Technical Manager II: Integration, IT, Application Integration (Ref: DOTECHMGRII)

Position in the Information Technology sector in Cape Town - Western Cape
Posted On Monday 27 February 2023
Job Description:

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Our established, reputable client in the retail industry based in the Western Cape, Cape Town city centre are currently seeking the skills of a Technical Manager II: Integration, IT Application Integration Technology


Accountable for management, administration, delivery and maintenance of a sustainable complex technical integration infrastructure and framework consisting of multiple technologies and solutions.


Job description

·        Build and maintain an appropriately motivated skilled team

·        Build a sustainable team capability

·        Develop and maintain effective relationships across business, suppliers and IT.

·        Collaborates with several Vendors who supply technical resources to effectively manage the relationship, understand resource capacity and drive quality delivery

·        Contribute to the on-going improvement of processes, technology and architecture.

·        Ensure operational sustainability of technology and technology based solutions

·        Technology management, maintenance, support and level 3 standby

·        Technical systems management, maintenance, support and level 3 standby

·        Technology implementations and upgrades in accordance with agreed technology management and architecture standards and methodologies

·        Ensure technology lifecycle requirements including upgrades & decomissioning are included in the IT Capital Plan and Integration Strategy

·        Works with the Technical Specialist, Delivery Manager and Operations Manager to ensure digitally relevant DevOps automation and process adherence.

·        Utilise problem solving skills & techniques to drive the resolution of issues

·        Accountable for delivery and maintenance of sustainable complex or multiple technical systems/components.

·        Understand complex software licencing models and ensure deployments do not impact software licencing

·        Use strong analytical and technical skills to provide input into the design of solutions and problem solving.

·        Understand your Technical Architecture and Ensure the right infrastructure is in place for integration

·        Understand Enterprise Architecture and collaborate with EA on solutions

·        Accountable for the team's adherence to the Companies testing & QA practices and processes

·        Ensure systems conform to IT governance and information security requirements

·        Responsible for addressing risks raised by audit (internal and external)

·        Provide input into technology related Risk Management Strategies and risk mitigation

·        Accountable for alignment to IT BCP and formulating individual application BCP

·        Maintain a 3 year Technology Roadmap

·        Contribute to Business Case formulation: resources, infrastructure, software

·        Contribute to the assessment and selection of technologies, solutions and services

·        Coach, mentor and share experience to improve competence and performance of team.



3 year IT Qualification



·        5-7 years’ experience (may be specialist)

·        Technology management skills

·        Software Management skills

·        Project management skills

·        Relevant business knowledge

·        Relevant Integration Technology knowledge in any of the following technologies would be preferable:

o   IBM MessageBroker\IBM Integration Bus (IIB)\IBM App Connect (ACE), ESQL, MRM, DFDL

o   IBM MQ and MFT

o   IBM Datapower

o   Java

o   AWS Cloud Services such as S3, VPC, Glue, etc.

o   Observability tools such as AWS CloudWatch, ELK(Elastic, Kibana), etc.

o   DevOps tools such as Jenkins, AWS CloudFormation, Terraform, Git-based code repositories (i.e BitBicket, GitHub, etc.)

o   Event Streaming tools such as Kafka, Confluent, etc.

·        Ability to research technology-related concepts, trends and best practices, and apply findings

·        Looks beyond symptoms to uncover root causes of problems to be solved

·        Presents problem analysis and a recommended solution rather than just identifying and describing the problem itself

·        Anticipates potential obstacles and their impact on the accomplishment of goals and timelines and propose/ take corrective action where required

·        Monitors and tracks progress to ensure delivery of all planned commitments, and keeps the appropriate people informed

·        Prepares written reports and briefs and communicates ideas clearly.

·        Speaks fluently in team meetings when presenting information.

·        Manages existing partnerships within established agreements or contracts; negotiates adjustments when mutually beneficial to do so.

·        Discusses issues and exchanges information with partners to identify areas of mutual interest and benefit.

·        Demonstrates resourcefulness in acquiring necessary knowledge, skills and competencies to adapt to change




A Consultant will be in touch if you are shortlisted for the position. Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not have been contacted within 2 weeks. We will keep your CV on our database and contact you should you match the criteria of any other vacancies.



Please contact Debra Olivier