Datafin

Technical Programme Manager (JHB)

Product/Project management
Johannesburg – Gauteng

ENVIRONMENT:
ENSURE the architectural direction set by the Design Authority while being responsible the exceptional delivery of projects as the next Technical Programme Manager sought by a Community Upliftment Programme in Joburg. You will ensure that Project Managers have access to and understand the skills needed for their assigned work area while driving the delivery of all technology components, internally and externally, across Delta, focusing on integration of operating model and timeliness of availability to support test phases then live implementation. You will require a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or a related field required, 5+ years’ experience in the IT field including 5+ years Software Development, with at least 2 years of experience in a similar role. You must also have experience in the development and delivery of complex business applications, including: web-based front ends and back ends; integration with ERP systems; robust data validation and reporting; multi-language support; test automation; cloud deployment and migration.
 
DUTIES:
  • Provide a future state oriented cultural overlay with technology staff to ensure focus on future state operating model and avoidance of historical pitfalls.
  • Ensure suitable and consistent delivery approach (both technology and general management).
  • Drive Agile IT delivery process within a waterfall programme context.
  • Component readiness for testing, especially integration testing phases.
  • Ensure component testing for all technology deliverables is completed or entry to Integration Testing.
  • Ensure technology plans are coherent across the programme.
  • Surface technology inter-dependencies and ensure these are delivered to across all technology component delivery.
  • Intervene and escalate where this is not the case i.e. Where project delivery is at odds with programme outcomes and escalate where otherwise.
  • Ensure an integrated plan for environment utilization for development purposes and input to test environment planning.
  • Adherence to business architecture stipulations, challenging both projects and Architecture decision-making where business outcome/delivery timeline are not optimised.
  • Architectural accountability to programme for internally developed components with externally developed components driven only at an integration level.
  • Take part in Design Authority as part of responsibility to drive coherence across architecture, ensuring all technology deliverables are coherent with agreed Business Architecture.
  • Facilitate business PMs in understanding the current state and challenges of all technology delivery.
  • Provide progress evidence of technology plan and delivery coherence across the projects, especially when aligning to Integration Test phases.
  • Drive visibility of vendor technology component delivery through appropriate trackers, issue transparency and escalation.
 
REQUIREMENTS:
Qualifications –
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or a related field required.
 
Experience/Skills –
  • 5+ Years’ experience in the IT field.
  • 5+ Years of experience in Software Development, with at least 2 years of experience as a Technical Programme Manager. 
  • Experience in development and delivery of complex business applications, including web-based front ends and back ends; integration with ERP systems; robust data validation and reporting; multi-language support; test automation; cloud deployment and migration.