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Mar 15 2011 12:57
FINMEDIA24
Business Head: Fin24 Personal Finance

An exciting new opportunity exists for a smart, tech-savvy self-starter with a keen interest in personal finance to make his/her mark in the digital media arena. Reporting to the Digital Business Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for the development of a comprehensive personal financial management offering on South Africa’s leading financial web and mobile platform.

You will need excellent project management skills to roll out and manage the development of new innovative digital products and software applications, co-coordinating business, content, marketing, design and development teams to meet evolving business objectives.

A tertiary degree and any experience within financial web and mobile technologies would be a big plus. So too would be an understanding of the unique challenges of today’s media environment – from apps and analytics to social media and paywalls – as you will be responsible for putting together strategies, pitches and presentations for demanding internal and external stakeholders. Excellent communication skills and the ability to deliver quality work under pressure therefore goes without saying.

In short, you’re someone with exceptional energy and digital nous, project management skills, brains, imagination, tenacity, a sense of humour, analytical skills and initiative. The position is based at FinMedia24’s Cape Town office.

Responsibilities

The Business Head serves as the link between the market and FinMedia24’s product delivery teams. The successful candidate will:
  • Work closely with the marketing department to perform product/market analyses and maintain an in-depth understanding of industry trends and best-practice offerings on a global scale.
  • Identify new areas for product growth based on market and client research.
  • Identify big picture development tasks and create appropriate subtasks for the development team to ensure that the objectives are met in a measurable and manageable process.
  • Translate customer requirements into product specifications and backlog requirements that can be actioned by engineering teams, whilst also working with these teams to ensure that the development calendar is progressing as necessary to deliver against the product backlog.
  • Facilitate the explanation and understanding of user stories to team members, including process flow and wireframe specifications; and participate in sprint planning by presenting product backlog details to the team.
  • Control and optimise workflows to ensure the frequent rollout of product enhancements and developments.
  • In return we offer you a competitive salary, pension, medical aid and great prospects within the Naspers group. This, of course, in addition to working with the coolest team in town.
Interested applicants who meet the criteria should email their CVs together with a covering letter to Muziwethu Zwane at muziwethuz@finmedia24.com by April 1 2011.
 
FINMEDIA24
Business Head: Fin24 Investment Hub

Are you smart? Tech savvy? Do you know the difference between a PE ratio and a dividend yield? An exciting new opportunity exists for a self-starter with a keen interest in financial markets to conceptualise and build world-class online offerings to enable consumers to make better investing and trading decisions. Reporting to the Digital Business Manager, the successful candidate will develop and oversee all the companies' and markets data (consumer/ retail focused) on FinMedia24’s digital and mobile properties.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong analytical skills and come from a product- and systems development background. Strong financial and investment knowledge is essential, and experience working in an Agile/Scrum environment a definite plus.

Responsibilities

The Business Head serves as the link between the market and FinMedia24’s product delivery teams. The successful candidate will:
  • Work closely with the marketing department to produce product/market analyses and maintain an in-depth understanding of industry trends and best practice offerings on a global scale.
  • Identify new areas for product growth based on market and client research.
  • Identify big-picture development tasks and create appropriate subtasks for the development team to ensure that the objectives are met in a measurable and manageable process.
  • Translate customer requirements into product specifications and backlog requirements that can be actioned by engineering teams, whilst also working with these teams to ensure that the development calendar is progressing as necessary to deliver against the product backlog.
  • Facilitate the explanation and understanding of user stories to team members, including process flow and wireframe specifications; and participate in sprint planning by presenting product backlog details to the team.
  • Control and optimise workflows to ensure the frequent rollout of product enhancements and developments.
  • Serve as the “product expert” for assigned area for purposes of initial internal and external training and documentation.
Requirements
  • Detailed knowledge of financial markets and data, preferably from a trading/ stock-broking perspective.
  • 5+ years’ financial/investment experience and 3+ years experience as either a product manager/owner or business analyst.
  • A consistent track-record in successfully handling complex projects.
  • Experience translating user stories and business requirements into application design specifications, applying a market-oriented, strategic vision.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively gather information from disparate sources and determine correct courses of action
You will be responsible for putting together product and data bundling strategies, pitches and presentations for demanding internal and external stakeholders, so excellent communication skills and the ability to deliver quality work under pressure goes without saying.

