Initiate International

Initiate International is a specialist recruitment agency for Tech, Digital Marketing, Online Gaming, as well as Executive jobs globally. We also supply companies with sought after foreign language speakers, specifically within the Gaming and BPO industries.

Initiate International was established in 2007 in Cape Town, South Africa with the desire to offer a new and dynamic style of recruitment service. Our mission is simple: to deliver the highest standards of recruitment service through a consultative approach. We take the time to find out what you are looking for, whether it be in your next career move or in your next recruitment requirement. We understand how important culture fit is, and make it one of our primary targets to match the job seeker to the culture of a company, not just the job spec.

We have offices in South Africa, Asia, Europe and the UK with planned expansion into the US market in 2019.

Initiate International Johannesburg, South Africa
Oct 10, 2019
Full time
A large asset management, with over 50,000 employees across 35 countries, have a great  job  opportunity for a  Senior Specialist Developer  to join their innovative team in  Johannesburg . This company offers a great working environment at their offices in Sandton, as well as amazing benefits! Your key  job  responsibilities as the  Senior Specialist Developer  in  Johannesburg  will include: Perform requirements analysis Provide application design and implementation Perform automated testing Deploy applications Provide Tier 2/3 support of applications Requirements for this  Senior Specialist Developer job  in  Johannesburg : Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering required At least 6 years of hands-on experience with J2EE, RESTful services, and front end technologies Proficiency in advanced JavaScript libraries/frameworks: AngularJS, KnockoutJS, ReactJS required; Angular 4 or 5 required Expertise in Agile SDLC and project management tools (Jira, Trello) Demonstrated ability to write automated unit and integration tests for front-end and back-end code Solid knowledge of relational database design and development, and an understanding of NoSQL databases Experience building applications and microservices from end to end and scaling at an enterprise level Experience with open source tools and frameworks like Spring and Junit required Experience with Git, Maven, and Jenkins
Initiate International Cape Town, South Africa
Oct 09, 2019
Full time
Are you passionate about  marketing ? Do you have extensive knowledge of digital  marketing  arena? Then apply for this  Digital Client Lead job  in  Cape Town  now! An International award winning  marketing  agency striving on its innovation and creativity in promoting high quality work in the world of advertising is looking for a digital client lead to join their team. As the digital client lead you will be responsible for developing and maintain of client business and market objectives and building and maintaining client relationships and driving digital media Your responsibilities for this  Digital   Client Lead job  in  Cape Town  will include: Developing and defining digital strategy on behalf of clients Demonstrating an understanding of the digital landscape, industry tools and data interpretation Train and support staff on digital strategy Delivering on all client requirements Key Competencies/requirements for this  Digital Client Lead job  in  Cape Town : Must be a team player Highly accurate Strong client relationship management skills Minimum of 5 years’ experience in digital media
Initiate International Johannesburg, South Africa
Oct 09, 2019
Full time
A company that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets, has a great job opportunity for a  Financial Data Associate  to join their team in  Johannesburg . The  Financial Data Associate  will ensure regulatory controls and internal credit policy requirements are adhered to across the end to end ratings process Your key  job  responsibilities as the  Financial Data Associate  in  Johannesburg  will include: Ensure global regulatory controls and internal credit policy requirements are adhered to across the end to end ratings process Review, analyze and interpret critical legal, contingency or other provisions within deal documents Review and flag subsequent bank loan events (Refinancing, Amendment, Amend & Extend, Re-Pricing, Bifurcation, Add-Ons) Where appropriate, determine whether further analysis is required by rating analyst Gather all required documentation and regularly track news wires/vendors and appropriately flag relevant items / developments related to debt markets Proactive outreach and engagement with Issuers and market participants to secure a comprehensive view of the issuance portfolio As part of the rating process, associate may interact with issuers, investors and intermediaries Requirements for this  Financial Data Associate job  in  Johannesburg : Bachelor’s degree in Finance preferred 3 years of experience required in reviewing financial/legal documentation Familiarity with debt capital markets Attention to details is essential Willing to accept new challenges and demonstrates flexibility with last minute changes in commitments and deadlines and has the ability to prioritize tasks accordingly Demonstrates strong knowledge of MS programs including: Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint Attention to details, solid verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills a must
