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  • Posted: Jun 2, 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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    Modelling Data & Implementation Scientist- Deployment SME

    Job Summary

    The Modelling Data and Implementation Scientist is responsible for leading modelling data and implementation initiatives and process execution by providing guidance with the aim to deliver continuous improvement of the modelling data and implementation landscape. The role is responsible for thought leadership in the modelling data and/or implementation landscape while managing and aligning to the expectations of stakeholders.

    Job Description

    Key requirements are:

    • Quantitative and analytical thinking
    • Knowledge of modelling and statistics
    • Communication skills (Verbal, Written)
    • Knowledge of Credit Risk and Banking Products
    • Knowledge of Data warehousing, Data bases and data structures
    • Big data (Data structures and querying languages)
    • Understanding of risks and how to apply controls to ensure regulatory compliance
    • Motivate, enhance and facilitation modernisation and best practice implementation of new technologies within the Model Risk and Development team.
    • Provide technical mentorship to Analysts and Engineers in the team.

    Competencies:

    • Adapting and responding to change
    • Creating and innovating
    • Presenting and communicating information
    • Learning and researching
    • Analysing
    • Applying knowledge and technology
    • Planning and scheduling of workload

    Education

    • Bachelor`s Degrees and Advanced Diplomas: Computer and Information Science, Bachelor`s Degrees and Advanced Diplomas: Statistics

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    Financial Adviser AIFA (FAIS)

    Job Summary

    • Provide specialist advise and support for day-to-day work, in order to execute predefined objectives as per agreed standard operating procedures (SOPs).

    Job Description

    • Source Utilisation: Obtain walk in client or data leads from the Bank staff in the branches (Consultants, 
    • Customer Experience: To provide service excellence and achieve customer satisfaction 
    • Risk & Control: Ensure that staff members where applicable, i.e. Planner Assistants have a clear 
    • Manage Sales & Growth Targets: Capture the correct Policy Relevant Information (PRI) number on the EBankpac system on a monthly basis, check the accuracy of the commission statements received from the AIFA Commissions department.
    • Verify that all the PRI numbers reconcile to the commission paid and reflected on the statements 

    Education

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

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    Manager Credit

    Job Description

    • Risk Management: Ensure all process and procedure documentation is kept up to date, in accordance with ABSA policies (including control frameworks, risk management documentation and mandates)
    • Ensure all team members complete all required compliance training as defined by the business
    • Ensure that all regulatory requirements are adhered to as necessary
    • Coach team members on all the processes and controls that they have to execute in their daily work and ensure that they understand the reasons for the controls and the consequences for failing to adhere to prescribed processes.
    • Test a sample of activities on a weekly basis by reviewing documentation and checking work completed by team members to see if control requirements are being adhered to.
    • Coach the team members on areas for improvement and highlight major failures to the manager of the area.
    • Provide evidence/supporting documents to auditors or management assurance consultants during formal reviews.
    • Identify losses due to processing errors or internal fraud in the department.
    • Escalate to the manager and provide all the required information to allow logging of the Risk and Loss events.
    • Participate in the investigations. On a weekly basis, remind the team of their compliance requirements. If any team member does not understand their obligations, highlight to the manager to arrange briefings by the Compliance Officer.
    • Draw the monthly SAP compliance training reports.
    • Schedule new employees for compliance training within the prescribed timelines and do not allow employees to work until they have completed pre-requisite compliance training.
    • Explain the requirements for Business Continuity to team members, nominate team members to participate in BCM tests.
    • Make team members aware of all changes to policies, processes and procedures that are being planned for the area and ensure that they are able to incorporate the changes on the effective date.
    • Ensure that team members read circulars that are relevant to the area and answer questions they may have. 
    • Networking & Relationship Building: Build and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders, across all relevant 3 business areas (e.g. Product, Credit, Legal, other Operations business units)
    • Liaise continuously with internal customers for which the departments services are primarily geared, to ensure that their needs are identified, logged for action and appropriately addressed.
    • Perform advisory services to internal customers to teach, coach, mentor, train and generally enlighten employees across the business 
    • Personal Development: Set own personal development goal objectives and completed all required actions in order to achieve
    • Continuously look for opportunities to further develop own skills and expand knowledge base
    • Credit control : Perform credit control activities in support of business outcomes

    Education

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

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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.

