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Associate Director, DevOps Engineering Lead

Position Summary

  • At KPMG, you’ll join a team of diverse and dedicated problem solvers, connected by a common cause: to turn insight into opportunity for clients and communities around the world.
  • We seek a professional with broad cloud engineering experience to help clients architect and automate software development leveraging cloud platforms and technologies.
  • This is a Full Time, Hybrid Pan-African role, with responsibility for leading a team across the continent, and the resource will be based in either Johannesburg, Nairobi, or Lagos.

Role and Responsibilities
Strategy

  •  Provide DevOps and Cloud engineering support to the Africa digital transformation team
  •  Leverage local and global KPMG artefacts, SMEs, and other network assets to shape a compelling and pragmatic strategy
  •  Leverage regional alliances with technology partners (e.g. Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, AWS, Google, etc) to drive proactive leads generation, joint pitch, pipeline management and conversions where required
  •  Manage, coach and grow the DevOps and Cloud engineering team
  •  Lead key business development activities for advisory products including targeting key C- level clients, proposing services and closing opportunities
  •  Ensure service teams are buoyant and properly resourced
  •  Build strong relationships with CTOs and be the trusted Cloud and DevOps advisor
  •  Ensure all teams are complying with both client and firm regulatory and security controls and can feed these ways of working back to the community

Client Impact

  •  Work with clients to architect products, platforms and solutions that are performant, scalable and extensible.
  •  Provide subject matter expertise to clients across Africa on cloud-related subjects.
  •  Develop and implement effective cloud strategies for clients across Africa.
  •  Drive business growth across Africa through new business development and expansion of existing client accounts.
  •  Stay up to date with industry trends and emerging technologies to ensure we provide clients with the latest and most effective solutions.
  •  Work closely with clients to understand business needs and develop tailored solutions.
  •  Develop practice through thought leadership and training. Finance
  •  Deliver on targets and goals (including sales goals).
  •  Provide annual budget input for the area of responsibility for approval and integration into service line/ growth area budget.
  •  Manage the annual budget, including costs for designated area.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills
The ideal candidate has:

  •  Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science,
  • Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, or any other relevant field.
  •  Minimum of 10 years’ experience in infrastructure, cloud, and DevOps engineering roles with demonstratable knowledge of cloud technologies.
  •  Well-grounded experience leading and delivering large software, infrastructure, and cloud transformational projects.
  •  Expertise in the design, implementation, and maintenance of cloud infrastructure and services.
  •  Extensive hands-on experience with public cloud providers such as AWS, Azure and/or GCP.
  •  Proven experience in software development or scripting languages such as Python/Go/PowerShell/Nodejs/C# or equivalent.
  •  Solid CI/CD pipelining skills and experience using any of Octopus/TeamCity/Jenkins/Azure DevOps or equivalent.
  •  Proven experience on performance tuning, troubleshooting and resolution of issues that may arise in production.
  •  Design, implement, and maintain scalable, highly available, and fault-tolerant systems.
  •  Automate the provisioning, scaling, and management of cloud resources using tools such as Terraform and CloudFormation.
  •  Deep experience with Container orchestration tools, such as Kubernetes or Docker swarm.
  •  Pre-sales experience with OEMs or consulting experience will be an added advantage.
  •  Being a self-starter and able to work independently including across multiple priorities and complex matrixed roles and responsibilities.
  •  Confident, tactful and able to effectively influence others anddeal effectively with senior leaders
  •  Critical thinking, presentation and analytical skills will be an advantage.
  •  Strong communicator, including listening skills with an ability to translate insights across business and technology teams and to develop and present new ideas and conceptualize new approaches and solutions.
  •  Strong team and work ethic, comfortable with ambiguity, change and challenge.
  •  Extensive experience managing large or multiple teams of engineers.
  •  Ability to have deep technical level discussions with engineers, to explain the business benefits of a range of technologies to non-technical partners and clients.
  •  Have a keen eye for opportunity.
  •  Excellent stakeholder management and relationship skills at C-suite level both internally and client facing.
  •  Ability to operate in a highly context switching environment for not only different clients but different business sectors and different technologies.
  •  Product focused, build once and reuse.
  •  Take responsibility for own code.
  •  Proven experience working in an agile environment.
  •  Ability to empower teams to continuously learn, work independently, and make decisions with minimal input.
  •  Be the Cloud and DevOps advocate to a wider audience inside and outside of the business.
  •  Curiosity – Bring fresh ideas to the team and wider firm.

