Team Lead Software Development

Development · Cape Town, Western Cape
Department Development
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Team Lead Software Development  - Job Description

Ozow is a young, exciting company that continues to reach new heights and the opportunities for growth are endless at this moment.  We have several new projects we are eager to get off the ground and need your experience and expertise to make it happen.

If you are looking for a fast-paced environment where your input is valued and makes a difference, then embark on a journey of a lifetime with the rest of the Ozow team.


Introducing Ozow
Ozow is a simple, real-time EFT payment solution, that allows the consumer access to make secure, instant payments directly into a merchant's bank account. This payment gateway facilitates transactions via eCommerce, mobile, eBilling, and in-store transactions.


What the job entails
The Team Lead, Software Developer, reports into the Head of Development and needs to have strong experience in programming fundamentals assisting in researching and developing, new products and modifications to existing software to improve the overall efficiencies of product offerings.  They will need to lead a team of developers ranging from senior to junior, developing applications for various platforms. 

As one of Ozow’s esteemed developers, you would be working in an agile environment with a contribution to the product roadmap. You will need to provide technical leadership to a team of developers, and deliver on sprint commitments. The environment is entrepreneurial with a start-up culture, where everyone engages in product development cycle.

You’ll need to bring your skills to the table so that the team can collectively benefit from your input. To do so, you should have a track record of implementing best practices such as continuous integration, test-driven development, and continuous deployment, and demonstrated skills on team mentorship as well as successful delivery of software projects under tight deadlines.

 If you have experience in developing applications with a strong payments focus you will be at a definite advantage.

Besides being able to delve into some incredibly awesome work, you’ll have your own share of roles and responsibilities to keep in check:

  • Understanding user stories and providing estimates to sprint planning sessions, participating in requirements analysis
  • Understanding the interdependency of user stories
  • Active engagement with the team on all areas of development
  • Participating in code reviews of work performed
  • Active monitoring of the software development process and continuous improvement thereof
  • Standardization of technologies, approaches, and architectures across teams
  • Working with agile coaches and other technical leads to drive architectural changes in current and future projects
  • Liaise with agile coaches and product owners in order to resolve team impediments
  • Constantly keeping up to date with emerging trends and practices in the relevant fields
  • Provide technical leadership and direction to your team members and the rest of the business
  • Work within and with the team in order to deliver software projects of high quality
  • Regular reporting to the development manager on issue status and progress on change initiatives
  • Work with the development and support teams to resolve any production issues timeously and efficiently.

Core competencies


  • Strong leadership and software development background
  • Be able to identify patterns and trends and gain knowledge quickly and grasp concepts fast
  • Provide in-depth analysis of problems and proposes solutions
  • Makes time to review projects, to identify and learn from successes and failures
  • Seeks out advice from peers and skills networks to arrive at high-quality decisions.
  • Out of the box solutions-driven thinking
  • Excellent conflict management skills - where there is disagreement facilitates discussion to negotiate a way forward
  •  Have a good understanding of own culture, own body language, and impact on other cultures; perceptive about other people.
  • Be one who treats everyone with respect irrespective of their level, background, or discipline and profession.
  • Supports others, even when they have made mistakes
  •  Identifies and actions training needs (own and others).
  • Strengthens the team by incorporating specialists
  • Realistic about own and others’ capabilities – be humble
  • Adaptability - makes significant changes in their your own area to meet strategic needs.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent technical knowledge and a thirst for learning


Skills & Qualifications

  • 6+ years in software development experience
  • Proven work experience (2+ years) as a Technical Lead in Software Development
  • Must have relevant IT Diploma or Degree
  • Experience working with agile methodologies – a true believer
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Tenacity and drive a requirement


The benefits
The Benefit of joining our 'Ozow Amazing' Team is that you get to experience vibrant growth first hand. Come and be part of this highly energetic, enthusiastic, positive team whose sole focus is on growth, growing personally as individuals, locally and globally as a trendsetter. We are big into a healthy and balanced lifestyle by encouraging healthy diets and activity. 


Come and join in the fun with us!


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