Snr SQL Developer/Team Lead (EE ONLY)
Cape Town, South Africa
4d ago


Contribute to initiatives & central technical stack while managing a team of Devs as the next Snr SQL Developer / Team Lead sought by a renowned investment firm.

You must possess a Degree / Diploma in Computer Science / Computer Engineering or related technical discipline, at least 8 years’ professional development experience, be skilled in Object-

Oriented design, data structures and algorithms, writing SQL for Microsoft SQL Server, including stored procedures, UDF’s and other T-

SQL Querying, SSIS, SSRS, SSAS & analysing data and performing complex data manipulation using Microsoft SQL. Please note this is an Employment Equity position ONLY.


Manage the technical aspects of the solution delivery and systems within the domain

Understand the focus and direction of the business area; prioritising and driving delivery that helps to achieve this.

Define the technical direction for the domains and ensure design of solutions and delivery is aligned to this.

Work closely with the domain owner of the domain.

Involvement in the running of the domain, including sprint planning, design, drive delivery, retros, understanding root cause of issues / instability

Responsible for the quality of technical solutions, maintenance of standards and managing impact / risk introduced by changes across domains.

Review code and approve changes being deployed to production.

Assist with technical analysis, root cause analysis and designing preventative actions.

Oversee the choice of application and approach to development for the delivery of new system / technical solutions by the Developers.

Work with the Architect, other Tech Leads and Development Manager to understand and drive the strategic direction of the technologies within Institutional IT.

Accountable to Architect to ensure domain technical direction is aligned with overall tech direction / architecture for Institutional IT, and overall tech direction caters for needs of the domains.

Identify areas for continuous improvement of both systems and architectural standards and help drive implementation.

Timeous, clear tracking, management and appropriate escalation of issues and risks.

Ensure systems documentation for support, style guides and user manuals are produced as required.

Ensure a stable and sustainable technical platform is in place to support the business area.

Manage the Developers in the domain

Lead a team of Developers (+ / - 5 Developers) in the domain, according to skill set.

Carry out all aspects of People Management i.e. staff performance appraisals, approve leave, recruit, train, develop and mentor staff.

Responsible for assigning work to the Developers, determining estimates, overseeing technical design and driving delivery according to SDLC procedures and standards.

Ensure the correct technical skills are in place in the domain to meet business needs.

Make a personal contribute to our technical solutions

Develop key solutions that add to central technical stack or contribute to initiatives.

REQUIREMENTS : Qualifications


Degree or Diploma in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Science or related technical discipline.

Experience / Skills

At least 8 years’ worth of professional development experience able to perform at a Senior Developer level.

Experience managing a development team and driving team delivery.

Knowledge of Computer Science fundamentals in Object-Oriented design, data structures and algorithms.

Experience in interacting with business users to understand their requirements and managing the implementation of system changes.

Exceptional skills in writing SQL for Microsoft SQL Server, including stored procedures, UDF’s and other T-SQL Querying.

Data integration, validation and reconciliation (SSIS or similar).

Expert knowledge of reporting technologies (SSRS)

Analysing data and performing complex data manipulation using Microsoft SQL.

Design and implement relational and dimensional database structures.

Experience with creating and maintaining cubes (SSAS).

Knowledge of professional software engineering practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes and testing.


Excellent leadership skills able to direct, motivate, delegate, inspire.

Good interpersonal skills, ability to work with diverse personality types and deal with conflict in an effective way.

Ability to deal with key stakeholders.

Willing to take initiative and responsibility.

Excellent analytical and problem-solving.

Strong organisational and planning skills.

Self-motivated and confident.

Able to work individually and with teams.

While we would really like to respond to every application, should you not be contacted for this position within 10 working days please consider your application unsuccessful.

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