Associate Director, Agile Coach (Africa Lead)

Position Summary

  • At KPMG, you’ll join a team of diverse and dedicated problem solvers, connected by a common cause: to turn insight into opportunity for clients and communities around the world.
  • We are seeking an experienced Agile Coach to join our team and help drive our client’s agile transformation journeys. The ideal candidate will be passionate about transforming organizational culture and mindset to enable the adoption of agile methodologies and principles. As an Agile Coach, you will work closely with cross-functional teams, leaders, and stakeholders to promote agile values and principles and create a culture of collaboration, continuous improvement, and experimentation.
  • This is a Full Time, Hybrid Pan-African role, with responsibility for leading a team across the continent, and the resource will be based in either Johannesburg, Nairobi, or Lagos.

Role and Responsibilities
Strategy

  •  Advise and support regional teams in executing agile transformation initiatives, either at a project or enterprise level.
  •  Promote agile maturity assessments as a tool to ascertain agile readiness and craft strategies to improve adoption of agile across the enterprise.
  •  Develop comprehensive Go-to-market strategies with regional teams for agile transformation.
  •  Participate in the development and publication of thought leadership.
  •  Leverage local and global KPMG artefacts, SMEs, and other network assets to advance the firm’s agile agenda.

Client Impact

  •  Facilitate learning and development among employees through individual and team coaching.
  •  Communicate agile principles, scrum practices, and overall operating model across the organization.
  •  Coach and mentor cross-functional teams, leaders, and stakeholders on agile methodologies, principles, and practices to enable the adoption of agile practices and mindset.
  •  Create a culture of continuous improvement and experimentation by promoting agile values and principles, and encouraging team collaboration, transparency, and feedback.
  •  Champion the use of metrics and other objective measures of agile adoption and value realization.
  •  Identify cultural barriers and mindset shifts that hinder agile adoption and work with the organization to overcome them.
  •  Facilitate workshops, training sessions, and team-building activities to promote collaboration and alignment across the organization.
  •  Undertake daily follow-ups with individual team members to ensure projects are on track and goals are being met.
  •  Help clients foster an environment of psychological safety, where team members feel comfortable taking risks and sharing ideas and feedback.
  •  Coach teams on Agile methodologies, principles, and practices to improve their delivery process, quality, and productivity.
  •  Work with cross-functional teams to facilitate agile ceremonies, including sprint planning, daily stand-ups, retrospectives, and demos.
  •  Identify and remove impediments that hinder team progress.
  •  Collaborate with product owners and stakeholders to prioritize and manage the product backlog.
  •  Encourage team collaboration, continuous improvement, and self-organization.
  •  Conduct training sessions and workshops to educate teams on Agile practices.
  •  Monitor and measure team performance and identify opportunities for improvement.
  •  Implement and oversee Agile metrics and reporting.

Finance

  •  Deliver on targets and goals (including sales goals).
  •  Provide annual budget input for the area of responsibility for approval and integration into service line/ growth area budget.
  •  Manage the annual budget, including costs for designated area.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills
The ideal candidate has:

  •  Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Communications, Operations, Business, or Technology or any other relevant field.
  •  Minimum of 10 years’ experience of combined business or technology experience within an Agile environment.
  •  Excellent knowledge of agile methodologies, values, and principles, and the ability to coach teams on their adoption and implementation.
  •  Strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams and senior management.
  •  Passionate about organizational culture transformation, and the ability to identify cultural barriers and mindset shifts that hinder agile adoption and work with the organization to overcome them.
  •  Experience facilitating workshops, training sessions, and teambuilding activities to promote collaboration and alignment.
  •  Familiarity with agile metrics and reporting, and the ability to develop and implement strategies to measure and monitor cultural transformation.
  •  Knowledge of emerging practices and tools related to cultural transformation, such as design thinking and lean management.
  •  Experience in using scrum, kanban, and scaled agile framework (SAFe).
  •  Agile certification, such as Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or SAFe Agilist, is a plus.
  •  Track record of implementing agile techniques in different work cultures and environments.
  •  Experience in running agile projects of varying size and complexity.
  •  Strong skills for leading, educating, and coaching.
  •  Excellent written and verbal communication skill.
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We offer:

  • An exciting opportunity to work with a Big 4 firm on cutting edge infrastructural development across Africa.
  • Continuous learning and development.
  • Exposure to multi-disciplinary client service teams.
  • Unrivalled space to grow and be innovative.