    Job Description

    DevOps

    • Apply critical thinking, design thinking and problem solving skills in an agile team environment to solve technical problems (Front End, Back End OR Middleware) with high quality solutions
    • Contribute to all phases of the development lifecycle including
    • Evaluate analysis, problem definition, business requirements, solution development & provide recommendations to enable the operational feasibility of solutions
    • Quickly produce well-organised, optimized, and documented source code to deliver technical solutions
    • Ensure designs & solutions support the technical organisation principles of self-service, repeatability, testability, scalability & resilience
    • Apply general design patterns and paradigms to deliver technical solutions
    • Support the development of CI / CD Pipelines (authoring & supporting CI/CD pipelines in Jenkins / similar tools and deploying to multi-site Kubernetes environments – supporting and managing your applications all the way to production)
    • Use & configure modern observability techniques leveraging e.g. aggregated logging via ELK stack, metrics via Prometheus / Grafana / NewRElic and tracing using Zipkin/Jaeger
    • Automate tasks through appropriate tools and scripting e.g. Jenkins, Docker, Ansible, Kubernetes
    • Debug existing source code and polish feature sets.
    • Work with integrated teams and other developers to improve and evolve technical products and services
    • Align all application development & development process to Group Architecture & Infrastructure guidelines
    • Provide input into project & program teams (when required) to plan & manage the development lifecycle e.g. releases, risk management, testing, integration etc.
    • Conduct reviews, performance monitoring & ongoing optimization and maintenance on applications
    • Stay ahead of the curve on emerging technologies and development practices and continuously evolve existing knowledge & skill in preparation for cross domain and other experiences e.g. Secure Side, Testing, Infrastructure solutions etc.

    People

    • Conduct peer reviews, testing, problem solving within and across the broader team
    • Support the people change teams in the development of user material (Customer, Employee & 3rd Party Adoption)

    Risk & Governance

    • Identify technical risks and mitigate these (pre, during & post release)
    • Update / Design all application documentation aligned to the organization technical standards and risk / governance frameworks
    • Participate in incident management & DR activity – applying critical thinking, problem solving & technical expertise to get to the bottom of major incidents

    Education

    • Bachelor's Degree: Information Technology

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    Lead Product Engineer

    Job Summary

    Build high-performing, scalable, enterprise-grade applications & build capability in others to do the same. This includes but is not limited to applying critical thinking, design thinking and problem solving skills in an agile team environment to solve complex technical problems (Front End, Back End and Integration) with high quality solutions & leading all phases of the development lifecycle to deliver.

    Job Description

    • DevOps
    • Apply critical thinking, design thinking and problem solving skills in an agile team environment to solve complex technical problems (Front End, Back End and Integration) with high quality solutions
    • Contribute to and in some cases lead all phases of the development lifecycle including e.g. design process
    • Determine operational feasibility of solutions by evaluating analysis, problem definition, business requirements, solution development and proposed solutions
    • Develop high quality software / application design and architecture in a test driven & domain driven / cross domain environment
    • Quickly produce well-organised, optimized, and documented source code to deliver technical solutions
    • Ensure designs & solutions support the technical organisation principles of self-service, repeatability, testability, scalability & resilience
    • Apply general design patterns and paradigms to deliver technical solutions
    • Create & Maintain Sophisticated CI / CD Pipelines (authoring & supporting CI/CD pipelines in Jenkins / Azure Devops or similar tools and deploy to multi-site environments – supporting and managing your applications all the way to production)
    • Use & configure modern observability techniques to provide a deeper understanding of the application. To do this, leverage e.g. aggregated logging via ELK stack, metrics via Prometheus / Grafana / NewRelic and distributed tracing like Zipkin/Jaeger etc.
    • Automate tasks through appropriate tools and scripting e.g. Docker, Ansible, Kubernetes
    • Debug existing source code and polish feature sets.
    • Work with guilds and other technical SME’s to improve and evolve technical products and services
    • Apply unit testing frameworks and perform integration, validation and verification testing (apply knowledge of stubbing tools e.g. wiremock, hoverfly etc.)
    • Apply version control and related concepts and techniques
    • Align all application development & development process to Group Architecture, Security & Infrastructure guidelines
    • Work with project & program teams (when required) to plan & manage the development lifecycle e.g. releases, risk management, testing, integration etc.
    • Conduct reviews, performance monitoring & ongoing optimization and maintenance on applications
    • Stay ahead of the curve on emerging technologies and development practices e.g. scripting languages, containerization etc.
    • Contribute to the design & evolution of Group Architecture, Infrastructure & associated technical standards for the organization

