African Banking Corporation (BancABC): Senior IT Designer - Jobs in South Africa

African Banking Corporation (BancABC): Senior IT Designer

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10 Jul, 2010

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Design Jobs in South Africa, IT Jobs in South Africa

ABC Holdings Limited is the parent company of a number of sub-Saharan Africa banks operating under the BancABC (formerly African Banking Corporation) brand that offer a diverse range of financial services including personal, business and corporate banking as well as asset management, stockbroking and treasury services. Guided by its core values of professionalism, people, innovation, passion and integrity, BancABC is pursuing its vision be the preferred banking partner in Africa by offering world class financial solutions – to the benefit of all its stakeholders. BancABC is realising this vision by building profitable, lifelong customer relationships through the provision of a wide range of innovative financial products and services

BancABC has a proud heritage dating back to 1956. The Group, which has its head office in Botswana, was formed as a result of a series of mergers and acquisitions of financial institutions operating in Southern Africa. This has given the Group a strong geographical footprint as well as a sound understanding of the diverse financial markets within the region. As a result, BancABC has operations in Botswana, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe and a group services office in South Africa.

BancABC, previously known as African Banking Corporation, rebranded in April 2009, in line with its expansion into retail banking. BancABC’s will be opening retail banking operations across all territories by the end of 2010.

They are currently seeking for a Senior IT designer.


The purpose of this job is to develop designs and design templates to support business and IT requirements and for the designs associated with new technology standards as related to the designated architectures.


Ensure that all infrastructure designs conform to the defined Infrastructure Architecture and must efficiently maintain the architectures for BancABC’s use

Assist the project teams in respect of interpretation to understand the designs and to ensure correctness during implementation

Working with 3rd party suppliers to ensure adherence to the Business stated intent whilst working within the guidelines of the defined IT and Business Architectures

Assist with development, motivation and implementation of domain strategy for area of responsibility

Provision of high level and detail designs

Manage the design process interactions both inter and intra departments as well as solution vendors

Communicate the domain strategy through the design to project teams

Provision of expertise consultancy to affected parties

Document and maintain implementation level design

Participate in the Architecture Review Board

Document and maintain related technology input to Domain Strategy

Document and maintain Technology Design templates

Proactively understand development opportunities and act on these

Build good relationship with project managers, project delivery team and/or Technology Architecture team members

Create architectural presentations in support of communications plan

Financial / Budget planning and management of architectural components as and when requested

Development of the Technology lifecycle roadmap with a minimum of a 5 year view, including both aspects of Hardware and Software components of the technology.


A degree in Technology will be an advantage.

Demonstrate strong analytical and conceptual capabilities.

Solid all round IT insight.


5-10 years in the IT environment, with a strong conceptual slant

At least 3 years in an architectural design environment

Knowledge of financial systems is required

Good technical understanding of core banking systems as implemented at BancABC will be advantageous



Effectively communicate relevant architecture and design information to superiors and peers in the Bank

Presentation skills are essential to comply with the Architecture Review Board submissions


Evoke creative and innovative thinking from team members.

Work across country boundaries to share lessons learned and best practices

Client Management

Anticipate internal clients needs and proposes alternative business solutions

Continually seek and capitalise upon opportunities to increase internal client satisfaction and deepen client relationships, which increases return on investment in the Infrastructure and Software purchased

Internal Operations

Easily recognise areas for internal improvement and develop plans for implementation

Lend expertise to internal teams and task forces

Comply with and enforce standard company policies and procedures

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