Associate Director, Cloud Security Lead – Africa

Position Summary

  • At KPMG, you’ll join a team of diverse and dedicated problem solvers, connected by a common cause: to turn insight into opportunity for clients and communities around the world.
  • As the Cloud Security Lead, you will lead a team to provide technical guidance to customers adopting Cloud services. You will provide best practices on secure foundational cloud implementations, automated provisioning of infrastructure and applications, cloudready application architectures, and more. You will assist customers in migrating, building, modernizing, and maintaining applications in the Cloud. This role seeks an experienced professional who will be responsible for helping our clients secure their cloud workloads and infrastructure and ensure adherence to compliance requirements.
  • This is a Full Time, Hybrid Pan-African role, with responsibility for leading a team across the continent, and the resource will be based in either Johannesburg, Nairobi, or Lagos.

Roles and Responsibilities
Strategy

  •  Provide support to the Africa region around cloud security initiatives.
  •  Leverage regional alliances with technology partners (e.g. Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, AWS, Google, etc.) to drive proactive leads generation, joint pitch, pipeline management and conversions where required.
  •  Manage, expand, and scale a team of security architects and engineers.
  •  Participate in the development and publication of thought leadership.
  •  Leverage local and global KPMG artefacts, SMEs, and other network assets to advance the firm’s platform agenda.
  •  Provide domain expertise in cloud security and compliance and be a trusted technical advisor to customers. Solve cloud security and compliance challenges.
  •  Create and deliver best practices recommendations, tutorials, blog articles, sample code, and technical presentations adapting to different levels of business and technical stakeholders.

Client Impact

  •  Manage disparate executive stakeholders within customer environments to deliver consensus and lead positive customer outcomes.
  •  Review and advise on best practices for security policies, procedures, and standards developed for client’s cloud infrastructure.
  •  Provide subject matter expertise on security best practices and industry standards to the client’s technical teams.
  •  Work with customers to design and develop cloud security architectures and solutions to meet and exceed their security requirements, through discussions, strategic presentations or recommendations, and implementation in Cloud environment.
  •  Stay up to date with the latest cloud security threats, vulnerabilities, and countermeasures.

Finance

  •  Deliver on targets and goals (including sales goals).
  •  Provide annual budget input for the area of responsibility for approval and integration into service line/ growth area budget.
  •  Manage the annual budget, including costs for designated area.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills
The ideal candidate has:

  •  Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical
  • Engineering, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, or any other relevant field.
  •  Minimum of 10 years’ experience in cloud security or related security roles.
  •  Strong technical knowledge of cloud computing platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP).
  •  Expertise in cloud security tools such as CloudTrail, CloudWatch, Security Hub, GuardDuty, and Azure Security Center.
  •  Experience in technical consulting and working with crossfunctional teams and customers.
  •  Experience in Cloud Security delivered within the context of internal or customer facing roles.
  •  Experience in recruiting and managing a team of experienced engineers on projects.
  •  Strong knowledge of network security concepts such as firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDPS), and virtual private networks (VPNs).
  •  Expertise in security incident response, including incident detection, analysis, containment, and recovery.
  •  Familiarity with security testing tools and techniques such as vulnerability scanning, penetration testing, and threat modeling.
  •  Experience with security information and event management (SIEM) systems, especially within the context of monitoring cloud environments.
  •  Knowledge of authentication and authorization mechanisms such as OAuth, SAML, and LDAP.
  •  Experience with security compliance frameworks such as SOC 2, relevant data privacy regulations, PCI-DSS etc.
  •  Knowledge of container security and experience with container orchestration platforms such as Kubernetes.
  •  Experience with Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) tools such as Terraform and CloudFormation.
  •  Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate technical information to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  •  Experience leading cloud security projects and managing security teams.
  •  Strong knowledge of cloud security best practices and industry standards.
  •  Confident, tactful, and able to effectively influence others and deal effectively with senior leaders.
  •  Critical thinking, presentation and analytical skills will be an advantage.
  •  Strong communicator, including listening skills with an ability to translate insights across business and technology teams and to develop and present new ideas and conceptualize new approaches and solutions.
  •  Strong team and work ethic, comfortable with ambiguity, change and challenge.

