Analyst Opportunity at Absa

Posted on :

1 Aug, 2016

Category :

Banking Jobs in South Africa

The purpose of the role will provide 3rd Line Application Support & Enhancement services to a number of business critical and regulatory applications.

Key Responsibilities

  • Has strong operational knowledge of the service desk and incident systems Monitor operational jobs on a daily basis, managing incidents when errors or exceptions occur
  • Pro-actively review systems to fix incidents before they become service affecting or to improve productivity/performance
  • Creating and amending programs in accordance with the design following relevant code management procedures and applying agreed coding standards.
  • Planning, designing and conducting tests of programs, correcting errors and retesting
  • to deliver an error-free product
  • Building and maintaining an expert understanding of the various stages of software development, enhancements, and support
  • Providing guidance and assistance to colleagues
  • Proposing areas for improvement within own technical sphere to help achieve the BIS Goals
  • Reviewing and recommending process improvements, helping to implement where possible
  • Ensure that all activities and duties are carried out in full compliance with regulatory requirements, Barclays Operational Risk Framework and internal Barclays Policies and Standards.
  • Proposing options to meet business area requirements and prepare cost/benefit for the business area to evaluate.
  • Reacting quickly and as necessary to live software errors and service problems to limit downtime and resolve the problem during project handover


  • Deciding and initiating action
  • Coping with pressure and setbacks
  • Relating and networking
  • Adapting and responding to change
  • Persuading and influencing
  • Creating and innovating
  • Applying expertise and technology
  • Delivering results and exceed customer expectations


  • The appointment will be made in line with the Divisional Employment Equity strategy

Essential/Basic Qualifications

  • BSc Degree in Computer Science or BCom Informatics or equivalent NQF level 6 qualification or higher or seven (7) years experience in information management within the information technology industry
  • 4 – 5 years relevant technical experience
  • To be an expert in the required technical skills mandated by the BIS Technology Strategy – Informatica, Abinitio, OWB, Teradata, IBM Mainframe as required by each role
  • This role functions in the Run the Bank space and hence more of a maintenance & support system space, than new/funky builds that happens in Build the Bank.
  • MUST HAVE Informatica and ETL experience, running off LINUX operating system
  • The role is split 50% programming small enhancements and 50% Informatica support
  • Team works on Stand-by and the odd over-weekend implementations
  • The challenge is that this area has high work volumes in terms of enhancements and fixes
  • No Criminal record

Preferred Qualifications

  • Preference will be given to South African Citizens and Permanent residents of South Africa in possession of proof of permanent resident status

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