REF # 21150

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Cape Town

BI Technical Lead (EE)

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Take charge of the design, implementation & support of the technology solutions that enable the Institutional business area and central business functions of an innovative Investment Firm. Your role will entail managing the technical aspects of the solutions delivery and systems while managing Devs and making a personal contribution to tech solutions. You must possess a Degree/Diploma in Computer Science/Computer Engineering/Information Science or related technical discipline, have 8 years’ professional development experience being able to perform at a Senior Developer level, knowledge of Computer Science fundamentals in Object-Oriented design, data structures and algorithms, expert knowledge of reporting technologies – SSRS, Power BI or similar, SSIS, SSAS and exceptional skills in writing SQL for Microsoft SQL Server, including Stored Procedures, UDF’s and other T-SQL Querying. Please note this is an EE role.



Manage the technical aspects of the solution delivery and systems within the domain –

Understand the focus and direction of the business area; prioritising and driving delivery that helps to achieve this.

Define the technical direction for the domain and ensure design of solutions and delivery.

Work closely with the Domain Owner of the domain.

Involvement in the running of the domain, including sprint planning, design, drive delivery, retros, understanding root cause of issues/instability.

Responsible for the quality of technical solutions, maintenance of standards and managing impact/risk introduced by changes across domains.

Review code and approve changes before deployment to production.

Assist with technical analysis, root cause analysis and designing preventative actions.

Oversee the choice of application and approach to development for the delivery of new system/technical solutions by the Developers.

Work with the Architect, other Tech Leads and Development Manager to understand and drive the strategic direction of the technologies within Institutional IT.

Ensure domain technical direction is aligned with overall tech direction/architecture for Institutional IT, and overall tech direction caters for needs of the domains.

Identify areas for continuous improvement of both systems and architectural standards and help drive implementation.

Timeous, clear tracking, management and appropriate escalation of issues and risks.

Ensure systems documentation for support are produced as required.

Ensure a stable and sustainable technical platform is in place to support the business area.


Manage the Developers in the domain –

Lead a team of Developers (+/- 5 Developers) in the domain, according to skill set.

Carry out all aspects of People Management i.e., staff performance appraisals, approve leave, recruit, train, develop and mentor staff.

Responsible for assigning work to the Developers, determining estimates, overseeing technical design and driving delivery according to our SDLC procedures and standards.

Ensure the correct technical skills are in place in the domain to meet business needs.


Make a personal contribution to technical solutions –

Develop key solutions that add to the central technical stack or contribute to initiatives.



Qualifications –

Degree or Diploma in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Science or related technical discipline.


Experience/Skills –

At least 8 years’ worth of professional Development experience – able to perform at a Senior Developer level.

Managing a Dev team and driving team delivery.

Knowledge of Computer Science fundamentals in Object-Oriented design, data structures and algorithms.

Interacting with business users to understand their requirements and managing the implementation of system changes.

Exceptional skills in writing SQL for Microsoft SQL Server, including Stored Procedures, UDF’s and other T-SQL Querying.

Data integration, validation and reconciliation – SSIS or similar.

Expert knowledge of reporting technologies – SSRS, Power BI or similar.

Analysing data and performing complex data manipulation using Microsoft SQL.

Design and implement relational and dimensional database structures.

Creating and maintaining cubes – SSAS.

Knowledge of professional Software Engineering practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes and testing.


Advantageous –

Experience working in AWS Cloud implementation.

Exposure to PostgreSQL.



Excellent leadership skills – able to direct, motivate, delegate, inspire.

Good interpersonal skills, ability to work with diverse personality types and deal with conflict in an effective way.

Ability to deal with key stakeholders.

Willingness to take initiative and responsibility.

Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

Strong organisational and planning skills.

Self-motivated and confident.

Ability to work individually and with teams.


While we would really like to respond to every application, should you not be contacted for this position within 10 working days please consider your application unsuccessful.




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