We offer:

  • An exciting opportunity to work with a Big 4 firm on cutting edge infrastructural development across Africa.
  • Continuous learning and development.
  • Exposure to multi-disciplinary client service teams.
  • Unrivalled space to grow and be innovative.

Associate Director, Data & Analytics – Africa

Position Summary

  • At KPMG, you’ll find a world of opportunity, where our people give clients and communities the insights, they need to build a sustainable future.
  • We seek an experienced individual with a strong track record in building AI, ML and Deep Learning algorithms to help our clients harness the power of data.
  • This is a Full Time, Hybrid Pan-African role, with responsibility for leading a team across the continent, and the resource will be based in either Johannesburg, Nairobi, or Lagos.

Role and Responsibilities
Strategy

  •  Provide technical data & analytics support to the Africa digital transformation team.
  •  Leverage regional alliances with technology partners (e.g. Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, AWS, Google, etc) to drive proactive leads generation, joint pitch, pipeline management and conversions as they relate to data analytics.
  •  Work with relevant functional areas and service lines across the Firm to deliver on client engagement and sales initiatives.
  •  Leverage local and global KPMG artefacts, SMEs, and other network assets to advance the firm’s data & analytics agenda.
  •  Manage, coach and grow the ML engineering and data science team.
  •  Embed data & AI in everything we do – meaning that you will also be responsible for exploring and improving collaboration with different competences within KPMG.

Client Impact

  •  Drive business growth of the Data & Analytics business across Africa through expansion of ML engineering pipeline and wins at leading clients.
  •  Oversee data management, warehousing, integration, and migration; business intelligence; analytics; and delivery across advisory and technical projects.
  •  Lead the development and implementation of data and advanced analytics strategies for clients across Africa.
  •  Develop ML and Deep Learning algorithms that help clients improve their predictive capabilities significantly.
  •  Design, develop, maintain and improve machine learning algorithms for the clients’ products.
  •  Help clients to employ machine learning principles in making business decisions.
  •  Collaborate with the D & A team to build data pipelines, implement and train models based on results of experiments.
  •  Interact with business leaders and functional experts to understand current and future business challenges and needs and help with solutioning.
  •  Provide subject matter expertise on data-related topics as well as consultative guidance for data management and governance.
  •  Develop data models that improve processes and add strategic value to the client’s business.
  •  Stay up to date with industry trends and emerging technologies in data and analytics to ensure we provide clients with the latest and most effective solutions.
  •  Work closely with clients to understand business needs and develop tailored solutions.
  •  Strengthen KPMG’s share of mind in the D & A space through impactful thought leadership.

Finance

  •  Deliver on targets and goals (including sales goals).
  •  Provide annual budget input for the area of responsibility for approval and integration into service line/ growth area budget.
  •  Manage the annual budget, including costs for designated area.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills
The ideal candidate has:

  •  Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a relevant field such as computer science, statistics, mathematics, or related fields.
  •  A minimum of 5 O’ Level credits (including English and Mathematics).
  •  Minimum of 10 years’ experience in AI and ML engineering with a proven track record of delivering successful projects.
  •  Deep knowledge of programming languages and frameworks such as Python, Java, C++, R, and SQL.
  •  Deep hands-on experience with modern Data & AI Platforms such as Azure, AWS or GCP.
  •  Practical experience with tools like Git/Github for version control, Jenkins for continuous integration, and Docker for containerization.
  •  Deep understanding of data and analytics technologies, including data warehousing, data integration and data visualization.
  •  Good understanding of statistics, probability theory, and computer science fundamentals like algorithms and data structures.
  •  Pre-sales experience with OEMs or consulting experience will be an added advantage.
  •  Being a self-starter and able to work independently including across multiple priorities and complex matrixed roles and responsibilities.
  •  Confident, tactful and able to effectively influence others and deal effectively with senior leaders.
  •  Strong communicator, including listening skills with an ability to translate insights across business and technology teams and to develop and present new ideas and conceptualize new approaches and solutions.
  •  Strong team and work ethic, comfortable with ambiguity, change and challenge.
  •  Interested in the bigger picture and able to think broader than own capabilities.
  •  Ability to connect with the right complimentary people in KPMG to tackle new and complex business problems with a data flavour.
  •  Enthusiastic, driven and proactive

