Head Of Code & Technology - JHB


We are looking for a Head of Code & Technology to produce and implement functional software solutions, and lead the development team in the agency. You will work with upper management, the executive team, the client account teams, the Customer Experience team and our clients to define, architect and engineer software requirements and take the lead on operational and technical projects.

In this role, you should be able to work independently with little supervision. You should have excellent organization and problem-solving skills. If you also have 15+ years of hands-on experience in software development and agile methodologies, we’d like to meet you.

Your goal will be to develop high-quality software that is aligned with user needs and business goals.


Develop high-quality software design and architecture

Identify, prioritize and execute tasks in the software development life cycle

Develop tools and applications by producing clean, efficient code

Automate tasks through appropriate tools and scripting

Review and debug code

Perform validation and verification testing

Collaborate with internal teams and vendors to fix and improve products

Document development phases and monitor systems

Ensure software is up-to-date with latest technologies

Define and lead the technology strategy for the agency

Liaise directly with technical and leadership teams on the client side


Requirements and skills:

Proven experience as a Senior Software Engineer

Experiencing in leading software engineering teams

Extensive experience in software development, scripting and project management

Experience using system monitoring tools and automated testing frameworks

Knowledge of selected programming languages and technology stacks used in house e.g. Java/spring boot , Vue js, AWS, Azure, Firebase, Redis, .NET, C#, Drupal, PHP

In-depth knowledge of relational databases (e.g. PostgreSQL, MySQL) and NoSQL databases (e.g. MongoDB)

Familiarity with various operating systems (Linux, Mac OS, Windows)

Familiarity with native, hybrid and wrapped mobile app development (iOS; Android, Huawei)

Analytical mind with problem-solving aptitude

Ability to work independently

Excellent organizational and leadership skills

Related postgraduate degree in Computer Science

Scrum expertise / mastery

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