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Randburg: System Architect

Define, maintain and implement Company system architecture roadmap in support of our software application strategy and goals

Integrate subsystems and modules with core functionality
Document the System Architecture in order to provide an overview of the entire system and
provide context to the subsystem architects and development team
Ensure adequate system documentation is maintained for core functionality and subsystems
Ensure design and architecture consistency across design boundaries and subsystems
Ensure elegance and simplicity of the overall system architecture
Advise and assist Developers responsible for subsystems with major architectural decisions and review design decisions
Approve and review all changes to core functionality
Ensure alignment of source code and database objects with the defined system architecture
Formulate a plan of action to clean up and bring in line the existing source code projects and
database objects with the defined system architecture
Formulate source code control methodologies to manage the source code and database objects in line with the defined system architecture
Advise the Engineering team on the Software selection, practices and standards, software
development and technology trends and development process

Skills/knowledge and experience required to perform optimally in role

Experience maintaining and deploying mission critical production installations
Experience with Java programming stack, preferable to have knowledge of Spring/Guice, Struts/Stripes and web services
Familiarity with standard networking infrastructure (switches, firewalls, load banners, etc.)
Familiarity with standard internet protocols/servers (DNS, SMTP, etc.)
Ability to contribute to discussions about system architectures and machine specifications
Familiarity with load testing methodologies
Familiarity with monitoring solutions that scale to tens of thousands of monitored services
Expertise in Linux administration and shell scripting
Experience with configuration management tools like Puppet
Experience with DBA and SQL, in particular Postgres, MySQL
Experience with VMware
Experience with XMPP (both management and programmatic use of)
Experience with various EC2 systems
Experience with Python

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Randburg: System Administrator

Duties and Responsibilities include

Support software development and quality engineering staff in troubleshooting and debugging
issues on Linux and Windows Server platforms
Build and maintain development and QA environments
Maintain internal Company instances for collaboration among employees, and escalate issues
within Engineering
Manage engineering tools for version control, code review, and workflow management
Help establish, document, monitor and enhance standard operating procedures

Skills/knowledge and experience required to perform optimally in role

Proficiency in Linux server operating systems, including performance monitoring and tuning,
both in bare metal and virtualized environments
Supporting Windows Server and desktop operating systems
Sharing an environment with multiple system administrators
Administering Active Directory, DHCP and DNS
Managing and diagnosing faults in web servers such as Apache, HTTPD, Apache Tomcat
Writing adhoc SQL queries and administering either MSSQL, Postgres or Oracle
Writing scripts in Bash and at least one other scripting language such as Python, Ruby or
Perl

Added knowledge
Supporting software development and testing efforts
Administering VMware VSphere and/or VMware Lab Manager
Using Kerberos and LDAP for authentication and access control
Administering networking devices, such as Cisco Nexus switches, F5 load balancers, etc.
Managing NetApp or other NAS/SAN storage
Familiarity with the Java language and platform
Familiarity with SVN, Git and puppet
Familiarity with Hadoop and HDFS

Competitive remuneration package, to be negotiated based on qualifications and experience.

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Randburg: Linux / Unix Specialist (System Administration)

 Objective:

· To provide technical support and pre-sales support to company clients

 

Competencies:

· Problem solving skills

· Ability to work accurately and efficiently

· Ability to understand client needs

· Relationship building skills

· Must escalate problematic sites

· Ability to work / function under pressure

· High level of responsibility

· Ability to work unsupervised and independently

· Excellent interpersonal skills

· Time management

· Willingness to travel and on call 24/7

 

Competencies:

· Problem solving skills

· Ability to work accurately and efficiently

· Ability to understand client needs

· Relationship building skills

· Must escalate problematic sites

· Ability to work / function under pressure

· High level of responsibility

· Ability to work unsupervised and independently

· Excellent interpersonal skills

· Time management

· Willingness to travel and on call 24/7

 

Qualifications and experience:

· Matric

· At least 5 years or more in Linux or Unix software operating system skills and experience

· Competent in Unix, Linux and as appropriate MVS z/OS or other appropriate computer operating systems, and with one development language

· General knowledge about software, hardware and networks

· Comprehensive knowledge of how products and services can positively impact organisations operations

· Previous experience with similar document management systems would be advantageous

· Competency in Unix / Linux (various flavours) and Microsoft Windows

· MVS, z/OS

· C, Java Development

· .Net knowledge / understanding

· Perl, COBOL

· VB an advantage

· Web services

Experience in one or more of the following (or others, please specify) document composition technologies:

o HP Exstream

o Objectif Lune Planet Press Suite

o Pitney Bowes DOC1 Suite

o ISIS Papyrus

o GMC Software Inspire

o Aia Software ITP

o Formscape

o Oracle Skywire

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Johannesburg: Oracle Functional Specialists

