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BI Application Manager

BI Application Manager

Job Title: BI Application Manager
Location: Western Cape
Industry:
Salary: 700000.00
Reference: JN -032017-8087
Job Published: April 05, 2017 10:19

Job Description

Key Responsibilities 

The Application Manager will:

  • Ensure systems and processes within the portfolio are operated efficiently and effectively and deliver against business needs
  • Ensure quality and cost effective development and maintenance of Warehouses, Marts and Mainframe (Cobol/DB2) applications within the portfolio in accordance with IT processes and standards (i.e., architecture and security standards, project management and quality assurance methodologies etc.)
  • Co-ordinate the optimal use of resources on Data Stage, Business Objects and Cobol/DB2 applications within the portfolio.
  • Ensure effective management of IT Solution Delivery in accordance to the Service orientated, and process oriented SDLC.
  • Ensure effective management of IT Solution Maintenance and provide 2nd and 3rd level support in accordance to the problem resolution process.
  • Ensure effective release management and change management to production environment.
  • Develop and ensure implementation of lifecycle management plans for all Warehouses, Marts, Cobol/DB2 and packaged applications within the portfolio.
  • Prepare and manage costs budget for development and maintenance work for the portfolio.
  • Manage application support or development teams working on the portfolio of applications.
  • Communication to all stakeholders on delivery dates, systems and processes within the portfolio.
 
Minimuim Requirements 

1. Qualifications:

  • Grade 12
  • An Appropriate IT Qualification (Diploma/Degree) will be a strong recommendation.
  • IT Degree with relevant management diploma or certificate (preferable)

  • Knowledge of technology (existing and emerging) and its application in the life industry

  • Strong delivery and project management knowledge

  • Financial acumen in budgeting and management of IT costs to business unit/s.
     

2. Experience:

  • 2 years spent in managing a large Portfolio of IT Business Applications

  • 2 - 5 years IT Development experience

  • Experience in designing solutions

  • Multi-Tier system production support experience

  • Strong understanding of Business Intelligence applications

  • Strong understanding of Warehouse applications

  • Strong understanding of integration and security principles

  • Mainframe development exposure will be an advantage

  • Application of IT governance principles

  • Understand the application delivery and management life cycle

  • Experience in application development, support and release management

  • Experience in managing services provided by 3rd party vendors

  • Project and resource management experience; including development of resources

  • Proven Delivery Management track record

3. Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of technology (existing and emerging) and its application

  • Strong delivery and project management knowledge

  • Financial acumen in budgeting and management of IT costs to business unit/s
 
   

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