South Africa

Group IT Data Systems and Systems Automation Manager

Company Letshego Holdings Limited
Reference # Group IT Data Systems and Systems Automation Manager
Published 04/06/2021
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Gaborone, South East, Botswana
The role exists to ensure that the Data Analytics Systems are built, supported and operationally functional for the Data Analytics team. To also ensure that Data Extraction, Translation and Load jobs are executed timeously and according to expectations.
Job Functions Analytics,Compliance & Regulatory Affairs,Data Analysis,Data Management,Information Technology,Investigation & Compliance
Industries Banking / Finance & Investment,Financial Services
To ensure systems automation opportunities are identified scoped and developed to fit into the Group’s overall Software Architecture model and that the appropriate policies and frameworks are aligned to Financial Services best practices and acceptance levels of the Letshego Business owners
Lead team in defining road map for achievement of Data Systems that support the Group’s objectives for Data Analytics
Review of the Group’s critical data assets, create Data Libraries of their data structure and keep these data libraries current through the Data SDLC process
Lead the identification, discovery and development opportunities for System Automation to reduce risk, improve efficiency and / or reduce costs.
Continuous evaluation of effectiveness of ICT controls in addressing risks to ensure consistency in achieving compliance requirements (regulatory, standards and internal policies).
Coordinate teams to ensure that new Operational reporting demands are developed and scheduled
Ensure that IT Data Systems, ETL and System Automation processes are aligned to Industry developments and opportunities associated with lower risk, higher efficiency or cost optimisation
Provide oversight and management to Projects to ensure that Data security, classification and labelling are incorporated into solutions developed
Analyse and evaluate existing or proposed Data systems, with respect to compliance to the changing Regulatory environments and Internal Governance policies
Ensure that the Data Systems Policies, Processes and Procedures adequately address the threats to the Group through IT Technology and its associated Customer touch points
Work with Banking Operations teams and IT Applications to determine areas of System Automation for efficiency, control and risk mitigation with intent to improve overall Service delivery
Establish a strong working relationship with Business Leads, Project Managers, Scrum Masters, Product Managers, Project team members and Vendors to ensure successful delivery of project objectives
Adheres to strict governance policy and procedures when executing job responsibilities and accountabilities are met, Internal Control Frameworks, Access Control is implemented to ensure appropriate segregation of duties and or where agreed mitigating controls are in place.
Understands and comply with all Group policies and procedures and ensure that these adhere to the highest level of controls.
Address control weaknesses and/or audit queries promptly ensuring that all items are closed before the designated closure date.
Drive access standards and rights to ensure segregation and or risk based control and ensuring access is reviewed and updated in accordance with Access policy.
Oversee IT related purchasing budget preparation and monitoring with support from Finance
•A degree or post graduate degree is essential – with key focus of the degree being on IT or related
•Minimum of 10 years overall Data and Systems Automation experience with an expected minimum of 7 experience at a Financial Institution or experience in similarly heavily regulated industries
•Experience with Data Structures, Data Warehousing and Data Analytics is essential
•Experience in the defining scope and development of Automation for Systems and Operational Processes
•Key Understanding of Data Extraction Transform and Load (ETL) processes
•Working knowledge of Structured and Unstructured Data
•Working knowledge of Database Administration
•People Management skills that incorporate leadership, advising, mentorship and execution of duties.
•Analytical skills to assess and develop Systems Automation capabilities to reduce risk, improve efficiency and reduce costs
•Cost Management and Financial Management for the planning and adherence to IT Budget
•Report Generation and Presentation development to present Operational Data in an easy to understand way for business
•Oracle and Microsoft Database Certification, Data Systems and Data Analytics, Development Languages (Java and C++), Jasper or Crystal Reporting
•Understanding of Data Warehousing, Data Lake, Analytics and ETL tools
•Understanding of network structures, cyber security, disaster recovery and Data Privacy
•Understanding of Microsoft Enterprise technologies
•Broad knowledge of IT infrastructure and Service Providers, including Public/Private Cloud
•Understanding of IT Infrastructure Virtualisation
•Strong knowledge of ITIL disciplines
•Working Knowledge in Systems Automation development
•Working Knowledge in Data Extraction and Report Generation
•Working knowledge of creating and maintaining Data Libraries
•Broad knowledge of hardware, networks, operating systems, databases and information security in the context of Enterprise Technology Ecosystems
•Knowledge of change management processes
•Knowledge of Agile ways of working
•Working experience of cost management and adherence to budget planning and constraints
•Understanding of Risk Management, Information Security and associated frameworks
•Working Knowledge of Audit processes, and ensuring compliance to reduce overall risks of Technology to the Business
•Influential and articulate presentation and negotiation skills.
•Able to convert technical jargon to a business audience.
•Good verbal and written communication skills.
•Good interpersonal and teamwork skills.
•Flexibility to respond and adapt to new, different, or changing situations, requirements, or priorities.
•Experience with overall infrastructure components like databases, storage, backup, network (WAN/LAN), firewalls, Enterprise Systems Management
•Report generation for Management Information
•Time Management skills ensuring that work effort is aligned to skills and demands of the organisation
Job Closing Date 18/06/2021
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