Engineering Team Leader
Cape Town, Western Cape, ZA
1d ago
source : Careers24
  • Are you the highly talented Engineering Team Lead who has the skills to lead their Payments Engineering team in Cape Town?
  • Young, dynamic, hyper growth company looking for smart, creative, hard- working people with integrity to join this entreprenerd environment.
  • They understand flexibility according to your needs and also offer a great work environment and a promise that you wont be bored as long as you are prepared for a challenge and want to build something great.

  • This position reports to the Engineering Director (Business Systems). · Your responsibilities will include : Experienced software development team lead to join a versatile and creative IT management team.
  • As a development team 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.

    Strong understanding of large-scale e-commerce platform development, experience building RESTful web applications and an appreciation of the technical challenge developers face.

    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 this 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.

  • Attributes required Solutions-oriented, can-do attitude and high energy Strong analytical and critical thinking, using data to inform decisions Ability to disaggregate and structure solutions to ambiguous problems Solid quantitative skills Ability to interview and interact professionally with internal and external people Capability to present ideas succinctly, in writing and verbally Versatile and with the appetite to learn by doing · Qualifications / Experience : Degree in Computer Science (or equivalent experience) 5+ years experience in a Software Engineering role Experience leading a Software Engineering team Experience with and an understanding of line management responsibility for a technical team Experience working within an Agile and DevOps team, and an advocate of that culture Experience developing using Python in a test-driven environment (or at least in one of the following : Java, C, C++, C#) Significant technical experience and a proven track record of architectural ownership and understanding Experience in developing distributed, transactional, and highly available systems Good SQL and MySQL experience in a high-load environment A thorough understanding of computer science fundamentals, including object-oriented design, data structures and algorithms A thorough understanding of software engineering practises and best practises, including source code control systems, the use of IDEs, and testing tools Experience with building RESTful APIs & working within a micro-services architecture · The Environment : Employees are entrepreneurial and dynamic, smart, customer-centric, fun and have the shared ambition of 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, its all in the execution after all. We love what we do and what we are creating.

  • We seek to employ an Extraordinary Mind who : is forthright but respectful is an expert at doing, who can not only design but also execute is analytical, able to use data to make decisions is competitive, self-directed and strive to be the BEST (GREAT requires a lot of work and does not only happen during business hours is passionate about the potential of e-commerce and delivering a world-class customer experience is entrepreneurial, thrives under change and accepts it is a constant and always looks for solutions to do something better and faster is able to think about problems from a business perspective using technical and product input is curious and challenge the status quo is innovative and enjoys iteration is collaborative will be at the cutting edge of developing new concepts thinks like an owner of the business.
  • is SMART , has INTEGRITY and is HARDWORKING · If you meet the above you are an Extraordinary Mind so come and join us!

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