Technical Lead Developer
SUMMIT Africa Recruitment
Cape Town, Western Cape, ZA
20h ago



  • SDLC - Leads or helps to lead project teams to design, develop and test enterprise-ready business applications in a variety of configurations (e.
  • g. web-based, desktop-based, service-based or scheduled processes).

  • BEST PRACTICES - Understands industry best practice related to coding and tools & understands the clients established best practices.
  • DEVELOP Write quality code, set an example of quality for the team members. Gain team’s respect by producing quality of code and applying own practices
  • CODE & PEER REVIEWS - Uses expertise and mentoring skills, alongside practices such as code reviews and code analysis, to ensure the team adheres to best practice when developing solutions.

  • Designs, plans and oversees the development of entire solutions from scratch, or solutions that integrate with third -party applications, or that interact with existing legacy systems.
  • Justifies design and development decisions based upon industry experience.

  • Helps Database Developers design databases and ensures the Development Team writes efficient, effective database access code in line with best practice.
  • Owns, researches, evaluates and fully understands potential technical solutions to business problems
  • Must have a very good understanding of the solution architecture
  • Removes technical impediments
  • Set reasonable expectations for the team members

  • Works with QA Analysts to develop and implement testing plans.
  • Ensures the team writes the necessary code to automate testing in line with the Test-Driven Development (TDD) methodology.

  • Ensure the root causes of systems issues are diagnosed effectively by working with the team to improve their problem solving skills and build upon their knowledge of existing systems.
  • COLLABORATE - Working collaboratively within the Agile development team :

  • As a technical expert, works collaboratively with DPM, Architects, Developers, Product Owners, Business Analysts, QA (Testers) to identify and specify business requirements and derive the design of the related solution, and ensures these are translated into technical specifications (including Class, Sequence and other UML diagrams) by the Development team.
  • Works alongside customers and DPM to ensure quality, effective software is delivered regularly by the team, in line with the SAFe (Agile) Development process and methodology.
  • As a member of the team, to assist and enable other team members to meet sprint deliveries according to the requirements set.
  • Participate in Planning Meetings, Sprint Planning Development Cycles every 2 weeks and Daily Standup meetings
  • Provide and document the technical design solution for the Developers to code.
  • Deliver according to the Definition of Done and the Definition of Ready.
  • Update JIRA with accurate information to identify risks / issues proactively at the sprint level
  • Constantly looking for ways to increase the teams’ velocity / productivity by eliminating the waste.
  • Support the development process by assisting and mentoring Developers to understand the technical solution.

    Mandatory Skills / Abilities required to do the Job

    Technical Skills

  • Generalist with the following core competencies and a proven track record in :
  • nTier Enterprise Development - Frontend, Middle Tier & Database
  • C#.Net & .NET Entity Framework / nHibernate
  • Presentation Layer (UI) ASP, HTML, CSS, BOOTSTRAP
  • Databases MS SQL or equivalent relational database (SYBASE, POSTGRES)
  • WINDOWS Operating Systems
  • Testing Tools nUnit or exposure to any testing tools preferable

  • IT Diploma or related Degree will be an advantage but is not essential.
  • Minimum requirement is Matric with at least 5 years of on the job work experience.
  • Retail exposure would be an advantage
  • Experience in using Agile (SAFe) methodologies will be an advantage.
  • Exposure to Enterprise development preferred.

  • Competency based interview to assess above requirements
  • Applicable assessment
  • Background checks
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