In return we offer you a competitive salary, pension, medical aid and great prospects within the Naspers group. This, of course, in addition to working with the coolest team in town.

Interested applicants who meet the criteria should email their CVs together with a covering letter to Muziwethu Zwane at muziwethuz@finmedia24.com by April 1 2011.

FINMEDIA24
Assistant Business Manager: Digital

An exciting opportunity exists for a self-starter with a keen interest in business and finance to make their mark in the digital media arena. The Digital Business Manager who oversees FinMedia24’s digital and mobile properties is looking for a bright young superstar to assist in running the division. You are smart, tech savvy, super organized and hungry to prove yourself in the fast moving digital and online publishing industry.

You will play a key supporting role in the overall management and administration of business, editorial, marketing and development teams. So we’re looking for a team player, who is full of ideas and keen to make an impact on the team – fast.

Responsibilities
  • Maintain the Finmedia24 web and mobile platforms including Fin24.com, Sake24.com, Miningmx.com and Squeezeback.com.
  • Manage projects and the rollout of new technologies on these titles from inception to launch.
  • Support the digital sales function.
  • Put together strategies, pitches and presentations for demanding internal and external stakeholders.
  • Provide a key liaison roll between the business manager and business heads, IT, marketing and editorial.
Requirements
  • A tertiary degree.
  • Experience in publishing or account management a big plus.
  • An understanding of, and interest in, key technological developments and trends.
  • At least 2 years' project management/ account management experience.
  • Mobile and web publishing experience would be a big plus.
In return we’ll offer you a competitive salary, pension, medical aid and great prospects within the Naspers group. Mostly, we know you’ll want to work with the coolest team in town.

Interested applicants who meet the criteria should email their CVs together with a covering letter to Muziwethu Zwane at muziwethuz@finmedia24.com by April 1 2011.
 
 
FINMEDIA24
Data Project Manager Job Specification

McGregor BFA is seeking an experienced Data Project Manager at their Johannesburg branch to take ownership of externally sourced data and drive its use in products. This position will report into the Business Head of the corporate product suite and will facilitate the continuous enhancement and maintenance of all external price data sources through a talented team of developers, testers, business analysts, and technical writers using Agile/scrum methodologies. The ideal candidate comes to us with strong analytical skills, a solid understanding of market data for the various financial instruments listed on the local and international exchanges, a strong financial and/or investment related background and experience as a Data Manager.

As technology is the key to our success, we build most of the necessary applications in-house with highly motivated teams. Using Agile development methods, we are able to quickly adapt to emerging needs of Business and deliver applications that provide the necessary features the fastest way possible.

Responsibilities

The Data Project Manager serves as the link between the various external providers of market / investment data and the delivery thereof via the company’s products.  The successful candidate will be responsible for:
  • Owning and managing relationships with external market data suppliers.
  • Understanding market data for the various financial instruments listed on exchanges and  liaising with database specialists in processing and storing data appropriately.
  • Monitoring data quality.  Specifying and managing automated alerts to identify anomalies in data.  Working with suppliers to query and resolve such issues.  Devising alerts to trap future instances of anomalies identified.
  • Maintaining market knowledge.  Keeping abreast of developments in the industry.  Monitoring alternative sources and new offerings.
  • Working with product managers to ensure that the product functionality enables optimal usage of the data by end-users.
  • Assisting sales and support teams with data queries and custom data solutions.
Requirements

As the Data Project Manager you will need to be able to demonstrate experience in:
  • Detailed knowledge of financial and investment market data.
  • Experience in a brokerage, asset management, market data vending or similar environment.
  • Creating relationships with external data suppliers, clients, prospects and internal areas (sales, pre-sales, professional services).
  • Work with internal areas (development, database specialists, etc.) to manage the ongoing processing and maintenance of all external market data received.
  • Serve as the “market data expert” for internal business and development staff members.
  • Work with sales department in prospective sales situations.  You will conduct site visits and presentations as necessary.
  • Strong Business Analyst skills.
You will have:
  •  A BCom or similar business degree.
  • 3+ years’ financial/investment experience and 3+ years specific domain experience as either a business end user or in a similar content management function within a software vendor.
  • Understand both how buy/sell decisions and commercial value determinations are made.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply a market/strategic vision on top of the end user provided requirements.
  • Consistent record of success in dealing with complex projects.
  • Ability to simultaneously handle multiple complex tasks.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively gather information from disparate sources and determine correct courses of action.
  • Familiarity with SQL databases will be advantageous.
  • Experience with application development – commercial or in-house.  Experience with Agile methodology a plus.
  • Strong communication and documentation skills – oral & written.
  • Domain expertise
  • Demonstrated problem solving capability
You will need to possess strong interpersonal skills and be able to work face-to-face with stakeholders and therefore excellent presentation and communication skills are key. This is an excellent opportunity to join a dynamic company where your success will be rewarded in terms of progression and remuneration.