Initiate International Johannesburg, South Africa
Oct 09, 2019
Full time
A large bank with a reputation for being innovative, professionally run and technology driven currently have an amazing  job  opportunity for a  Content Strategist  to join their team in  Johannesburg Your key  job  responsibilities as the  Content Strategist  in  Johannesburg  will include: Collaborating with Designers, Content Strategists, Producers, and Researchers on multi-device experiences for online and mobile banking, financial education, product information, tools, and applications Creating content strategies that meet customer needs and business goals Writing and editing copy – you make every word count Often acting as project lead, coordinating multi-disciplinary project teams, writing creative briefs, estimating scope and sizing, and handling escalations Working with project teams to understand business goals and identify customer needs Performing light interaction design and information architecture Requirements for this  Content Strategist job  in  Johannesburg : 3-5 years of content strategy and writing experience At least 1-2 years as an online content strategist and writer for large, public-facing websites Experience developing and implementing content strategies for large sites or large sections of sites Deep familiarity with user-centered design principles Experience developing and owning digital editorial standards and guidelines Experience managing vendors and contractors Familiarity with content management systems Some experience with information architecture
Initiate International Johannesburg, South Africa
Oct 09, 2019
Full time
A large IT company based in  Johannesburg  have an exciting  job  opportunity for a  Software Engineer  to join their team. The  Software Engineer  will be a part of their Enterprise software development team with the responsibility of developing software from design through software unit test Your key  job  responsibilities as the  Software Engineer  in  Johannesburg : Developing software from design through software unit test Interpret software requirements and translate these artifacts into software design Lead and mentor software team members creating the software design utilizing both written descriptions and Unified Modeling Language diagrams Design trade-offs, defend design decisions, and ensure the production of high quality code within budget and schedule Ensure fulfillment of requirements via adherence to a well-defined software process and by following stringent coding standards Involved in integration and on-site installation of the software Requirements for this  Software Engineer job  in  Johannesburg : Relevant degree Software development experience (C++, C# / .Net) Ability to think creatively to develop application ideas and enhancements for a diverse software system Ability to work independently to develop and execute test cases to isolate issues in a system of systems Adaptable to change, enjoys learning new technologies, and contributes to a positive work environment Strong written and verbal communications skills and the ability to work well with others in a professional team environment Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks while balancing priorities and schedules Motivated self-starter with strong analytical skills
Initiate International Cape Town, South Africa
Oct 09, 2019
Full time
A Prestigious Enterprise Organization has an exciting  job  opportunity for a Senior Java DevOps Developer to join their team in  Cape Town . The  Senior Java Developer  will design Applications based on System Requirements and Architecture, prototype if necessary, develop, unit test and deploy application Your key  job  responsibilities as the  Senior Java Developer  in  Cape Town : Java/JEE application design and development to migrate large monolithic application to micro services based architecture Outside JEE application development, the developer migrates existing delivery process to Docker Containers The developer will setup Container based Development Ops function in our department, by bringing in experience of – evaluation of tools and processes, design and implementation of containerization Requirements for this  Senior Java Developer job  in  Cape Town : 8-10 years of experience in Design and Development of Applications using the Java EE, JSP, XML, AJAX Ability to independently perform the all developer duties from Analysis to deployment 1-2 year of experience in Micro Services design and development 1-2 years of experience in Scripting to deploy micro services using container management tool Redhat OpenShift (or competing products like KuberNetes, Docker) Expert in Object Oriented Analysis and Design using Java and UML. Produce high quality design artifacts that cover all aspects of sound architecture Ability to review and comment on Jr Developers design Experience in setup of automated Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery using any of listed or comparable tools – Git, Maven, Ansible and Jenkins, Strong experience in using JEE patterns and application performance tuning Strong Back End experience to develop Data Layer using frameworks like Hibernate, JPA etc. Expert in creating SQL, XQuery and Stored Procedures, performance tuning of Database queries Good communication skills and team player
