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  • Posted: Apr 5, 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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    Snr Consultant Client Service

    Job Summary

    Provide an outstanding dedicated and relationship-based client experience to all Wholesale Banking Clients. Responding to customer enquiries, providing in-depth solution based support This role includes various aspects of voice and Face to Face advice, as well as a pro-active approach to supporting the client needs holistically.

    Job Description

    Your key accountabilities in this role will include:

    • Provide superior customer services and support to all Wholesale Banking clients as well as Relationship executives, transactional bankers, CSM’s and TSS’s in respect of rendering a consultative support role to their portfolio of clients.
    • Efficiently deliver and ensure continuation of service by applying specialist knowledge for problem solving and advice for prevention and continuous improvement to ensure existing process, methods and systems integrity
    • Take a practical step-by-step approach to problem solving and improvement through the application of specialist knowledge and team activity.
    • Build and maintain strong relationships and good network of contacts with both internal and external customers to facilitate meeting job objectives and assist customers with general, and product administrative enquiries.
    • Ensure that risk compliance in respect of regulatory and statutory requirements is duly followed
    • Track and Analyse the root cause trends to improve customer complaints and escalations
    • Keep abreast of changes in transaction environment

    Education

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

    Closing Date:12th, April 2022

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    Manager Credit

    Job Summary

    To deliver credit assessment, credit portfolio management and lending decisions within mandate / personal discretion for Medium and Large Business Banking clients. as well as stakeholder engagement with key credit and business solution deliverables

    Job Description

    Credit Risk Assessment & Portfolio Management:

    • Consider credit applications in order to determine lending appetite, financing solutions and structures to adequately meet the financing needs of Absa Business Banking clients in mostly the Growth and Premium CVP’s. Approve credit applications in accordance with approved lending criteria in line with Absa's lending policies and standards, delivering excellent service and quick turn-around.
    • Monitor and manage a dedicated portfolio of clients against agreed Absa Business Banking strategies and portfolio credit requirements in order to improve the overall quality of the portfolio by referring to approved credit policy and target market criteria.
    • Participate in the formulation and implementation of lending strategies, risk appetite and lending criteria by providing feedback and suggestions to the Regional Credit Manager based on market trends, actual client interaction / experience and industry research.
    • Ensure that up-skilling is maintained in terms of industry-specific and lending principles in general. Share specialist knowledge and experience, including provision of technical solutions, innovative ideas and best practices with a primary aim to enhance external customer value.
    • Proactively adopt, execute and implement change initiatives agreed with Business Banking Credit management in support of overall BB Credit strategy and change initiatives.

    Controls and Governance:

    • Apply the highest standards of controls and risk management practices and behaviours and embed a positive risk and control culture. Demonstrate prudence, sound judgement and appropriate and timely escalations in the management of all types of risk applicable to the role.

    Stakeholder Engagement:

    • Build & protect highly effective relationships with key stakeholders and industry professionals, such that value to the organization is maximised.
    • Be a role model for the desired credit culture:

    Maintain strong partnerships, have intelligent conversations, be a senior statesman and a trusted advisor .

    • Be a role model for client engagement and demonstrate value add at every engagement. 
    • Contribute to the upskilling and mentoring of front line colleagues.

    Team Support:

    • Maintain and support a positive working environment in the larger Business Banking Credit Team by supporting team members, proposing pro-active solutions to problems, etc.
    • Identify opportunities to improve the value add of the credit team.

    Education

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

    Closing Date:12th, April 2022

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    Transactional Banker growth -Upington

    Job Summary

    Optimise the profit and economic value of portfolios of Key Account clients with high growth potential and less complex commercial banking requirements by focusing: a) origination efforts to cross-sell to existing client base; and b) coverage efforts to service clients in accordance to the Key Account CVP

    Job Description

    • Drive Financial Targets
    • Relationship and Service Management
    • Manage Risk Assessment
    • Develop and maintain contacts with Specialists in other areas of ABB and the Group

    Education and Experience Required

    • Degree in (Commerce, Marketing or Finance) (NQF level no. 7)
    • 5-8 years sales and financial experience in a commercial banking environment.
    • At least five (5) years experience and knowledge on the dynamics of the market place and industries (global, regional and local)
    • At least five (5) years experience in understanding and driving business and solution across divisional silos (e.g. segment, credit, product) and product silos’ and access wide set of products (e.g. FX, Trade Finance)
    • At least five (5) years experience in analysing and evaluating complex company financials and other economic trends
    • At least three (3) years in-depth experience and understanding of credit solutions - Internal networking / credibility
    • At least three (3) years experience in structuring a good complex credit solution & guide the credit process with the required parties.