Interested applicants who meet the criteria should email their CVs together with a covering letter to Sandy Kerkhove at sandyk@finmedia24.com by April 1 2011.


FINMEDIA24
Product Manager: Real Time and Trade Job Specification

FinMedia24 is seeking an experienced Product Manager based at their Cape Town offices for their real time markets and trading products. This position will report into the Business Head: Real Time and Trade and will facilitate the following key functions:
  • Front end enhancements and maintenance.
  • Systems stability.
  • Systems testing.
  • Business development.
  • Market research.
  • Writing of specifications, user guides and marketing material.
  • Internal training.
The above functions will be supported by a talented team of developers, QA staff, business analysts and technical writers making use of Agile/Scrum methodologies. These methodologies allow for quick response to market developments and requirements as well as flexibility in producing products.

Responsibilities

The Product Manager serves as the link between the market (general trends, competitive positioning, clients and prospects) and the product delivery capabilities of the business. The successful candidate will be responsible for:
  • Product/market analysis and improvement to include an in depth understanding of industry trends and work with market participants in the real time and trading space to identify areas for product enhancement.
  • Conduct requirements analysis.
  • Identify areas for product growth, market penetration and diversification based on market research.
  • Identify big picture development tasks and create appropriate subtasks with supporting documentation to ensure successful achievement of business and financial objectives.
  • Translate business requirements into product specifications and backlog requirements actionable by engineering teams.
  • Work closely with engineering teams to project manage the process and ensure delivery of product according to predetermined specifications and timelines.
  • Elaborate on requirements through user stories with team members, including process and data modelling activities as well as participating in sprint planning through presentation of product backlog and user stories to the team to ensure understanding of requirements.
  • Collaborate with other Product Managers to ensure that the functionality and workflow supports, and is consistent with work conducted in other areas of the business.  
  • Control all aspects of workflows within the product building, enhancement and maintenance process.

Requirements

As Product Manager you will be able to demonstrate experience in:
  • Detailed knowledge of financial and investment data particularly with regard to real time investment and trade data across a large number of asset classes including Equities, Contracts for Difference and Futures.
  • Creating and sustaining relationships with current and prospective clients as well as internal stakeholders to conduct ongoing review of results of the iterative development process.
  • Work closely with engineering and QA teams to manage the ongoing Agile Development process.
  • Serve as product expert for all real time and trading systems for purposes of initial internal and external training as well as production of all supporting documentation.
  • Work with sales department in prospective sales situations conducting site visits and presentations as necessary.
  • Strong Business Analyst skills.
You will have:
  • 5+ years financial/investment experience with particular leaning toward trading systems and 3+ years specific domain experience as either a business end user or similar product management functions within a software vendor.
  • In depth understanding of operations and workflows in your assigned domain.
  • Experience translating domain workflows and requirements into application design specifications.
  • Understanding of how buy/sell decisions and commercial value determinations are made.
  • Demonstrate ability to apply a market/strategic vision on top of the end user provided requirements.
  • Consistent record of success in dealing with complex projects.
  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple complex tasks.
  • Demonstrate ability to effectively gather information from disparate sources and determine the correct course of action.
  • Experience with application development with particular reference to the Agile/Scrum methodology.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrate strong problem solving capabilities.
You will need to possess strong interpersonal skills and be able to work face to face with various internal and external stakeholders. Excellent communication and presentation skills are essential. This presents and outstanding opportunity to join a dynamic, forward thinking company where your success will be rewarded in terms of progression and remuneration.

Interested applicants who meet the criteria should email their CVs together with a covering letter to Glenn Orford at glenno@finmedia24.com by April 1 2011.

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