Absa Bank Limited (Absa) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Barclays Africa Group Limited. Absa offers personal and business banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking, wealth and investment management as well as bancassurance. Barclays Africa Group Limited is 62.3% owned by Barclays Bank PLC and is listed on the JSE Limited. The Group is one of A…
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C# .Net / Cloud Engineer
Windows Server Specialist
Specialist Platform Engineer – Storage
Platform Security Engineer
Method of ApplicationC# .Net / Cloud EngineerJob TypeFull TimeQualificationBachelorsExperience4 yearsLocationGautengCityJohannesburgJob FieldICT / Computer
Specialist C#.NET Engineer (Cloud Specialisation)
The AMBER team is a strategic team within Absa whose primary focus is to provide Cloud Content Management and Archiving solutions for the organization using the AWS platform. The team resides between two geographical locations i.e., Prague (Czech Republic) and South Africa (Johannesburg). Absa’s overall Cost Saving strategy is the primary driver for the success of this team. The focus of the Cloud Storage and Archiving solutions helps various departments with huge cost savings by storing data at much lower costs, save further on Licensing, Maintenance, Upgrading and Resource costs.
The team is very dynamic as each individual is highly skilled in his or her respective fields and this helps promote learning and knowledge sharing. The team members also hail from various countries in different continents, which adds to the dynamism. There are many opportunities to develop one’s self and grow your personal experience. Absa’s Specialized Engineering team is hiring Software Engineers (software developers) for one of their strategic programs involved in Enterprise Wide Content Management and Archiving.
We are looking for enthusiastic developers eager to be determined as a “Full- stack developer”. Do you want to get an experience of what is it about to process and maintain petabytes of data? You always wanted to jump to the Big Data world but don’t know where to start?
It is a great opportunity to gain experience working with a huge amount of data, maybe just without the extensive analytics. We collaborate with the Absa Big Data Engineering team.
Do you have what it takes?
Develop new software components using modern tools and agile practices.
Build up and maintain our CI/CD pipeline
Survey and research new technologies and approaches in AWS cloud platform, Big Data processing.
Work with stakeholders and colleagues in other regions and collaborate on initiatives.
University degree (or in final years of study for part-time), preferably in a numerate subject (i.e. Computer Science, Math etc.).
Solid programming skills in C#/.NET (preferred), C++, Java or similar.
Minimum of 4 years experience in C#.NET
Good general computer science knowledge. E.g. OO programming, data structures, threading, design patterns and computational complexity.
Good English and communication skills.
Flexible and creative problem solver with a positive enthusiastic outlook
Exposure to Windows and Linux development environments.
Exposure to cloud computing platforms such as AWS, Azure.
Exposure to containerization platforms such as Kubernetes.
Exposure to Big Data world – working with Apache Parquet file format
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Windows Server SpecialistJob TypeFull TimeQualificationBachelors , Higher National CertificateExperience5 yearsLocationGautengCityJohannesburgJob FieldICT / Computer
Elevate your career with Absa!
We are looking for a Windows Server Engineer who will be responsible for providing advice and guidance to run the bank projects and will be required to work closely with other specialist areas Globally and within Africa Technologies.
Education and experience required
B-degree, Commerce or a relevant banking or business degree or an NQF Level 6 equivalent qualification
Certification relevant to area of expertise such as: A+ , MCSE Windows Server 2012 OR MCITP Windows Server 20016, ITIL Foundations V3, VCP6.5, VCA6.5-DT &
VCAP6.5DCA (VMware Certified Associate 6.5 – Desktop & VMware Certified
Advanced Professional on vSphere 4 – Datacentre Administration) ITIL Foundations V3
5 years’ experience and exposure to the Banking/ ICT Industry
3 years’ experience in a project delivery team.Previous exposure to working within a global team and with various international cultures.
Knowledge & Skills: (Maximum of 6)
Knowledge of ITIL process and associated concepts.
Commercial awareness with sound understanding of key contractual obligations and risks to maximize benefits.
