Standard Bank group chief engineering officer resigns effective immediately

“Margaret Nienaber has wide and deep executive experience in all aspects of financial services.”
And what does she know about tech? Shame, just put a target on her back.
 
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Okay. But was he responsible or is he taking the flak for bad decisions made higher up the food chain?
Would be interesting to know. His professional profile on LinkedIn definitely looks good, but all these outages did occur under his tenure as chief engineer so perhaps he wasn't able to manage the required uptime out of his team.
 
Could be the same thing. You can fire someone, but give them an option to resign, if you don't wanna come off as a d00s.
Or the person got tired of taking flak for a decision made elsewhere. It is their ultimate responsibility but a sudden exit actually helps no-one unless there is a replacement in the wings and no offense to the other person, I'd want some form of tech custodian, even if its outsourced to monitor it.

No quicker way to lose the respect of your tech teams than have someone in place with lack of understanding for the possible ramifications or causes. A lot of businesses though like to adopt they stance of , don't care fix it but its not that easy.
 
Or the person got tired of taking flak for a decision made elsewhere. It is their ultimate responsibility but a sudden exit actually helps no-one unless there is a replacement in the wings and no offense to the other person, I'd want some form of tech custodian, even if its outsourced to monitor it.

No quicker way to lose the respect of your tech teams than have someone in place with lack of understanding for the possible ramifications or causes. A lot of businesses though like to adopt they stance of , don't care fix it but its not that easy.
You're right. But also, usually people in that positions have to give minimum 6 months notice. I didn't see them mentioning that he gave notice, so it looks suspicious to say the least.
 
You're right. But also, usually people in that positions have to give minimum 6 months notice. I didn't see them mentioning that he gave notice, so it looks suspicious to say the least.
Yes , immediate implies either side took a quick, possibly emotional decision.
 
Would be interesting to know. His professional profile on LinkedIn definitely looks good, but all these outages did occur under his tenure as chief engineer so perhaps he wasn't able to manage the required uptime out of his team.
easy to talk the talk , but alot harder to walk the walk ....
 
When you are given the following options, which would you choose:
1) Resign
2) Get fired

Which would look better on your CV?
You're obviously not going to state that you got fired on your CV. :confused:
 
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