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Date: 14-Aug-2019

Location: Bellville, Western Cape, South Africa

Company: Sanlam Group

Who are we?

The Sanlam Personal Finance (SPF) cluster is responsible for Sanlam’s retail business in South Africa. SPF provides clients across different market segments (entry-level, middle-income, affluent, professional market and business owners) with a comprehensive range of appropriate and competitive financial solutions. These include traditional life insurance risk and savings products, investment, retirement, health and fiduciary services. Designed to facilitate long-term wealth creation, protection and niche financing, these solutions are engineered around client needs.

What will you do?

Job Purpose:

Partners and consults with the business and technology teams to develop basic to complex code for internal and external client software solutions. Provides expert advice for the design, creation and delivery of routine to complex program specifications for code development and support on multiple, complex projects and issues with an in-depth understanding of the application and/or area as it relates to assigned projects and provides advice on how functional areas interact.

What will make you successful in this role?

Output/Core Tasks:

• Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors.
• Analysis of change requests received for own systems and interfaces with other systems
• Recommendations and cost / man-day estimates for implementing changes
• Analysis and documentation of changes required to systems (functional and/or technical specifications)
• Interpretation of specifications received (includes data models), if applicable
• Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
• Maintenance of existing programs according to change requests
• Development of new programs according to change requests
• Testing of own programs to ensure correctness and testing of interfaces to other systems
• Debugging of programs
• Implementation of changes into the production environment, as part of the change management process
• Documentation of changes in programs implemented
• Updates of data model documentation
• Publishing of documentation as required to a central point
• Problem solving and user assistance for own systems supported (functional, not technical)
• Provision of hands-on training for own system and changes being implemented
• Provision of standby time / support over week-ends and at year-end
• Correction of errors / bugs in production
• Support and assistance with DRP(Disaster Recovery Process)
• Management of own time and delivery of tasks according to deadlines
• Networks with key contacts outside own area of expertise.


Role Requirements:



• Grade 12
• A tertiary IT qualification will be advantageous


Knowledge and Experience:


Knowledge and understanding of :

IBM Mainframe System:

• Cobol programming language
• Assembler programming language
• JCL (Job Control Language)
• SQL (Structured Query Language) 
• z/OS
• DB2 database
• MQ
• SDLC(Systems Development Lifecycle)
• Easytrieve programming
• Having wide-ranging experience, uses professional concepts and company objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways.


The following will be advantageous:


• Testing process
• Financial services knowledge
• Bureau services
• Java programming




• Minimum 5 years IT Mainframe experience using Assembler, Cobol and DB2 programming
• Working with financial systems




• Analytical skills
• Adaptability
• Continuous Learning
• Team Success
• Results Driven
• Customer Service
• Professionalism


Build a successful career with us

We’re all about building strong, lasting relationships with our employees. We know that you have hopes for your future – your career, your personal development and of achieving great things. We pride ourselves in helping  our employees to realise their worth. Through its business clusters – Sanlam Personal Finance, Sanlam Emerging Markets, Sanlam Investments, Sanlam Corporate, Santam, Miway, as well as the Group Office – the group provides many opportunities for growth and development.

Core Competencies
Cultivates innovation - Stage 3
Customer focus - Stage 3
Drives results - Stage 3
Collaborates - Stage 3
Being resilient - Stage 3
Turnaround time

The shortlisting process will only start once the application due date has been reached. The time taken to complete this process will depend on how far you progress and the availability of managers. 

Appointments will be made in line with the company’s transformation plan.


Should you not hear from us 4 weeks after the closing date (28 August 2019), please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.


Our commitment to transformation

The Sanlam Group is committed to achieving transformation and embraces diversity.  This commitment is what drives us to achieve a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace as we believe that these are key components to ensuring a thriving and sustainable business in South Africa.  The Group's Employment Equity plan and targets will be considered as part of the selection process.

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