    Knowledge & Skills:

    • Understand macroeconomic factors in the market
    • Good communication and presentation skills
    • Ability to organise and prioritise workloads
    • Solutioning and negotiations skills
    • Quality focused and high standards of control
    • Communications and influence

    Competencies: 

    • Deciding and initiating action
    • Working with people
    • Delivering results and meeting customer expectation
    • Relating and networking 
    • Analysing 
    • Persuading and influencing 
    • Creating and innovating
    • Presenting and communicating information

    Education

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

    Closing Date: 19th, April 2022

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    Tribe Manager Support

    Job Summary

    Provide design & delivery support for technical strategy & operational planning, design & process engineering, resourcing, execution, business performance management & monitoring processes across technical product & service tribes in an estate. This includes but is not limited to:

    • Communications
    • Ideation & Design thinking
    • Event Management
    • People & Change Management
    • Resource & Delivery Management
    • Reporting & Analytics
    • Financial Process Coordination

    Job Description

    Accountability:

    Strategy & Business Planning Support

    • Leverage business area knowledge & expertise to design & package outputs related to all strategy & business planning processes including reviews for multiple stakeholder groups
    • Support the Tribe Support lead in the design and planning of all Strategy & Business Planning Processes upport the coordination of business planning & business performance review processes including e.g. venue, agenda’s, output management, input management
    • Collate & coordinate business performance review trackers & reporting (monthly, quarterly, annually)
    • Create a document / knowledge management system for all business planning processes (reports, reviews, decks, processes, templates etc.) for ongoing continuous improvement

    Communication

    • Develop & implement an integrated communications plan for the business area
    • Work in collaboration with various functional leads to design & draft multiple communications (multimedia campaigns e.g. townhalls, newsletters, leader one on ones, leader key messages, leader story telling / narrative etc.) aligned to the communications plan across the estate (customers & employee orientated communications)
    • Lead the activation of all communication processes across the estate
    • Evaluate and continuously improve the impact of communications processes across the estate
    • Ensure strong communications & change management alignment across the estate
    • Stay ahead of best practice on estate wide communications & communications trends (e.g. digitized communications, graphic illustration etc.)

    Resource & Delivery Management

    • Consolidate project deliverables and interdependencies across tribes
    • Identify release & delivery risks across tribes
    • Act as a point of escalation & resolution for Scrum Masters as required in respect to delivery risk
    • Coordinate appropriate delivery & release communications across tribes and squads where required
    • Manage & track the integrated resource plan across identified tribes & squad.
    • Identify resource implications & mitigate against these based on delivery requirements across tribes and squads (contingency, leave etc.)
    • Manage & update resource management systems across identified tribes and squads
    • In partnership with the People function & Line, successfully manage the resourcing process for tribes and squads

    People & Change Management

    • Coordinate large scale change programs across the estate
    • Act as change coach & mentor across the business areas (small, medium & large scale)
    • Develop change management plans for all planned change orientated activity (across the value chain e.g. suppliers, employees, customers etc.)
    • In partnership with the functional leads and the people function, design & facilitate strategic change processes for the continued transformation of the business area
    • Support all the people value chain processes including but not limited to: Resourcing, development, Performance, Talent
    • Support includes but is not limited to: Coordination of various people process inputs by tribe leaders,scrum masters and broader squad team members, identification of people risks, consolidation & tracking of plans & insights, coaching & mentoring, team problem solving (leveraging design thinking).

    Financial, Risk & Governance Process Coordination

    • Support the implementation & management of financial, risk & governance processes for the business area e.g. budget management & reporting, internal / external, audit implementation & project management
    • Lead the project management of various risk, finance & governance processes & issues resolution e.g. audit finding closure, governance / risk forum meetings, minutes and administration etc.
    • Act as a point of escalation for all payments / other financial processing for the area and or facilitate payments processing with Key Centres of Enablement (where required to do so)
    • Maintain & communicate policies and procedures related to all financial, risk & governance processes across the estate & proactively monitor compliance

    Reporting & Analytics

    • Act as the custodian for all reporting & analytics tools across tribes and squad
    • Develop & standardize appropriate reporting & analytics tools for multiple stakeholder groups
    • Coordinate and complete all reporting (monthly, quarterly, annually)
    • Leverage reporting to drive insights and strategic action across the business.

