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  • Posted: Aug 31, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
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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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    MI & Analytics​ (Hadoop Developer​)

    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

    • Involved in review of functional and non-functional requirements. Installing and configuring various Hadoop components. Involved in managing and reviewing Hadoop log files. Importing data, developing Scripts and Batch Job to schedule various Hadoop Program. Writing Hive queries for data analysis to meet the business requirements. Creating Hive tables. Importing and exporting data. Experienced in defining job flows. Developing a custom FileSystem plug in for Hadoop so it can access files on Data Platform.
    • To support the Head: FDS & MI and other heads of the Business Unit. To support decision making through the provision of relevant financial information and analysis. In addition, support the Business Unit financial decision making through the provision of a consistent and standardized management accounting platform.

    The Management Information & Projects team is responsible for the delivery of financial data, data management including controls over hierarchy & structures. The role is to support the MI & Projects Specialist in executing the following:

    • Strategic implementation and maintenance of an integrated management reporting framework within Group Finance.

    • Documenting and maintaining policy and process documentation pertaining to the data flows and processes that populate the available data tools (Planning Tools and MI Reporting tools.

    • Involvement in the execution of ad hoc projects that require involvement pertaining to financial management reporting for the Group.

    Implementing governance, controls and appropriate validation of management information used in the planning and reporting cycle for the Group.

    Key Accountabilities

    Group Strategic initiatives

    Assisting the MI & Project Specialist in executing tasks required for the fulfilment of Group strategic initiatives
    Policy and Procedure documentation 

    • Prepare and update policy and procedure documentation pertaining to the planning and reporting cycle for the group. This will require active engagement with stakeholders in the Financial Management and Reporting and Analytics team.
    • Ensuring that controls around the planning and reporting cycles are appropriately designed and implemented. Scope will include non-technical processes.
    • Reviewing processes to determine their effectiveness and efficiency.
    • Engaging with stakeholders across the Finance and IT teams to ensure that policies are understood and appropriately implemented.
    • Assist in updating the Risk Control Assessment documentation.

    Projects 

    • Participate in projects that are focused on the further enhancement of reporting tools.
    • Collaborate with Technology Enablement and Group Enterprise Shared Services on delivery of projects
    • Actively engaging with stakeholders to identify opportunities to improve the planning and reporting cycles for the group.
    • Assist on ad hoc decision support projects for Group initiatives.

    Management Information 

    • Reviewing the data maintained in all systems to ensure that data is valid, accurate and complete.
    • Reconciliation between all systems to ensure that data is valid, accurate and complete.
    • Assisting the Technology Enablement team to build out future reporting requirements and the sourcing of new data feeds.
    • Assisting the Technology Enablement team in the automation of the above.

    Education and Experience Required 

    • Hadoop Applications
    • Minimum B-degree (NQF level no.7) Desired Post Graduate Degree (NQF level no.8+), MI or Developer or SQL qualification preferred.5+ years of professional IT development experience which includes experience in Big data ecosystem. 5+ years excellent experience in Hadoop architecture, various components and programming paradigms. Preferred team lead experience.

    Education

    Bachelor's Degree: Information Technology
    Absa Bank Limited is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. In compliance with the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998, preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups whose appointments will contribute towards achievement of equitable demographic representation of our workforce profile and add to the diversity of the Bank.

    Absa Bank Limited reserves the right not to make an appointment to the post as advertised

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    Learning and Development Specialist

    Job Summary

    • To provide advice and support in the development and implementation of area of specialisation planning and associated service delivery processes, methods and techniques; enabling the provision of sound learning and development services.

    Job Description

    • Understand business requirement to effectively deliver appropriate solutions aligned to organisational and business strategy: Contributes to the establishment of the strategic alignment and framework for design and development of learning solutions across RBB: Investment Cluster. Identifies new Learning and Development needs and potential solutions for RBB: Investment Cluster L&L based on performance trends , gaps identified, etc Reviews existing solutions and solutions in design to align with new developments within the L&L fraternity. Contributes into development of Learning & Development solutions across ABSA with alignment to the Global Curriculum, always determining if they exists in the Global learning Curriculum. Sources Global Solution/ design/customises new solution. Stores/ updates eLearning/ blended learning content. Negotiates and sets up contract, SLA and SoW – where third parties are required. Ensure collaborative relationships with Group L&L Academy. | Monitor the effectiveness of processes: Continuously benchmark Learning solutions and maintain high quality standards through research and updated knowledge. Design and implement evaluation criteria for successful implementation of the Learning solutions with clear objectives and successful performance metrics. Ensures quality and consistency in learning design and development from a Cluster perspective Monitoring, and reporting on Learning Solutions projects | Vendors Management: Manage external vendors, and other related stakeholders to ensure compliance to the Absa Group Limited Procurement Policy and the delivery of agreed service levels. Learner support and administration providers | Manage budget and spending: Ensuring a disciplined approach to the management of the department budget.

