System Manager


Pepkor IT is looking for a technical systems manager that can develop, service, maintain and grow relationships with our retail partners. You will be responsible for the full life cycle of products which you will achieve by working with business product owners and stakeholders in defining the strategy and roadmap for various digital products. You will ensure products are developed efficiently, within budget, using the most suitable technologies by working very closely with various development teams. You know how to lead and influence in order to achieve the desired outcome. You should be comfortable managing ambiguity and complexity. You must have a blend of business and technical knowledge that includes a big-picture vision and the capability to make that vision a reality.

  • Accountable for the delivery of value as defined by the Product owner and ensure quality solutions and system stability;
  • Define and maintain long term Product Technology Roadmap(s) and align with company technology strategy;
  • Provide subject matter expertise on best practices in the product team environment;
  • Apply product and organisational knowledge to lead the product team;
  • Accountable for overall design;
  • Identify and manage technical debt;
  • Provides technical mentoring to the team;
  • Ensures strong, most appropriate development methods are followed;
  • Accountable for team documentation;
  • Approves change controls;
  • Accountable for team time logging;
  • Provides technical status updates (also in cross-team projects);
  • Represent scrum team at cross-team meetings;
  • Holds team and individuals accountable to their commitments;
  • Evaluates performance of team members.


Key Competencies and Qualifications

  • 10+ years experience in an IT management role in a product-focused business
  • Ability to manage budgets and resource requirements effectively
  • Good people management skills
  • Mentoring employees that report to you
  • Delegate, prioritise and manage a diverse workload which spans multiple concurrent products
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to motivate and influence cross-functional teams
  • Ability to blend your technical understanding with business experience to drive product outcome
  • Tech savvy and passionate about building products
  • Experience in an Agile environment

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