Tech Lead

Date: 12-Jul-2019


Company: Sanlam Group

Who we are?

Sanlam Investments Group is one of South Africa’s largest investment management companies. We have a performance history spanning over 100 years, and offer a range of investment and financial planning solutions to protect and grow the long-term wealth of our clients.

We take particular pride in:

•             Sanlam’s longevity and innovation

•             People, teamwork and values

•             A culture of diversity and commitment to growing our own timber

•             Our robust, tested and proven pragmatic investment process and philosophy

Our local and offshore investment products cover the full investment spectrum: active and passive; single and multi-manager – both locally and internationally. Our active funds range are managed according to our pragmatic value investing style.

What will you do?

  • Design, document and communicate technical solutions that deliver on business requirements.
  • Fulfil the role of subject matter expert on all technical aspects of BI products.
  • Oversee all BI development / modelling activity incl. code reviews, issue resolution and general support.
  • Develop technical standards and best practices.
  • Identify opportunities to enhance and automate technical processes and solutions across BI projects and support operations.
  • Support developers / modellers to develop data and analytical models.
  • Form relationships and orchestrate delivery with key technical stakeholders across our business incl. solutions architects, data architects, business architects and compliance practitioners.
  • Engage with technology vendors and external technical experts when conceptualising, designing or implementing technical solutions.
  • Attend and present solutions at internal architecture forums.
  • Designing (and assisting with design) of architecture used by specialists in solutions.
  • Constant refinement to standardize and implement new functionality based on experience and lessons learnt.
  • Designing and building reusable artefacts to improve speed of delivery and reliability of solutions.
  • Identifying performance enhancements for BI and Integration solutions.

What will make you successful in this role?

  • BSc Computer Science, or related qualification.
  • 8 - 10 years lead developer / modeller experience in a BI environment.
  • Experience with modelling in SAP Hana.
  • Experience with Extract Transform and Load processes (ETL).
  • Knowledge of Kimball methodology, Teradata, Attunity, Cloudera and advanced visualisation technologies, solutions architecture and data management experience is preferred but not required.
  • TOGAF certification will be advantageous.

Qualification and Experience

Degree or Diploma and the required Certification with 8 to 10 years related experience.

Knowledge and Skills

Personal Attributes

Interpersonal savvy - Stage 3

Decision quality - Stage 3

Plans and aligns - Stage 3

Optimises work processes - Stage 3

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. 

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 ensure 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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