    Education

    Bachelor`s Degrees and Advanced Diplomas: Education, Training and Development (Required)
    Absa Bank Limited is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. In compliance with the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998, preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups whose appointments will contribute towards achievement of equitable demographic representation of our workforce profile and add to the diversity of the Bank.

    Absa Bank Limited reserves the right not to make an appointment to the post as advertised

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    Digital Partnerships: Execution Manager

    Job Summary

    • Exercise overall responsibility for the successful delivery of programmes/projects to plan, budget and agreed quality and governance.

    Job Description

    Portfolio Management of Digital Partnership Execution

    • Manage the portfolio of effort required to drive execution and progress on corporate and fintech partnerships
    • Assist in coordinating with business sponsors across the group to obtain buy-in for opportunities including but not limited to proof of concepts (POC’s), pilot programmes, design and proposition sprints
    • Ensure they are adequately managed as a project of work with clear delivery schedules and milestone
    • Ensure appropriate tooling for visibility of work and outputs into the business
    • Manage successful integration of opportunities / joint ventures into core business, including assigning required resources, proactively liaising with internal stakeholders to streamline requirements and build buy-in, and unblocking issues
    • Coordination with legal, compliance, sourcing, technical and business teams to ensure streamlined process for opportunities and contracting, managing any related risk resulting from the execution on partnerships.

    Corporate Partner Development

    • Manage relationships with activated corporate strategic partnerships e.g. MNOs, retailers, Big Tech
    • Facilitate internal coordination of partnership management and alignment of efforts relating to Digital

    Executive Reporting 

    • Prepare monthly and adhoc reports on progress on the Digital Portfolio for Digital Forum, Digitals Solutions Innovation Technology (DIT) Exco.
    • Deliver on the Digital Partnership metrics and provide transparency into the delivery of value through execution

    Education and Skills Required:

    • B-degree in Technology/ Finance/Mathematics/Economics/Statistics
    • 8+ years experience, majority FS, project management
    • Experience in programme/ portfolio management
    • Knowledge of Programme and Project Principles and approaches
    • Digital transformation experience
    • Experience in Fintechs/Big Technology Corporates 
    • Leadership skills
    • Analytical skills
    • Stakeholder management skills
    • Reporting and presentation skills 
    • Continuous learning and keeping up to date with research and trends

    Education

    Bachelor`s Degrees and Advanced Diplomas: Physical, Mathematical, Computer and Life Sciences (Required)
    Absa Bank Limited is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. In compliance with the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998, preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups whose appointments will contribute towards achievement of equitable demographic representation of our workforce profile and add to the diversity of the Bank.

    Absa Bank Limited reserves the right not to make an appointment to the post as advertised

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    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
    Absa Bank Limited is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. In compliance with the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998, preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups whose appointments will contribute towards achievement of equitable demographic representation of our workforce profile and add to the diversity of the Bank.

    Absa Bank Limited reserves the right not to make an appointment to the post as advertised

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    Regional Manager Estates Services

    Job Summary

    • Management of the Administration of deceased estates by coordinating the activities of the office and to accept final responsibility for problem solving, customer satisfaction, compliance, people management and ensure achieving the Branch's different financial budgets with consideration of the management of the risks involved

    Job Description

    Accountability: Management of the Administration of Estates

    • Keep abreast of knowledge and skills relevant to the Fiduciary industry
    • Evaluate and approve/decline in conjunction with company norms all requests for renunciation and discount on executor’s fees by clients with motivation for decisions.
    • Monitor that Estates Managers ensure that all business standards and policies and procedures are adhered to.
    • Sign off the various reconciliations done by the Administration Department of the various bank accounts on a monthly basis

    Accountability: People Management 

    • Work with direct reports in the team to achieve excellent business results through continuous people development and mentoring activities.
    • Ensure the development of a high-performing team through embedding formal Performance Development and informal coaching.
    • Determine and analyse training and development needs for staff and ensure training is executed.
    • Establish and maintain a succession plan for the area
    • With the support from the People Partner, interview and recruit direct reports and provide support to them during the recruitment of their teams on request.
    • Act as first level escalation point for all grievances raised in the business unit.
    • Ensure that all non-performance and misconduct is formally addressed
    • Motivate employees in the department and ensure that their efforts are recognised.

