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Solution Designer

Job Description

Architectur

  • Leverage a solid & deep understanding of the organization strategy to identify, design & deliver relevant, scalable, testable, re-usable technology solutions
  • Work with the broader architecture tam to analyse customer requirements & current state business capabilities to support the specification / framing ‘of the business problems we are aiming to solve’ with each solution design or solution evolution
  • Leverage expertise in analytical & creative problem solving to synthesise a solution design (build a solution from its components) beyond the analysis of the problem
  • Participate in design thinking processes to successfully deliver solution blueprints & associated roadmaps
  • Create components of complex end to end solution blueprints / lower complexity solution blueprints & ensure these can be implemented across all phases of the initiative life-cycle (ideation through to product launch & commercialization)
  • Contribue to the design & implementation of detailed feasibilities & business cases
  • Leverage a strong engineering background to make the right choices or contribute to the choices to be made in solution design – this knowledge includes but is not limited to: domain driven design, loosely coupled integration, microservices and other modern software design practices
  • Work with project / program management teams to design solution roadmaps 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 or components thereof
  • 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
  • Ensure a solid understanding of emerging & evolving architectural principles
  • Contribute to the architecture body of knowledge
  • Contribute to the design & evolution of architectural principles and preferences

People

  • Participate in peer & dev team reviews (code, solution, testing etc.) and transfer knowledge and capability across delivery teams for improved solutioning & evolving architectural practices
  • Build & evolve the architectural capability of Delivery teams across the business – through active coaching & information / knowledge sharing
  • Work as a high performance contributor as part of agile delivery teams across the organization & continuously improve skills & knowledge in agile / other practices for successful delivery

Financial, Risk & Governance

  • Proactively identify solution design & delivery risk & associated mitigating strategies throughout the development / initiative lifecycle
  • Apply the organization risk & governance frameworks
  • Ensure solution designs align to the organisations regulatory, compliance & governance frameworks
  • Proactively involve / engage chapter & guild leads in solution decision making, applying an enterprise wide lens to product & service development
  • Deliver on time & on budget (always)

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Sector Head : Hospitality, Construction and Healthcare

Job Summary

To provide corporate and investment banking coverage and identify financing as well as transactional opportunities within a defined client base. Managing a portfolio of large Corporate Customers (Listed and unlisted clients with revenues of R1bn and greater to maximise sustainable income). Providing excellent customer service and building deep customer relationships within the clients organisational structure at senior company levels, (MD, Group FD, Group Treasurer). Developing client portfolio through increasing wallet share and winning new business. Ensuring effective risk management of existing customers and new opportunities. Establishing and growing a profile as a recognised expert in the various sectors on a Pan-African basis.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 10 years experience working in a Senior Coverage Banker role with exposure to Listed Corporates.

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Internal Audit Manager – Retail Credit Risk

  • Job Type Full Time
  • Qualification Bachelors
  • Experience 2 years
  • Location Gauteng
  • Job Field Finance / Accounting / Audit 

Job Summary

To plan, execute and manage audit assignments in accordance with the country and Group Audit plan and relevant policies, procedures and quality standards. The Audit Manager is responsible for the quality of the audit work performed and the efficiency and effectiveness of the audit team.

Job Description

Audit Planning

  • Participate in the 6+6 audit planning cycle; provide input by taking into account the risk and control profile, business strategy and material risks affecting the business.

Assurance

Plan the delivery of assigned audits to a high quality and in line with Key Performance Indicators as per the methodology. This will include adequate resourcing scheduling, meeting key deliverables in terms of audit timelines and review of audit work to confirm that the minimum requirements as per methodology are met.

  • Manage the execution of Design Effectiveness Testing (DEA) and Operational Effectiveness Testing (OET) of the audit team in line with methodology requirements and as per the requirements of the QA scorecard.
  • Ensure audits and issues assurance within Key Performance timelines and resource budget

Leadership and Management

  • Mentor and coach less experienced team members by providing guidance around the methodology and audit process, and manage the teams that assigned to the audit effectively by delegating audit work to empower each individual team member
  • Develop a high performing team by embedding formal performance development and informal coaching. Encourage frequent knowledge sharing between team members

Teamwork

  • Support IA management team to identify, attract, develop and retain talent on an ongoing basis.
  • Engage proactively with Internal Audit colleagues during assignments and request technical assistance where required and based on knowledge of business areas, provide guidance to other auditors and peers by sharing best practice so that their work meets and sometimes exceeds quality standards.

Relationship Management

  • Present effectively at stakeholder meetings and forums (e.g.: Risk and Governance Forums etc.) by sharing knowledge and information, including methodology, standards, changes and new developments, with business stakeholders on an ongoing basis, and develop and maintain relationships with accountable stakeholder management on each audit.
  • Build effective relationships with CoE counterparts and fully engage them during audit reporting

Reporting

  • Use business knowledge to assess evolving risks, write high quality reports with observations which are insightful, address the root cause, have agreed actions that fully mitigate the risk, support the Issues Assurance process and require no further audit work to support them

Knowledge Management

  • Continuous upskilling on both technical and other core competencies.
  • Keeping up to date with industry trends, regulatory changes and professional standards
  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of the methodology, by attending training sessions and using knowledge gained during audits, use this proactively in executing audit activities.
  • Based on knowledge of business areas, provide guidance to other auditors and peers by sharing best practice so that their work meets and sometimes exceeds quality standards

