Centre of Excellence Lead
Johannesburg, Johannesburg Metro, Johannesburg Metro
2d ago
  • Motivates staff, communicates clear expectations, holds staff accountable to deadlines
  • Provides coaching and constructive feedback and recognition when appropriate
  • Work collaboratively with Australian team to recognises best performers and recommend appropriate training needs
  • Plan, assign and oversee the activities of professional and technical personnel involved in the analysis, design, development, testing and implementation functions required to modify / create new software applications and / or install, implement and integrate software purchased from outside vendors
  • Anticipate and recognise project scope changes, risks and constraints during project execution
  • Review and approve all changes to production environment ensuring proper business sign-off occurs
  • Provide guidance in the development of project documentation, inclusive of functional / technical requirements, test plans and implementation plans
  • Promote Agile mindset and delivery practices
  • Manage a team including hiring, reviews, and remediation recommendations
  • Recognise opportunities to improve process efficiencies and works with the team through execution
  • Review and analyse existing and proposed system business processes to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of those programs
  • Ensure employees adhere to departmental (both existing and emerging) policies and procedures
  • Qualifications (Formal study undertaken and completed)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or equivalent degree required.
  • Five or more years leading the team of developers and / or testers.
  • Working knowledge / understanding of Gosu, SQL, Java, SOAP or Restful web services, JavaScript, XML, Git or a similar version control / source code management tool is desired.
  • One or more years of insurance or financial industry background is desired.
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