    Accountability: Business Management 

    • Coordinate the efforts of the different operational areas and business partners under management to ensure minimal duplication of efforts, maximum efficiency and to maximise value for money.
    • Rebalance resources between different areas e.g. reallocating headcount or budgets, but within overall approved resources for the year.
    • Contribute to the development of business unit strategy for the next 2-3 years by providing a view on potential improvements for products or services and an assessment of the existing situation and anticipated changes in the external environment.
    • Agree targets and take accountability for the overall achievement of performance objectives in the business area in terms of new business, revenue and profit, employee satisfaction, customer experience, cost performance, return on investments, risk, compliance and governance requirements
    • Manage departmental budgets including signing off of invoices and quotes within mandate. Escalate out of budgets items to the General Manager for approval.
    • Sign off capital expenditure within budget. This includes approving purchase or sell decisions for desktop computers, laptops, departmental equipment etc.
    • Analyse effectiveness of processes and systems in use in the department and make recommendations for improvements.
    • Review performance against balanced scorecard components as prescribed by the Executive, discuss gaps and agree action plans to close gaps.
    • Benchmark productivity of the department against industry standards and create measures to improve productivity.
    • Agreed and manage service offerings and SLA’s with stakeholders.
    • Translate strategic goals in business and operations, and cascade these into functional and departmental goals.
    • Ensure competiveness in the specific area of the industry by pro-actively translating and acting upon environmental changes and continuously improving service.
    • Participate actively in industry forums to shape and influence the future of the industry, e.g., Fiduciary Institute of South Africa (FISA)

    Accountability: Risk management and Compliance

    • Adhere to Absa Group compliance and risk requirements and industry related legislations in order to maintain ahigh standard of services
    • Adhere to applicable business standards
    • Adhere to business processes and controls practice; non-adherence may lead to disciplinary actions
    • Complete all compulsory compliance and legislation training within the required timeframes as prescribed by Absa Risk
    • Adhere to risk and compliance policies in terms of Environmental Health and Safety, Information Security, Records Management and Money Laundering, Sanctions etc. Non-adherence to Absa's Policy and Procedures may lead to disciplinary action
    • Ensure that processes, control requirements and risk management frameworks that impact the area are documented and understood by all members of the team
    • Work with Absa Internal Audit and Management Assurance during the scoping of audits to ensure fair coverage.
    • Own and agree corrective action items with Internal Audit and Management Assurance for findings related to the functional area under management.
    • Arrange issue assurance for closed audit findings.
    • Complete required compliance training and attestations.
    • Ensure that the team understands all compliance requirements and call for the area's Compliance Officer to conduct briefing sessions if gaps are identified.
    • Ensure that all regulatory requirements are adhered to.
    • Ensure that the Business Continuity Tool is updated regularly and signed off annually in consultation with the BCM Co-ordinator. Ensure that the BCM Plan for the area is tested as required and corrective actions executed.
    • Working with managers/professionals in the team, develop Detailed Risk and Control Assessments (DRACA's) for the function and update at the required intervals (normally quarterly). Complete attestations to testify to the adequacy of controls on request.
    • Participate in the development of Key Risk Scenarios including the determination of likelihood of occurrence and potential impact. Actively work to minimise the amount of economic capital that has to be set aside for operational risk.
    • Ensure that managers in the team understand their responsibilities for physical and systems access control and information security requirements.
    • Ensure that the Employee Benefits area has a Health and Safety Rep, Fire Warden and Evacuation rep

