Introduction AVBOB as a pacesetter in the funeral business seeks to employ a high calibre candidate for the position of Senior Application Team Leader.
The position is based at our Head Office in the Pretoria CBD. Job Functions Information Technology Industries Financial Services,Funeral Service,Information Technology,Insurance Specification Provide thought leadership regarding the application of technology to resolve logistics and supply
chain challenges (and efficiency improvements in general).
Leadership and mentoring of development team.
Interaction with Clients (internal and external) to analyse and specify requirements.
Design and implementation of new solutions.
Support and enhancement of existing solutions.
Guidance and adherence to agile software development process.
Coding standards and quality.
Communicate this strategy by presenting and discussing current and future versions of the
solution / s at a senior level.
Keep abreast and be informed of changes in IT technology and market trends.
Manage and oversee the roll-out of application and software development strategies and plans to
Ensure that application and software development addresses the needs of the clients.
Create and present professional proposals and presentations that respond to client needs.
Orchestrate internal resources and technology offerings to improve client service and from an IT
technology service offering perspective, assisting the company to secure new business contracts.
Embark on on-going improvement initiatives that will enhance business applications and their
integration, resulting in efficiencies for the organization.
Ensure synchronization between business applications, processes, user requirements and
Supervise and control the workflow of the application development area.
Ensure the development and enhancement of IT systems and processes.
Form part of IT Application Development Management Team and be jointly responsible for the
setting of strategic objectives for IT business.
Be responsible for client relationship management.
In conjunction with the other Application leads and the Application Development Manager, create
strategic goals and ensure that it is converted into easily implemented plans.
Lead overall strategy and direction for the application development teams in Web, GUI and Mobile.
With the input from Heads of Development and the Solutions Architect be responsible for the
technology vision and planning process that will regularly evaluate existing technology, current
information systems, staffing and research new solutions and technologies in order to make
informed recommend and / or to initiate the changes.
Bridge the silos / disconnect between the various development teams and ensure a decrease and
eventually the elimination of the occurrence of fragmented application development.
Ensure adherence to the software development life cycle, protocols and compliance in terms of
Oversee and direct the development and implementation of software applications.
Ensure timely and accurate delivery of technology products and services to the client.
Oversee current system enhancements; and,
Oversee the management of internal / external application upgrades and ensure that it is in line with
the departmental and broader business strategy.
Willingness to be on standby after hours as per job requirements. Requirements
B.Sc. or B.Com degree with Computer Science / Information Technology Management Degree
A relevant Master’s Degree / MBA will be advantageous
Minimum 7 years professional software development experience
Solid experience in leading application web, GUI and mobile developers
It's important that you have Project Management experience or understanding that
demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of project management and Scrum methodologies and
practices as well as knowledge of current business landscapes (politically, operational and
Financial acumen, the ability to keep abreast with current technology, proven ability to think
strategically and the ability to solve problems with ease should be among your skills.
You will require the ability to foster teamwork and you will need to have a good track record and
Excellent leadership and network skills, managing and developing yourself and strong
communication and influencing skills will see you flourish in this role
o SQL Server Reporting Services
o Microsoft.Net Frameworks
o Microsoft Web stack(MVC , C#, VB.net, razor , IIS , ASP.net, WCF / Web services, Web
o Experience in applying test driven development and software engineering best
o Mobile applications development (iOS, Mono, Android) would be advantageous.