ABSA Bank Jobs – Messaging and Statements Lead Technology

Website ABSA Group Limited

Job Description:

Lead the agile solution design, deployment & ongoing optimization & evolution of enterprise wide technology products and services (full stack engineering & ownership / control) in low complexity environments.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for ensuring that Customer Correspondence platforms have the required security measures in-place
  • Responsible for ensuring that customer correspondence platforms prioritise customer experience of platform users
  • Ensure agile practices are implemented and sustained for effective delivery to business e.g. RETRO’s etc.
  • Positively & proactively manage product owner relationships including building product owner technical capability to enable balanced & best fit decision making
  • Accountable for the right people in the right teams to deliver on our tech strategy (always!)
  • Guide code development practices and processes through an understanding of complex concepts and developmental practices such as threading, parallel processing, asynchronous programming, domain driven design, lambdas etc. & coding language expertise (e.g. Java, C++, Groovy, Python, Bash, Perl, Ruby etc.)
  • Guide & ensure the delivery of quality development (code) based on own experience in developing across a range of applications including but not limited to: server side, client side, web (SOAP, REST, JSON), socket based programming, batch & real time, building architectural patterns, security / security domains)
  • Proactively engage with & partner CTO, CSO, SE, Risk and broader enablement functions to drive alignment & leading practice in technology design & deployment
  • Build a high performance team environment through self-directed teams by driving performance management & measurement that is aligned with agile working practices (including daily, weekly, etc. sprint routines, regular & honest feedback etc.)
  • Act as the single point of partnership & assume responsibility for managing the senior business interface (product owner) relationship
  • Assume one stop shop accountability for the delivery of the product & solutions (risk cannot be outsourced to vendors)
  • Responsible for availability and stability of environment
  • Responsible for HR activities: Annual Performance Management, Employee Selection/Onboarding/Orientation activities, Reward/Disciplinary processes
  • Collaborate across the tech value chain (CSO, CTO, etc.) to guide the business on the appropriate technical solution (cost to value) & the range of strategic technical choices to be made
  • Ensure the most optimal design & deployment of technical products and services in the organization (via pipeline – not manually)
  • Responsible for ensuring service availability and adequate service levels
  • Responsible for managing the deployment and release process for digital platforms
  • Responsible for ensuring maintaining a roadmap, a service catalogue, reporting on service performance, processes to manage incidents and problems, and processes to drive platform innovation
  • Responsible for managing direct reports
  • Responsible for demand prioritization
  • Work with the CIO & business product owners to define the product & technical strategy (Full Stack – End to End)
  • Design & Implement Automation Testing, Continuous Integration & Continuous Delivery Strategies & frameworks across squads for effective solution development & deployment (understand and apply expert knowledge in e.g. Kubernetes, Jenkins, TeamCity, Arifactory, MS Powershell,
  • Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) Tools, APM Tools (e.g. NewRelic & Splunk) etc.
  • Ensure solution designs deliver on the key technical principles of: self-service, repeatability, testability, scalability & resilience
  • Apply design thinking practices to deliver architecturally sound technical product & service solutions (and explain / guide / coach others on this architecture holistically and technically)
  • Lead & facilitate the design of the product & or service solution blueprints aligned to the organization strategy (Short, Medium & Long Term)

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree: Information Technology

Job Details:

Company: ABSA Group Limited

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Randburg

Application Deadline: N/A

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