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Digitalization Lead

IT – Analyst, Data Management ~ IT – Infrastructure
Johannesburg – Gauteng

Our well-established client in the solar energy industry is on the lookout for an ambitious Digitalization Lead to join their team.
  • Leading the company’s digitalisation strategy
  • Consulting with the global and local divisional leads regarding digitalisation requirements
  • Managing relationships and outsourced processes with external IT consultancies
  • Building a core digitalisation team and providing training and development opportunities
in order to maximise team members’ potentials and growth
  • Adopting a servant-leader approach and inspiring and motivating team members to
achieve the company and team goals
  • Support Business Intelligence function with the creation of KPI dashboards (SQL queries)
  • Creating and maintaining ETL processes and performing data migrations
  • Implementing Lambda functions that interact with IOT devices on our solar sites
  • Extending and maintaining an existing Web Application (Front-End and Back-End) –
ensuring the implemented code is adjusted to specific requirements.
  • Maintaining and developing the company’s CRM (Salesforce) and the underlying data
  • Occasional travel to India / Zurich
  • At least three years of experience building and leading a team of engineers in a scrum Environment
  • Comfortable working with and supporting various divisions (with different levels of technical expertise) to identify Digitalisation opportunities and needs
  • A creative problem solver and a critical thinker, who is able to make decisive decisions
  • Good understanding of and experience in CRM technologies – experience with Salesforce advantageous
  • Experience with SQL-like Database technologies (PSQL, MySQL, SQLite, etc.)
  • Experience in some or all of the following technologies:
Backend: Python, Java, etc.
Frontend: TypeScript, NextJS, Express, React, Bootstrap
Programming patterns: MVC, Factory, etc.
  • Good Understanding and Experience in state-of-the-art Cloud technologies and infrastructure: AWS/GCP, EC2/Compute Engine, SQS/PubSub, Lambda/Functions, CICD, Amplify, etc.
  • Experience working with ETL processes and REST APIs
  • Excel proficiency
  • You agree to live out the company values every day of your employment: this includes to put empathy before ego, being authentic no matter what, that we work as one and follow the company’s principle that less is more
  • A dynamic, cross-functional team player, willing to take initiative on projects in the context of a multicultural scale-up trying to execute big, bold ideas.
  • Having experience working for an international company, or having studied or worked abroad, considered a plus.
You must be open, honest, trustworthy, a strong communicator, and understand that what we get done as a team surpasses what we get done individually.