    Accountability: Customer Service 

    • Deal (telephonically, electronically, written communication, correspondences, and face to face) with clients both internally and externally on a professional basis to ensure that a high standard of customer service is given
    • Resolve customer complaints and ensure customer complaints are addressed and that the client is satisfied with the outcome within a period within 24 hours. Contact the client and ensure that the matter has been resolved
    • Build and maintain a relationship with various stakeholders (including, Master of the High Court and firms of attorneys) by continuously engaging and ensuring satisfactory client service and good relations
    • Escalate complaints, where complex matters cannot be resolved within 24 hours.
    • Drive a professional client services culture in the business area
    • Be involved in an advisory capacity in complex estate cases with complaints as referred to by Head Office and/or Ombudsman and be part of communication with clients. Escalate cases that poses potential risk to the business to the General Manager

    Education and Experience Required

    • NQF level 6: relevant B Degree, or
    • Diploma in Estate and Trust Administration or LEAD Certificate or Certificate in Advanced Trust Law/Estate Administration
    • Five years’ experience in a management role
    • Five years’ experience in the fiduciary environment Knowledge & Skills:
    • MS Office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel, Outlook)
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Present a professional image both internally and externally
    • Communication skills
    • Ability to work under pressure
    • Planning
    • Relationship Management
    • Analytical Skills
    • Numerical skills
    • Presentation skills
    • Coaching and mentoring skills
    • Financial analysis and risk assessment
    • Marketing and Sales Skills
    • required Competencies:
    • Business Acumen
    • Exceptional team player
    • Customer obsessed
    • Drives high performance
    • Digitally empowered
    • Creative problem solver

    Education

    Bachelor`s Degrees and Advanced Diplomas: Business, Commerce and Management Studies (Required)
    Absa Bank Limited is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. In compliance with the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998, preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups whose appointments will contribute towards achievement of equitable demographic representation of our workforce profile and add to the diversity of the Bank.

    Absa Bank Limited reserves the right not to make an appointment to the post as advertised

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    Senior Analyst Model Validation

    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.

    The Independent Validation Unit within Model Risk is looking to hire a Senior Model Validation Analyst to conduct the validation of models focuses on identifying, mitigating and monitoring of key model risks. You will conduct validations on a diverse range of AGL models, produce validation reports, negotiate the findings & actions with internal & external stakeholders and influence the continuous improvement of model quality & use. These areas make use of a wide range of models (Regulatory Capital, Economic Capital, impairments, pricing, behavioural, application, stress-testing, valuation, derivatives, insurance risk, etc.) and cover products used across all of  AGL’s business units. Opportunities to gain experience across validation teams and within the greater Model Risk team are possible and encouraged by management.

    •     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
    •     People Management: Develop a high performing Team
    •     Risk and Control: Adherence to Policies, Procedures and Regulations

    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 | People Management: Develop a high performing Team | Risk and Control: Adherence to Policies, Procedures and Regulations .

    Education

    Postgraduate Degrees and Professional Qualifications: Actuarial Science (Required), Postgraduate Degrees and Professional Qualifications: Risk Management, Postgraduate Degrees and Professional Qualifications: Statistics (Required)
    Absa Bank Limited is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. In compliance with the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998, preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups whose appointments will contribute towards achievement of equitable demographic representation of our workforce profile and add to the diversity of the Bank.

    Absa Bank Limited reserves the right not to make an appointment to the post as advertised

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    Senior Legal Counsel

    Job Summary

    • To develop tactical strategy and delivery plans, formulate associated practice/s and to ensure operational implementation and adoption with regards to legal methodology, governance and delivery objectives.

    Job Description

    • Our CIB Legal business has an exciting role for a Senior Legal Counsel in our Commercial Property Finance team. In this role you will be a key point of contact on a day-to-day basis for the Commercial Property Finance business team and responsible for providing pro-active legal advice, support, and risk management on transactions both in South Africa as well as our Africa Regional Operations. In this role you will be a part of a team committed to being a center of excellence providing dedicated legal support, working in a model which maximizes synergies between legal teams and business areas to ensure efficiency.
    • This role is suited to a candidate with a B-degree in Law or LLB, Admitted attorney or Advocate with 5 years or more relevant experience as an in-house legal counsel in a financial institution, other corporate, in a reputable law firm or at the Bar.

    Education

    Bachelor Honours Degree: Law (Required)
    Absa Bank Limited is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. In compliance with the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998, preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups whose appointments will contribute towards achievement of equitable demographic representation of our workforce profile and add to the diversity of the Bank.

    Absa Bank Limited reserves the right not to make an appointment to the post as advertised

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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
    Absa Bank Limited is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. In compliance with the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998, preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups whose appointments will contribute towards achievement of equitable demographic representation of our workforce profile and add to the diversity of the Bank.

