Software Development Team Lead

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Location Johannesburg, South Africa
Date Posted Feb 13, 2021
Category IT Jobs
Job Type Full-time


Application Software Development
Contribute to development of existing and new applications by analyzing and identifying areas for modification and improvement. Contribute to development of new applications to meet customer requirements.

Application Software Roadmap
Contribute to and maintain road map to facilitate application software development and ensure the development work is prioritized in line with business requirements.

Stakeholder Engagement
Build and effectively maintain relationships with relevant business and IT representatives on an on-going basis. Find out their needs/issues/concern and reacting to these by arranging meetings and events and drafting supporting to promote understanding and commitment.

Project, Program and Portfolio Management
Plan and deliver small projects or workstreams using an appropriate project management methodology to give assurance that intended outcomes are achieved.

Leadership and Direction
Explain the local action plan to support team members in their understanding of what needs to be done and and how this relates to the broader business plan and the organization's strategy, mission and vision; motivate people to achieve local business goals.

Performance Management
Respond to personal objectives and use performance management systems to improve personal performance. Monitor the performance of the team; allocate work and review completion, take appropriate corrective action to ensure timeliness and quality; contribute to formal individual performance management and appraisal.

Organizational Capability Building
Use the organization's formal development framework to identify the team's individual development needs. Plan and implement actions to build their capabilities. Provide training or coaching to others throughout the organization in own area of expertise to enable others to improve performance and fulfill personal potential.

Personal Capability Building
Develop own capabilities by participating in assessment and development planning activities as well as formal and informal training and coaching; gain or maintain external professional accreditation where relevant to improve performance and fulfill personal potential. Maintain an understanding of relevant technology, external regulation, and industry best practices through ongoing education, attending conferences, and reading specialist media.

Data Collection & Analysis
Collate and analyze data using pre-set tools, methods and formats for measures of improvement. Involves working independently.

Operational Compliance
Maintain and renew a deep knowledge and understanding of the organization's policies and procedures and of relevant regulatory codes and codes of conduct, and ensure own work adheres to required standards. Identify, within the team, patterns of non compliance with the organization's policies and procedures, and with relevant regulatory codes and codes of conduct, taking appropriate action to report and resolve these and escalating issues as appropriate.

Applications Software Maintenance
Monitor, identify, and correct straightforward software defects to maintain fully functioning applications software.

Information Security
Support implementation of required security measures such as firewalls or message encryption, monitoring performance to notify security experts of any problems.
General Education
Grade 12 / SAQA Accredited ?
Recognized IT degree / diploma (Advantageous)

General Experience
3 - 6 years adequate System Development experience using the relevant programming, language or technologies (Essential);
Previous experience in Financial Insurance industry (Advantageous)

Managerial Experience
1 - 2 years experience of supervising and directing people and other resources to achieve specific end results within limited timeframes (Essential)

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