Jason Pretorius
    Published
    June 3, 2019
    Location
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    Category
    Other  
    Job Type

    Description

    Interesting job this one.

    You’d be replacing a core Technologist moving onto another project within the business.

    The gig is perfect for leaders of developers who want to code – this is hands on work.

    The role is within the R&D & development arm of a major end user. You would (amongst other things) be consulting back to the business on technology, identifying gaps or opportunities, conceptualising technical products/platforms that evolve the business, leading those initiatives & then jumping into more vanilla execution teams to teach them how to do what you do.

    This is a role that blends the respect for compliance that the large financial institutions legally must obey with the fearlessness in tech needed for a Fintech shop.

    You will find yourself in a high influence gig; in a business that wants your opinion; working with a team of very strong specialists.

    You will find yourself playing a mixed hand of futurist with infrastructure optimisation.

    You’ll need some heavyweight experience behind you to be able to deliver in this one:

    • You’ll need those years you’ve spent as a Technical Architect in other environments
    • You’ll also find yourself needing the technical (wo)man leadership skills you’ve gained; to be fair this role will demand project leadership skills as well
    • You’ll find that your colleagues/peers are stereotypically people who got bored in operational leadership roles because they’re tech geeks themselves
    • Without a doubt, you will find yourself needing to manage business people who don’t grasp your world
    • I’d expect you to need some sales skills as you drive your own concepts back into the environment

    You will need absolute confidence in your own tech skills:

    • Imposter syndrome exists; it’s fine to not know things but you’re core technical pain short term will be –
    • .NET Core – C#
    • NET Core with Razor
    • Azure – a variety of elements within the platform
    • You’re going to need either enterprise experience in that tech OR serious depth in your own personal work

    It would help you immensely if you already understood:

    • Banking generally – at least, you will need some understanding of the challenges legal compliance brings
    • Continuous delivery
    • Agile – Safe or Scrum
    • Api Architecture or full on Micro Services – Docker / Kubernetes
    • OOP / DDD / Service Fabric
    • Broader Cloud experience outside of just Azure (not really NB but it would help you)

    I’m comfortable having a confidential chat with you about this. Let me know you who are and we can set up a chat.

    It is easiest to pop me a mail on jasonp@e-merge.co.za  if you want to chat. Please feel free to pre vet my CV at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jason-pretoriusthedotnetguy/ otherwise call in, I spend my life on the phone but if you speak to Nicole Burn on 011 463 3633, she will schedule a time for us to chat.

    Reference Number for this position is JP45334 which is a Perm position based in JHB CBD offering a salary up to R1.5m ctc negotiable on experience.

    Do you have a friend who is a technology specialist? We pay BIG CASH to you if we place a friend that you sent us!

    “If you haven’t heard from e-Merge IT within 2 weeks of your application, please consider it unsuccessful for this position”

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