Wednesday , November 29 2023

Santam Careers – Development Manager

Website Santam Insurance

Job Description:

The role of the Development Manager: Outsourced Business is to manage the technical extension, maintenance and operation of the IT applications that support the Santam Outsourced Business, based in Bellville, Cape Town.

  • Ensure that the portfolio application systems are designed, built and operated in an effective and efficient manner.
  • Ensure technical delivery and operation of IT applications with specific focus on appropriateness, technical quality, maintainability, performance and availability.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the technical design and evolution of IT solutions for the Outsourced business
  • Detailed planning of technical delivery of new applications and application extensions
  • Set and ensure compliance with development and solution design standards
  • Manage upgrade existing technology components to remain current with organisation standards
  • Plan, select and implement new technology enablers as needed
  • Ensure stable and performant production environment for the business
  • Manage Security Vulnerabilities identified, including technical upgrades and testing resulting from security vulnerabilities
  • Manage fixing of production defects
  • Manage performance and development of all direct reports
  • Assist with the growth on performance, capacity and capability within the team through effective knowledge transfer
  • Provide training, mentorship and leadership to direct and inspire a high-performance team
  • Ensure appropriateness, quality & completeness of solutions
  • Build strong partnerships with Business Change Manager, Product Owners, Scrum Masters, other IT Development Managers and external vendors
  • Manage the DevSecOps processes for the portfolio of applications

Job Requirements:

  • Relevant B Degree or equivalent workplace experience
  • 5 to 10 years at application development experience
  • Experience managing technical staff
  • Experienced in dealing with external suppliers and offshore business partners will be advantageous
  • Working knowledge of Agile software delivery methods
  • Agile delivery methods, including Scrum at Scale
  • DevSecOps
  • Technical skills in the following areas
    • Java Standard Edition
    • Spring Boot
    • Camel
    • Hybernate
    • Bamboo
    • BitBucket
    • SOAP web services
    • XML technologies (XML documents, XSD etc)
    • Managing Java applications on Linux / Unix
    • C# and Microsoft IIS experience will be a bonus
  • Excellent decision making & organising skills
  • Strategic thinker who can also work at detail level
  • Ability to understand and interpret business requirement from definition into execution; Ability to think holistically as well as at a detailed level
  • Understanding Technology Architecture trends & best practice thinking (including SOA, POA & BPM) LeadershipHuman Capital Development
  • Building networks and good relationships
  • Analytical and systems thinker
  • Produce creative solutions to business problems
  • Perform under pressure
  • Self-motivator
  • Challenge current assumptions and beliefs
  • Motivate others and mentoring others
  • Interaction skills: facilitation; mentoring; leadership and influencing; negotiation; teamwork; build relationships; credible consulting skills
  • Deciding and initiating action

Job Details:

Company: Santam Insurance

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Bellville

Application Deadline: N/A

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