Job Title: Senior Project Manager – Actuary focused (VK) 6 months contract

About the client:

One of the leading Financial Services companies with Insurance, Asset Management and Banking streams. The company in South Africa listed on 3 major African stock exchanges, with a growing African footprint and vibrant culture. This is a technology-forward company with a continuous learning environment that is in the business of stakeholders do great things with their money. 

What are we looking for:

The client is looking for a Senior Project Manager  who has an understanding of Actuarial Processes in the context of Financial Services.

Details of Role:
  • Managing the project within the constraints of scope, quality, time and cost, within the project governance framework.
  • You will be accountable for achieving results through the efforts or others.
  • You will be required to deliver specified requirements and meets customer satisfaction.
  • Deliver the required outcomes for each project, phase or stage.
  • Ensure that quality is achieved as planned.
  • Deliver to time and cost within agreed tolerances.
  • Manage people, work and resources involved.
  • Establish and update plans with actuals and forecasts.
  • Manage deviations from plan.
  • Report to respective stakeholders.
  • Escalate decisions and unresolved issues to the relevant stakeholders
Location & Type
  •   Cape Town/ Hybrid working model
Minimum Requirements:
  • Degree in finance, business, project management.
  • PMP (Project Management Professional) or similar project management certification is preferred.
  • 5-10+ years of experience in project management, with a focus on financial services / banking operations and/or regulations.
  • Proficiency in project management software and tools.
  • Actuarial Processes in the Financial Services industry is essential for this role.

Have what it takes? Email your CV to Vuyiseka.kewuti@adcorpgroup.com

BI Developer (PdK) – Cape Town (Permanent)

Our client in the Northern Suburbs of the beautiful Western Cape is looking for a BI Developer to join their team for a 3 year contract.  Our client offers a great environment to work in and a great company to work for.

Essentials are:
A National diploma in IT and completed a STAR Schema methodology course.
  • 3+ years’ experience operating on a senior level as a BI developer.
  • 3 years’ experience in data analysis and reporting development.
  • Experience in data using SQL and an understanding of data warehouse design.
  • 3 years’ experience in coding using BI technologies and programming languages for data warehouses – to populate data into the Data warehouse.
  • Experience in STAR schema Data modelling.
  • Experience in UAT and deployment.
  • 3 years’ experience in maintaining a data warehouse environment.
  • 3 years’ experience in working in a BI team using the Agile methodology and DevSecOps processes
  • 3+ years’ experience in the Microsoft stack ie SSIS, SSRS, SSAS, TSQL, and Azure.
  • Knowledge of data integrity checking in the development life cycle.
  • Knowledge of developing analytics using data visualization tools.
  • Knowledge of how to troubleshoot failures in the data landscape, and;
  • Knowledge in using SQL, understanding of data warehouse design.
Purpose of this role:
  • Is to support the organization’s data services and business strategy
  • To design the data model and transform data to be used for meaningful analytics
  • To support and maintain the reporting environments and data platforms
  • To ensure integrity of data across multiple applications
  • To assist in ensuring alignment of BI technologies with strategic objectives
  • To ensure compliance with PPECB policies and procedures, and;
  • To assist in the development of junior colleagues.

If this is you, please send your CV to portiadk@paracon.co.za

Infrastructure and Security Project Manager (PdK) – Durban (Contract)

One of our esteemed clients in the service industry in South Africa is looking for an Infrastructure and Security Project Manager for a 12 month contract in Durban.  You will be responsible for leading the Project Management of infrastructure security projects to ensure that these projects meet the requirements of our client while at the same time maintaining strong security measures.

To qualify for this role you will need:
  • 5 years infrastructure and 3+ years in IT Security
  • IS Project Management Diploma
  • 5 years in managing projects of IT business applications and 3 years’ experience in the retail industry
  • Experience in managing AWS projects
  • Proven resource management experience
  • Application of IT governance principles
  • Experience in the cost of IT initiatives, and financial budgeting
You will be responsible for:
  • Responsible for developing quarterly IT delivery plans that align to the strategic objectives of the business and IS program
  • Building and managing the relationship with the business areas and key stakeholders within the IS program
  • Ensuring projects and enhancements are delivered on time and to the required specifications
  • Reporting progress of projects back to the IS Program Manager
  • Responsible for identification and on boarding of required project resources.

Do you qualify for this role? If your answer is YES, send your CV too portiadk@paracon.co.za

Senior Network Engineer (AM) – Cape Town (Permanent)

Our client who has been internationally recognized as one of the Top 501 Managed Service Provider since 2009. They have a proven track record of stabilising, innovating, and optimizing on the design and implementation of a wide variety of IT environments.

Their support and optimisation model based on the internationally recognised ISO20000 framework. This resolves various complications in form of capacity planning, skill certification and training, project management and prioritization. 