Functional specialists in Fixed Assets, iProcurement, iExpenses, iSupplier, Inventory, Accounts Payable, Purchasing, Accounts Receivables FA/PROC/EXP/SUP/INV/AP/AR

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Selby: Head Internal Audit

  • Responsible for the group strategy, marketing and human resources, group company secretarial, enterprise risk management, internal audit and compliance functions ensuring efficient and effective legal advice for the company
  • Accountable for managing the internal audit programme in accordance with the internal audit mandate and is responsible for the development, implementation and management of the Company three year and annual internal audit plans and performing audit reviews while evaluating and improving the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes

Competencies:

  • Strong information systems auditing knowledge and an ability to apply various internal control frameworks, risk concepts and auditing standards to perform audit assignments
  • Have a detailed knowledge of planning, supervising and performing general and application controls reviews audit reviews on all layers of computer systems (application, database, operating system, data, infrastructure etc) for data integrity and security, and an ability to ensure the effectiveness of IT and managerial controls and the accuracy of recorded data
  • Understand complex audit and financial matters, including IFRS
  • Demonstrated ability to gather, analyse and synthesise information from many sources
  • Computer literate and have experience in the preparation and analysis of audit data through computer aided audit tools (Preferably audit command language)

Qualifications and experience:

        • Matric
        • Bachelor’s degree (preferably with a post graduate qualification) in business administration, accounting, computer science, MIS, or similar field. Membership of CIA, CISA and CISSP preferred
        • At least six years relevant experience with a significant portion in an internal audit role in preferably an IT company environment.
        • Experience preparing and presenting material to the Audit committee, and supervising a co-source arrangement and team preferred

Personal skills/attributes:

  • Excellent presence, credibility and communication skills (written and verbal) to influence others at all levels of the organisation
  • Has an ability to establish effective business relationships, interact with management at all levels and assist management in the understanding, adaptation and implementation of internal control principles
  • Strong overall business acumen with the ability to align governance, risk and control needs and requirements with the realities of the work environment
  • Excellent organisational skills, attention to detail, time management, project management and prioritisation skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team (interacts with respect, patience and tolerance) with a commitment to service excellence
  • Demonstrates courage, integrity and honesty in accordance with highest ethical standards
  • Takes personal ownership of work and deliverables
  • Is consistently calm and focussed under pressure
  • Strong overall business acumen with the ability to align governance, risk and control needs and requirements with the realities of the work environment
  • Excellent organisational skills, attention to detail, time management, project management and prioritisation skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team (interacts with respect, patience and tolerance) with a commitment to service excellence
  • Demonstrates courage, integrity and honesty in accordance with highest ethical standards
  • Takes personal ownership of work and deliverables
  • Is consistently calm and focussed under pressure

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Lynnwood: Senior SQL DBA

Objective:

  • Responsible for the ongoing support and maintenance of the company database systems. This involves support of the Microsoft SQL 2000/2005/2008 databases
  • Provide operational implementation, management and support for all services provided to clients 24 X 7, ensuring SLA’s are met and client satisfaction is guaranteed

 

Competencies:

  • Teamwork
  • Customer service
  • Quality solutions
  • Embracing transformation and diversity
  • Proactive mindset
  • Negotiation
  • Building relationships
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Planning skills
  • Delivery results
  • Problem solving
  • Emotional intelligence

Qualifications and experience:

  • Matric (relevant degree or diploma preferred)
  • Administration certification on Microsoft SQL 2008 database systems
  • 5+ years experience in managing a Microsoft SQL 2000/2005/2008 database environment
  • Net visual basic and C# development skills
  • SSIS/BIDS/ Reporting services experience
  • Script automation (batch and vbs)
  • Administrative experience on MySQL
  • Server administration experience advantageous

