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 Officer Batch Scheduling(Information Technology) Megawatt Park

Position : Officer Batch Scheduling(Information Technology) Megawatt Park Vacancy type: External/Internal

Task Grade : T12

Area of Speacialization : Provide an integrated service in terms of optimizing the scheduling and management of batches running in Eskom.

Department : Application Operations

Business Unit : Revenue and Customer Services

Location : South Africa (Gauteng)

Reference Number : 50780626NP

Closing Date : 2022/06/17 11:55 PM

Minimum Requirements

     National Diploma in Information Technology/Systems at NQF 6 with
     240 credits

• Related Minimum Experience:
 3 years’ experience in Information Technology
 Batch Scheduling experience

Skills and Competencies
• Behavioral

 Intellectual and ethical integrity
 Sound interpersonal relations
 Embraces diversity
 Teamwork
 Emotional maturity
 Professionalism
 Flexible and able to work within an undefined and continuously changing environment
 Business acumen
 Ability to work alone in shifts after hours as per scheduling shift roster
 Pro-activeness
 Dedication and commitment

• Leadership

 Ability to work and interact effectively with people
 Team player
 Results-orientated
 Stakeholder Management
 Motivating team
 Effective at driving short-term actions that are consistent with long term goals
 Teamwork-working in a team towards a common goal as well as the ability to lead and empower a team
 Tactical thinking and decision making skills
 Knowledge sharing and coaching

• Knowledge

 Understanding of an IT environment
 Knowledge of fault logging system
 Knowledge of ISO 9001
 Knowledge of ITIL processes understanding of Eskom business and value chains
 Apply solutions to business problems
 Knowledge on systems development life cycle (SDLC)
 Applications and infrastructure
 Fault logging system
 Knowledge of batch scheduling and related interdependencies of impacted solutions/batches
 Computer technology and applications
 Knowledge of business processes in a billing environment
 Batch Scheduling experience

• Skill

 Strong communication (verbal, written, presentation)
 Good problem solving and analytical skills
 Application and operating system configuration skills
 Troubleshooting issues
 Relevant system function knowledge with regards to batches and scheduling (preferable)
 Knowledge of the MS Office package
 Attention to detail and the ability to spot errors and inconsistencies
 Carry-out Daily Support checklist activities and Perform System Health checks and reporting

Key Responsibilities
 Perform schedule management by; Planning and submitting daily, monthly, quarterly and annual schedules. Planning ad hoc requests. Controlling jobs and schedules in terms of job run times. Optimizing schedules by understanding interdependencies between jobs.
 Perform batch performance management and reporting by; investigating jobs which fail-find the fault/report or solve problem/restart and / or escalate to client to fix data and return. Reporting poor performing jobs and providing technical information to support.
 Perform scheduling tool administration by; Updating of calendars, running dates and times of cycles and managing system resources and parameters.
 Perform testing by; Executing the testing of new versions of billing system jobs. Testing changes to schedules. Co-ordinating of runs, conversion of application jobs/schedules on new servers. E.g. DR, testing and non-production environments testing.
 Perform thread pool management by; optimizing number of pools per batch/suite of batches. Monitoring to determine when pools should be bounced. Understanding which jobs are in progress and when to bounce pools.

“If you have not been contacted within 28 days after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.”
“Eskom is committed to equality, employment equity, and diversity. In accordance with the employment equity plan of Eskom and its employment equity goals and targets, preference may be given, but is not limited, to candidates from under-represented designated groups.  Eskom reserves the right not to make an appointment to the posts as advertised.  Candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply for positions.”