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Application Manager – join Multi-National FINANCIAL MARKETS Company. JHB, R800K -1Mil P/A

Job Title: Application Manager – join Multi-National FINANCIAL MARKETS Company. JHB, R800K -1Mil P/A
Location: Cape Town
Salary: R800K -R1Mil P/A
Contact Name: Cara Schickerling
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Job Published: February 27, 2018 10:04

Job Description

Really good opportunity for a Application Manger to join a MULTI-NATIONAL FINANCIAL MARKETS Organisation & take the lead in AUTOMATING their current environment. 
This role will see you AUTOMATING all batch schedules, CREATING Release Management process  and TRANSFORMING this environment - aligning it with the current large-scale implementation of AGILE & DEVOPS methodologies and processes. 
Based in Johannesburg, this APPLICATION MANAGER role is R800 – R1 Mil P/A.
The Role:
Fully automate & simplify the current batch schedule .
Create & implement a new Software Release Management strategy – oversea and manage all releases into production.
Actively manage the platform by implementing new monitoring & alerting solutions.
Working closely with internal teams to drive  through the implementation of automation testing best practices into the environment.
Provide support to business users in understanding the system and its outputs.
This role will also give you scope to grow your own team.
Very complex environment , with new applications & products being continuously introduced. 
Experience & skills needed:
B. Sc/ B. Com  in Computer Science, Information Systems etc. 
Agile/Scrum/ITIL certification will be a massive advantage.
Experience working in a Production Environment –  big focus on automating batch processes within this environment using Control -M.
Solid Release Management experience.
Automation Testing experience
Excellent understanding of Investment Banking / Trading/Financial Markets platforms and products – a previous experience or studies such as a CFA will be a big advantage
The Company:
With ties to the LARGEST & MOST SUCCESFULL Financial Services Group in Africa, this Financial Markets Business , focuses on risk management (market, credit & liquidity risks)  & trading , providing their shareholders with long-term investment exposure and allows for structured investment product development. Working at this Company will give you exposure to a variety of TRADING SYSTEMS & TECHNOLOGIES, whilst gaining deep insight into FINANCIAL & CAPITAL MARKETS