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Software Development Manager

Reference: 5150 SH
Consultant: Sharleen Horn

Job Description:

  • The successful candidate will lead software development teams and initiatives in Durbanville, South Africa as well as a team in Vancouver, Canada.
  • The combined focus of these teams and initiatives is the design, development and customization of internal- and customer facing applications intended to:
    • completely automate hosting operations
    • provide an integration platform for our application suite, developed in Vancouver, Canada.
  • Make sure that your team is strong and healthy – including capabilities, happiness, resilience and growth.
  • Build a strong leadership team within the department.
  • Work closely with product management, guide the teams through priorities including areas of critical innovation, large scaling needs, and elimination of technical debt.
  • Help teams focus on timely delivery with an ever increasing quality.
  • Manage your own and the team’s availability – given stakeholders across time zones, we sometimes need to join/ host meetings outside typical office hours.
  • Provide full-stack leadership to a growing team of engineers within one of our most critical areas. The current technological context includes:
    • Ruby, Ruby on Rails, React, token-based authentication, micro-services, Docker, Git, Linux, TDD, BDD.
  • Enable engineering oversight to ensure the future platform architecture is sustainable and supports the delivery of customer value.
  • Provide rules of engagement and consulting support for non-development teams.
  • Bridge the technical and business needs, ensuring alignment.
  • Collaborate with the Product Owners to establish mutual platform strategy, identify dependencies and agree priorities


  • BSc/MSc/PhD in Computer Science or equivalent with at least 10+ years of progressive experience in the services industry or evidence of exceptional ability.

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  • We reserve the right to only conduct interviews with candidates of choice.
  • Applicants who have not received feedback within 30 days from the closing date must please accept their application as unsuccessful.

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