    Design Thinking & Ideation

    • Evaluate existing organization wide business processes for continuous improvement and suggest changes (e.g. automation opportunities etc.)
    • Lead the process engineering efforts across the business area (policies, practices)
    • Design design thinking & ideation workshops, incubators and accelerators on behalf of the business leaders
    • Lead and facilitate design thinking and ideation processes across the estate
    • Stay ahead of design thinking practices as well as business specific knowledge to enable relevant and outcomes based design thinking outputs

    Education and experience required

    • B-degree in Commerce, Business Administration, Finance, Banking or Risk
    • Exposure to strategy setting approache
    • Five (5) years’ experience in the Financial Services industry
    • Three (3-5) years’ experience in client relationship management
    • Preferred / Advantage Three (3) years’ experience in dealing with complex and multiple stakeholder groups
    • Experience in working with & within an Agile team / teams including a
    • Agile certification
    • Design thinking certification
    • Experience in process improvement / enhancement
    • Proven track record in reporting, dashboarding & analytics including tools for a large functional area
    • Proven track record in coaching, mentoring & managing people related processes
    • Expertise in working within a technology organization with clear understanding of roles and functions across technology
    • Some experience in Systems Design & Development.
    • Expertise in Risk Management, Governance, Compliance & Business Continuity Management & Disaster Recovery.

    Competencies: (Maximum of 8 competencies)

    • Generating Ideas
    • Taking Action
    • Making Decisions
    • Managing Task
    • Examining Information
    • Establishing Rapport
    • Embracing Change
    • Pursuing Goals

    Education

    • Bachelor's Degree: Information Technology

    Closing Date: 9th, April 2022

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    Specialist Product Engineer - ETL 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

    Closing Date: 8th, April 2022

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    Lead Product Engineer-3

    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

    Closing Date: 8th, April 2022

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    Specialist Data Engineer

    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

    Data Architecture & Data Engineering

    • Understand the technical landscape and bank wide architecture that is connected to or dependent on the business area supported in order to effectively design & deliver data solutions (architecture, pipeline etc.)
    • Translate / interpret the data architecture direction and associated business requirements & leverage expertise in analytical & creative problem solving to synthesise data solution designs (build a solution from its components) beyond the analysis of the problem
    • Participate in design thinking processes to successfully deliver data solution blueprints
    • Leverage state of the art relational and No-SQL databases as well integration and streaming platforms do deliver sustainable business specific data solutions.
    • Design data retrieval, storage & distribution solutions (and OR components thereof) including contributing to all phases of the development lifecycle e.g. design process
    • Develop high quality data processing, retrieval, storage & distribution design in a test driven & domain driven / cross domain environment
    • Build analytics tools that utilize the data pipeline by quickly producing well-organised, optimized, and documented source code & algorithms to deliver technical data solutions
    • Create & Maintain Sophisticated CI / CD Pipelines (authoring & supporting CI/CD pipelines in Jenkins or similar tools and deploy to multi-site environments – supporting and managing your applications all the way to production)
    • Automate tasks through appropriate tools and scripting technologies e.g. Ansible, Chef
    • Debug existing source code and polish feature sets.
    • Assemble large, complex data sets that meet business requirements & manage the data pipeline
    • Build infrastructure to automate extremely high volumes of data delivery
    • Create data tools for analytics and data science teams that assist them in building and optimizing data sets for the benefit of the business
    • 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
    • Inform & support the infrastructure build required for optimal extraction, transformation, and loading of data from a wide variety of data sources
    • Support the continuous optimisation, improvement & automation of data processing, retrieval, storage & distribution processes
    • Ensure the quality assurance and testing of all data solutions aligned to the QA Engineering & broader architectural guidelines and standards of the organisation
    • Implement & align to the Group Security standards and practices to ensure the undisputable separation, security & quality of the organisation’s data
    • Meaningfully contribute to & ensure solutions align to the design & direction of the Group Architecture & in particular data standards, principles, preferences & practices. Short term deployment must align to strategic long term delivery.
    • Meaningfully contribute to & ensure solutions align to the design and direction of the Group Infrastructure standards and practices e.g. OLA’s, IAAS, PAAS, SAAS, Containerisation etc.
    • Monitor the performance of data solutions designs & ensure ongoing optimization of data solutions
    • Stay ahead of the curve on data processing, retrieval, storage & distribution technologies & processes (global best practices & trends) to ensure best practice

    People

    • Coach & mentor other engineers
    • Conduct peer reviews, testing, problem solving within and across the broader team
    • Build data science team capability in the use of data solutions

    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

    Closing Date: 8th, April 2022

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    Specialist Data Scientist - Secured Lending (AVAF)

    Job Summary

    Leverage deep data science expertise in advanced statistics, data wrangling, data mining, data analysis, feature engineering &predictive modeling, storytelling, distributed computing & data visualisation, machine learning tools & data intuition to define, build, operationalize & continuously improve data solutions that deliver relevant, quality assured, accurate & commercially impactful data to the business.