Associate Director, Intelligent Automation Lead – Africa

Position Summary

  • At KPMG, you’ll find a world of opportunity, where our people give clients and communities the insights, they need to build a sustainable future.
  • This role seeks a professional with cognate experience in Intelligent Automation (IA) to help clients automate business processes using technologies such as RPA, business process management (BPM), analytics and artificial intelligence.
  • This is a Full Time, Hybrid Pan-African role, with responsibility for leading a team across the continent, and the resource will be based in either Johannesburg, Nairobi, or Lagos.

Role and Responsibilities
Strategy

  •  Provide technical IA support to the Africa digital transformation team.
  •  Leverage regional alliances with technology partners (e.g. Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, AWS, Google, etc) to drive proactive leads generation, joint pitch, pipeline management and conversions as they relate to intelligent automation.
  •  Work with relevant functional areas and service lines across the Firm to deliver on client engagement and sales initiatives
  •  Leverage local and global KPMG artefacts, SMEs, and other network assets to advance the firm’s data & analytics agenda.
  •  Manage, coach and grow the IA team.
  •  Participate in the development and publication of thought leadership.

Client Impact

  •  Develop and implement process improvement strategies that align with business objectives and deliver measurable results.
  •  Provide leadership and guidance to cross-functional teams to ensure the successful delivery of process improvement/ operations transformation projects.
  •  Design robotic systems from start to finish for clients.
  •  Develop and implement software that will control robots.
  •  Create prototypes and work on necessary components  Perform integration tests and quality control.
  •  Apply machine learning techniques to improve process outcomes.
  •  Create complete documentation for robotic systems  Monitor the use of robotic systems and optimize functionalities.
  •  Troubleshoot defects in robot design and development.
  •  Promote awareness of KPMG’s Intelligent Automation capabilities.
  •  Identify business opportunities across Africa and develop new client relationships to expand the business and ensure a rich pipeline
  •  Provide subject matter expertise on IA for clients in relevant industries.
  •  Lead business development activities including targeting key C-suite, proposing services and closing opportunities.
  •  Lead highly skilled client and KPMG work teams throughout the project lifecycle by leveraging IA approaches and frameworks and helping to ensure timely execution of project deliverables.

Finance

  •  Deliver on targets and goals (including sales goals)
  •  Provide annual budget input for the area of responsibility for approval and integration into service line/ growth area budget
  •  Manage the annual budget, including costs for designated area

Qualifications, Experience and Skills
The ideal candidate has:

  •  10+ years of experience in IA spanning business process management; robotic process automation (RPA) with advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI); optical character recognition (OCR); intelligent character recognition (ICR) and process mining.
  •  Deep experience with creating end-to-end business processes that think, learn and adapt on their own.
  •  Deep hands-on experience with intelligent automation frameworks and services available on Platforms such as Azure, AWS or GCP.
  •  Deep knowledge of AI programming languages and frameworks such as Python, Java, etc.
  •  Proven experience with RPA tools such as UiPath, Blue Prism, Automation Anywhere, Power Automate, etc.
  •  Proven experience with low code and no-code platforms.
  •  Demonstrated ability to lead and manage a team of engineers and consultants.
  •  Proven track record of delivering results and exceeding client expectations within a variety of industries.
  •  Good knowledge of supply chain, demand planning and replenishment, forecasting, scheduling, inventory optimization and working capital.
  •  Knowledge of cost, efficiency, and productivity optimization methods.
  •  Ability to develop and evaluate integrated systems.
  •  Demonstrated experience developing relationships with senior clients in a professional services environment.
  •  Being a self-starter and able to work independently including across multiple priorities and complex matrixed roles and responsibilities.
  •  Confident, tactful and able to effectively influence others and deal effectively with senior leaders.
  •  Strong communicator, including listening skills with an ability to translate insights across business and technology teams and to develop and present new ideas and conceptualize new approaches and solutions.
  •  Strong team and work ethic, comfortable with ambiguity, change and challenge.

