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Introduction

Applications are invited for the position of Senior Manager: Applications (Grade 6) based at Bruma. The successful applicants will be reporting to the Chief Information Officer.

Job description

Major Activities
 
  • Participate actively in the IT Senior Management Team and collaborate effectively with technology peers
  • and colleagues across the organisation.
  • Ensure alignment of the application portfolio to the organisational strategy.
  • Lead application rationalization informed by business value analysis of the application inventory.
  • Transform the application landscape – modern architecture, scalable, enabling business efficiency and growth.
  • Provide strategic leadership and operational management of IT Applications to ensure appropriate
  • solution delivery to ATNS divisions.
  • Keep abreast of technology trends, local and global regulatory requirements, and evolving best practices in solution delivery and application management.
  • Apply strategic judgement to inform build or buy decisions
  • Drive the adoption of best practices in software development, configuration and support that integrate principles of lean thinking, continuous improvement and agility, e.g. TDD, CI
  • Lead the development of ATNS digital platforms, supported by peers in infrastructure management, data and analytics, and information security, in line with the ATNS modernisation strategy
  • Ensure that all IT Applications adhere to relevant standards including those set out by Architecture Forum, CAB and other technology governance structures
  • Develop and maintain the Applications roadmap in line with agreed company priorities, initiatives and expected operational service levels.
  • Lead the evolution of IT Applications from on-premise to Hybrid cloud, applying sound architecture principles and best practice to future-proof ATNS business capabilities.
  • Hands-on technical leadership in the planning, design and implementation of new application solutions, co-ordinating own staff, suppliers, ATNS teams in order to meet identified requirements, budgets and timelines.
  • Ensure routine standard operation procedures are documented, kept up to date and followed
  • Provide support for use of cloud-based SaaS, PaaS and IaaS solutions, leveraging Enterprise agreements where possible to advance ATNS cloud strategy
  • Be familiar with and where required ensure compliance with relevant regulation and compliance requirements including POPIA, GDPR, ECT, etc.
  • Schedule and implement regular maintenance of the Applications estate to help maintain a reliable, stable
  • IT environment
  • Demonstrate ownership of applications at any stage of the application lifecycle.
  • Manage solution delivery initiatives, build or buy, to ensure quality code and/or solutions are delivered efficiently.
  • Review and update SDLC to improve solution quality and delivery timeframes
  • Partner with all stakeholders to meet functional requirements and to comply with regulatory requirements in a dynamic business environment.
  • Collaborate with technology peers in every phase of the value chain: project management, architecture, information security, quality assurance, business and technical specifications, third-party sourcing etc.
  • Facilitate continuous improvement of the application development/sourcing processes.
  • Establish appropriate metrics for performance measurement of the Applications Team.
  • Maintain constructive and productive stakeholder relations across the business and with external related entities
  • Develop a comprehensive plan to attract, train and retain staff with the requisite qualifications and expertise.
  • Visible and active leadership to the organisation􀂶s Applications landscape.
  • Manage the allocation of duties and the performance of all staff in the team
  • Determine capacity requirements (fixed and variable) to effectively deliver the required value and service.
  • Manage outputs by third-party suppliers for optimum value.
  • Ensure regular training of self and staff. Ensure that staff remain suitably trained to achieve the outcomes of their job descriptions in a dynamic technology environment.
  • Create and maintain a harmonious and effective work environment to support a motivated, high performance culture.

Minimum requirements

Formal Qualifications: Bachelor􀂶s degree in Information Technology, Information Systems or related field
Certifications: ITIL or COBIT, MCSE, at least one Microsoft Azure certificate


Minimum Experience
Minimum 10 years􀂶 experience in Information Technology
Minimum 5 years􀂶 experience in Software Development or Applications management
Minimum 5 years􀂶 experience managing technical team(s)

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