    Job Description

    BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE SPECIFIC BUSINESS UNIT:

    • Absa Vehicle and Asset Finance has been on a healthy growth trajectory to reclaim its leadership spot in the vehicle finance space. The analytics team, working alongside strategy, has been playing an active role in shaping the how of bringing this possibility to life.
    • The team is currently engaged in several initiatives in the exploratory and advanced analytics space, to leverage the data that our engineering team has worked tirelessly to store in an easier to access format – hence enabling you to do what you do best!

    BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE ROLE:

    • We are pleased to be bringing to the market this exciting role that will work on our vast data assets to unearth insights that will play an active role in shaping the business’ strategy and tactical planning / execution. This will include applying techniques in data wrangling, exploratory analytics and machine learning and AI to solve business problems in the vehicle finance space.
    • While we have a healthy book of work and plenty of problems to intellectually challenge our newest team member, we maintain much-needed flexibility for analysts to take on projects that they identify in the business as well!

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Participate in design thinking processes to determine & confirm hypotheses and priority questions / data challenges & related metrics to be solved for
    • Translate business questions to be solved into data requirements & define a data solutions to deliver against these requirements
    • Proactively partner with the data engineering team to refine the data requirements deliver raw data to Data Science teams for interpretation & analysis
    • Design fit for purpose data interpretation & analysis approaches & create customized data models, algorithms, machine learning tools and recommendation engines to achieve the desired business outcomes
    • Use advanced data science skills to mine & interpret data. These include but are not limited to: advanced statistics, data wrangling, data mining, data analysis, feature engineering & predictive modeling, distributed computing, machine learning tools & data intuition
    • Analyse & interpret complex data sets
    • Apply quality assurance frameworks to test model & analysis techniques (e.g. algorithms, models) & overall data quality
    • Apply the testing frameworks to monitor and analyse model performance & data integrity on all data assignments
    • Produce business insights and recommendations based on data analysis & modeling concluded & where relevant with knowledge and experience of e.g. Python, R, Hadoop & Apache Spark
    • Use storytelling and data visualization techniques to maximize impact & deliver a user friendly product to business
    • Contribute to the consolidation of data solutions into viable end products (in the language of business) that can be leveraged on an ongoing basis e.g. dashboards, reports etc.
    • Present data analysis (trends, insights, forecasts) & findings to business & show tangible business impact to be derived from the data science process
    • Facilitate peer reviews & feedback on data solutions
    • Refine data analysis based on business & peer reviews
    • Contribute to the assessments of the effectiveness and accuracy of new data sources & data gathering techniques
    • Promote data literacy with your business stakeholders by sharing best practices and showing tangible business impact & recommendations as a direct result of the the data solutions provided
    • Stay ahead of the curve on data science trends & leading practice data science tools and techniques & transition the organisation to advanced methods for the continuous optimization of data

    Accountability: People

    • Coach & mentor other data scientists
    • Conduct peer reviews, testing, problem solving within and across the broader team

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

    • Bachelor (Honours) degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering, Physics
    • 5 years’ postgraduate work experience in an analytics or data science role
    • Expert knowledge of an advanced analytics tool: Python, R, Apache Spark
    • Expert knowledge of a data query tool: SQL, SAS
    • Expert knowledge of a visualization tool: PowerBI, Tableau

    Education

    • Bachelor's Degree: Mathematics (Required), Bachelor's Degree: Statistics

    Closing Date: 19th, April 2022

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    QA Engineer

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification
    • Experience
    • Location Not specified
    • City Pretoria
    • Job Field

    Job Summary

    Design automation testing plans and develop automation test scripts for multiple technical products / services (pre, during & post deployment) in both ‘Run & Change’ contexts and align to chosen application testing frameworks & guidelines. Testing may apply to all or a combination of the following front-end, back-end, integration, performance, scalability and regression testing of solutions. This entails full responsibility for ensuring products are protected through quantifiable test coverage & metrics.