    Absa Bank Limited reserves the right not to make an appointment to the post as advertised

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    Junior Structured Trade and Commodity Consultant

    Job Summary

    To actively assist the team in marketing and executing Structured Trade Finance product solutions to South African and African clients in order to increase Absa market share. The task involves research, compiling pitch books and active marketing, networking through strategic relationships both internal and external in order to assist the team in booking transactions that meet Absa’s risk criteria and achieve acceptable returns on capital employed.
    Suited to candidate with B degree and 3 – 5 years’ experience in Structured Trade and Commodity finance in a transactor/credit or Middle office capacity
    Job Description

    Education

    Bachelor`s Degrees and Advanced Diplomas: Business, Commerce and Management Studies (Required)
    Absa Bank Limited is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. In compliance with the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998, preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups whose appointments will contribute towards achievement of equitable demographic representation of our workforce profile and add to the diversity of the Bank.

    Absa Bank Limited reserves the right not to make an appointment to the post as advertised

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    Lead Platform Engineer (Kubernetes)

    Job Summary

    • Build high-performing, scalable, enterprise-grade Platform services & 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 with high quality solutions & leading all phases of the development lifecycle to deliver against business requirements at an optimal cost to serve.

    Job Description

    Lead Platform Engineer (Kubernetes)

    • Join the Platform Engineering team at Absa; where we are rolling out containerisation to an organisation of 42,000 people in twelve countries. Platform Engineering is run like a start-up and avidly backed by our organisation.
    • Our mission is to partner with internal teams, providing them with the tools and platform they need to build, secure and run their applications. Together we are building the future of banking while helping them learn and grow on newer technologies. We pioneer new technology and patterns using open source software; continuously pushing the boundary on what the future of banking should look like. In Platform Engineering we’re putting the building blocks in place, it's an exciting place to be. You could be part of an experienced team of system and automation engineers who have extensive experience and knowledge. The team strives for engineering excellence, continuous improvement and is passionate about work and delivery. We write lots of code and design modern CaaS and DevOps solutions while tackling unique technical problems. We continuously aim to improve the agile and DevOps methodologies in the organisation; we strive to be the agents of change.
    • We are responsible for building out our container strategy and bridging the gap between cloud infrastructure and developers. We are moving quickly in the direction of cloud infrastructure and starting to focus on the use of Kubernetes Operators and serverless functions. We build custom tools alongside Kubernetes and need you to bring your core engineering skills in helping us take our team forward, focusing heavily on both your developmental and DevOps engineering capabilities you have mastered over the years.

    As a Lead Platform Engineer you will: 

    • Help grow Subatomic, our internal, developer automation framework
    • Build controllers / operators for internal and open source projects
    • Work within a technically strong team and delivering high quality solutions with direct involvement in both the design and directional outcomes
    • Help expand Backstage (https://backstage.io) by building open-source components for use by our teams
    • Help build out our AWS container strategy, porting our developer automation tools for it

    Key requirements:

    • Kubernetes experience used across different projects, preferably as both an administrator and user
    • Understanding of Kubernetes related projects such as Tekton, and the Operator framework
    • Knowledge of the ecosystem and major projects around Kubernetes
    • Strong track record of architecting and writing systems using good engineering practices
    • The desire to continually learn about emerging technologies / emerging trends
    • 7 years relevant programming experience, 2 year relevant Kubernetes experience

    Education

    Bachelor's Degree: Information Technology
    Absa Bank Limited is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. In compliance with the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998, preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups whose appointments will contribute towards achievement of equitable demographic representation of our workforce profile and add to the diversity of the Bank.

    Absa Bank Limited reserves the right not to make an appointment to the post as advertised

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    Chatbot 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
    Absa Bank Limited is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. In compliance with the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998, preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups whose appointments will contribute towards achievement of equitable demographic representation of our workforce profile and add to the diversity of the Bank.

    Absa Bank Limited reserves the right not to make an appointment to the post as advertised

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    Front Office Technical Analyst Portfolio Management

    Job Summary

    • To provide specialist advice & support in area of specialisation; enabling the provision of sound pricing and execution of trades, maximising assets and minimising financial risk.

