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Head of Development & Engineering


Salary
R75K – R90K pm
Start Date
End Date
Location
Cape Town
EE
No
Perm/Contract
Permanent


Job Information

The role of the Head of Development & Engineering (HODE) is to assure the successful execution of the company’s business mission through development and deployment of the company’s Development and Engineering departments. This requires envisioning the company’s service offerings in terms of development, engineering, leading implementation of applications, site/systems architecture and planning for risk and growth. You are to oversee the company’s current technology and create relevant policy thereof, while aligning technology-related decisions with the company’s goals.

Key Roles & Responsibilities :

Form part of the Senior Team and Exco at The Company to shape the future of technology.
Scope, Spec & Cost projects (This includes some BA work, as well as Wireframing work)
Lead a team of web developers to achieve deadlines and deliverables.
Present concepts to clients.
Develop new user-facing features
Build reusable code and libraries for future use
Ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs
Build both Front-end and back end web applications (Web Applications, Saas products and Websites)
Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders.
Help Define & Lead better standards across the entire Web Development and Engineering departments.
10+ years experience in senior team lead role
Ability to work on many accounts at the same time.
Understanding of technical and creative processes within a Software development agency.
Digital knowledge and/or experience.
Excellent English skills.
Excellent organizational and leadership ability.
Analytical mind.
Problem-solving aptitude.
Excellent at morale and motivation.

Technical Skills:

Intimate knowledge of Javascript technologies and best practices, such as: React, Angular, Vue, Nodejs, Next, Express, Javascript, ECMAScript, Typescript
PHP (Laravel, Symfony etc)
Wordpress and other CMSs (Headless, or otherwise)
HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, Foundation SCSS, SASS, LESS etc
Gulp, WebPack and other build tools
Git / Version Control, CI/CD / Auto Deployment
Know your way around Hosting (AWS, GCP and Azure, etc)
Testing frameworks such as Jasmine, Jest and Cypress
Relational Databases (MySQL, Postgres, MSSQL etc)
Document based Databases (MongoDB, CouchDB, Arangodb)
Caching structures like Redis, Memcache and memcached
Message Queueing like RabbitMQ, Pub/Sub, PubNub, AWS SQS



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