    Job Description

    QA Engineering

    • Proactively contribute & participate in the full solution development lifecycle as a member of a squad / multiple squads as an QA automation specialist engineer
    • Actively participate in daily Scrum and project planning meetings.
    • Participate and analyze test automation requirements during the requirements analysis phase of technical product & service development, maintenance & optimization (across tribes & squads) – using design specifications and technical documentation (e.g. Business Briefs, User Stories, Architecture & Integration documentation)
    • Prepare QA & Automation testing documentation (planning, design, execution and sustainability)
    • Develop automation test plans
    • Develop and execute automated test scripts using various technologies (automated scripts, test harnesses, SQL scripts etc.)
    • Perform various types of automation testing (regression, integration, black box, scalability)
    • Evaluate automated test cases and analyse & report results
    • Facilitate test plan / case reviews within squads
    • Work with product engineers to evaluate software / solution quality & provide recommendations for improvement / enhancement
    • Contribute to the design and selection of testing frameworks for business applications
    • Deliver all automation & technical testing deliverables on time (always)
    • Provide the required project / scrum related information / feedback on deliverables (e.g. progress, tracking, quality etc.)
    • Conduct performance monitoring on applications / components of applications for which you’ve designed and executed test scripts / plans
    • Produce quality and testing outcome metrics and reports

    DevOps

    • Follow engineering best practices and continuously improve on engineering knowledge to successfully shift our QA capability forward
    • Leverage coding language understanding & expertise to deploy testing requirements for specific products / services
    • Understand the full technical solution that is being tested – show interest and capability to run the technical solution & the ability to test the viability of the code being developed
    • Shift from testing features to supporting & being accountable for full product delivery

    Risk & Governance

    • Ensure compliance with technical risk and governance requirements
    • Ensure work is compliant with automation testing frameworks and standards
    • Proactively identify and communicate risks ahead of need
    • Participate in Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, Incident Management processes as required and implement mitigating actions
    • People
    • Participate in peer reviews & continuously develop automation testing awareness & capability across squads

    Education

    • Bachelor's Degree: Information Technology

    Closing Date: 10th, April 2022

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    Sales Consultant (FAIS)

    Job Description

    Key Performance Areas: 

    • Conduct a thorough customer need analysis, through customer engagement in order to provide the appropriate banking advice and guidance
    • Act as a single point of reference to appropriately solution the customer
    • Be accountable for customer on boarding and end to end sales fulfilment by utilizing the appropriate systems (e.g. COR and E2E)
    • Acquire new primary customer’s relationships by utilizing internal and external sources
    • Identify sales gaps by comparing actual performance against target
    • Comply with all sales audit requirements as prescribed by operational risk requirements
    • Retain existing primary and secondary customer relationships through effective cross selling
    • And converting qualified sales leads into sales, by utilizing the sales leads
    • Management system

    Experience Required: 

    The success of everyone at Absa is measured by our ability to put our customers at the center of everything we do. To achieve this you will need the following

    • 2 years sales experience banking
    • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook) and the Internet
    • Knowledge of banking products, systems, policies and procedures.
    • Knowledge of legislative requirements (eg: FICA , Compliance)

    Education: 

    • NQF level 5 relevant qualifications (accredited with FSB).

    Closing Date: 15th, April 2022

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    Fixed Income AVP Product Controller

    Job Summary

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

    Job Description

    Production related responsibilities:

    • Accounting – posting to the General Ledger accurate and timely information
    • Substantiation of the trading balance sheet – ensuring the full trading balance sheet can be substantiated
    • Regulatory reporting alignment - ensuring the Balance sheet is aligned to reports send to regulators
    • Data ownership – Ensuring the quality and accuracy of the data going downstream to other infrastructure areas
    • Control environment – Overseeing the control environment in which the business operates
    • P&L review – understanding and providing commentary on the P&L.
    • In the process of production focus is needed on:
    • Reporting – Ensuring reporting is accurate and timely
    • Control – Continue to implement the on-going control environment and report any deficiencies or issues to managers

    Key Accountabilities:

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

    Education and Qualification

    • B degree/similar qualification in a financial/related discipline with 5 years relevant experience or CA(SA) with 2 years PQE experience
    • Investment banking or Product Control experience
    • Product specific knowledge
    • Experience in creating and maintaining an effective control environment
    • Experience with Projects and / or Strategic Initiatives and / or Change Management preferred

    Closing Date: 12th, April 2022

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    Lead Scrum Master

    Job Summary

    The Scrum master will be the facilitator for a product development team that uses scrum/agile as the development methodology. The scrum master will lead a team that ensures self-organisation and the ability to make changes quickly. The role will ensure that agile principles and concept are adhered to ensure effective preparation of the product backlog, sprint backlog and burn down charts.

