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Sofware Development Team Lead

Location:Cape Town
Type:Permanent
Reference:#RDR0074
Company:Recruit Digital


The position reports to the Software Development Manager (eCommerce)

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 and testers 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 e-commerce platform development, have experience building RESTful web applications and an appreciation of the technical challenges developers face. 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 our ambitious development roadmap.
  • This is a hands-on role: you should expect to spend at least 50% of your time writing code, or 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.

Preferred qualifications and experience
  • Degree in Computer Science or engineering
  • 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 with cloud implementations such as Google Cloud (or AWS, Azure) platforms
  • Experience with building Restful API web services

Technical skills and knowledge
  • 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
  • Excellent technical app architecture experience
  • Experience developing Python in a test-driven environment (and/or at least in one of the following - Java, C, C++)
  • 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


Posted on 26 Jul 11:00

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Recruit Digital

Recruit Digital; leading recruitment agency for the Digital, Media, IT & Advertising sectors in South Africa.

Covering both Cape Town and JHB roles, Recruit Digital provides staff for Media firms, Digital Agencies, Corporates, Startups, E-commerce retailers, and all other Internet related businesses.

Recruit Digital fills vacancies within Client Services, Creative & Design, Development & Technology, Sales, Copy-writing, Social Media, SEO, Planning & Strategy, Marketing, Senior Management & Executive positions.

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