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ID 901845

Specific Technology Specialist

Job ID

129667 (Java Specialist)

Closes: 16 February 2024

Job Family

Information Technology

Career Stream

It Technical/Specialists

Leadership Pipeline

Manage Self: Professional

Job Purpose

Provide technical leadership and support to Java practitioners in Nedbank. Responsible for determining and defining best practices, standards, guidelines, blueprints and templates for the Java community. This is a technical role requiring a deep understanding of the Java language, popular frameworks and Java run times. Have frequent collaboration and interaction with development teams. The JAVA COE drives the technical landscape for JAVA in Nedbank engineering.

Job Responsibilities

  • Consult and provide advice on the use of the specific technology. Address the needs of the bank by deploying, supporting and configuring the specific technology.
  • Develop solutions using knowledge of the technology.
  • Ensure ongoing availability within the SLA requirements.
  • Ensure maximum exploitation of the technology features across multiple business initiatives.
  • Identify further opportunities for use of the technology.
  • Contribute to a culture of transformation by participating in Nedbank culture building initiatives, business strategy, and CSI.
  • Stay abreast of developments in field of expertise, ensuring personal and professional growth.
  • Understand and embrace the Nedbank vision and values, leading by example.
  • Identify opportunities to influence the improvement or enhancement of business processes and methodologies.
  • Participate in Research and Development related to specific technology.
  • Ensure alignment with emerging technologies, and impact on Nedbank technologies.
  • Participation in design forums, project forums, user groups and Request For Proposal (RFP).
  • Design optimal technical solution in the Nedbank technologies. Contribute expertise into a design document related to specific technology and its impact on Nedbank technology.
  • Participate in proof of technology and proof of concept, with recommendations.
  • Document and maintain documents relevant to specific technologies and its standards.
  • Maintain technology road map in alignment with strategic IT policies and procedures.
  • Ensure implementation of solution is aligned to best practice.
  • Enable skilling and required corrective action taking place by sharing knowledge and industry trends with team.
  • Obtain buy-in for developing new and/or enhanced processes to improve the functioning of stakeholders' businesses.
  • Maintain up to date landscape views and technical guidelines of how specific technology is implemented at Nedbank.
  • Attend technology specific industry forums and compile and present technical papers.
  • Provide problem solving in high impact incidents.
  • Present to stakeholders on any impact or change to specific technology.
  • Engage with vendors related to specific technologies.
  • Present on the exploitation of the technology.
  • Become a trusted consultant by providing trustworthy information and acknowledging if advice cannot be provided.
  • Expand IP beyond own technology speciality. Review Nedbank and Business Unit Plan and ensure delivered systems, process, services and solutions are aligned to support the achievement of the business strategy, objectives and values.
  • Contribute to the content of the curricula for stakeholders.
  • Enable skilling and required corrective action to take place.
  • Grow the profession through technical mentoring.
  • Review vendor training offerings. Ensure the continuity of the technical specialist pipeline.
Focused Skills

  • J2EE (Servlet, JSP, JDBC, JMS, EJB, JPA),
  • Spring Framework, Spring Boot,
  • Open Source Frameworks, e.g. Camel
  • Open Source Libraries, e.g. Log4J, Hysterix
  • MQ, JMS, Kafka
  • Relational Databases, e.g. DB2, MS SQL
  • No-SQL DB, e.g. Mongo
  • Containerization
  • Kubernetes
  • Build Tools, e.g. Jenkins, Maven
  • Code Quality Tools, e.g. Sonarlint, SonarQube
  • CI/CD pipeline scripting
  • Cloud knowledge, e.g. AZURE, AWS
  • IDEs, e.g. Eclipse, IntelliJ
  • Application Server, e.g. Websphere Application Server, Websphere Liberty Profile
Essential Qualifications - NQF Level
  • Advanced Diplomas/National 1st Degrees
Preferred Qualification

Minimum Experience & Exposure

  • At least 10 years work experience actively utilising JAVA
  • A strong understanding of the JAVA Language, mainstream frameworks and JAVA run-times
  • A deep understanding of enterprise software development practices and styles
  • Good experience in system, application architecture, design, development, implementation and deployment
  • A strong understanding of Security Patterns
  • A strong understanding of Integration Patterns
  • A strong understanding of DevOps practices
  • A strong understanding Containerization, Kubernetes, Automation CI/CD pipelines
  • Strong communication and facilitation skills are a key driver of success for this role
  • Critical Thinking and strong Problem-Solving skills are essentials skills required for this role
  • Experience with CLOUD providers is essential
Technical / Professional Knowledge

  • Banking knowledge
  • Business Acumen
  • Business principles
  • Change management
  • Industry trends
  • Principles of financial management
  • Principles of project management
  • Research methodology
  • Business writing skills
  • Cluster Specific Operational Knowledge
  • Data Analysis and Interpretation
  • Relevant governing body practises and guidelines
  • Product trends
  • Compliance of license contracts knowledge
  • Mentoring
  • Industry best practise frameworks
  • Business consulting and facilitation
  • Relevant Governance controls and regulatory knowledge
  • Information Technology concepts
  • System Development Life cycle(SDLC)
  • Role relevant related technologies
  • Service orientated Architecture (SOA)
  • Systems design
  • Knowledge of specific technology
  • Single technology
  • Object Orientation (Devlopers)
  • IT Solutions Architecture
  • IT Infrastructure Architecture
Behavioural Competencies
  • Applied Learning
  • Decision Making
  • Innovation
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Driving for results
  • Quality Orientation
  • Technical/Professional Knowledge and Skills
Please contact the Nedbank Recruiting Team at +27 860 555 566
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