Standard Bank Technical Solution Lead, Operations Technology (SWIFT) Jobs in South Africa

Standard Bank Technical Solution Lead, Operations Technology (SWIFT) Jobs in South Africa

Job Details

  • Standard Bank is a firm believer in technical innovation, to help us guarantee exceptional client service and leading edge financial solutions. Our growing global success reflects our commitment to the latest solutions, the best people, and a uniquely flexible and vibrant working culture.

  • To help us drive our success into the future, we are looking for an experienced Technology Solutions Lead, Operations Technology to join our team at our Johannesburg offices. Standard Bank is a leading African banking group focused on driving Africa’s growth. It has been a mainstay of South Africa's financial system for 157 years, and now spans 16 countries across the African continent.

    Job Purpose

  • To scope, plan, design and deliver complex end to end solutions against required standards and timelines. To direct, guide and oversee technical solutions delivery, interpreting business requirements, defining technical tasks, engineer quality software, end to end testing and troubleshooting technical questions, software and database issues. To lead, manage and mentor Software-; Quality Engineers across identified delivery teams to build and improve Engineering capability.

    Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities


  • Strive to reach mature levels on the Continuum model by building own and team competence to work in a continuous delivery environment.

  • Line manage Software-; Quality Engineers across identified delivery teams to build and improve Engineering capability through appropriate performance management and career development

  • Lead, guide and mentor a team of developers and coach less experienced colleagues as required, especially on aspects of complex coding program component design, creation, testing and documentation to ensure the team is enabled to perform against key deliverables

  • Ensure effective resource allocation and improve cost efficiency of application development activities including management of delivery of 3rd party resources or turn key solutions

  • Lead the setting of clear expectations for the achievement of quality goals and objectives, providing explicit guidance about individual performance expectations. Execute on continual performance measurement and resource delivery quality assessments


  • Work with data analysis colleagues to review, approve, produce or update system or object data models and correlate these with corporate models.

    Technology & Architecture

  • Provide technical direction to the identified teams by leading and guiding their output in line with the delivery and business objective, driving team commitments to the work in every iteration and continual engineering delivery improvement.

  • Lead the definition of complex, often abstract problems that extend across multiple business lines and functions through engagements with senior leaders and apply a creative approach to solving the problems which will address both technical and people or culture challenges simultaneously

  • Advise on (adopt and adapt) and implement appropriate software development methods, tools and techniques, contributing to and shaping the development of Group Engineering standards and toolboxes.

  • Takes technical responsibility across all stages and iterations of end to end delivery of all technical solution delivery (engineering aspects) in the identified delivery teams (5 plus teams, 25 to 40 resources), adhering to set standards, practices and quality expectations.

  • Direct teams in problem identification, rot cause analysis, and decision-making by guiding the planning, and contributing to various workshops and system demonstrations during iterations of delivery by being in the work and leading and participating in labs, reviews and showcases

  • Assess appropriateness of coverage of functional and non-functional testing plans to verify correct operation of completed systems. Recommend alternative approaches and tools to manage delivery risk and quality of service.

  • Orchestrate flow and teams' delivery, endorsing ways to removing blockers and ensuring value through the improvement of quality of deliverables

  • Lead and direct resolution of incidents and failures, putting in place remediation actions and ensuring appropriate technical support, reviewing root causes to identify corrective
    actions at a team level.

  • Interpret the SBG technology landscape and apply in-depth understanding of the landscape to guide teams to identify which technologies to use and what technologies may need to be purchased /upgraded. Evaluate technologies and establish their relevance and feasibility within the portfolio

  • Direct the development/production of specifications, code, build, assemble, implement, test and perform data conversion for applications and ensure that processes are accurately documented. Perform system enhancements for the applications as required to ensure the delivery of functional, quality applications as required by business.

  • Establish the engineering disciplines required for large scale complex application design, set and implement policies and procedures related to application quality standards and testing and support the team throughout the application lifecycle - to ensure the consistent delivery of high quality applications that will improve the employee experience

  • Review and quality assure user and system interfaces including menus, screen dialogues, inputs, reports, validation and error correction, processing rules, access, security, audit controls, recovery routines and contingency procedures to ensure they are as per agreed specification.

  • Provide domain and technical expertise and collaborate with database design or database administration teams to translate object and data models into appropriate database schemas within design constraints.

    Financial Management

  • Look actively for opportunities to shorten development timelines, improve skills of the team and improve cost efficiency of application development activities.

  • Risk, Regulatory, Prudential & Compliance

  • Measures and monitors applications of Group Engineering standards for software development, construction and Quality Engineering including software security.

  • Lead and conduct quality assurance reviews and approve developed code, Testing/Quality Assurance coverage and approaches, linked to supplied specifications for production deployment.

  • Direct the development of functional and non-functional test cases and technical support documentation within agreed standards. Ensure all work done is documented and executed as per standards, methods and tools used in the broader Portfolio.

  • Perform risk analysis and guide delivery teams to produce development plans to consider the impact of design decisions.


  • Direct the adoption, and adherence to, suitable and agreed development methodologies and principles through work outputs and behaviours that enables continuous delivery and development across the production environment as well as ensuring effective collaboration with all colleagues and stakeholders to meet required targets and therefore deliver value to the customer.


  • Execute against strategy and technology landscape by guiding teams in the assessment and selection of suitable technologies and advise development staff on the evaluation and impact analysis of major design options.

    Minimum Qualification and Experience

  • Tertiary degree in Computer Science or Informatics.

  • Post Graduate Degree in Information Technology.

  • Industry related certification in Cloud / Agile Software Development.


  • More than 10 years experience in Engineering (includes Cloud and Resilience).

  • More than 10 years experience in Technology Practice (Domain) Management and Leadership.

  • SWIFT Experience, preferable.

  • SwiftNet Link.

  • Swift Alliance Gateways.

  • Swift Alliance.

  • Alliance Messaging Hub.

  • Experience and good understanding of Swift Messaging.

  • Knowledge of messaging interfaces/middleware (MQ series).

  • Good working knowledge of SDLC, operating systems and databases, required.

  • Knowledge of Financial markets, preferable.

  • Knowledge of Anti Money Laundering, Sanctions Screening.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Standard Bank Technical Solution Lead, Operations Technology (SWIFT) Jobs in South Afric

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