JOB INCUMBENTS KEY ACTIVITIES

  • 24/7 support of production database services to ensure the highest standards of availability, resilience , integrity, security and performance required by our business systems
  • 70% SQL administration with 30% system support work
  • Design, development and administration of MS SQL databases
  • Performance monitoring, reporting and tuning of MS SQL databases
  • Management and maintenance of back-ups and recovery procedures
  • Installation and maintenance of database server, replication and client environments
  • Reviewing and tuning SQL code
  • Designing database maintenance packages and procedures
  • Security and access control
  • Provision of support and assistance to development team in the design, development , testing, tuning and implementation of database applications
  • Creation and maintenance of SQL queries and routines
  • Provisioning of (database) development and testing environments
  • Writing ad-hoc queries based on schema knowledge
  • Implementing appropriate solutions in order to achieve 100% uptime
  • Providing fellow Microsoft database administrators and support representatives with technical support and guidance
  • Conduct regular internal/external audits of systems
  • Ensure systems are secure and all relevant patches and upgrades are carried out
  • Manage calls in terms of escalated call times
  • Communicate internal and external call status
  • Conduct research on technology, new technology, optimization and alternative technology
  • Adhere to Company and EMID change management processes
    • Ensuring the adherence to Company and EMID processes and procedures
    • Escalation of any problems with data or delays in projects to relevant management where necessary
    • Responding to requests from the business for support
    • Assist the business in compiling proposals for new systems and services
    • Understanding the information needs, the business objectives and the market sectors that CompanyAfrica and EMID operates in
    • Ensuring suitable communication / updates are being provided to internal and external clients on the status of ongoing project work
    • Creation and fulfillment of project task allocated to the database administrator

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Randburg: Linux / Unix Specialist (Technical Consultant)

Objective:

· To provide technical support and pre-sales support to company clients

 Competencies:

· Problem solving skills

· Ability to work accurately and efficiently

· Ability to understand client needs

· Relationship building skills

· Must escalate problematic sites

· Ability to work / function under pressure

· High level of responsibility

· Ability to work unsupervised and independently

· Excellent interpersonal skills

· Time management

· Willingness to travel and on call 24/7

 

Qualifications and experience:

· Matric

· At least 5 years or more in Linux or Unix software operating system skills and experience

· Competent in Unix, Linux and as appropriate MVS z/OS or other appropriate computer operating systems, and with one development language

· General knowledge about software, hardware and networks

· Comprehensive knowledge of how products and services can positively impact organisations operations

· Previous experience with similar document management systems would be advantageous

· Competency in Unix / Linux (various flavours) and Microsoft Windows

· MVS, z/OS

· C, Java Development

· .Net knowledge / understanding

· Perl, COBOL

· VB an advantage

· Web services

Experience in one or more of the following (or others, please specify) document composition technologies:

o HP Exstream

o Objectif Lune Planet Press Suite

o Pitney Bowes DOC1 Suite

o ISIS Papyrus

o GMC Software Inspire

o Aia Software ITP

o Formscape

o Oracle Skywire

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Selby: Tandem Specialist

QUALIFICATION (MINIMUM:

Matric

A degree or equivalent tertiary diploma or experience/track record that is deemed to negate this requirement

At least 10 years experience in a similar position

ACTIVITY
Controlling and Co-ordinating the planning and implementation of new hardware
Controlling the planning and testing of system changes before implementing in production.
Accountable for capacity planning exercises on the NonStop Platform.
Assisting with the negotiations with suppliers
Accountable for maintaining good relationships with users.
Responsible for taking ownership and timely resolution of problems
Ensure that the policies and procedures are adhered to.
Maintain good relationships with suppliers
Responsible Investigating new Products
Provide technology information & support on the NonStop platform.
Planning of NonStop configuration to ensure fault tolerance.

BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCY REQUIRED
Dynamic and Self Motivated
Excellent interpersonal skills
Multi-tasking
Ability to function well under pressure
Work after normal office hours.
An ability to relate well to people at all levels of the organization and senior external parties
Ability to trouble shoot problems and deal with them ASAP.
Well developed ability to take initiative
Effective verbal skills, oral – fluent in English and written
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Johannesburg: CRM Database Support Specialist

Job Purpose

Technical project and production support (application and database) for company’s Microsoft Dynamics CRM implementations

 

Dimensions

The SQL database support functions include, design, implementation and management of SQL Server 2008 databases which includes Analysis Services

Principal Accountabilities

  • Perform database Extract Transform and Load (ETL) functions using Microsoft SQL Integration Services
  • Perform database performance tuning and query optimisation
  • Perform ad hoc data mining activities and other campaign analytics
  • Communicate with internal users or external clients in order to gather reporting requirements
  • Work closely with the CRM application development and system integration teams
  • Maintain and create web-based reporting using Excel dashboards and Microsoft reporting services
  • Use Visual Source Safe allowing versioning of source code
  • Perform new CRM installations and/or new software releases using Windows Active Directory and SQL database clustering

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS

  • Work closely with the CRM application development and system integration teams
  • General Microsoft Dynamics CRM project implementations and production support
  • Design, develop and maintain the credit data marts
  • Data mining and data analytics for various marketing campaigns
  • Software patch management
  • Monitor, troubleshoot and optimise the performance of the Microsoft Dynamics CRM application and database
  • Perform database Extract Transform and Load (ETL) functions using Microsoft SQL Integration Services
  • Maintain, gather business requirements and development new credit and CRM performance indicator reports
  • Maintain and create web-based reporting using Excel dashboards and Microsoft reporting services
  • Perform new CRM installations and/or new software releases using Windows Active Directory and SQL database clustering
  • Upgrading of Microsoft Dynamics CRM application