Knowledge of concepts of service delivery and support.required
Competencies: (Maximum of 8 competencies)
Adhering to principles and values
Working with peoplePlanning and organising
Relating and networking
Adapting and responding to change
Persuading and influencing
Applying expertise and technology
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Specialist Platform Engineer – StorageJob TypeFull TimeQualificationBachelorsExperience7 yearsLocationGautengCityJohannesburgJob FieldICT / Computer
Join an exciting and dynamic team of Storage Platform Engineers, who are responsible for shaping the storage landscape for the bank.
Work within the Platforms and Engineering Storage team responsible for the development, design and run of the bank’s Storage platforms. Apply platform engineering expertise, critical thinking, design thinking and problem solving skills to produce well-organized, optimized and documented source code that successfully delivers platform features, components of the service and solves complex technical problems with high quality solutions. Capable of resolving escalated issues arising from operations of the Storage Platform.
Key accountabilities: (What you’ll get to do)
Leverage platform engineering expertise & a working knowledge of Storage platforms and their constituent parts to positively contribute to platform feature and service designs
Take accountability for deeply understanding & building expertise on the platform, the platform contribution to the broader platform strategy & business and customer requirements & all available technologies
Develop business & customer aligned, lasting & innovative storage platform feature sets
Produce simple, extensible, and maintainable features with very few defects. Continually works to find and fix defects.
Leverage platform (service design & code) & engineering technical expertise to proactively identify risks and prevent defects
Identify patterns that reveal errors and unanticipated problems, and influence telemetry analytics design decisions
Identify & Apply metrics to drive the quality and stability of storage platforms
Ensure consistent, usable, forward-looking, maintainable test infrastructure
Apply object orientated design in development & draw from a large base of design patterns
Uphold our technical principles of: self-service, scalability, re-usability, resilience & stability in all development practices and deliver feature sets that sustainably deliver on these principles
Apply knowledge and expertise in User / Customer experience to deliver a stable user experience in all design & development that is simple, elegant, and useful.
Proactively identify development practices that work well & leverage & improve these for future solution design and deployment
Document feature set and constituent design information to produce solution design blueprints and validation collateral
Based on engineering & platform expertise and a sound knowledge of the business & customer requirements consistently provide key ideas for the enhancement & optimization of the platform
Develop & document complete designs and implement testing processes that identify and eradicate platform or service-wide problems / improve on platform performance
Demonstrate a strong commitment to the quality & ongoing quality assurance of the product/service’s in use, and take appropriate action to resolve issues throughout the lifecycle of the product or service
Ensure alignment to platform and service release plans for effective deployment of solution designs
Drive & implement design review processes & practices with the team & participate & positively contribute to design reviews for the feature area led by others
Apply expertise in engineering & available technologies to enable effective review processes
Cascade review lessons learnt for the benefit of the broader team
Enable problem resolution across technical teams, apply and or facilitate root cause analysis, deeply understand the root causes of issues and find ways to resolve them (sustainably)
Continuously review & find ways to optimize team processes & improve engineering quality, productivity, and team responsiveness to feedback and changing priorities
Optimize, refactors and reuse components to improve performance and maintainability – ensuring maximum efficiency, effectiveness, and return on investment
Take accountability for maintaining platform standards and best practices, and drive adoption across multiple service teams
Demonstrate knowledge of, identify & find required data for the ongoing monitoring & improvement of the platform feature area
Proactively monitor the performance of the platform features & solutions
Translate monitoring data into clearly articulated descriptions of opportunities & defects, their impact to the customer scenario and to the product or service as a whole, and the relevance to product and service targets (within scope of the job).
Cascade and communicate these insights across the team to influence platform decision making
Leverage production performance monitoring and customer data to make feature area technical design and implementation decisions.
Synthesize data from multiple sources and present & define concise, impactful conclusions that influence
Role/Person specification: (What do you need to get in?)
Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems or related field is advantageous
7 or more years of general IT experience
Storage Administrator Certification in relevant applications compulsory e.g. EMC, IBM & Related Technologies, CISCO
Minimum 5 years’ Storage Administration experience.
