Development Practice Lead - Cape Town

2020/02/13 6:54:16 AM
Our client, in the retail industry, requires the service of a Development Practice Lead who will be responsible for creating, leading, managing, and mentoring a practice of highly skilled Software Engineers across the organization.

Key performance areas:

? Lead the establishment and growth of multiple Communities of Practices (CoP) for software engineering work products and practices.
? Cultivate an agile mindset and lead the adoption of new development ways of working and the related toolsets to empower teams to move towards self-managing and high performing agile delivery teams.
? Lead quality reviews of design and development work products.
? Recruit and onboard designers and developers and provide coaching, mentoring and training to continuously improve their skills levels.

The successful candidate must have:

? Must have matric
? A relevant tertiary qualification will be advantageous
? 10 years of working experience within the IT industry
? 2 years management or other equivalent leadership experience of technology teams
? At least 5 years Microsoft .NET and C# programming experience in a mainstream programming language like Microsoft.Net, C#, JAVA, ABAP, etc.
? 3 years in the Cloud Services (Azure, AWS, Google).
? 2 years with recruiting talented team members
? 5 years with Agile software development life-cycle principles
? 2 years with creating career development paths and managing career development of individuals.
? 3 Years in Identification and formulation of Language Standard, Artifacts, Tools, and Processes
? 5 years demonstrated expertise in a variety of application development methodologies and practices (including agile and waterfall)
? 5 years demonstrated expertise in a variety of application design methodologies and practices for medium to large enterprises
? 5 years of excellent technical development and design skills with the ability to be able to mentor others to improve their skills.
? In-depth knowledge of the Systems Development Life Cycle Advanced influencing, interpersonal and communication skills are required to contract with, engage and influence senior leaders and technical specialists, as well as coordinate complex initiatives across a number of teams
? Proven ability to establish and manage relationships with various individuals at differing levels of the business. These include, but are not limited to senior leaders, technical specialists and support staff Ability to build effective relationships and build a strong and positive team
? Well-developed people management skills are critical to service a number of cross-functional needs, including people with strong academic backgrounds and technical skills
? Strong analytical, problem-solving and logical skills with attention to detail
? Delivery of compelling presentations to all levels of stakeholders and excellent communication and relationship-building skills
? Excellent organization and facilitation skills
? Strong conflict management skills
? UI Design design methodologies
? Experience using and managing a wide range of software development languages, databases, tools and methodologies
? Design and Development for Cloud solutions in AWS or Azure or Google Cloud API integration (on-premise and cloud)
? Ability to manage multiple initiatives simultaneously

Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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