Key Responsibilities
  • Provide technical support remotely and be willing to do shift work
  • Perform Server Management (Domain, Exchange, AD, File, Print, and Storage) as and when required.
  • Ability to work with Netgear, Cisco, Ruckus, Aruba etc. Assist with network design and capacity planning, including setting up of vlans and other network configurations.
  • Oversee installation, configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting of end user workstation hardware, software, and peripheral devices
  • Assist with strategies for client/server implementations; and the infrastructure required to support those strategies.
  • Assist with new server systems, applications, and hardware.
  • Implement policies, procedures, and technologies (including firewalls) to ensure IT Security.
  • Plan and implement server upgrades, maintenance fixes, and vendor-supplied patches.
  • Provide VoIP and ISP support
  • Recommend and execute modifications to server environment in order to improve efficiency, reliability, and performance.
  • Develop and maintain server and network documentation as and when required.
  • Administer equipment, hardware, and software upgrades.
  • Monitor and test network performance and provide network performance statistics and reports.
  • Recommend, schedule, and perform network improvements, upgrades, and repairs.
  • Analyse / review processes and operating procedures and provide innovative feedback and recommendations.
Minimum Requirement
  • At least 5 years’ equivalent work experience
  • 2-5 Years Experience in Designing and Implementing Firewalling Solutions
  • Advanced-to-Expert level knowledge and hands-on experience of SonicWall and Fortinet Firewalls
  • Knowledge of the following will be beneficial: SonicWall, Fortigate Firewalls, Cisco, Aruba, Ruckus Switches, Networking/VLANs, Ruckus/Aruba/Ubiquiti wireless networks.
  • SNSA (SonicWall Network Security Administrator) willing to achieve SNSP (SonicWall Network Security Professional)
  • Fortinet NSE3 required and must be willing to achieve NSE4+ certifications.
  • Experience installing, configuring, and maintaining all manners of Windows and Linux server hardware and associated network equipment.
  • Familiarity with TCP/IP and other network protocols, firewall management, and operating system configuration.
  • Mid- Senior level knowledge and experience of switching and routing.
  • General knowledge of storage technologies such as SAN or NAS, as well as Active Directory/Global Catalogue.
  • Good general understanding of the ITIL Framework and ITSM Systems
  • Incident management, Problem management, Resolving Service Requests, and applying Change Management where necessary.
  • Excellent knowledge on Microsoft technologies including but not limited to Office 365, Microsoft 365, Azure, Hyper-V
Location & Type:
  • Cape Town (Hybrid)

Please email Amanda Mjali on amanda.mjali@adcorpgroup.com

Senior Data Scientist (AM) – Cape Town (Contract)

Our client in the financial industry is looking for a Senior Data Science to join their team.

Your work is a canvas for change, painted with the data you explore and the insights you uncover. This is a data science role focusing on acquiring as many quality clients as possible through performance and brand marketing, in the most cost-efficient way possible. 

Key Responsibilities
  • Establish the first principles and facilitate discussions about how to create data about relevant user behaviours and measure success. Design event log schemas and test their implementation.
  • Wrangle data into the ideal format for the necessary tool (e.g. Python, Tableau, PowerBI), no how raw and unstructured it and what lake/lakehouse it’s stored in.
  • Setting team metrics: Define holistic measurement frameworks that enable the team to explore their performance holistically and work with the team to identify and track the metrics that measure success
  • Identity loosely defined commercial problems and produce meaningful insights that guide iterations of the teams products and go-to-market campaigns
  • Structure commercial problems into prediction problems by clarifying both what is being predicted and how that enables us to change our products or campaigns to obtain a better result. Develop and implement ML models for the highest priority prediction problems, ensuring outstanding model and product performance.
  • Establish the learning goals of their team, crafting hypothesis statements and learning roadmap wherever needed. Design, execute and draw correct conclusions from experiments by confirming integrity of experiment, avoiding common pitfalls, and executing frequentist or Bayesian A/B analysis.
  • Using rule and unsupervised learning based approaches to segment the client base so we can develop a deeper understanding of customers and build better products for them.
  • Creating impactful visualisations: Produce data and interactive visualisations that enable the whole team to address their recurring reporting and insight needs, without your direct support.
  • Partner with stakeholders to make sure they gain the confidence they need to drive changes in the product roadmap or ask for further insight.
  • Create a culture of insights and learning, where everyone obsesses about their success metrics and are constantly testing and learning to better their performance.
Minimum Requirement
  • At least 5 years’ equivalent work experience
  • 8 years Data Scientist
  • 8 years or more in the Fintech
Location & Type:
  •  (Hybrid)

Please email Amanda Mjali on amanda.mjali@adcorpgroup.com