Software Engineering Team Lead - Logistics (CH577)
Capital H Staffing and Advisory Solutions
Cape Town, South Africa, Western Cape, ZA
6d ago

Ref no : CH577

Our client a leading South African online retailer, is looking for a talented Technical / Team Lead to join their team in Cape Town .

The company :

We are a young, dynamic, hyper growth company looking for smart, creative, hardworking people to join us. We offer a market related Total Remuneration Package, which allows full flexibility according to your needs, a great work environment and a promise that you won’t be bored as long as you are prepared for a challenge and want to build something great.

You need to be strong in both root cause analysis and driving to action in other words, you need to be a thinker and a doer, and doing doesn’t happen only during work hours .

  • You need to be passionate about the potential of e-commerce and delivering a world-class customer experience . And, because we operate in a fast-growing, quick-moving environment, we’re looking for someone who is entrepreneurial , thrives under change , and always looks for solutions to do something better and faster.
  • You will be at the cutting edge of developing new concepts. In short, we need you to think like an owner of the business.

    Your specific responsibilities will include :

  • 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 the company’s 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.


  • 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 Scala in a test-driven environment (and / or at least in one of the following - Java, C, C++)
  • Solid Web and Front-end Development experience with PHP, Html and JavaScript and related libraries (React, Angular, Backbone)
  • Good SQL 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
  • Attributes required

  • Post graduate 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.
  • Experience with warehouse management or logistics systems
  • An understanding of software deployment tools, deployment processes and best practices
  • Experience working with GCP / AWS and / or other cloud platforms
  • Experience with building Restful API web services
  • The Environment

  • Employees are entrepreneurial and dynamic, smart, customer-centric, fun and have the shared ambition of the company being the leading e-commerce company in Africa.
  • We have fun, work hard, take ownership, work in teams to create solutions and are always open to direct feedback / new ideas on where we can improve.
  • We are short on ego and high on output.
  • We are doers and not only thinkers, it’s all in the execution after all.
  • We love what we do and what we are creating.
  • We seek to employ , people who :

  • Experts at doing, they can not only design but also execute.
  • Analytical, able to use data to make decisions.
  • Letting data decide but not consume.
  • Although innovation is important, GREAT requires a lot of work. This does not happen only in business hours ..
  • Always questioning the status quo.
  • Not averse to risk.
  • Business smart. Able to think about problems from a business perspective using technical and product input.
  • Self-directed, taking action based on own initiative.
  • Thorough;
  • User focused, always trying to understand a product from the user’s perspective.
  • Able to communicate clearly and not afraid to voice an opinion, no matter how unpopular.
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