Initiate International Johannesburg, South Africa
Oct 09, 2019
Full time
A media production company has a great  job  opportunity for a  QA Tester  to join their team in  Johannesburg . If you are always up to date with the latest trends in web & software QA, and have a passion for digital, this  job  could be perfect for you! Your key  job  responsibilities as the  QA Tester  in  Johannesburg  will include: Review and analyze system specifications Collaborate with project managers and software engineers to develop effective strategies and test plans Execute test cases (manual or automated) and analyze results Evaluate product code according to specifications Create logs to document testing phases and defects Report bugs and errors to development teams Help troubleshoot issues Conduct post-release/ post-implementation testing Work with cross-functional teams to ensure quality throughout the software development lifecycle Requirements for this  QA Tester job  in  Johannesburg : Proven experience as a  QA tester  or similar role Experience in project management and QA methodology Ability to document and troubleshoot errors Excellent communication skills Attention to detail Analytical mind and problem-solving aptitude Strong organizational skills Experience in UX testing
Initiate International London, UK
Oct 09, 2019
Full time
Are you a  Digital Marketing Manager (Casino)  looking for a new challenge in  London, UK ? If you live and breathe all things digital casino marketing and CRM and have experience or a passion for blockchain technology, then we want to talk to you. A leading gaming business have a great  job  opportunity for a  Digital Marketing Manager (Casino)  to develop, implement, track and optimise their CRM and digital marketing campaigns across their existing customer base. Your key  job  responsibilities as the  Digital Marketing Manager (Casino)  in  London, UK  will include: Develop and execute all promotions on internal and external brands Manage and execute loyalty schemes Segment customer base Management of marketing creative This  Digital Marketing Manager (Casino) job  in  London, UK  will scale as more partners are brought on board, some team management skills are essential and a passion for Blockchain a must.
Initiate International Johannesburg, South Africa
Oct 09, 2019
Full time
A financial services company in  Johannesburg  have a great  job  opportunity for a  Senior Analyst (Industrials)  to join their team. If you have a strong academic background and work experience related to financial services organisations, this  job  could be perfect for you! Your key  job  responsibilities as the  Senior Analyst (Industrials)  in  Johannesburg  will include: Collecting and analysing company information to assist with transactions including: Conducting fundamental industry research Quantitative Analysis Reviewing and organising financial data Develop and update analyses to support marketing activity, and coordinate with bankers on delivery of project work Source and create pitch and marketing material, liaising with product partners and the Bankers Requirements for this  Senior Analyst (Industrials) job  in  Johannesburg : Strong academic background Educated to degree level (Commercial discipline preferred) Educational or work experience related to financial services organisations Knowledge of accounting and finance concepts Ability to conduct comparative and pro-forma financial analysis Experience of analysing financial data and financial modelling Knowledge of Industrials would be advantageous Demonstrate a working knowledge of a broad spectrum of products and how they meet client needs Knowledge of client planning and coordinating input from multiple product areas
Initiate International Johannesburg, South Africa
Oct 09, 2019
Full time
A leading provider of cloud-based distribution software for the insurance industry has an amazing  job  opportunity for a  Product Architect (Lead Developer)  to join their team in  Johannesburg . This is a small, fun, growing team with great offices right in the heart of  Johannesburg . They offer a highly competitive compensation, excellent benefits, and lots of room to grow. Your key  job  responsibilities as the  Product Architect (Lead Developer)  in  Johannesburg  will include: Learn a product inside and out, take ownership of it, and drive it forward Work with team members and business users to prioritize, design, and implement new features and functionality Support complex market needs with a product-centric, configurable approach Incorporate feedback from internal users and customers Reinvest and