Minimum 5 years’ Experience in implementing and supporting Enterprise Storage technology and solutions: SAN/NAS
Minimum 5 years’ experience with FC network administration
Experience with Cloud based Storage Solutions is advantageous
Thorough understanding of storage networking including NFS and iSCSI
Experience with both Windows PowerShell and Bash shell scripting is advantageous
IT in Finance Sector or large corporate experience is advantageous.
Experience in Capacity Management.
Experience in Quality Assurance.
Experience in Service Level Management.
Experience with using scripting and programming to collect data from storage systems and populating databases (SQL Server, MySQL, SQLite) is advantageous
Experience using ANSI SQL to query RDBMS databases / ODBC data sources is advantageous
Experiencing using REST API’s and manipulating JSON datasets is advantageous
System administration with Windows, Linux and Virtual Environments (VMWare, OpenStack etc) is advantageous
If you’re passionate about working in a fast-paced environment and contributing to the exciting world of Storage Platforms by leading from the front, we would love to hear from you!
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Platform Security EngineerJob TypeFull TimeQualificationBachelors , Higher National CertificateExperience8 yearsLocationGautengCityJohannesburgJob FieldICT / Computer
Are you ready to make a difference?
Our Converged Security Office prides itself in its unique structure that sees an integration and collaboration model between our Information Risk, Cyber, Resilience, Physical Security & Forensics teams to ensure effective risk management across all disciplines. You will be focused on the evaluation, testing, implementation and support of the security solutions on the endpoints.
What you’ll get to do:
The role is within the Converged Security Office your responsibilities will include the following:
Help define a long-term vision for maintaining and scaling our Privileged Access (e.g. authorisation, two-factor setup, least privilege access) and/or Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) solutions
Create trustworthy user experiences by building interfaces that are simple, easy to comprehend, performant and reliable
Configure, test, pilot and rollout new user-facing experiences in modern tools
Ensuring that platforms, with architecture input, are maintained in the most current state and not allowed to become obsolete
Develop detailed technical configuration documents, working closely with the security architecture, risk management and standards groups
Developing, maintaining, and updating internal process documentation
Provide support to internal Absa projects
Provide platform related reports periodically
Perform problem diagnosis; performance tuning; capacity planning and configuration management for the platforms
Respond to platforms related incidents within the defined SLA times
Provide standby support for the platforms on weekends/holidays as per the roster
Combine the knowledge of security technology evaluations and emerging products with security business needs
Ability to work with other engineers both internally and external to Absa
Ability to manage vendor relationships knowing due diligence goes beyond just the technology and engaging with the right business people to ensure Absa fully leverages vendor relationships
What do you need to get in?
NQF level 6 B Degree
8 years (technical/lead) experience in technology
6 years Security Engineering experience preferably within a large financial institution
Industry & Vendor certifications – CISSP, CISM, GIAC, Linux, Windows, etc. preferred
Experience in engineering and support of BeyondTrust suite and/or CrowdStrike will be advantageous
Experience in API integrations will be advantageous
Working experience in Operating Systems such as Linux, Windows, MacOS
Solid understanding of Web Services technologies (e.g. XML, .NET, JAVA) and remote access protocols (SSH, RDP, SCP)
Experience in automation technologies will be advantageous
Strong knowledge of information security frameworks and standards such as CIS, ISO27001,
Comprehensive grasp of emerging security technologies and threats for mobile & digital channels
Knowledge in multiple information security technologies and their strengths and shortcomings
Experience with securing information for cross-functional, cross-platform applications
Monitors marketplace trends, vulnerabilities, emergent threats and audit/control issues
Must have a high degree of initiative and self-motivation and demonstrate the ability to drive results
Strong communication skills both verbal and written and strong relationship and collaborative skills and organizational skills with the ability to work as a member of Group cyber team and geographically distributed engineering teams (ARO)
Actively seeks ways to understand and mitigate risk
Able to shift well from task to task
Able to work well under pressure
If you’re passionate about working in a fast-paced environment and contributing to the exciting world of Security by leading from the front, we would love to hear from you!
Bachelor`s Degrees and Advanced Diplomas: Physical, Mathematical, Computer and Life Sciences (Required)
Method of Application
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C# .Net / Cloud Engineer
SpecialistSpecialist Platform Engineer – Storage
Platform Security Engineer