Data Operations Manager

Head Office, JHB
Data Operations Manager

Data Operations Manager, reporting to the Head of Data.

The successful candidate will be responsible for driving and overseeing the efficient and effective management of assets in Life Healthcare’s data ecosystem.

Critical Outputs
  • Manage the data operations team responsible for maintaining LHC data assets, ensuring that these are kept up-to-date and fit for purpose.
  • Manage regular (daily, weekly, monthly) data ingestion and updating processes, ensuring accurate detection and quick resolution of any errors or other issues.
  • Manage regression testing on databases to ensure data integrity after modifications.
  • Ensure maximum uptime for data assets.
  • Review databases and other assets on an ongoing basis to eliminate inefficiencies.
  • Work closely with the Data Development Manager, who is responsible for developing new data assets off the foundation of the existing assets, and ensure seamless integration of the new data assets into existing structures, where applicable.
  • Understand the needs of users, particularly the Analytics team, to ensure that data infrastructure supports their reporting and analysis needs optimally.
  • Ensure compliance with data governance standards.
  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or an equivalent field, or other equivalent qualifications.
  •  5+ years experience in data management, with 1+ years in a management capacity
  • Extensive experience in all aspects of the ETL process
  • Experience in dealing with large unstructured datasets
  • Advanced SQL and TSQL expertise
  • 3+ years experience in SSIS, SSAS, and SSRS development
  • 2+ years experience in cloud-based data environments, with expertise in MS Azure a strong recommendation
  • Proven expertise in data architecture (design, development, and/or management)
  • Healthcare experience, in particular in a hospital advantage, would also be an advantage
  • Attention to detail
  • Analytical thinking
  • Problem-solving, analysis, and judgment
  • Resilience
  • Engaging diversity
  • Influencing skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Building relationships
  • Customer responsiveness
  • Organisational awareness
  • Excellence orientation
  • Deadline driven
  • Driven by efficiency

Mandisa Martins

Closing date
Saturday, July 30, 2022

Internal applicants - Before making an application, you are requested to discuss your application with your line manager. External candidates will also be considered.

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Life Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Please note that Life Healthcare has a mandatory Covid vaccination policy. Only fully covid vaccinated external candidates will be considered.

Only vaccinated external candidates will also be considered.

Thank you for your interest in this opportunity. Kindly note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.  Applicants who have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date of this advert, should consider their application as unsuccessful.

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