Learnership at ABSA – Salesforce Technology Lead

Website Absa

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:

  • 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.)
  • Work with the CIO & business product owners to define the product & technical strategy (Full Stack – End to End)
  • Apply design thinking practices to deliver architecturally sound technical product & service solutions (and explain / guide / coach others on this architecture holistically and technically)
  • Work in collaboration with transformation & change teams for effective resourcing and delivery management of various programmes at all levels (SI, BU etc.)
  • Manage the maintenance & optimization of applications, products & services as a ‘way of doing things / culture’ within the development teams.
  • You are fully accountable for the longevity of applications aligned to Group Architectural practices.
  • Ensure agile practices are implemented and sustained for effective delivery to business e.g. RETRO’s etc.
  • Accountable for the right people in the right teams to deliver on our tech strategy (always!)
  • 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
  • Leverage coaching techniques in all squad related activity to drive a higher quality design and deployment of technical products and services
  • 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)
  • Manage all vendor selection processes & take full accountability for all related commercial impact
  • Assume one stop shop accountability for the delivery of the product & solutions (risk cannot be outsourced to vendors)
  • Ensure decisions on infrastructure & product design are aligned to chapter & guild guidelines & are sustainable for the enterprise
  • Lead the detailed scoping, prioritisation & integration planning for the design & deployment of products & services with & across multiple stakeholder groups (Front End, Back End & Integration) – (aligned to solution blueprints)
  • 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.)
  • Lead & facilitate the design of the product & or service solution blueprints aligned to the organization strategy (Short, Medium & Long Term)
  • Positively & proactively manage product owner relationships including building product owner technical capability to enable balanced & best fit decision making
  • Negotiate best fit contracts for the organization at an enterprise level and align decision making to our key business principles of scalability, resilience, captivity etc.
  • 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.
  • Proactively involve / engage chapter & guild leads in product design & infrastructure decision making, applying an enterprise wide lens to product & service development
  • Ensure the most optimal design & deployment of technical products and services in the organization (via pipeline – not manually)
  • Ensure solution designs deliver on the key technical principles of: self-service, repeatability, testability, scalability & resilience
  • Effectively manage the DevOps pipeline & associated releases for maximum customer impact & minimum business risk
  • Manage & Apply the organization risk & governance frameworks
  • Act as the single point of partnership & assume responsibility for managing the senior business interface (product owner) relationship

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree: Information Technology

Job Details:

Company: Absa

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Randburg, Gauteng, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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