Datafin

IT Project Manager (EE)

Product/Project management
Cape Town – Western Cape

ENVIRONMENT:
MANAGE multiple projects, address reliability issues, track project metrics and manage budgets as your expertise and ambition as an IT Project Manager is sought by a dynamic Finance Administration Firm. You will be required to ensure project delivery dates are met with exceptional quality. The ideal candidate must possess strong leadership, ownership, teamwork, excellent communication with a deep curiosity and eventual competence around the system SDLC. You will also require 5+ years’ experience in a BA / Scrum Master / Project Management / Delivery role with a solid understanding of financial markets and financial systems, and be skilled with Flexcube, SQL, Front-end technologies like HTML & CSS, experience with the Retail Investment domain & Transfer Agency.
 
DUTIES:
Project Management –
  • Implementation and maintenance of effective delivery frameworks internally and with the outsourced IT service partner.
  • Manage the delivery through the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) including client implementation of the change.
  • Project and BAU delivery tracking.
  • Professional project updates to clients.
  • Manage client requests through the backlog and delivery pipeline.
  • Ownership of the delivery of agreed priorities for the year.
  • Responsible for delivery relationship with our outsourced IT service partners.
  • Ensure that systems, procedures, and methodologies are in place to support outstanding project delivery.
  • Develop a deep understanding of projects to gain insights into the scope of delivery.
  • Take accountability for project delivery performance, meeting internal and external client expectations, and driving future demand.
  • Analyse third-party as well as internal processes and create strategies for project delivery optimization.
 
Performance & Quality Management –
  • Recommend methods of improvement and see that actions are implemented on time for project delivery upgrades.
  • Provide accurate and regular reports to management on performance of project delivery.
  • Build strong relationships with teams and stakeholders to enable effective dialogue exchange between departments.
 
REQUIREMENTS:
  • 5+ Years BA / Scrum Master / Project Management / Delivery experience.
  • Understanding of financial markets and financial systems.
  • Knowledge of –
    • Flexcube
    • Retail Investment domain
    • Transfer Agency
    • Front-end development technologies and tools e.g., HTML, CSS etc.
    • Database query languages e.g., SQL
    • Web Applications
    • SDLC process
 
Highly Desirable –
  • Bizagi
  • Digiata
  • SQL experience beneficial
 
ATTRIBUTES:
  • Exceptional client-facing skills.
  • Proven leadership skills with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organisational skills.
  • Proactive with a sense of urgency and the ability to establish priorities and make decisions.
  • Ability to simplify complex problems and processes in a challenging, dynamic environment.
  • Detail oriented, and not willing to say "OK" until something meets your standards.
  • Passionate about great user and client experiences.
  • great team player, able to interact easily with both business and technology stakeholders.
  • Strong analytical skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to source information from the users/clients.
  • Able to work under pressure, time management, provide reasonable effort estimations and to be able to multi-task across multiple projects and communicate effectively.
  • Unquestionable integrity and accountability.
  • Uncompromising in delivery of excellent quality.
  • Proven track record of understanding and identifying risks in functional changes and successfully directing efforts appropriately.