deploy a diverse resource base aligned to an ever-evolving tech environment (ahead of demand)
    • Build a high-performance team environment through self-directed teams by driving performance management & measurement that is aligned with agile working practices (including daily, weekly, etc. sprint routines, regular & honest feedback, OKRs, etc.)
    • Accountable for the right people in the right teams to deliver on our tech strategy (always!)
    • Leverage coaching techniques in all team activity to drive a higher quality design and deployment of technical products and services

    Financial & Vendor Management, Risk & Governance

    • Carry the ‘one stop shop’ accountability for all risk associated with architectural decision making (from ideation to deployment)
    • Manage & Apply the organization risk & governance frameworks
    • Ensure decisions on solution design are aligned to Group guidelines & are sustainable for the enterprise
    • Proactively involve / engage chapter & guild leads in product design & infrastructure decision making, applying an enterprise wide lens to product & service development
    • Manage all vendor selection processes & take full accountability for all related commercial impact
    • Negotiate best fit contracts for the organization at an enterprise level and align decision making to our key business principles of scalability, resilience, captivity etc.
    • Deliver on time & on budget (always)

    Education

    • Master's Degree: Information Technology

    Closing Date: 10th, June 2022

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