Lead Technical Consultant

Department:
Wealth Management
Work type:
Permanent
Location:
Johannesburg, South Africa
Closing date:
30/12/2017

Bravura Solutions, already a market-leading technology vendor for financial services firms in Australia, New Zealand and the UK has identified the retail and institutional South African financial services industry as a key strategic market to benefit from technology advancements.

Bravura Solutions see technology as a key enabler for wealth management and life insurance businesses to increase the quality of their offering to clients by shifting to a next generation platform solution that is cost efficient and flexible. Financial services in South Africa has been undergoing significant change in light of the Retail Distribution Review (RDR) and other regulatory changes, similar to what we have experienced in the UK. There is a really positive focus on raising intermediary professionalism and improving services to clients. To that end, Bravura Solutions are in the process of rolling out our Sonata wealth management platform to South African clients to support this process.

Bravura Solutions have been present in the South African market since 2009 through their partnership with a major South African bank.

About the role

The job holder will be responsible for providing technical advice and guidance to external and internal clients.  The role holder will be an expert in all Wealth Management related software, interfaces, solutions and implementations within Bravura South Africa. They will be involved in the support and resolution of complex technical requirements or issues.  The role has client-facing aspects, including visits to client offices.

Main activities

  • The job holder will be responsible for providing technical advice and guidance to external and internal clients. The role holder will be an expert in all Wealth Management related software, interfaces, solutions and implementations within Bravura EMEA. They will be involved in the support and resolution of complex technical requirements or issues. The role has client-facing aspects, including visits to client office
  • Advise on client projects regarding integration of Bravura’s WM products into the client’s systems environment
  • Advise on infrastructure requirements and deployment model for Bravura’s WM products
  • Work with client projects to document the integration model
  • Gather and document requirements and solution designs for system enhancements to support integration and technically complex processing areas
  • Liaise with the Bravura development team to ensure technical and integration solutions are delivered in line with design expectations
  • Acceptance testing of integration enhancements to validate functionality and gain familiarity with configuration
  • Directly support clients integration development and configuration against Sonata interfaces
  • Liaise with global technical colleagues
  • Advising and supporting client implementations of the Sonata application suite
  • Advising on infrastructure environment requirements for client implementations of Sonata
  • Workshops, meetings, and liaison with clients to determine systems integration requirements
  • Production of solution design documents which describe integration models and interaction, and define required enhancements to Sonata
  • Defining and documenting solution designs for technical aspects of functional enhancements, working with Business Analysts in production of the functional solution design document
  • Defining contracts and behaviours for new and enhanced interfaces to support client systems integration
  • Involvement in scoping studies and the provision of solutions to clients
  • Providing guidance and support for integration of client systems and web sites to Sonata
  • Providing support and analysis in performance planning, improvement and benchmark exercises
  • Advising project teams on technical issues where necessary
  • Working with global Product Management and Development teams to provide technical consultancy input into product and technical enhancements
  • Sonata web services – design of service contracts, support of clients in using them
  • Providing guidance to clients around the deployment and upgrade of the Sonata suite
  • Liaising with the development team to ensure understanding of requirements and solution expectations
  • Validation of technical aspects of system enhancements prior to client delivery
  • Production of technical configuration documentation
  • Technical troubleshooting and problem resolution
  • Data migration strategy formulation, execution and support

To be successful in this role candidates will require:

 

  • Proven client facing consultancy and relationship skills
  • Strong technical and design skills and analytical ability
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral including the ability to explain technical designs and issues
  • Proactive approach to work with the ability to exercise initiative
  • Self-control and resilience including the ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Strong negotiating skills with the ability to influence and liaise across all levels
  • Ability to work in a team environment and respond positively to tight deadlines

 

Technical Skills

  • Enterprise application integration
  • Java development experience
  • Software architecture
  • Systems integration technologies, including web services and messaging
  • Web site integration, including iFraming
  • SAML
  • Message queue integration
  • Oracle / SQL
  • JSP / JSF2/Angular 2Javascript/GroovyExperience of producing and working with UML based design documentation

 

  • Educated to Degree Level
  • Knowledge of Investment, Life, Pensions, WRAP and LISP business
  • Advanced knowledge of software platform architectures, including deployment models and integration
  • Business knowledge within the Finance sector to achieve the desired functionality with the Sonata software
  • Knowledge of Java technologies
  • Knowledge of HTML/XML/XSLT scripting
  • A proven understanding of the development life cycle with a wide understanding of project deliverables
  • Knowledge of Web services and XML
  • Knowledge of Information Security Frameworks and Encryption
  • Knowledge of JBoss / Wildfly Application Server

 

Experience

  • Commercial software development experience – preferably in Java technologies
  • Proven experience within a financial services environment
  • Proven experience in a client facing role #LI-PRIORITY

 

 

 

Apply now

If you believe that you have the relevant experience and knowledge for this role please apply directly below. Please note only successful applicants will be contacted.

Contact phone:
Only PDF and Word documents will be accepted. Combined file size should be no larger than 9MB.
* Required fields