    Job Description

    • Delivery
    • Lead multiple sprints for teams using Agile methodology
    • Ensuring SCRUM artefacts are maintained and updated
    • Ensuring that sprints are running smoothly and corrective actions taken wherever
    • appropriate.
    • Effectively communicate to project manager/delivery manager about the progress
    • as well as blockages in the on-going sprints.
    • Ensuring all change governance and standards are adhered to
    • Ensuring code quality is maintained
    • Developing plans to ensure delivery of teams’ work.

    Accountability: Transition to Agile

    • Understand current development/delivery model and guide teams to adapt agile strategy.
    • Apply best practices to implement and/or resolve adoption issues
    • Satisfactory resolution of issues raised during transition.
    • Support Project/Delivery Manager in planning and transition of releases.
    • Providing expert guidance and assistance to colleagues for successful transition.
    • Accountability: Leading others and business skills
    • Responsibility for supervising, co-ordinating, participating in, and accountable for sprints of teams located at different geographic locations.
    • Making effective use of resources during the sprint to ensure that business objectives are met and deliverables achieved to agreed time, cost and quality.
    • Familiar with the details of at least one business area and has experience of liasing with peers in that area
    • Is respected and consulted by business area peers and seen as a point of contact within the team
    • Is able to teach and coach team members to deeper understanding of Agile

    Accountability: Delivery Capability

    • Ability to maintain a dialogue in difficult situations
    • Ability to coach team members and product owners in the adoption of Agile
    • Experience in maintaining and supporting multiple sprints
    • Knowledge of major functions and features of workflow analysis tools
    • Resolves major problems and fluently applies escalation and notification procedures for incidents

    Accountability: Management

    • Adapts style to contribute and enhance overall team performance and works effectively with people across a wide range of disciplines and levels (both internal and external/3rd party suppliers)
    • Experienced at leading or managing a variety of teams and projects.
    • Deals comfortably with ambiguity and uncertainty and is effective when working with unstructured teams, situations and environments
    • Aware of project costs and resources, help in tracking actual against budget and managing the balance of delivery within time/cost/quality constraints

    Accountability: Application Management

    • Understands how service support applies to own technical function:
    • Has experience of incident & problem management disciplines
    • Has experience of maintaining configuration items, raising changes and planning releases
    • Has good operational knowledge of the service desk and incident systems
    • Has experience in developing and maintaining technical reference documents
    • Familiar with technical documentation standards, guidelines and best practices
    • Working knowledge of scripting/utility tool component, features and facilities

    Accountability: Stakeholder Management

    • Can effectively manage and develop relationships with key decision makers and
    • stakeholders to achieve successful outcomes
    • Uses stakeholder management strategy effectively and knows how to navigate
    • the organisation
    • The ability to facilitate and negotiate with multiple parties to bring about
    • agreement and resolution, even when position is not initially shared by others
    • Clearly and effectively communicates difficult or complex ideas clearly to
    • stakeholders, peers and subordinates
    • Adapts style to contribute and enhance teams performance by working effectively
    • with people across a wide range of disciplines and levels, both internal and external.

    Education

    • National Certificate: Information Technology

    Closing Date: 10th, April 2022

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    VP Debt Capital Markets

    Job Summary

    • Seasoned DCM Investment Banker to be responsible for origination, structuring and execution of local debt capital markets transactions for public institutions, banks and corporates based across Africa.
    • Actively market capabilities to key decision makers, running client meetings with key government officials (Ministry of Finance, Treasury Department, Ministry of Budget, Public Debt Department etc) and senior management in banks and corporates (CEO, CFO, Treasurer).
    • Will provide rating advisory services to clients to order to facilitate access to both onshore and offshore debt capital markets and engage regularly with the fixed income investors community globally (pension funds, hedge funds, insurance, banks and private banks) to understand investors’ appetite and investment criteria for bonds. Johannesburg based.
    • 7 plus years in DCM Investment Banking with specific Africa emerging markets experience is required.

    Education

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

    Closing Date: 10th, April 2022

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    Change Specialist

    Job Summary

    • Manage the people-side of change on a low to medium complex project, by identifying and addressing the human risks involved in implementing the change, enabling impacted stakeholders to ensure adoption, embedment and proficient utilisation of the change/s.