revisit previous functionality to keep the product fresh Consistently deliver production-grade code Interact with the development team to encourage exchange of ideas and build awareness of the various approaches that have been taken and functionality that exists Learn new things and bring new ideas to the team Requirements for this  Product Architect (Lead Developer) job  in  Johannesburg : Prior work experience and/or examples of prior development work required Degree and equivalent experience in computer engineering, computer science or similar field, including a solid understanding of computer science and programming fundamentals Experience working with some of the following: Go; PHP; JavaScript; Vue.js; Bootstrap; HTML; CSS; NoSQL (e.g. AWS DynamoDB); MySQL; REST/Web Services; XML/XPath/XSLT; Amazon Web Services; Serverless (e.g. AWS Lambda); AWS CloudFormation/Terraform; Redis; Linux; Git; Elasticsearch
Initiate International Johannesburg, South Africa
Oct 09, 2019
Full time
A boutique PR consultancy has a great  job  opportunity for a self-motivated  Online Marketing Strategist  to join their team in  Johannesburg . You will be responsible for implementing and optimizing internet marketing strategies such as Search Engine Optimization, Search Engine Marketing, Social Media Marketing, and Social Media Marketing with the goal of raising brand awareness, increasing traffic and conversions. Does this job seem like the perfect challenge for you? Keep reading! Your key  job  responsibilities as the  Online Marketing Strategist  in  Johannesburg  will include: Audit existing web analytics implementations and identify areas of improvement Optimizing existing web analytics configuration aligned with key business metrics/goals Develop plans and implement digital analytics and marketing measurement tools Implement and configure web analytics platforms to measure performance metrics QA web analytics and tags for campaign performance and experience measurement Utilize the company’s Customer Resource Management system (CRM) on a daily basis, scheduling and documenting activities, and developing prospective customer profiles Develop and maintain an awareness of market behaviour and competitive trends and respond accordingly Search Engine Optimization Search Engine Marketing Social Media Marketing Email Marketing Requirements for this  Online Marketing Strategist job  in  Johannesburg : Must have digital qualifications and be Google certified History of achieving maximum ROI and consistent growth in regard to pay-per-click advertising campaigns. (Search, Shopping, Display & Social) At least 3+ years’ relevant work experience Must be self-motivated and able to work independently to meet or exceed goals Must present and communicate in a professional manner Excellent verbal and written communication skills Must be organized with good time management skills Possess proven analytical/problem solving solutions for the customer and the company Computer proficiency in Windows and Microsoft applications Demonstrated ability to analyze, develop, present and execute new marketing strategies that lead to significant improvements in organic search engine performance Possess strong presentation skills
Initiate International Johannesburg, South Africa
Oct 09, 2019
Full time
Are you a Business Developer with experience in BEE Consulting? Are you looking for an exciting new challenge? A BEE consulting firm who specialise in both social development and enterprise development have a great  job opportunity for a  Business Developer: BEE Consulting  who is looking for an exciting new challenge in  Johannesburg . Does this sound like you? Keep reading! Your key  job  responsibilities as the  Business Developer: BEE Consulting  in  Johannesburg  will include: Executing on company’s new business development plans and reaching planned targets Managing the existing and potential client’s relationship Identifying areas of improvement in existing product offering across all company’s product lines Identifying and executing on take-to-market strategy for existing and new product offerings Commercialisation of new products, including working with the Project Team on the costing models, take-to-market strategy, roll-out plans, execution etc. Providing strategic input for in-house delivery team(s) to achieve competitive edge and client’s excellence Delivering key performance objectives Assist with research and development of new product lines to ensure company’s competitiveness Requirements for this  Business Developer: BEE Consulting job  in  Johannesburg : Relevant Business Degree preferred Have a proven track record in business development and sales Broad computer skills Driver’s license and own reliable vehicle Professional business attire
Initiate International Cape Town, South Africa
Oct 09, 2019
Full time
