ABSA Bank is Recruiting Prism Administrator (2024)

Closes 17 Feb 2024

Absa Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Absa Group, offers a range of retail, business, wealth management, corporate and investment solutions to customers and clients across South Africa. Our ambition is to sustainably create shared value and play an integral role in our customers’ and clients’ life journey, empowering them to achieve more and to recommend us to family, friends and business associates.

Absa is a truly African brand, inspired by the people we serve and determined to be always brave, passionate and ready so that we can make Africa proud.

Absa Group Limited is listed on the JSE and is one of Africa’s largest diversified financial services groups with a presence in 15 countries across the African continent, as well as offices in the United Kingdom and the United States.

ABSA Bank was a formation of ABSA and Barclays Africa Group Limited (1991–2017) Absa Group began with the incorporation Amalgamated Banks of South Africa (ABSA) Limited in 1986 from a merger of the United Building Society Holdings South Africa, Allied Bank South Africa, Volkskas Bank Group and certain interests of the Sage Group.

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Absa supports a vision of transformation, diversity and inclusion in all its operations and believes in a democratic society that creates opportunities for all people to prosper.
Absa BEE report sets out their efforts and performance in creating opportunities in the societies in which we operate. Absa uses their financial resources, the expertise of our people and our infrastructure to promote inclusion.

They aim to achieve this in a meaningful and sustainable way and do so as we simultaneously transform our organisation. We are a values-based business, driving a culture of fairness and equal opportunity

Role Overview:

The Prism Administrator will be responsible for the Workday Prism Analytics tool, to administer and support users within the people function and business users in adopting and self-servicing the Prism analytics solution built. To ensure the enablement of authorized users through the Prism analytics tool to access people data with data from any accredited and authorized data source at any scale, to visualize and distribute insights to users within Absa.

Job Description

Key accountabilities

Data Integration and Management

  • Transfer in data from any source via API, SFTP or browser-based file uploads
  • Access HR transactional data from Workday
  • Schedule automatic updates to keep  data synced and current
  • Search, discover, and manage datasets in a single data catalog
  • Understand and ensure pipelines are constructed with data lineage

Data Governance

  • Govern data using the Workday security framework
  • Apply role-based and contextual security for personalised access
  • Separate duties with different permissions for dataset creation and publishing
  • Set table-level security and sharing controls

Self-Service Preparation

  • Create and maintain data transformation pipelines with an intuitive interface
  • Apply join, union, group-by, and filter functions to datasets
  • Build computed fields by leveraging a rich function library
  • Preview data transformations to ensure data is what was expected
  • Obtain a visual profile of fields in the dataset to understand statistics, such as distribution

Production Insights

  • The query of large-scale datasets with an in-memory high-performance analytics engine
  • Usage of data sources from Workday Prism Analytics in Workday reports, dashboards, and scorecards
  • The Accessing of insights generated from Workday Prism Analytics from a desktop, tablet, or mobile device
  • The sharing of insights within the organization in alignment with security protocols
  • Stakeholder engagement:
  • Work with all stakeholders  in the organization to ensure the effective execution of key deliverables in the Digital People Experience (DPX) portfolio (e.g., development of Prism Analytics capability).
  • Liaise with appropriate stakeholders within DPX (Functional Leads, Architects of digital platforms), PX (Service Managers, Product Owners) and People Function to foster alignment and integration with the Workday Prism Analytics Tool.
  • Build and sustain a network in the organization with the relevant data stewards, analytics user community and relevant stakeholders.
  • Liaise with Workday Community to align with developments, practices and future releases.

Personal Continuous Improvement

  • Keeps up to date on Workday functionality and training.
  • Upskills and trains People Experience Tier 1 and team members in other functional disciplines / specialisations in Workday / Analytics user community.
  • Obtains relevant Workday certifications.

Service Excellence

  • Adheres to the timelines and quality standards agreed to within the team and with clients. 
  • Designs and delivers frameworks that are aligned to best practice and Absa’s governance and risk appetite.

Compliance and data governance

  • Adheres to Absa and People Function data policies, legislation, regulation, quality, security and privacy.
  • Escalates issues timeously for resolution.


Bachelor’s Degree: Information Technology

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