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RPA Techno Functional Lead

Johannesburg, Gauteng 2001
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As an Application Developer, you will lead IBM into the future by translating system requirements into the design and development of customized systems in anagile environment. The success of IBM is in your hands as you transform vital business needs into code and drive innovation. Your work will power IBM and its clients globally, collaborating and integrating code into enterprise systems. You will have access to the latest education, tools and technology, and a limitless career path with the worlds technology leader. Come to IBM and make a global impact!

Your Role and Responsibilities
- Design, develop and configure intelligent automation processes to meet the defined process requirements in accordance with standard design principles and conventions.
- Be able to quickly learn RPA design standards and principles to develop automation objects that are efficient, well structured, maintainable and easy to understand.
- Technical leadership to provide input to the automation opportunities in terms of potential solution design and level of effort.
- Setting up of RPA Center of Excellence by using industry standards
- Create and maintain solution documentation. Comply with and help to enforce design and coding standards, policies and procedures.
- Actively contribute towards the creation, implementation and continuous improvement of client design principles and standards for intelligent automation/RPA.
- Collaborate across technical and functional teams that are responsible for the underlying systems when developing process automations interacting with those systems
- Develop technical depth in the RPA technology from a development, architecture and complementary tool capability.
- Have the ability to work in an agile framework with iterative cycles of requirements definition, development and testing.
- Leads diverse types of interviews, meetings or workshops to define and design automation solutions
- Design RPA COE framework & operating model for the clients to deliver projects in centralized, federated & partial federated COE structures
- Design various COE artefacts required for the successful deployment of RPA solution
- Responsible for end-to-end RPA project life cycle i.e. from process identification, creation of business case, identify feasible RPA solution, benefit rationalization, solution deployment using Agile methodology & project handover to RPA COE team
- Bring a level of robotic knowledge to our clients and play an important role in communicating the robotic solution in client meetings and workshops by providing high level understanding of RPA, responding to client queries from RPA advisory, implementation and technology perspectives
- Perform RPA vendor analysis and provide best suited solution that meet client requirement i.e. vanilla process automation, cognitive automation & AI
- Work collaboratively with process owners during the testing phases to fix assigned bugs with quality solutions
- Work dynamically in a brand new team structure and technology space within the organization where governance, structure and processes are still being defined and evolved.
- Be willing and eager to wear different hats and bring ideas to the table as we move forward quickly to deliver value, while still establishing all the facets of a full practice.
- Take responsibility for deliverables including work estimation, planning, communication with process analysts, and automation quality/robustness.
- Work across technology teams, including cybersecurity, infrastructure and other application teams to deliver robust automations.
- Work with offshore resources as needed to deliver automations.
- Identify opportunities for industrialization of objects for reuse in future processes.
- Be proactive in identification of new process, technology, and business opportunities.
- Provide production support for automations leveraging standard processes.
- Work very closely with the functional process analysts to ensure agility of development and troubleshooting. Continuously improve the overall robustness of automations through monitoring, automated error handling, and proactive identification of opportunities.
- Perform application troubleshooting and user issue resolution as needed for escalations.
- Works closely with the client to define RPA value proposition and solution scope.
- Analyzes client processes, and identifies RPA opportunities.
- Recommends RPA approach/strategy to the clients
- Participates in the problem identification/error resolution process, including tracking, repairing and reporting defect
- Identifies appropriate technology platforms best suited for client requirements.
- Creates and presents to the client architecture and solution proposals.
- Works with Operations Solution Architect to create compelling Business Case including savings as well as implementation and run costs estimate.
- Leads diverse types of interviews, meetings or workshops to define and design automation solutions
- Design, develop and deploy Robotic Process Automation (RPA) solutions using Automation Anywhere/Blue Prism/UI PATH, design principles and conventions.
- Responsibility of the integrated platform design for robotics process automation (RPA), cloud/infrastructure design and security design.
- Determine and define for the RPA solution; Dev Architecture, Execution Architecture, Infrastructure Architecture in relation to RPA solutions.
- Ensure successful implementation of RPA platform across identified business processes.
- Present and communicate detailed & complex information to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
- Evaluate processes and make recommendations with regard to their potential and suitability for RPA and work effort estimation
- Defines and plans the development approach for larger projects through to smaller developments factoring in the existing RPA programme and future development opportunities into the solution design
- Create and maintain throughout the project lifecycle, the Solution Design Document (SDD) including detailed RPA solution process flows, process and technical specification
- Report status, issues and risks to the technical architect, process analysts and RPA leadership on a regular basis
- Possess solid communication and collaboration skills to foresee and highlight potential requirements gaps

Required Professional and Technical Expertise
- 5+ years of experience in RPA using Blue Prism
- Strong knowledge and expertise in Process Automation architectures with solid technical expertise and superb troubleshooting skills across the full spectrum of RPA technologies.
- Deep expertise in software development, software testing methodologies, release management and operations processes and standards.
- Demonstrated project management experience in Agile (Scrum), project planning, execution, risk management, and resource management.
- Expert level experience with Blue Prism & Automation Anywhere

Preferred Professional and Technical Expertise
- Prior consulting, advisory, or professional services would be desirable.
- Strong leadership presence and ability to interact at all levels including and be able to lead deep-dive technical /business discussions around design.
- Mentors team members in technology, architecture and delivery of applications.
- Successful teamwork experience and demonstrated leadership abilities are required.
- Strong sense of Team-first attitude.
- Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- 4+ years of Development Experience

About Business Unit
IBM Global Business Services (GBS)
We are the world's largest consulting services organization. GBS provides clients with business transformation and industry expertise, and the ability to translate that expertise into integrated, responsive, and innovative business solutions. We offer consulting services across multiple industries and cover the whole process chain from strategy consulting through to the construction, implementation and operation of technical and commercial solutions.

Your Life @ IBM
IBM is one of the worlds largest providers of information technology solutions and business consultancy. Our vision is to bring a new level of smart to how the world works. A place where people, businesses, governments and systems are interconnected and work together. A place where billions of people will live and work better.

About IBM
IBMs greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Location Statement
For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

Being You @ IBM
Affirmative Action and/or EE candidates will be given first preference as per our employment equity strategies.



  • Computers Software and Hardware
Posted: 2019-09-04 Expires: 2019-10-04

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