Your responsibilities will include:

We are looking for an experienced software development team lead to join a versatile and creative IT Management team.

As the development lead, you will lead a group of developers constantly striving for quality solutions that are delivered on time, within budget and scope, and drive a culture of quality and personal accountability.

You will need a strong understanding of large-scale full-stack platform development, have experience building Front-end, Backend and RESTful web applications.
You will be from a development background and have a good understanding of architectural practices.

You will be an advocate of Agile engineering practices and you will have prior line management experience with a track record of keeping highly skilled developers motivated.
Successfully launch new products quickly as well as manage a large existing code base.
This is an exciting opportunity to lead a growing team of engineers working on ambitious development roadmap.

This is a hands-on role: you should expect to spend at least 50% of your time writing code and working with others on your team directly contributing to the production of code. The other 50% of your time will be split between architectural and strategic planning with peers and senior developers and the day-to-day people management and development required of a high-performing and successful team.

Basic Qualifications

– Degree in Computer Science or engineering
– Experience leading a team technically, with a focus on a very high-quality output
– Experience mentoring and developing technical teams
– Experience working within an Agile and DevOps team and an advocate of that culture
– Excellent problem-solving skills
– Experience developing Python in a test-driven environment (and/or at least in one field nl, – Java, C, C++)
– Solid Web and Front-end Development experience with PHP, Html and JavaScript and related libraries (React, Angular, Backbone)
– Good SQL and MySQL experience in a high-load environment
– Significant technical experience and a proven track record of architectural ownership and understanding.
– A thorough understanding of computer science fundamentals, including object-oriented design and data structures and algorithms
– Experience in developing distributed, high transactional and available systems
– Experience mentoring and developing others technically

Preferred Skills

– Postgraduate degree preferred
– Experience with and an understanding of line management responsibility for a technical team
– Experience developing software for a highly-transactional retail online platform
– A thorough understanding of software engineering practices and best practices, including Agile software development, source code control systems and the use of software IDEs and development and testing tools.
– An understanding of software deployment tools, deployment processes, and best practices
– Experience working with no-SQL data stores like Mongo/Redis etc
– Experience working with the AWS and/or Azure platforms
– Experience with building Restful API web services

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