We offer:

  • An exciting opportunity to work with a Big 4 firm on cutting edge infrastructural development across Africa.
  • Continuous learning and development.
  • Exposure to multi-disciplinary client service teams.
  • Unrivalled space to grow and be innovative.

Associate Director, Platform Lead – Africa

Position Summary

  • At KPMG, you’ll join a team of diverse and dedicated problem solvers, connected by a common cause: to turn insight into opportunity for clients and communities around the world.
  • We seek a professional with deep technical experience with platform design, development, and ecosystem integration. This individual will be responsible for helping our clients shape their platform and ecosystem strategies with a focus on bringing those strategies to life through APIs, bespoke technology platforms and service orchestration. This individual will work with our clients in setting the technical vision and leading the digital platform development.
  • This is a Full Time, Hybrid Pan-African role, with responsibility for leading a team across the continent, and the resource will be based in either Johannesburg, Nairobi, or Lagos.

Role and Responsibilities
Strategy

  •  Provide support around platform and ecosystem initiatives to the Africa digital transformation team.
  •  Work with regional practice leads to define go-to-market strategies for platform initiatives and products.
  •  Support with the development of platform monetization strategies which cut across open APIs, open banking, open finance and open economy paradigms.
  •  Leverage regional alliances with technology partners (e.g. Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, AWS, Google, etc) to drive proactive leads generation, joint pitch, pipeline management and conversions where required.
  •  Manage, coach and grow the platform and ecosystem development team.
  •  Participate in the development and publication of thought leadership.
  •  Leverage local and global KPMG artefacts, SMEs, and other network assets to advance the firm’s platform agenda.

Client Impact

  •  Collaborate with product management and engineering teams to prioritize platform initiatives, define technical requirements, and ensure that new features and functionalities are aligned with customer needs.
  •  Take ownership of the strategic vision for the platform service line and lead all development efforts including product design (UX/UI), architecture, development, CI/CD, support, and innovation.
  •  Establish and maintain best practices for platform development, including coding standards, testing methodologies, and deployment procedures.
  •  Collaborate with architecture and security teams to ensure that the platform is scalable, efficient, and secure.
  •  Design and develop integrations between products and third-party systems and applications, using APIs, webhooks, and other integration tools
  •  Lead the development and implementation of new platform features and functionalities, ensuring that they meet quality standards, are delivered on time, and within budget.
  •  Collaborate with product management, engineering, and business development teams to identify new integration opportunities and prioritize integration development.
  •  Conduct integration testing and debugging to ensure that integrations are functioning correctly and troubleshoot any issues that arise.
  •  Develop and maintain integration documentation, including integration guides, API documentation, and technical specifications.
  •  Conduct regular platform performance analysis and optimize it to improve speed and efficiency.
  •  Ensure that platform documentation is up-to-date, and that knowledge is shared across the organization.
  •  Develop and maintain an ecosystem of integrations that enhance the value proposition of client’s product/ platforms and improves user experience.
  •  Share technological visions, opportunities, and risks company-wide.
  •  Ensure that integrations comply with security and privacy policies and best practices.
  •  Stay up to date with industry trends and best practices for integration development and ecosystem management

Finance

  •  Deliver on targets and goals (including sales goals).
  •  Provide annual budget input for the area of responsibility for approval and integration into service line/ growth area budget.
  •  Manage the annual budget, including costs for designated area.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills
The ideal candidate has:

  •  Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, or any other relevant field.
  •  Minimum of 10 years’ experience, at least 5 of which should have been in a platform related role.
  •  Practical experience in product management or product development.
  •  Deep experience with scaling distribution of products and services via platforms.
  •  Strong technical knowledge of platform development, including experience with cloud computing, microservices, and databases.
  •  Strong technical knowledge of integration technologies, including APIs, webhooks, and data transfer protocols.
  •  Deep experience and expertise in programming languages such as Java, Python, Javascript, C#, and PHP especially in the context of developing APIs (REST, SOAP, GraphQL), webhooks and other integration tools.
  •  Extensive experience with standard integration tools and platforms like MuleSoft, Dell Boomi, Apache Camel etc.
  •  Experience with collaboration tools such as Github, Jira, slack etc.
  •  Experience working with third-party partners and customers to develop and implement integrations.
  •  Strong problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify and resolve complex technical issues (including integration issues).
  •  Experience in leading cross-functional teams and managing people.
  •  Experience with Agile development methodologies, including Scrum and Kanban.
  •  Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate technical information to both technical and nontechnical stakeholders.

