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John Keells Holdings PLC (JKH) is Sri Lanka’s largest listed conglomerate in the Colombo Stock Exchange. From managing hotels and resorts in Sri Lanka and the Maldives to providing port, marine fuel and logistics services to IT solutions, manufacturing of food and beverages to running a chain of supermarkets, tea broking to stock broking, life insurance and banking to real estate, we have made our presence felt in virtually every major sphere of the economy.

Job Responsibilities;

  • Manage delivery of technology projects in partnership with business, IT and analytics teams
  • Plan, communicate and action implementation requests on data lake platform and maintain a feature backlog. Structure, problem solve and prioritize technical features within backlog.
  • Develop project schedules and coordinate status meetings throughout the project life cycle (Development, testing and deployment)
  • Identify new technology opportunities in the organizational value chain to ensure scale of platform consumption
  • Drive continuous improvement of data platform
  • Actively build trust-based relationships with business and technical leaders
  • Actively facilitate development and stretch opportunities for team

Ideal candidate should;

  • Bachelors qualifications in a quantitative field (business, math, economics, finance, statistics, science, engineering); post-graduate qualifications are a plus
  • Exceptional people leadership skills to drive cross-functional teams
  • Strong project management skills to lead delivery of multiple projects
  • Successful track record of structuring and solving complex problems including developing, testing and deployment
  • Demonstrated ability to develop trust-based relationships with business leaders
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with business and technical teams
  • Strong skills to identify and pursue data capture opportunities across businesses
  • Deep knowledge of big data engineering and related tools and technologies
  • Ability to rapidly gain understanding of data ecosystems across businesses
  • Demonstrated ability to drive governance standards across technical and business teams
  • Strong analytical skills to balance costs and benefits to assess technology opportunities
  • At least 6 years of relevant experience focusing on scoping, delivery and implementation of analytics or technology projects
  • Strong knowledge of agile development methodology (agile certification is a plus)
  • Understanding of SQL, Python and cloud platform development is required
  • Azure or similar cloud technology certifications are highly desirable

Closing Date: 2023/11/24

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