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Junior Sales Consultant

  • Job Type Full Time
  • Qualification Bachelors
  • Experience 2 years
  • Location Mpumalanga
  • Job Field Sales / Marketing / Retail / Business Development 

Description

Identifying customer needs & managing customer flow (queues): Effectively directing customers to the appropriate banker to provide end-to-end solutions to client needs | Digital ambassador: Act as a digital ambassador matching client needs and digital platforms accurately & successfully to encourage digital channel adoption where it makes sense to do so | Sales & Service: Consistently deliver exceptional sales & service & team goals | Compliance and Risk Management: Drive proactive compliance & risk management in all essential banker activity including risk identification, risk prevention e.g. operational risk, information security (customer confidentiality) etc.

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Change Manager

  • Job Type Full Time
  • Qualification Bachelors
  • Experience 2 years
  • Location Gauteng
  • Job Field Project Management 

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 Preference

  • Bachelor of Degree

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Relationship Executive – Public Sector (Schools)

  • Job Type Full Time
  • Qualification Bachelors
  • Experience
  • Location Not specified
  • Job Field Sales / Marketing / Retail / Business Development 

Drive Financial Targets: Maintain primary ownership of a portfolio of Growth Account clients, differentiated by the level of complexity of the client base | Relationship and Service Management: Actively develop strong client relationships. Conduct regular client visits in accordance with the Commercial Growth Account Value Proposition and initiate changes to ABB Product by providing input into product development to better service our clients | Manage Risk Assessment: Adhere to the bank’s policies and procedures and ensure compliance. Take ultimate ownership of the portfolio’s risk management by ensuring a good understanding of both the Bank’s and the clients regulatory and compliance

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Senior DevOps Engineer

  • Job Type Full Time
  • Qualification Bachelors
  • Experience
  • Location Gauteng
  • Job Field ICT / Computer 

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

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Engineer Network Level 3

  • Job Type Full Time
  • Qualification Higher National Certificate
  • Experience
  • Location Gauteng
  • Job Field ICT / Computer 

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)

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Senior Specialist: ICT Compliance

  • Job Type Full Time
  • Qualification Bachelors
  • Experience6 – 8 years
  • Location Gauteng
  • Job Field ICT / Computer 

Responsibilities include:

  • Continued pro-active stakeholder engagement, building and maintaining effective and value adding business relationships with all relevant stakeholders
  • Maintaining professionalism in all verbal and written communications
  • Participating and advising committees, forums, working groups and projects in the CFs on regulatory compliance requirements
  • Reporting on the level of compliance with internal policies and procedures, applicable laws, regulations and rules impacting the CFs
  • Interacting and engaging with the broader compliance and business communities, assurance providers and senior members in the Group
  • Advising and recommending compliance changes in respect of internal procedures, controls, business rules, policy and new regulations
  • Identifying the universe of laws applicable to the CFs and conducting a detailed Impact Risk Assessment
  • Drafting compliance risk management plans for all core, high and medium risk regulatory requirements
  • Creating and customizing a coverage plan for the CFs, incorporating compliance activities including reporting, assurance reviews, and other compliance activities
  • Advising on compliance reviews to be conducted in the CFs, liaising and advising the CF Monitoring & Testing team, and other assurance providers, on scoping, findings, risk ratings and remedial actions as it relates to Conduct risk, Regulatory and Reputational risk reviews
  • Designing, developing and implementing processes and systems which will enable appropriate and accurate reporting of monthly and quarterly compliance reports to stakeholders and management
  • Providing opinion on the business impact of anticipated new or pending regulations, ensuring appropriate consultation held
  • Providing subject matter compliance awareness training to CFs on new regulations and compliance policies impacting the function
  • Continuously evaluate the control environment of CFs and advising stakeholders on compliance matters, as appropriate
  • Maintain a high level of knowledge of the Banks Act, Data Protection Laws, Cybercrimes Act, Companies Act, Information and Technology International Standards, best practices and other applicable regulations impacting respective CFs.

Qualifications And Experience

Essential:

  • B degree/similar qualification in Law, Informatics, Business Informatics, Information Technology Management, Commerce or Risk management
  • 6-8 years experience in IT – law / compliance / auditing / risk management / Governance (GRC)
  • Outstanding working knowledge of technology, information, data protection laws, IT regulations
  • Excellent ability to analyse and interpret legal and statutory requirements with hands-on execution at the ground level
  • Understanding of IT risk management concepts and practices
  • Demonstrates problem-solving, critical thinking, and prioritization of work to resolve issues as they arise in an appropriate and timely manner
  • Understanding of the Software Development Lifecycle Framework

Preferred:

  • Certificate in Compliance Management
  • Experience in a financial services environment
  • At least 3-5 years IT Auditing Experience
  • Knowledge of Technology Change Management
  • Experience in Technology and Cyber Incident Management
  • CISM/ Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP)/ ITIL/ COBIT

Competencies & Skills:

  • Problem solving and analytical skills
  • Business reporting writing and presentation skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Relationship building and communication skills
  • Negotiation skills and able to persuade and influence
  • Conflict management
  • Adaptable and respond to change
  • Able to interact with all levels of staff
  • Learning and researching
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, demanding, constant changing environment

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