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Head of Engineering

Remuneration:Market related 
Location:Cape Town, Southern Suburbs
Job level:Management Snr
Job policy:Employment Equity position

Job description

The Head of Engineering will be responsible for driving the thought leadership and formulating the technology strategy for the business as part of our rapid modernisation and evolution into a Fintech business.

You’ll use your experience to lead and guide the technological vision of the business and deliver against that vision ensuring successful platform execution and performance at scale.


Here’s what you can expect to be doing in the role:
  • Manage an Engineering team operating in a domain and stack undergoing rapid modernization and evolution
  • Establish operational excellence focus needed to continuously deliver results through your experience in large scale, high volume transactional fintech business
  • Form strong relations with your peers on the Exco team, setting the vision and strategy for your team
  • Bring a technical mindset to the table, incorporating advances in technology into our products and solutions
  • Actively participating in our strategic forums and activities
A little about who you are:
  • Bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer science, or related field; Master’s degree in information technology or a technology-related discipline preferred
  • Proven experience as a Head of Engineering or similar leadership role within a fast-paced FinTech environment
  • Minimum of eight to 10 years’ experience in a software development role, information technology role, or related field
  • Minimum of five years’ experience managing Software Developers and multiple disciplines within a team
  • Strong technical background, as evidenced by multiple engineering leadership roles
  • Experience in establishing a healthy engineering culture by earning trust and respect of your team
  • You have been instrumental in successful projects delivery by utilizing agile, continuous improvement and continuous delivery
  • You get excited about discussions on micro-services, containers, AWS, Continuous integration, etc
  • You get your hands dirty, entrepreneurial by nature and performance and results driven
  • Experience in the following would be a great advantage; AWS Services (EKS, Redshift, S3, etc) .Net Core, Containers, Javascript and Angular
  • Effective at implementing and operating SCRUM and Agile methodologies across the development teams  
  • Flexible benefits to structure your own package
  • Creative agile work environment
  • Flexible working hours
  • Café and lounge area
  • Staff restaurant with a variety of healthy meal options

Posted on 14 May 10:17

Home Choice

The HomeChoice Group is a leading credit-based direct marketing retailer selling homeware merchandise and financial services to the expanding urban middle-income mass market in southern Africa.

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