ABSA Recruitment – Specialist Product Engineer

Website Absa Group Limited

Job Description:

Absa’s CIB Markets Tech team provides regulatory technology support to the organization’s Corporate and Investment Banking sector. The Regulatory Technology team is specifically dedicated to our Markets business area and is responsible for the support, enhancement, and maintenance of all regulatory and compliance processes. Regulatory reporting requires vast knowledge of the latest development tools that enable one to extract and send data to local and international regulatory repositories

Job Responsibilities:

  • Debug existing source code and polish feature sets.
  • Contribute to and in some cases lead all phases of the development lifecycle including e.g. design process
  • Determine operational feasibility of solutions by evaluating analysis, problem definition, business requirements, solution development and proposed solutions
  • Align all application development & development process to Group Architecture, Security & Infrastructure guidelines
  • Apply general design patterns and paradigms to deliver technical and functional solutions
  • Automate regulatory reporting through appropriate tools
  • Quickly produce well-organised, optimized, and documented source code to deliver technical solutions
  • Ensure designs & solutions support the technical organisation principles of self-service, repeatability, testability, scalability & resilience
  • Apply version control and related concepts and techniques
  • Develop high quality software / application design and architecture in a test driven & domain driven / cross domain environment
  • Stay ahead of the curve on emerging regulatory and non-regulatory technologies and development practices e.g. scripting languages, containerization etc.
  • Apply critical thinking, design thinking and problem-solving skills in an agile team environment to solve complex technical problems (Front End, Back End and Integration) with high quality solutions

Job Requirements:

  • Analytical skills and decision making ability in collaborative environments
  • Reporting tools experience, API and automation tools
  • Experience working in an agile environment
  • Strong technical skills: Software design and development, business analysis, quality assurance, release management
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and stakeholder’s management skills
  • Ability to perform and adapt to a challenging, fact pace environment
  • Knowledge and understanding of regulations beneficial
  • Investment Banking product knowledge (foreign exchange, equity, commodities, bonds etc) is highly beneficial

Qualification & Experience:

  • 3 years of experience in Front Arena (or equivalent system) development / consulting projects
  • Min 5 years of software development experience
  • Excellent understanding of specific coding / scripting languages e.g. Java, C#, Python, Perl, JavaScript
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in Investment Banking / Capital Markets IT domain
  • Ability to write code for reporting outputs
  • Preferably Python experience or relevant programming languages (eg. Java)

Job Details:

Company: Absa Group Limited

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Sandton, Gauteng, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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