    People

    • Coach & mentor other engineers
    • Conduct peer reviews, testing, problem solving within and across the broader team
    • Provide technical subject matter expertise and support in the attraction and recruitment of Product Engineers for the organization
    • Participate as a subject matter expert in the development & development planning of the broader product engineering team
    • Support the people change teams in the design of adoption processes (Customer, Employee & 3rd Party Adoption)

    Risk & Governance

    • Identify technical risks and mitigate these (pre, during & post deployment)
    • Update / Design all application documentation aligned to the organization technical standards and risk / governance frameworks
    • Create business cases & solution specifications for various governance processes (e.g. CTO approvals)
    • Participate in incident management & DR activity – applying critical thinking, problem solving & technical expertise to get to the bottom of major incidents
    • Deliver on time & on budget (always)

    Education

    • Bachelor's Degree: Information Technology

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    Engineering Operations Manager

    Job Summary

    To provide expert advice and support in practice formulation and associated best practice in the implementation of technical services and improvement tactics; enabling the provision of specialist expertise.

    Job Purpose:

    Responsible for the planning, mobilisation, management and execution of a business-change project, through the entire Business Change Lifestyle (BCL) by using approved project-management principles. This will include been a subject matter expert for engineering services: on electrical, mechanical, fire and security systems at critical, non-critical and Data Centre sites across the ABSA Group

    Accountability: Engineering Business Management 

    • Support prepared and agreed on the scope of works for projects in line with the Absa Guideline and Principle Standards.
    • Prepare detailed documents for project/sub project and assure these responsibilities and accountabilities for actions are shared with the Project Manager 2 and or Project Owner.
    • Complete all project/programme plans in a way that ensures compliance with Group Change policies, procedures, methodologies, standards, templates, etc.
    • Manage all elements of project execution namely timelines, actions, status reporting, status meetings, deliverables, risks and issues, timescales and resource requirements etc. as detailed in the Absa Guideline and Principle Standards.
    • Co-ordinate the scope of works of the project team and or external consultants by allocating tasks, monitoring progress, ensuring awareness of responsibilities and securing commitment to successful project delivery
    • Establish an agreed audit plan to monitor progress on a regular basis and to audit quality, as and when appropriate, throughout the life of the contract.
    • Analyse fit for purpose and provide corrective actions required for electrical and mechanical engineering as well as fire and security systems requirements at critical non-critical and Data Centre sites
    • Research alternative systems and make recommendations to Head of Engineering Africa
    • Provide technical input on mechanical/electrical engineering requirements as part of project tender documentation to other
    • Provide technical mechanical/electrical engineering input evaluating bidder proposals, as and when engaged by participating in the procurement process and providing technical advice and specifications to the procurement team.
    • Identify the engineering project management and engineering supply need for new or revised mechanical/electrical engineering supplier relationships in the CRES supplier framework to CRES Engineering and Projects and Programmes, by keeping up to date with the supplier performance as often as is determined by Projects and Programmes department.
    • Maintaining knowledge of legislation, external, and industry best practice through participation in industry forums, conferences and other areas of continued professional development (as required by professional bodies). 
    • Engage and liaison with Group IT and ensure capacity planning and implementation is adhered to by managing the developed engineering capacity planning processes inclusive of change management 

