Information Technology

Development Manager (AS400)

Johannesburg, Gauteng   |   Full time

Job Responsibility:

  • Work with a team of subject matter experts, business analysts, architects and software developers to deliver projects and change requests. Provide solutions, cost estimates, functional and design specifications

  • Manage business stakeholders expectation and establish best or alternative solutions that are feasible within the technology and timeline constraints

  • Review solution design and effort estimates from the team and prioritize projects and change requests assigned to the team

  • Ensure 100% compliance with Quality and Release Processes.

  • Select, train, develop and manage technical team members in a conducive team environment

  • Work with Test manager to formulate comprehensive system test plan aligned with project scope/Change request, quality requirements, and targets

  • Resolve issues ensuring escalation and communication to stakeholders as necessary

  • Lead or contribute to cross-team improvement initiatives relating to methods, tools, people, architecture, project management, and governance

  • Conduct weekly & monthly meetings with all relevant stakeholders

  • Anticipate and resolve any development issues or risks either independently or together with the relevant stakeholders and propose alternative solutions as necessary

  • Ability to learn new technology and keep abreast of the latest technological advances


Job Requirements 

  • Good knowledge of AS400 Database Administration experience including IBM, SQL, Oracle would be added advantage

  • Estimating, Scope Management, Budget Management, Time Management, Risk Management, Issue/Conflict Resolution, Communication Management, Quality Management, Testing Plans, Training Plans, Team Management

  • Strong leadership, communications, and analytical skills

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interact with people at all levels


Experience

  • Minimum 8+ years of working experience in AS/400 technology preferably in the Insurance domain.

  • Minimum 1 year of experience in an Application Development Manager role for large/complex projects involving AS/400 Technology.




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