SPARK Schools Jobs – Information Systems and Technology Manager

Website Spark Schools

Job Description:

To enable the creation of business value at SPARK Schools (Africa’s fastest growing education network) using the appropriate and aligned systems and technological solutions. The ability to think at a strategic level to assist all business units in the selection, implementation and operation of systems which will eliminate operational and tactical issues before they arise.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the Information Technology structure is optimally configured to deliver excellent service, and that the IT team is adequately skilled and supported to do such
  • Drive integrated planning, design, optimization, operation and control of technological products, processes and services
  • Guide the technological direction of SPARK Schools by constructing business plans, overseeing network security and directing online operations
  • Design and manage appropriate information security controls in line with SPARK Schools objectives, compliance requirements, and existing environmental risk
  • Ensure systems and data are adequately protected and can be recovered in an incident to agreed levels (data protection, disaster recovery and business continuity)
  • Assist the Technology Executive to plan, coordinate and lead strategic technological projects
  • Map out the end-to-end SPARK Schools system ecosystem
  • Interrogate the current technology architecture and system landscape with an intent of identifying inefficiencies, and implement corrective actions
  • Identify source and target systems and the integration type across our system ecosystem

Job Requirements:

  • ERP software experience
  • COBIT (Control Objectives for Information Technologies)
  • Payment gateway/billing
  • ITIL Service Lifecycle (Information Technology Infrastructure Library)
  • Cloud-based Enterprise Service Bus / Middleware layer and system integration maintenance approaches

Qualification & Experience:

  • 5 to 10 years experience all aspects of cloud computing (infrastructure, storage, platforms and data) and working with a variety of technology systems, designing solutions, or developing business applications
  • BSc / BCom in Computer Science, Information Systems, Systems Engineering or any other related degrees
  • ITIL and COBIT certification would be a great advantage

Job Details:

Company: Spark Schools

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Rosebank, Gauteng, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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