Associate Director, User Experience Lead – Africa

Position Summary

  • At KPMG, you’ll find a world of opportunity, where our people give clients and communities the insights, they need to build a sustainable future.
  • This role seeks an experienced professional to lead our team of UI/UX designers in researching, designing, and implementing digital products that are seamless, intuitive, and delightful to users. The UX Lead plays the strategic role of aligning product roadmaps with consumer/market needs, thereby, creating balanced and elegant product solutions amidst constraints in the product’s technical framework.
  • This is a Full Time, Hybrid Pan-African role, with responsibility for leading a team across the continent, and the resource will be based in either Johannesburg, Nairobi, or Lagos.

Roles and Responsibilities
Strategy

  •  Provide technical UX support to the Africa digital transformation team.
  •  Work with relevant functional areas and service lines across the Firm to deliver on client engagement and sales initiatives.
  •  Leverage local and global KPMG artefacts, SMEs, and other network assets to advance the firm’s UX agenda.
  •  Manage, coach and grow the UX team.
  •  Research products or services to understand audience and market positioning.
  •  Understand the psychology and motivation of users to position the product or service in a way that supports this.
  •  Structure and label information architecture and wireframe to demonstrate look and feel of the experience.
  •  Create prototypes of websites, applications, or products to further demonstrate user experience.
  •  Participate in the development and publication of thought leadership.

Client Impact

  •  Lead the design of seamless, intentional experiences for customer, employee and partner ecosystems of clients across Africa.
  •  Develop and implement user experience strategies that align with business objectives and deliver measurable results.
  •  Provide leadership and guidance to cross-functional teams to ensure the successful delivery of user experience projects.
  •  Promote awareness of KPMG’s User Experience capabilities and artefacts.
  •  Identify business opportunities across Africa and develop new client relationships to expand the business and ensure a rich pipeline.
  •  Develop practice through thought leadership, sales enablement and training.
  •  Identify and evaluate emerging user experience trends that can position clients for better competitive advantage.
  •  Champion a data-driven approach to understanding user behavior, buying preferences and patterns which can inform an effective user experience strategy.
  •  Test the user experience and iron out any issues before launch.

Finance

  •  Deliver on targets and goals (including sales goals).
  •  Provide annual budget input for the area of responsibility for approval and integration into service line/ growth area budget.
  •  Manage the annual budget, including costs for designated area.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills
The ideal candidate has:

  •  At least 10 years or more experience in user experience design
  •  Proven track record of developing and implementing successful user experience strategies.
  •  Hands-on and solid background in conceptualizing, designing, and creating first-class product experiences for consumers.
  •  Exceptional customer-focus with expert knowledge of ecommerce, usability and experience design.
  •  Demonstrable experience in delivering fun, innovative and crossdevice/responsive interface designs that have delivered commercial success.
  •  Proven experience with prototyping tools such as Figma and Adobe XD.
  •  Expert knowledge of visual design tools.
  •  Good understanding of platform constraints, browsers and accessibility guidelines.
  •  Experience with optimizing websites for mobile devices, social merchandising and user-generated content.
  •  Strong leadership skills and experience managing crossfunctional teams.
  •  Experience in monitoring and driving product development from creation of design concepts to the final launch of the product as well as post-launch monitoring and analysis.
  •  Self-starter and able to work independently including across multiple priorities and complex matrixed roles and responsibilities.
  •  Confident, tactful and able to effectively influence others and deal effectively with senior leaders.
  •  Strong communicator, including listening skills with an ability to translate insights across business and technology teams and to develop and present new ideas and conceptualize new approaches and solutions.
  •  Strong team and work ethic, comfortable with ambiguity, change and challenge.
  •  Comes from a digitally focused or relevant industry background with experience of working with digital/technology solutions and experience of managing projects for internal or external clients.
  •  Have a demonstrable knowledge of innovation principles, frameworks and practices.
  •  Sector experience in retail, telco, and financial services will be an added advantage.
  •  Proven track record of the design thinking ethos of human centered design and ability to adopt it to solve client issues.
  •  Strong understanding of agile methodology in product development.