Are you an  HR Information Systems Administrator  looking for an exciting  job  opportunity in  Cape Town ? Keep reading! An industry leading global technology and e-commerce company are looking for a  HR Information Systems Administrator  who will be responsible for administering all HR Information Systems. If you have experience with Workday, and thrive in a fast-paced environment, this  job  could be perfect for you! Your key job responsibilities as the  HR Information Systems Administrator  in  Cape Town  will include: System Administrator for the whole HR and Payroll-input system, providing trouble shooting support, liaison with the system provider to resolve issues Work closely with the super-users in other companies in the group, to ensure full alignment of changes affecting global workflows Assist with the implementations of new system functionality or modules Be a system super-user for the HR system and provide support to the HR team and the business Manage all system updates in close liaison with all stakeholders including IT, HR and Payroll users, employees and managers. Provide implementation review and support on any new HR technologies Design, produce and run a set of regular reports on all functions of HR for the HRBPs and managers Set up report templates for ongoing access by specified users Provide salary, benchmark and data reports for workforce plans Run management reports for the annual salary and bonus reviews Support HR projects in line with the Business Strategy Provide support on HR administration auditing and processes Create and update HR documentation, including policies, process, FAQ’s and ensuring the HR intranet is always up to date Conduct an annual audits on the sponsorship process and documentation in conjunction with the Immigration Advisor Conduct and administer various surveys, including exit interviews with staff leaving the business and reporting on this data Provide minute taking support to HRBPs in employment relations meetings when required Requirements for this  HR Information Systems Administrator job  in  Cape Town : Matric/Grade 12 or equivalent is essential Relevant tertiary qualification is advantageous Experience with Workday is essential Experience as an HR Systems Administrator and/or HR Advisor in a fast-paced environment Experience of implementing HR systems implementation Experience in creating, reporting and analysing HR data Knowledge of current employment legislation Proficient in MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Initiate International Johannesburg, South Africa
Oct 09, 2019
Full time
A leading multinational telecoms company have a great  job  opportunity for an  Engagement & Internal Communications Consultant  to join their team in  Johannesburg . You will be responsible for successful delivery of Employee Engagement Initiatives. Your key  job  responsibilities as the  Engagement & Internal Communications Consultant  in  Johannesburg  will include: Assist in the creation of the functional strategy in line with the overarching business goals Provide input into the effective implementation of the strategy by means of providing direction, structure, frameworks, models, plans and roadmaps Assist in regular review of the functional strategy and roadmap to ensure its alignment with the changing dynamics of the internal and external ecosystem Proactively develop and facilitate knowledge sharing on Global internal communication and branding frameworks and policies Actively identify opportunities for improvements to enhance the quality and effectiveness of the global internal communication model and related solutions across the organization Identify high impact technologies, platforms and channels to support internal communications for Group HR with the objective of improving reach, influence and acceptance of their respective work products Develop, align and enable implementation of Global internal communication and branding strategies, frameworks and policies Evaluate the various policies and initiatives across the Group and Opcos to ensure alignment with the Global Internal communication and branding philosophy Manage implementation of global internal communication and local employee engagement special projects Requirements for this Engagement & Internal Communications Consultant job in Johannesburg: Minimum of 3 year tertiary degree / diploma (specialization in Communications/Commerce/ Management/Human Resources/Behavioural Sciences/as appropriate) Relevant certification / accreditation / membership with professional body for Internal Business Communication, design and branding, employee engagement etc. (advantageous) Minimum of 5 years’ experience in working in the HR Domain with specific focus on internal communications/branding and employee engagements Worked across diverse cultures and geographies advantageous Experience working in a small to medium organization Telecommunications industry experience Project management experience
Initiate International Johannesburg, South Africa
Oct 09, 2019
Full time
