Development Team Lead

  • Full Time
  • Tygervalley, Western Cape, South Africa

Sanlam Group

Development Team Lead

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Date: 13-Oct-2020


Tygervalley, Western Cape, South Africa

Sanlam Group

What will you do?

Santam’s IT Claims & Procurement team is looking for an IT Dev Team Lead, who will be based at the Head Office in Bellville. The incumbent will ensure that Santam’s Claims Legacy Administration System and associated applications are maintained and enhanced efficiently and effectively and that it meets the business needs. The incumbent is further tasked with leading and engaging 3rd party vendors that forms part of the Claims Administration ecosystem. 
• Participate and give input to bespoke application development related to Claims Administration ecosystem.
• Consult and give input in the provision of solution design, cost estimates and implementation timelines. 
• Ensure alignment of projects, change request and enhancements to target application architecture and enterprise solution
• Assessment of the impact of application changes and releases and align to Guidewire System release processes.
• Understand high level data flows between Claims Administration Systems and other applications
• Work as a team member with Development Managers, Team Leaders and other technical staff (internal & external), to ensure application is implemented according to requirements
• Identification of potential risks / issues and give input into the risk mitigation plans

•    Liaise with Product Owners on business requirements, system changes and delivery timelines
•    Respond to business requests for extensions, changes request to the solution or application. 
•    Participates in solution design discussions, attend Solution Design Forums and give input from a Claims    perspective
•    Participate in design reviews, regular architectural reviews and technical issue management meetings
•    Lead and manage 3rd party Claims vendors; their releases, application vulnerabilities and required patching.
•    Provide support to members of the Development and Project teams
•    Co-ordinate the testing of system patching with Business and IT
•    Manage and update the Kanban dashboards, Confluence pages and CA Unicentre
•    Engage with Product Owners and Development teams across the BITS spectrum
•    Participate and lead Cloud Risk Assessments
•    Participate and lead in platform upgrade discussions
•    Log and track decommissioning changes
•    Attend and participate in the IT CAB processes
•    Log relevant SRS’s for ISIM roles and Service Accounts
•    Assess Service Request changes and Incidents
•    Lead and monitor system incidents and closure with RCA’s.

What will make you successful in this role?

Relevant Tertiary IT qualification or qualification through experience
• 8 years minimum IT development experience
• Object Oriented design and Java development experience essential
• 5+ years’ management of IT business application portfolios preferred
• Application of IT governance principles, ITIL v4
; Scrum Master certification

• Experience in application development, support and release management

• Experience in messaging middleware, web services, SOAP, REST, JSON, SOA, ESB, SMTP, FTP, secure FTP
• Experience in systems development upper life cycle quality assurance
• Project Management experience – PMBOK, Prince2 and must have experience in working in Agile

Qualification and Experience
Degree or Diploma with 9 to 10 years related experience.
Knowledge and Skills
IT Data Analysis
Project Oversight
Reporting and Administration
Quality, Compliance and Accreditation
Business Requirements Definition
Personal Attributes
Organisational savvy – Contributing through others
Manages complexity – Contributing through others
Plans and aligns – Contributing through others
Optimises work processes – Contributing through others
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 – Contributing through others
Customer focus – Contributing through others
Drives results – Contributing through others
Collaborates – Contributing through others
Being resilient – Contributing through others
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. 

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