    Job Description

    • Solutioning & Advisory: Provide ongoing support to senior advisors in driving business development and subsequently business targets through monitoring and identifying opportunities within the portfolio (cross selling and up-selling) | Client Engagement: On a regular basis engage with clients around current product requirements and future product requirements to ensure client expectations are met and ultimately value created for business and client | Risk and Control: Ensure that all risk and control requirements relating to the portfolio are met and/or implemented as required | : | : | : | : | :

    Education

    Bachelor`s Degrees and Advanced Diplomas: Business, Commerce and Management Studies (Required)
    Absa Bank Limited is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. In compliance with the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998, preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups whose appointments will contribute towards achievement of equitable demographic representation of our workforce profile and add to the diversity of the Bank.

    Absa Bank Limited reserves the right not to make an appointment to the post as advertised

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    Java Developer

    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
    Absa Bank Limited is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. In compliance with the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998, preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups whose appointments will contribute towards achievement of equitable demographic representation of our workforce profile and add to the diversity of the Bank.

    Absa Bank Limited reserves the right not to make an appointment to the post as advertised

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    Data Solution Analyst

    Job Summary

    • Work embedded as a member of squad OR; across multiple squads to produce, test, document and review algorithms & data specific source code that supports the deployment & optimisation of data retrieval, processing, storage and distribution for a business area.

    Job Description

    This role is responsible for providing the analysis and design for information solutions to various business areas and the integration into the Data Warehouse. This includes the creation of the user requirements into technical specifications and design documents, as well as the possible identification of new data sources to the Data Warehouse. 

    Enable a Collaborative Partnership with business that drives an End-to-End Solution Delivery.

    Working with Data Architects and Engineering teams to define the technical direction / solutions for the business.

    Accountability: Elicit/review requirements from business units 

    •        Continuous Delivery Engagement
    •        Drive Adoption of Solutions Design Concepts
    •        Drive Business Enablement (Recruitment / Coaching)
    •        Partner with Business to Drive a Post Implementation / Delivery Support Model

    Education Required 

    BSc (Eng or Comp Science or Information Systems) or BCom (Informatics) or equivalent NQF level 6 qualification
    Experience Required:
    > 5 years Technical Experience (Knowledge and Exposure would be beneficial)
    > 5 years Analysis Experience
    Hard Skills: 

    • Understand Core Modelling Principles (Logical and Physical)
    • Knowledge of the IT trends, Data Warehouse and Data Architecture principles, practices and standards
    • To understand and apply concepts such as: Relational Data Structures, Entity-Relationship and Object Modeling, Data Warehouse / Marts
    • Read / Understand Code of any Language
    • Write queries  of any Language (Preferably SQL / Scala)
    • Problem solving and analytical skills
    • Understand / unpack the end-to-end flow data (process) and impact due to changes in data across the value chain of the data (From Cotton-to-Cash) ie. High Level Data Flow Diagrams, Source-to-Target mappings etc.
    • Ability to vary the depth of analysis from High Level (Rapid) to detailed analysis)
    • Conceptual understanding of Data Visualization / Data Virtualization
    • JAD Facilitations
    • Document and unpack Business Data Requirements through continuous Business and Tech Engagement
    • Communication Skills (Verbal, Written)

    Tool Set

    • Excel (Proficient)
    • PL SQL, MS SQL, Oracle, DB2, MySQL – HQL (Proficient)
    • Scala or similar language useable in Spark - PySpark, R etc. (Knowledge and Exposure would be beneficial)
    • Data Visualization Tools - Tableu, QlikView, QlikSense, Excel etc. (Intermediate)
    • Data Virtualization Tools – Denodo (Knowledge and Exposure would be beneficial)
    • Big Data Knowledge - (Intermediate)

    Competencies

    • Analyse and resolve problems
    • Deadline Driven
    • Managing Tasks
    • Meeting Timescales
    • Team Working
    • Impatient Driver (Pro-Active in resolving problem statements. No hand holding required)
    • Curious (Self-motivated to learn new things and question things one don’t fully understand – not afraid to fail)
    • Teachable (willing to learn and not afraid to ask)

    Education

    Bachelor's Degree: Information Technology
    Absa Bank Limited is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. In compliance with the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998, preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups whose appointments will contribute towards achievement of equitable demographic representation of our workforce profile and add to the diversity of the Bank.

    Absa Bank Limited reserves the right not to make an appointment to the post as advertised

    Method of Application

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

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