Context

a) Operating Environment:

The incumbent works independently but is required to work within policies and procedures and guidance provided for by the Applications Manager.

b) Framework & Boundaries:

IT Policies and procedures

Project Governance methodologies

Change Management Processes

Knowledge and Experience:

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Suitable tertiary or computer science degree (Minimum 3 years) or the relevant certification in IT related field

EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum 8 years database development experience in Microsoft SQL Server 200/2005/2008
  • Industry experience includes Campaign Management and Credit and Risk reporting in the financial services industry
  • Systems integration experience with Oracle Flexcube (FCC), IBM MQ Series and Tieto (Card Management System) web services
  • General Database Administration (DBA) with skills in Transact SQL development
  • Experience with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Applications:
    • Configuration Tools
    • Performance Tools
    • Integration Services (SSIS)
    • Analysis Services (SSASA)
    • Reporting Services (SSRS)
  • Experience using Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio
  • Experience using Microsoft Visual Studio.Net
  • Experience using Microsoft Visual Source Safe

KNOWLEDGE

  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Active Directory and related systems
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server 2008:
  • Transact SQL
  • Stored Procedures and functions
  • Triggers
  • Database Performance tuning
  • Query optimisation
  • Knowledge and experience with Very Large Databases (VLDB’s), or large data warehouses
  • Knowledge of object-oriented software design concepts and the full system development life cycle (SDLC) would be a plus

Additional requirements:

    • Self motivated with good people and communication skills
    • High attention to detail
    • Innovative and results driven
    • Strong team orientation

Job Challenge(S):

  • Maintaining a constructive and beneficial working relationship with Heads of Divisions and Line Management.
  • General maturity of IT Governance, ITIL and Compliance Frameworks within ABC
  • Undocumented governance and compliance requirements in African countries
  • Culture change to effect IT governance and compliance within ABC
  • Effective and efficient communication to various risk and compliance committees demands much time and effort.
  • Lack of robust GRC systems throughout the Group

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Pretoria: IT Data Architect – Enterprise Architect

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS (What do you have to be able to do to achieve the desired results of your job? Include management and leadership responsibilities for work team leaders.)

  • Lead responsibility for the design, delivery and maintenance of the data architecture model
  • Ensure the integrity and appropriate integration of information across all key systems throughout the enterprise.
  • Designs and creates data architectures and collaborates with peers to translate the architectures into logical and physical solutions
  • Develops and maintains a Data Architecture Roadmap and project plan to guide architectural engineering and implementation efforts. 
  • Analyses and assesses the impact of production changes and new business requirements to the data architecture.
  • Work with the members of the Enterprise Architecture team and key business & IT stakeholders to ensure that strategic data related goals and objectives are appropriately designed and delivered.
  • Provide tactical and strategic project guidance for projects and initiatives where required.
  • Ensures that appropriate data architecture is in place by performing the relevant assessments.  Also participates in data architecture review and exceptions process.
  • Model and design data structures at the conceptual, contextual and logical levels
  • Design the data storage, retention and integration models for the organisation.
  • Actively track industry trends, practices and standards in the information and data architecture domains and include these elements in data architectures where appropriate.
  • Work with the integration solution architects and designers to design data integration solutions.
  • Ensure that the database designs fulfil the requirements, including data volume, frequency needs, and long-term data growth.
  • Assist in determining the cross-application data standards, data distribution standards, and tuning strategies.
  • Work with the technical architects and solution architects to understand any data conversion requirements fully and to design conversion procedures and applications where required.
  • Review the database deliverables throughout development to ensure quality and traceability to requirements and adherence to all quality management plans and standards.
  • Ensure that the programmers and database administrators responsible for developing the database thoroughly understand the requirements and designs.
  • Work with other architects to ensure that all components work together to meet objectives and performance goals as defined in the requirements. Identify and communicate any cross-area or cross-release issues that may affect other areas of the project.
  • Support the development and test teams with the creation of test data.
  • Develop processes, monitoring practices and metrics to measure the effectiveness of data architecture activities and lead towards process maturity.

    Education:

    University Degree in the field of Computer Science, Information Systems, Computer Engineering or, a relevant national diploma.

    Experience:

    Minimum of 10+ years IT work experience in the data domain.

    5+ years proven experience with data architecture disciplines, best practices and concepts.

    5+ years proven experience with relational database systems, reporting, implementing advanced ETL tools and techniques

    TOGAF v9 Certification an advantage

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