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Job category searched
» IT, new technologies
» Production, maintenance, quality
» R&D, project management
Professional experience
More than 10 years
» Banking, insurance, finance
» IT, software engineering, Internet
» Research and development
Professional Experience: 
Since 05.2011
CEO and Owner
e2e Technology Solutions
Steven is a seasoned IT professional with 40 years of hands-on technical experience in various technology roles, which positions him as an ideal candidate for a number of positions, such as CIO/CTO, Program/Project Manager, Solutions Architect, Business Analyst, etc. Professional Experience • Chief Information/Technology Officer • Project and Program management • Business Analyst and Solution Architect • Product Management • Software development • Hardware maintenance and support
07.2018 - 05.2019
Senior Program/Project Manager
MTN SA
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Assigned to establish a "project management culture" within the HR division, reported directly to CHRO • Managed the HR Portfolio/Program consisting of 14 projects PROJECTS • Policy refresh (46 HR policies) • Sexual harassment program • Awards and recognition program • Retention of critical skills program • Temporary Employment Services appointments • Remuneration and Bonuses program • Stream for POPI • Stream for moving Oracle ERPM solution from “On-Premises” solution to Cloud solution
12.2015 - 01.2018
Senior Program/Project Manager and Banking SME
BancABC
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Initially appointed to manage the CR2 Bankworld network upgrade, reported directly to Head of Retail Banking • Took over Program and Project management of all Digital Channels, driving towards Omni-Channel solution • Provided advisory service in capacity as Subject Matter Expert on consolidation of disparate Switch-, ATM- and EFT-POS platforms onto a single, cloud-based solution PROJECTS • Major upgrade of 6 x CR2 Bankworld switches and Card Management System across 5 countries • Upgrade of the Internet Banking platform • Implementation/deployment of a Mobile Banking Platform (USSD and Android/Blackberry/iPhone Apps) • Implementation/deployment of an EFT-POS solution (Zimbabwe implemented in 8 weeks) • Implementation/deployment of an Agency Banking solution • Upgrade of ATM landscape (OS, Application stack) • Cash Acceptance on ATM’s for Botswana and Mozambique • Migration of Mozambique ATM’s and EFT-POS to SIMO/Interbancos platform • VISA, MasterCard and UPI certification • PCI-DSS compliance
11.2013 - 11.2015
Senior Project Manager
MISYS
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Appointed by Misys to rescue one of their key-accounts (Rand Merchant Bank/First National Bank) • Assigned to recover the project and restore the client’s confidence in Misys’s delivery capability • The project encompassed the implementation of numerous modules for a Trade Finance solution, as well as a B2B Trading Portal • Managed some smaller projects on behalf of Misys with other clients across Africa, working with partners on bespoke development and integration into the Misys platforms • Typical project-related duties
03.2013 - 10.2013
Solutions Architect and SME Advisor
Selcom
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Analysed and documented their existing Mobile Banking (USSD and App) solution • Trained team on ATM/Switch/Security/Communications requirements • Advisory to implement their own ATM network PROJECTS • Analysis and documentation of their existing Mobile Transacting application
08.2012 - 02.2013
Chief Information/Technology Officer
Smartec Technologies (Pty) Ltd
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Head-hunted for the role of CIO/CTO, reported directly to CEO • Managing the Infrastructure team, the Product Specialists, the Software Engineers (7 staff members) and the operations of the technology division • Managing the workshop/factory team (10) and daily operations • Managing suppliers/vendors (GRG Banking) • Developing new business opportunities • Providing pre- and post-sales support, setting up of exhibitions, etc • Determining a strategic direction with regards to products and service offerings PROJECTS • Consolidation of licences and service charges • Offline processing capability on bulk cash acceptance units
04.2012 - 07.2012
Senior Professional Services Consultant
Wincor Nixdorf SA
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Management of local Software Support team, reported directly to CEO • Coordinating with Product Managers in Germany • Providing customer consultation and support • Managing implementation services • Pre- and Post-sales support PROJECTS • Managing implementation services
05.2011 - 03.2012
Senior Project Manager
S1 Corporation
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Appointed by S1 to rescue one of their key-accounts (EDCON Group) • The project encompassed the implementation of numerous modules on their Postilion system, in order to bring previously outsourced functionality in-house • The outsourced service providers were already given notice of cancellation, so the project was under severe timeline constraints • Managed some smaller projects on behalf of S1 with other South African clients, working with partners on bespoke development and integration into the Postilion platform • Typical project-related duties: • Tracking/managing project deliverables, project issues, project risks, project scope • Managing project resources (25 resources) • Time-reporting and sign-off of time-sheets • Negotiating/costing change requests • Managing testing and Quality Control • Managing vendors and partners • Reports/updates to Project Sponsors (Clients) and S1’s management • Invoicing/billing PROJECTS • Implementation of major new functional modules on EDCON Group’s Postilion system • BIG ISO upgrades on SAPO’s Postilion system • Smaller deliverables with 5 other South African clients
08.2008 - 04.2011
Chief Information/Technology Officer
Vela ATM
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Appointed by Vela to establish the entire system/infrastructure, reported directly to CEO • Design, construction and implementation of the entire solution • Design and implementation of the office network/infrastructure • Head of software development/support team • Daily operation of infrastructure and services • Vendor management and support • New product development
04.2001 - 08.2007
Banking Industry Specialist
GijimaAST Group (Pty) Ltd
