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Kwazulu Natal

Team Lead: Development (KZN)

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The tenacity& passion for all things tech of a Team Lead who loves thinking outside the box is sought by a dynamic provider of Cost-effective and Innovative Business Solutions based in KwaZulu-Natal. Working in collaboration with the IT team, you will design & build quality systems that support business processes while providing guidance & leading technical decisions pertaining to software and architectural strategy. You must possess a B Degree in Information Science/Engineering or similar discipline, 10 years’ experience working as a Developer in a corporate environment including have led a Dev team from a technical perspective, solid Architectural Design, SQL, .NET (preferably C#), JavaScript and web-based systems skills, thorough understanding of TDD and BDD & Automated testing and deployment.



Technical & Operational –

Build effective software that facilitates the achievement of business objectives.

Provide meaningful input to the architectural design of solutions.

Constantly review the systems for problem areas, devising improvements to the system that will allow for future enhancements with minimal impact.

Review the supporting systems to ensure productivity is at a high level.

Develop code that adheres to high standards of efficiency and technical quality.

Add continuous value by efficiently designing and delivering working software in line with on-going business requirements.

Work collaboratively with all stakeholders (Product Owner, Scrum Team, Business) to ensure optimal solutions are understood, planned, developed and implemented.

Participate in workshops to understand the business needs.

Contribute to a culture of mutual trust, support and confidence within the IT team and in relationships with the business.

Assume responsibility for the achievement of Sprint objectives (i.e., the delivery of high quality, working product to business in terms of the Scrum process and meeting the team’s definition of done).

Contribute and participate in all aspects of the SDLC within a mature Scrum environment and process: this will include not only development but planning, estimating, reviews and retrospectives.

Contribute to the continual improvement of the existing code base through a disciplined process of refactoring where required to eliminate technical debt.

Create and maintain sufficient quality documentation of systems in line with agreed standards.

Prioritise production support wherever necessary to protect, enhance and enable ongoing business operations.

Assist in the deployment of changes to production environments.

Work closely with the Team Lead: Support to ensure bugs and potential performance issues are being addressed.

Manage the software development process within the team (coding standards, build processes, automation, etc.).


Leadership –

As a leader, consistently exhibit authenticity and humility. These behaviours and actions need to be truly internalised. Who you are matters as much as what you do.

Effectively align to the framework of the Leadership Attributes, as documented.

Consistently exhibit the desired outcomes of Excellence, Relationships, Responsiveness, Accountability and Teamwork.

Understand the skills and competencies of each member of the IT Development team, and help to close the relevant gaps through coaching, mentoring and identifying training needs.

Lead and guide the IT Development team with technical decisions.

Assist with recruiting resources for the IT Development team in conjunction with Head: IT.

Develop the individuals within the IT Development team in making a valuable contribution to the IT team as a whole.

Encourage a culture of accountability within the IT Development team.

Assist with performance management where required.

Encourage the IT Dev team to be self-organised and self-managed.

Encourage collaboration between IT Development team and the rest of both the IT Team as well as promote team values with the organisation as a whole.

Conduct performance evaluations, check-in sessions, career discussions and follow up on personal development goals.



Qualifications –

Appropriate Degree such as B.Comm: Information Science, Engineering.


Experience/Skills –

At least 10 years’ experience working as a Developer in a corporate environment.

Solid technical experience, including Architectural Design, SQL, .NET (preferably C#), JavaScript and web-based systems.

Architectural knowledge for the building of flexible, scalable systems.

Thorough understanding of Agile and scrum processes.

Thorough understanding of TDD and BDD.

Thorough experience in database design, performance and troubleshooting.

Experience in a wide array of modern technologies.

Automated testing and deployment.

Leading a development team from a technical perspective.

Ability to demonstrate a willingness to listen to and consider other opinions from the rest of the development team.


Advantageous –

Working within Agile methodology.

Data warehouse (SSIS & SSRS) and BI technologies.



Ability to consider the “big picture” as well as the immediate requirement.

Team player who thrives in a collaborative environment.

Demonstrates the discipline and maturity to contribute to a successful self-organised and self-managed team.

Debates constructively, contributes ideas and challenges decisions where appropriate.

Challenge the status quo with the intention of continuous improvement.

Demonstrates a learning and improvement orientation by identifying skills gaps and training needs in order to remain relevant.

Takes personal responsibility for own delivery, personal development and growth.




Versatile and flexible.

High level of attention to detail.

Systems orientation.

Logical and analytical thinker.

Able to build productive working relationships with internal users.

Good communication skills (verbal and written).


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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