    Accountability: Operational/People and Client Management 

    • Oversee the Tier 1 service provider with in Corporate , Retail and Data Centre / Critical Environments and adhere to by engineering operations in line with Services Levels Agreements and Key Performances Indicators are met/achieved. 
    • Oversee the BAU critical maintenance undertaken by the Tier 1 service provider by making sure that service records are logged, and any faults or defects are rectified without affecting the business. 
    • Develop key stakeholders relationship (Corporate, Retail,  Group IT , Data Centre Operational team , Supply chain ,  Audits and any other business requirement management) 
    • Work with Tier 1 / Outsource business partners to constantly challenge and fine delivery of Target Operating Models in Corporate, Retail and Data Centres /Critical Environments
    • Manage, coach and mentor indirect Reports (Supply chain contractors and Tier 2 suppliers). 
    • Manage the corrective actions required for electrical and mechanical engineering as well as fire and security systems requirements at Corporate, Retail and Data Centres and Critical sites 
    • Research alternative processes, systems and make recommendations. This will form part Energy Management, efficiencies and best practice.   
    • Oversee and manage all critical loads throughout the portfolio and make sure that they are monitored daily and analyse trending. 
    • Undertake full operational responsibilities of CRES Engineering with the guidance of Change Control in Corporate, Retail and Data Centre and Critical business locations. 
    • Manage the audit process in all Corporate, Retail and Data Centres and make sure that all information requested by the auditors is made available and coordinate the management comments in the audit reports. 

    Accountability: Risk & Compliance 

    • Manage compliance with all applicable regulations and standards with regards to the critical infrastructure within Corporate, Retail and Data Centre /Critical Environments 
    • Manage compliance with all internal and external auditors 
    • Manage the risk escalation procedures within the Corporate, Retail and Data Centres and tech rooms and make sure they are undertaken in the correct manner and that all team members are suitably trained to react as expected.
    • Manage off IFM Governance in the Corporate, Retail and Data Centre Engineering space (this will include business cases and change notes).
    • Accountability: Technical Input Management 
    • Provide and manage technical input into the business to ensure the integrity of the Absa Corporate, Retail and Data centre/Critical Environment in portfolio is well supported and is not exposed to unnecessary risk. 
    • Assist the CRES Engineering Manager to research, review and input into any project, change or any other Corporate, Retail and Data Centre activity ascertaining that it meets the Guideline and Principles Global standards or best business practice. 
    • Maintaining knowledge of legislation, external, and industry best practice through participation in industry forums, conferences and other areas of continued professional development (as required by professional bodies). 

    Accountability: Innovation 

    • Produce periodic proposals for improved customer focus, cost reduction/cost optimisation opportunities, best in class for best value solutions. 
    • Research new Corporate, Retail and Data Centre initiatives and focus on optimisation of effective solutions for reductions in costs such as lowering of the PUE. 

    Skills and Experience:

    • Electrical /Mechanical Engineer (PrEng)/ B Degree
    • Appropriate Engineering/Science/Technical Certificate of studies 
    • Or time served apprenticeship 
    • Appropriate Chartered and member of Professional institute 
    • Overseeing construction projects, including data centres, with major mechanical/electrical engineering component 
    • Extensive experience of full range of statutory mechanical/electrical engineering processes 
    • 5 - 8 years’ experience
    • Minimum of 5 to 8 years working experience (preferable Financial banking /Corporate and Retail sector)
    • Overseeing construction projects, including data centres, with major mechanical/electrical engineering component 
    • Extensive experience of full range of statutory mechanical/electrical engineering processes 
    • Certified to do MV Switching 6.6 to 11Kva
    • People, Vendor / Supplier Management 
    • Technical Report Writing 
    • Working hours can be flexible and can be consulted and adjusted depending on the work on the day and week. There are on-call duties after normal working hours.
    • Project Management 
    • Analytical Skills 
    • Ability to work under pressure 
    • Risk Management 
    • Computer Skills
    • Communication Skills 
    • Relationship Management  