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Business Development Executive – develop new business opportunities • Product Manager – managed Wincor Nixdorf relationship and their Banking, Retail and Postal Services products and solutions • Solution Architect – analysed client requirements and designed solutions • Project Manager – managed product/services projects at clients • Hardware Maintenance and Support – advised the maintenance division on Parts, Stock, SLA’s, etc • Software Support – managed a team of software developers • Sales Support – provided pre- and post-sales support, setting up of exhibitions, etc • Vendor management - managed relationship with Wincor Nixdorf sales-, Product- and Technical teams • Training - “Train the trainer” for hardware maintenance and software support staff in SA and other SSA country partners
07.2007 - 03.2008
Head of Product – Banking Division
NATECH (Pty) Ltd
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Managing the entire Banking/Self-Service division within the organisation, reported directly to CEO • Overseeing the analysis, design and manufacturing of kiosk devices and the associated applications • Managing suppliers/vendors (Fujitsu/Siemens) • Developing new business opportunities • Providing pre- and post-sales support, setting up of exhibitions, etc
01.1997 - 06.2000
Program/Project Manager
IBM SA
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Program management in IBM's Strategic Outsourcing area on the Goldfields account • Managing a team of project managers, allocated workloads • Project management of various projects in the Goldfields portfolio • Managing the ABSA ATM project with Diebold equipment • Documenting customer requirements • Scoping/costing Requests for Service (RFS)
05.1996 - 12.1996
Software Specialist
National Data Systems (Pty) Ltd
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Responsible for sales- and software-support on Automated Teller Machines in the Gauteng area PROJECTS • Software support – Nedcor, Absa, FNB
04.1991 - 06.1996
Project Leader / Senior Systems Builder
ABSA Bank (Pty) Ltd
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Project leader for the ATM team • Task team to investigate biometric payment solutions for SASSA payments • Merging of the 4 banks’ ATM platforms into a single ATM platform PROJECTS • Single ATM platform – instrumental in timeous delivery of the platform • Biometrics – pension pay-out solution
04.1989 - 03.1991
Senior Analyst Programmer
Volkskas Bank (Pty) Ltd
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Headhunted by Volkskas bank due to unique experience gained on the evaluation of the IBM PBM (Personal Banking Machine) during tenure at United Building Society • Sole responsibility to develop and implement the new PBM solution PROJECTS • Implement new IBM Personal Banking Machine
09.1988 - 03.1989
Analyst Programmer
Sage Life (Pty) Ltd
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Software development of new functionality on their actuarial application PROJECTS • New functionality
03.1986 - 08.1988
Analyst Programmer
United Building Society (Pty) Ltd
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Evaluation of a pre-production prototype ATM from IBM (Personal Banking Machine) – sole responsibility to develop application stack and evaluate the PBM operation • Development/maintenance of ATM applications • Development/maintenance of teller applications PROJECTS • ATM/PBM evaluation • Reduction of application size (COBOL executables)
12.1979 - 02.1986
Associate Systems Engineer / Advanced Customer Engineer
IBM SA (Pty) Ltd
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Systems Engineering support to retail customers on IBM products • Development of a loyalty application for Metro Cash & Carry • Stand-in for territory manager (2 IC) • Workload allocation for customer engineers • Field maintenance of IBM equipment • Training of junior field engineers • Support of junior engineers
01.1977 - 11.1979
Apprentice Electro Radar
S.A.D.F. – Airforce
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • This involved the daily maintenance and repairs of equipment in the radar division.
Skills
Steven is a seasoned IT professional with 40 years of hands-on technical experience in various technology roles, which positions him as an ideal candidate for a number of positions, such as CIO/CTO, Program/Project Manager, Solutions Architect, Business Analyst, etc. He is highly skilled at program and project management, business analysis, solution design, systems integration, and driving business value by leveraging “best-of-breed” products/technologies to provide world-class solutions to clients. He has extensive experience on Project Delivery Life Cycles and Systems/Software Development Life Cycles. Steven has successfully designed, built and implemented various solutions in the Financial Services Industry, including the support and managed services that effectively deliver these solutions, and has managed over 40 projects across various industry sectors and Southern African countries. He is a also a subject matter expert and advisor on Banking Self Service- (ATM’s, Cash Recycler, Teller Assist Units, Kiosks, Cash Management, ATM management) and other delivery channels (EFT-POS, Internet Banking, Mobile Banking, Agency Banking, Retail POS, Fuel-POS, etc.), with extensive experience on Transaction Acquiring / Routing / Processing / Settlement, Financial Payment systems, etc.
Education
Professional
Since 01.1980
More than 80 courses completed
Various Institutions
More than 80 technical, financial, marketing, business, sales and soft skills courses completed. List of courses with associated dates of attendance is in my detailed CV. Certificates are available on request
02.2000 - 05.2000
Diploma in Project Management (NQF 6)
Damelin Management School
PMBOK/Waterfall Project Methodology training Preceded by IBM Internal Project Methodologies (WSDDM and MITP) training and MS Project training
01.1978 - 05.1978
National Technical Senior Certificate 4 (NQF 5)
Pretoria Technicon
Mathematics (AT1) Mathematics (BT1) Physics (B) Applied Technology (1.C) Basic Electricity
05.1978 - 08.1978
National Technical Senior Certificate 4 (NQF 5)
S.A.D.F. Technical College
This college is affiliated with Pretoria Technicon Basic Electronics (Theory & Practical)
01.1972 - 11.1976
High School Grade 12 (Matric Higher Grade - NTSC 3 - NQF 4)
Langlaagte Technical High School
Afrikaans (1st language) English (2nd language) Mathematics Science & Physics Technical Drawings (Draftsman) Electrical Theory
Languages
afrikaansnative
englishfluent
More information
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Eastern Cape - Gauteng - KwaZulu-Natal - Western Cape - International
Place of residence : Gauteng
Permanent contract - Fixed-term contract - Freelance
23.10.2019
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