Friday , December 9 2022

SPARK Schools Careers – Information Systems and Technology Manager

Website SPARK Schools

Job Description:

To enable the creation of business value at SPARK Schools (Africa’s fastest growing education network) using the appropriate and aligned systems and technological solutions. The ability to think at a strategic level to assist all business units in the selection, implementation and operation of systems which will eliminate operational and tactical issues before they arise.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Identify source and target systems and the integration type across our system ecosystem
  • Assist the Technology Executive to plan, coordinate and lead strategic technological projects
  • Provisioning of business systems with the correct technical support. i.e. security, infrastructure performance measurement
  • Provide training to members of staff at all levels to inform them of changes to systems, processes and usage protocols
  • Craft the system blueprint that outlines the system architecture and the flow of information from one system to another
  • Drive integrated planning, design, optimization, operation and control of technological products, processes and services
  • Map out the end-to-end SPARK Schools system ecosystem
  • Lead all systems and technology initiatives
  • Provide technical assistance to the Technology team with the programming techniques and debugging, platforms and frameworks to achieve team’s goals
  • Maintain customer satisfaction in line with strong customer ethic, by ensuring agreed levels of support are achieved and exceptions are properly managed
  • Ensure effective IT Governance is adhered to, in accordance to COBIT
  • Ensure systems’ stability by implementing change control and release management per ITIL
  • Identify gaps with the change deployment process and recommend remedial actions that will lead to optimal operation to support business according to agreed principles (i.e. performance, availability, service level and capacity metrics).
  • Measure quantitatively and qualitatively the usefulness of each system deployed
  • Ensure data is protected, secured across our systems, and not accessible to unauthorized users in adherence to POPI Act,
  • GDPR and other data legistions
  • Design and manage appropriate information security controls in line with SPARK Schools objectives, compliance requirements, and existing environmental risk
  • Ensure the Information Technology structure is optimally configured to deliver excellent service, and that the IT team is adequately skilled and supported to do such
  • Ensure systems and data are adequately protected and can be recovered in an incident to agreed levels (data protection, disaster recovery and business continuity)
  • Interrogate the current technology architecture and system landscape with an intent of identifying inefficiencies, and implement corrective actions
  • Guide the technological direction of SPARK Schools by constructing business plans, overseeing network security and directing online operations
  • Gatekeeper for implementation of changes into production environments

Job Requirements:

  • ITIL and COBIT certification would be a great advantage
  • ERP software experience
  • 5 to 10 years experience all aspects of cloud computing (infrastructure, storage, platforms and data) and working with a variety of technology systems, designing solutions, or developing business applications
  • COBIT (Control Objectives for Information Technologies)
  • BSc / BCom in Computer Science, Information Systems, Systems Engineering or any other related degrees
  • Cloud-based Enterprise Service Bus / Middleware layer and system integration maintenance approaches
  • Payment gateway/billing
  • ITIL Service Lifecycle (Information Technology Infrastructure Library)

Job Details:

Company: SPARK Schools

Job Category: Education

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Cresta, Gauteng, South Africa

Application Deadline: N/A

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