    Education

    • Bachelor`s Degrees and Advanced Diplomas: Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology (Required)

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    Operational Risk Manager – Financial Reporting and Tax

    Job Summary

    As a support to the Head of Risk enable the risk profile management of selected sub risk types within the Operation Risk taxonomy by establishing and maintaining the relevant frameworks, policies, standards (if applicable), management information and oversight under which businesses and functions within AGL are to manage their specialist risk profiles.

    Job Description

    • Risk Management: Providing Subject Matter Expertise to Risk types 
    • Stakeholder Management: Build and Maintain effective Relationships with relevant stakeholders|
    • Risk Reporting: Identify, assess and Report key risks arising from significant events, investigations, audit and control issues 
    • Risk and Control: Adherence to Policies, Procedures and Regulations |

    Education

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

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    Operational Risk Manager – Legal and Supplier Risks

    Job Summary

    As a support to the Head of Risk enable the risk profile management of selected sub risk types within the Operation Risk taxonomy by establishing and maintaining the relevant frameworks, policies, standards (if applicable), management information and oversight under which businesses and functions within AGL are to manage their specialist risk profiles.

    Job Description

    • Risk Management: Providing Subject Matter Expertise to Risk types 
    • Stakeholder Management: Build and Maintain effective Relationships with relevant stakeholders 
    • Risk Reporting: Identify, assess and Report key risks arising from significant events, investigations, audit and control issues 
    • Risk and Control: Adherence to Policies, Procedures and Regulations

    Education

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

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    CIB - Head of Impairment Reporting

    Job Summary

    To develop tactical strategy and delivery plans, formulate associated practice and to ensure operational implementation and adoption across a single practice i.t.o. risk methodology, governance and delivery objectives

    Job Description

    • Strategy Formulation and Execution: Development and implementation of strategy 
    • People Management: Develop a high performing Team 
    • Stakeholder and Relationship Management: Management of Stakeholders 
    • Risk and Control: Adherence to Policies, Procedures and Regulations 
    • Financial Management: Management of Budgets
    • Key reporting and analysis 

    Education

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

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    Consultant On Boarding

    Job Summary

    Perform Onboarding validation and remediation functions for Relationship Banking clients within the regions. This involves ensuring 100% fit-for-processing on-boarding applications, complete all outstanding FICA requests manage restrictive control and special deferrals processes. Perform all client remediation, including refresh of all High risk and PEP clients ensuring that the validation adhere to and upholds the standards required by regulatory and business rules.

    Job Description

    Validation of Client & Product On-boarding

    • Comply with Regulatory Risk, Compliance and Governance requirements
    • Perform the validation for on-boarding applications to ensure compliance
    • Ensure that all existing clients identified as High Risk or PEP are re-onboarded in line with the special regulatory standards

    Client Remediation and Refresh

    • Responsible for all remediation projects ( i.e. PEPs, HRR BOW, HRI)
    • Perform gap analysis and transactional analysis for all clients 90 days prior to remediation date
    • Update all relevant systems to ensure clients are fully remediated

     Restrictive Control

    • Perform remediation requirements for all clients in/to be placed in restrictive control
    • Manage the special deferrals within the frontline in line with the governance and approval process

    Team Work and Self Development

    • Be an active participant in meetings and provide suggestions for ways of improving client service
    • Share best practices and specialist knowledge with the team to improve service delivery
    • Create supportive relationships with colleagues and create a sense of team spirit
    • Keep abreast of relevant training to the role including own regulatory training completion by due date
    • Maintain and continuously look for opportunities to further develop skills and knowledge base
    • Build a sound understanding of Relationship Banking knowledge
    • Demonstrate willingness and ability to perform to the very best to ensure personal alignment to Absa values and vision

    Education

    • Higher Diplomas: Business, Commerce and Management Studies (Required)

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