An exciting  job opportunity  has arisen for an  Integration Developer  in  Johannesburg  to join an amazing company that provides cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the world’s most successful companies. Working in small agile teams you will develop API integrations between separate systems, automate process, transform data and develop custom software applications. Apart from this you will need to provide technical support to operations. In this  Integration Developer job opportunity  in  Johannesburg , you will be allowed to develop, the company offers training and dedicated schedules to focus building up your technical skills. This is an excellent  job opportunity  to work in an agile environment where you are empowered to make decisions and experiment on different tools and technologies Requirements for this  Integration Developer job opportunity  in  Johannesburg : A strong coding background in C#, Java or Python and Powershell Understanding of XML, JSON or the equivalent along with SOAP or REST Experience in bespoke development is needed Data transformation – XLST & query writing Developed integrations with either Jenkins, JIRA, Workday, Slack, AWS, Casper OR Chef Ideally you will have worked in a regulated environment with a good understanding of security concepts, regulatory compliance and data protection
Initiate International Johannesburg, South Africa
Oct 09, 2019
Full time
A leading global communications organization who work with the world’s biggest brands, helping them creatively engage with their audiences 24/7, have an amazing  job opportunity  for a  Senior Media and Content Strategist  in  Johannesburg . If you want to be part of the conversations that are shaping the world we live and work in, you’ll want to be part of this team! Your key responsibilities as the  Senior Media and Content Strategist  in  Johannesburg  will include: Develop and execute proactive and news-driven media relations programs/project. Develop and implement creative story-telling programs for earned media that produce superior results Develop and/or oversee content, including press releases, marketing collateral, social media content, op-eds, website copy, e-books and whitepapers Define and drive content creation goals, strategy, and tactics Interface with lead internal and external client spokespeople and communications contacts in the management of media and content assignments Leverage traditional media as well as digital/emerging technologies for PR programming and influencer outreach Cultivate ongoing relationships with key journalists In collaboration with account managers, help monitor projects to ensure that deadlines and quality standards are met Assist in identifying the media relations and content talent needed for successful programs Help set accurate campaign budgets and brings projects in on budget Set and meet campaign measurement and evaluation criteria Identify and assist in the training and development needs of junior staff on the media relations and content track, and spotlight opportunities which enable staff members to reach their full potential Requirements for this  Senior Media and Content Strategist job opportunity  in  Johannesburg : Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Marketing Communications, English or other related subject 6+ years’ experience in public relations at an agency or corporate in-house High creativity coupled with strong attention to detail and the ability to work in a rapid, deadline driven environment Solid relationships and working knowledge of key online/offline media influencers/journalists Firm knowledge of key issues and trends in health and/or technology industry sectors Fluency and/or familiarity with digital and social media required Strong understanding of the relationship between traditional public relations and the use of current online/digital technology and social media Experience working on multi-disciplinary (holistic) communication initiatives Familiarity and compliance with regulatory guidelines in regulated health communications is a plus
Initiate International Johannesburg, South Africa
Oct 09, 2019
Full time
A dynamic fast growing international company offering private healthcare across 12 countries have an amazing  job opportunity  for a  Senior Financial Controller  to join their team in  Johannesburg . You will be responsible for the planning, coordination and supervision of the activities relating to financial accounting & reporting (IFRS, multi-currency) including internal controls, external audit, policies and procedures. You will work with the overall Group Controller and be able to deputise and fill in for the Group Controller. This includes leading initiatives and driving improvement processes Your key responsibilities as the  Senior Financial Controller  in  Johannesburg  will include: Oversight of public financial reporting Deliver financial reporting (IFRS), general accounting, annual statuary account activities Support the external audit process Maintain and develop policies, business processes and internal controls Eventually deputise for the Group Controller Requirements for this  Senior Financial Controller job opportunity  in  Johannesburg : Audit, accounting and finance background – 7 to 8 years’ experience Relevant IFRS accounting skills Experience in working in multi-currency, multi-country environment Multi-tasking, attention to detail Well organized and delivery on time & quality of agreed priorities Showcasing a high sense of responsibility, autonomy and strong analytical skills Can work under pressure