    Job Description

    Establish people change context:

    • Advocate & create awareness of the Accountable Executive (AE) enablement online Programme to ensure visible and active sponsorship
    • Contribute to the design of Case for Change (C4C)
    • Gather stakeholder information to ensure stakeholder ecosystem mapped and identified
    • Determine anticipated people change impacts to ensure people change risks are addressed 

    Develop people change plans:

    • Develop people change plans to ensure change adoption and embedment
    • Ensure people change plans and approach align with project plan and approach
    • Develop Accountable Executive (AE) Enablement Plan to ensure visible and active sponsorship
    • Provide the People Change Management (PCM) Dashboard & Tracking approach to contribute to project delivery progress reporting

    Implement change management plans

    • Implement people change plans to ensure change adoption and embedment
    • Support AE by providing guidelines to ensure visible and active sponsorship
    • Track and report on PCM Plan progress to ensure alignment with the project plan

    Implement change reinforcement & embedment close-out actions

    • Perform a people change compliance audit to highlight PCM gaps in order to mitigate embedment risks
    • Perform impacted stakeholder satisfaction assessments to determine future PCM improvements
    • Perform a lessons learned retrospective for PCM organisational learning

    Education

    • Bachelor's Degree: Human and Social Studies (Required)

    Closing Date: 11th, April 2022

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    Business Analyst

    Job Summary

    • Responsible for working with business functions to identify, investigate and analyse problems faced by business/product owners. Based on this analysis, the Business Analyst needs to propose a solution to address the business requirements in full, as needed to optimise the business. 
    • The senior Business Analyst must have the ability to work on multiple project simultaneously and will be responsible for delegating and overseeing tasks assigned to the junior Business Analyst.

    Job Description

    • Responsible for working with business functions to identify, investigate and analyse problems faced by business/product owners. Based on this analysis, the Business Analyst needs to propose a solution to address the business requirements in full, as needed to optimise the business.
    • The senior Business Analyst must have the ability to work on multiple project simultaneously and will be responsible for delegating and overseeing tasks assigned to the junior Business Analyst.

    Accountability: Project Establishment Initiation Activities

    • Develop design principles based on the initial brief and scope provided to guide the project's implementation activities, including the requirements planning stage and the management of change requests.
    • Assist and support business operations, with the ‘As Is’ and ‘To Be’ process mapping on projects and also when changes to operational policies, procedures and processes occur.
    • Build and maintain relationships with key role players by communicating regularly and working closely with them to elicit business requirements, evaluate and recommend possible business solutions, make assessments and produce feasibility analysis.
    • Proactively identify project risks and issues through consultation with key stakeholders and communicating these with the Project Manager (PM).
    • Assist the Business Analyst Lead with ensuring that the definition of the project scope and all other documentation needed in the Project Concept and/or Project Charter document/s is obtained by facilitating a project definition workshop.
    • Develop hypotheses to achieve project goals based on the outcomes of the project definition workshop and use these to guide the fact gathering and analysis.
    • Ensure all the business requirements, evaluations and recommendations of possible business solutions, assessments and feasibility analysis are documented, circulated and signed off by the relevant stakeholders, and handed over to the PM for use in defining and designing the project.
    • Facilitate workshops in order to obtain business user requirements in terms of the proposed end state of the project so that the project is suitably defined, designed and implemented.
    • Assist the PM with defining timelines and milestones for expected deliverables.

    Accountability: Business Requirements Activities 

    • Analyse the “as is” “business architectures”, to identify any issues, opportunities, etc. This includes the analysis of all existing products & services, the procedures and business rules, the organisation structures, functions, roles & responsibilities, the business processes & procedures, the IT systems functionalities, data, performance and measurement metrics.
    • Investigate and perform a business needs analysis, by interviewing the product or business process owners, to determine business requirements and identify possible alternatives and or solutions to achieve these requirements.
    • Perform “root cause” issues analysis with key stakeholders by either conducting interviews or workshop to further evaluate and identify solutions and/or alternatives to meet the business requirements and document all findings to assist with project definition, design and build.
    • Set up and facilitate workshops with relevant stakeholders to gather, identify and document the project and business owner requirements to be used in the project definition, design and build.
    • Investigate options available, best practices, alternatives etc. and obtain up to date information in relation to the project requirements / objectives by referring to internal and external parties to ensure the best solution is considered and identified for the project.