We offer:

  • An exciting opportunity to work with a Big 4 firm on cutting edge infrastructural development across Africa.
  • Continuous learning and development.
  • Exposure to multi-disciplinary client service teams.
  • Unrivalled space to grow and be innovative

Manager, Digital Transformation Sales Enablement Lead – Africa

Position Summary

  • At KPMG, you’ll find a world of opportunity, where our people give clients and communities the insights, they need to build a sustainable future.
  • This role seeks an experienced professional to drive growth through sales enablement to achieve the firm’s digital transformation strategy and vision. As the Sales Enablement Lead for Connected Enterprise (the firm’s global approach to digital transformation) in Africa, you will be responsible for defining our sales enablement strategy, selecting tools, and developing processes to deliver on that strategy, and ultimately increasing the effectiveness of our Africa sales organization. If you excel in fast-paced environments and have 6 years of strong B2B experience in sales enablement involving complex products in an OEM or Consulting environment, we want to talk to you.
  • This individual will work with the global Connected Enterprise team and various other global teams, the sector line of business (LOB) and functional teams across our African network of member firms to drive the firm’s sales agenda for Connected Enterprise in Africa.
  • This is a Full Time, Hybrid Pan-African role, with responsibility for leading a team across the continent, and the resource will be based in either Johannesburg, Nairobi, or Lagos.

Roles and Responsibilities

  •  Act as the primary contact for Connected Enterprise related sales queries for Africa.
  •  Provide Sales Enablement support for Accounts to grow with Sales & Pipeline Management, Reporting, Financial Analysis with Account Summary and Go-To-Market Strategies.
  •  Pursuits support with Strategic Research, Marketing, Event Coordination and Relationship Building Projects.
  •  Provide support to Business Development Teams on Go-ToMarket Strategies, Field of Play Analysis, Solution Centric Support, Financial Analysis and Relationship Management.
  •  Revenue planning by coordinating with Connected Cluster Heads and Service Line Heads.
  •  Provide enablers to identify specific actionable and strategic opportunities for the firm.
  •  Strong Research Support identifying industry trends and disruptions and contextualizing them to highlight the potential market opportunity areas to win complex problem.
  •  Sector/Client – lead campaigns from scoping to executing the final product/solution.
  •  Attend and participate in all calls with the account team counterparts and share progress and status updates.
  •  Maintain & develop marketing and knowledge artefacts working with relevant global teams to ensure consistency and compliance with latest narrative and insights.
  •  Help the BD Team with RFP, RFI, along with Analyst views.
  •  Work proactively and respond to Account Coordinators, Business Development Executive, Market Operation Leader & Partners.
  •  Develop and maintain healthy working relationships with the Account Teams.
  •  Proactively reaching out to account teams soliciting feedback for the work and taking appropriate action.
  •  Lead on Connected Maturity Assessment workshops with account and pursuit teams in Africa
  •  Lead on Connected Enterprise sales training for Africa.
  •  Work closely with relevant technology alliances teams and leaders.
  •  Be responsible for the Connected Enterprise pipeline management for Africa and reporting thereof into the global team.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills
The ideal candidate has:

  •  B.Sc., B.A. degree or equivalent.
  •  6+ years of B2B experience in a sales enablement leadership role.
  •  Demonstrated track record of developing and delivering training programs with measurably improve sales productivity and performance.
  •  Proven experience creating and deploying successful onboarding plans within sales organizations.
  •  Experience with high-touch, enterprise sales cycles.
  •  Strong knowledge of sales effectiveness (skills/knowledge training).
  •  Strong project management skills, especially project planning and delivery.
  •  Ability to prioritize and balance multiple, on-going initiatives.

We offer:

  • An exciting opportunity to work with a Big 4 firm on cutting edge infrastructural development across Africa.
  • Continuous learning and development.
  • Exposure to multi-disciplinary client service teams.
  • Unrivalled space to grow and be innovative.

Method of Application

If your career aspirations match this exciting opportunity, please send your application to talentrecruit@kpmg.co.ke by 15 July 2023.

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