REF # 1807320

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Location: Cape Town & Stellenbosch
Cape Town

Software Engineer Team Lead (Catalogue)

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An innovative e-commerce platform wants you as their next highly creative and forward-thinking Software Engineer Team Lead (Catalogue). The successful incumbent should have a Degree in Computer Science or Engineering and knowledge on the following technologies: Python, PHP, HTML, JavaScript, Java, C#, C++, SQL, MySQL, React.js, AngularJS and Backbone.



You will lead a group of software engineers 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 and iterative 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 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.



Basic Qualifications:

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 Python 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 and frameworks (React.js, AngularJS or Backbone).

Good SQL, and MySQL or Postgres 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.


Preferred Skills:

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 practises and best practises, including agile software development, source code control systems and the use of software IDEs and development and testing tools.

An understanding of software deployment tools, deployment processes and best practises.

Experience working with no-SQL data stores like Mongo/Redis, etc. and Kafka.

Experience working with the AWS and/or GCP platforms.

Experience with building RESTful API web services and microservice.


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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Degree, Diploma, Permanent

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