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Johannesburg, Hybrid working model

15 leave days + festive shutdown

Fully funded Group Life Cover Policy

Training & development programmes

Company social events and gatherings

Work in a strong values based culture

Application Development Manager

As the Application Development Manager, you will need to be well-versed in product development and strategy, but also in programming fundamentals and methodologies.

The job will require you to seek out, validate, and bring innovative best practices and ideas from the outside, with a particular emphasis on application development methodologies.

You will work in an agile environment, building and leading teams of engineers developing applications for various platforms. You will need to provide technical leadership to multiple teams of developers, and quality assurance specialists, and help them deliver timeously on sprint commitments, with a focus on quality.

The role is overarching and involves taking care of the entire development cycle and the people involved in it. You should have a track record of implementing best practices such as continuous integration, test-driven development, and continuous deployment, and demonstrated skills in team management and mentorship as well as successful delivery of software projects under deadlines.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Hire, train and mentor new developers, taking responsibility to assist developers in their career path and growth
  • Define and manage the team structure.
  • Evaluate team members performance, provide candid feedback and high impact coaching that enables (and motivates) them to achieve departmental as well as enterprise goals.
  • Supervise and delegate duties to the development team in collaboration with the project management team
  • Maintain and improve development standards for the team, which includes all aspects of a modern development CI/CD pipeline.
  • Be able to jump in and lend a pair of hands for during software development including coding and problem solving.
  • Drive the cultural changes necessary to enable a continuous delivery model and foster a strong focus on automation of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
  • Participate in code reviews where applicable.
  • Coordinate the interactions between the development team and other departments, including support, operations, business development and finance.

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