    Accountability: Solution Analysis and Documentation 

    • Design the “to be” “business architectures” by using the identified design principles and document the ideas by working through increasing levels of design detail (i.e. conceptual/high level/detailed design levels).
    • Identify and design new and/or improved business process systems and/or procedures to deliver project goals by ensuring that the best solution is considered and identified for the project.
    • Undertake a feasibility and impact analysis of solutions identified (people, process, data and system infrastructure) with key stakeholders, internal, external and technology staff to further define project requirements for the definition, design and build of the project.
    • Able to perform and apply intermediate to advanced level data analysis and data quality principles.
    • Identify IT interfaces, IT integration points to ensure integration into functional specifications, by consulting and workshopping with the IT System Analysis teams, Group Strategy, Enterprise Architect, Vendors, etc).
    • Develop IT-systems functional, non-functional and service level requirements, reporting requirements, Business Requirement Definition documents (BRDs), use cases, etc. based on the evaluations, meetings, assessments and requirements analysis undertaken during the earlier stages of the project analysis stages, for use by the PM and project team to design, build, test and implement the project.
    • Develop a functional decomposition of identified requirements through consultation with stakeholders to ensure that the business requirements will be developed and delivered by the project.
    • Validate documented solutions in a walk-through workshop with stakeholders to ensure the solution is compliant in terms of required standards, design and fit to the Enterprise Architecture.

    Accountability: Assessment and Validation of Solutions 

    • Assist the systems-management function with setting up and undertaking the IT-systems user-acceptance tests by both business users and IT staff to ensure that the technology solution meets the business requirements.
    • Co-ordinate all user acceptance testing with regard to securing test users, the test location, the relevant access rights and by documenting all results and where required perform User Acceptance Testing (UAT) as undertaken and stipulated by the Absa Group Technology IT methodology.
    • Assess the solution/s by benchmarking with industry standards to ensure the solution is compliant in terms of required standards, design and fit to the Enterprise Architecture.
    • Evaluate the vendors' products/solutions and the integration capability of the products / solutions to ensure the solution is compliant in terms of required standards, design and fit to the Enterprise Architecture.

    Education

    • Bachelor`s Degrees and Advanced Diplomas: Physical, Mathematical, Computer and Life Sciences (Required)

    Closing Date: 6th, April 2022

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    Lead Security Consultant

    Job Summary

    Our Converged Security Office prides itself in its unique structure that sees an integration and collaboration model between our Information Risk, Cyber, Resilience, Physical Security & Forensics teams to ensure effective risk management across all disciplines.
     
    You will drive and lead where appropriate a variety of IT Security activities and other related activities which together aid in ensuring that the organisation’s assets and IT systems are appropriately protected against unauthorised activities including deliberate or accidental loss

    Job Description

    What you’ll get to do:

    The role is within the Converged Security Office and your responsibilities will include the following:

    • Determine which projects will require security engagement
    • Define explicit security deliverables to the project during early engagement
    • Define security requirements commensurate with the overall risk the project
    • Design security solutions from the ground up and own the delivery of security solutions within projects
    • Lead the provision of detailed specifications for IT security solutions and support the development of security testing plans
    • Demonstrate ability to work as an integral member of the project/programme team(s) to ensure proper deployment of IT security solutions
    • Work with the business and project team(s) to ensure residual risks are adequately mitigated to the degree that meets the risk appetite of the business
    • Work within virtual teams of the specialists and Business Information Risk Managers to translate high-level business/functional requirements into robust IT security solutions and supporting business cases (particularly in support of strategic change programmes), negotiating pragmatic control implementations in line with business priorities, cost and risk appetite
    • Collaborate with others to design and deliver holistic secure solutions
    • Work with a range of complex banking systems
    • Work with cloud platforms
    • Work with web and mobile applications
    • Work with complex infrastructure
    • Define security requirements for technical teams and be willing to clarify them in technical terms to developers, architects and infrastructure people
    • Work on a range of Agile or Waterfall projects
    • Identify security risks and articulate the risks to business and technology teams
    • Work with governance people
    • Scope out and manage penetration testing
    • Build Threat Models
    • Provide security thought leadership

    What you need to get in:

    • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a Security Consultant role
    • Ideally you have worked on some large complex technical projects
    • Bonus points are given for Financial Services or Bank experiences
    • Degree or diploma in IT Security or Technology and/or have some relevant certifications would be an advantage
    • Be willing to contribute to the design of security solutions within technology
    • Be able to master a complex and dynamic technical environment
    • Have a flair for operating on many diverse technical projects simultaneously
    • Be adept at working with highly skilled technical people
    • Be able to organise a decent penetration test and understand the results
    • Ability to construct a proper threat model
    • Aptitude for dealing with organisational change
    • Maintain compliance with governance requirements
    • Be an advocate for sound security practices at all levels in the organisation
    • Be able to identify Security Risks and articulate them in business terms
    • Be able to research and figure things out.  

    If you're passionate about working in a fast-paced environment and contributing to the exciting world of cyber security by leading from the front, we would love to hear from you!

    Education

    • Bachelor`s Degrees and Advanced Diplomas: Physical, Mathematical, Computer and Life Sciences (Required)

    Closing Date: 11th, April 2022

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