Posted on :
20 Mar, 2023
20 Mar, 2023
Our established, reputable client in the retail industry based in the Western Cape, Cape Town city centre are currently seeking the skills of a Technical Manager II: Integration, IT Application Integration Technology
Accountable for management, administration, delivery and maintenance of a sustainable complex technical integration infrastructure and framework consisting of multiple technologies and solutions.
Job Title: Technical Manager II: Integration, IT, Application Integration
Location: Cape Town
Build and maintain an appropriately motivated skilled team
Build a sustainable team capability
Develop and maintain effective relationships across business, suppliers and IT.
Collaborates with several Vendors who supply technical resources to effectively manage the relationship, understand resource capacity and drive quality delivery
Contribute to the on-going improvement of processes, technology and architecture.
Ensure operational sustainability of technology and technology based solutions
Technology management, maintenance, support and level 3 standby
Technical systems management, maintenance, support and level 3 standby
Technology implementations and upgrades in accordance with agreed technology management and architecture standards and methodologies
Ensure technology lifecycle requirements including upgrades & decomissioning are included in the IT Capital Plan and Integration Strategy
Works with the Technical Specialist, Delivery Manager and Operations Manager to ensure digitally relevant DevOps automation and process adherence.
Utilise problem solving skills & techniques to drive the resolution of issues
Accountable for delivery and maintenance of sustainable complex or multiple technical systems/components.
Understand complex software licencing models and ensure deployments do not impact software licencing
Use strong analytical and technical skills to provide input into the design of solutions and problem solving.
Understand your Technical Architecture and Ensure the right infrastructure is in place for integration
Understand Enterprise Architecture and collaborate with EA on solutions
Accountable for the team’s adherence to the Companies testing & QA practices and processes
Ensure systems conform to IT governance and information security requirements
Responsible for addressing risks raised by audit (internal and external)
Provide input into technology related Risk Management Strategies and risk mitigation
Accountable for alignment to IT BCP and formulating individual application BCP
Maintain a 3 year Technology Roadmap
Contribute to Business Case formulation: resources, infrastructure, software
Contribute to the assessment and selection of technologies, solutions and services
Coach, mentor and share experience to improve competence and performance of team.
Desired Experience & Qualification:
3 year IT Qualification
5-7 years’ experience (may be specialist)
Technology management skills
Software Management skills
Project management skills
Relevant business knowledge
Relevant Integration Technology knowledge in any of the following technologies would be preferable:
IBM MessageBroker\IBM Integration Bus (IIB)\IBM App Connect (ACE), ESQL, MRM, DFDL
IBM MQ and MFT
AWS Cloud Services such as S3, VPC, Glue, etc.
Observability tools such as AWS CloudWatch, ELK(Elastic, Kibana), etc.
DevOps tools such as Jenkins, AWS CloudFormation, Terraform, Git-based code repositories (i.e BitBicket, GitHub, etc.)
Event Streaming tools such as Kafka, Confluent, etc.
Ability to research technology-related concepts, trends and best practices, and apply findings
Looks beyond symptoms to uncover root causes of problems to be solved
Presents problem analysis and a recommended solution rather than just identifying and describing the problem itself
Anticipates potential obstacles and their impact on the accomplishment of goals and timelines and propose/ take corrective action where required
Monitors and tracks progress to ensure delivery of all planned commitments, and keeps the appropriate people informed
Prepares written reports and briefs and communicates ideas clearly.
Speaks fluently in team meetings when presenting information.
Manages existing partnerships within established agreements or contracts; negotiates adjustments when mutually beneficial to do so.
Discusses issues and exchanges information with partners to identify areas of mutual interest and benefit.
Demonstrates resourcefulness in acquiring necessary knowledge, skills and competencies to adapt to change