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Lead Developer - Move into an Architect role and work on greenfield initiatives - Paarden Island

Job Title: Lead Developer - Move into an Architect role and work on greenfield initiatives - Paarden Island
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cape Town
Contact Name: Philip
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Job Published: July 08, 2019 12:05

Job Description

This is an excellent opportunity for a Lead Developer to move into an Architect role where you will have full mandate to build systems and processes from the ground up and play a role in the development of the technical strategy.

Based in Paarden Island, this role offers a competitive package, bonus scheme, pension and 100% medical aid cover.

You will need to be a “hands on” leader who is willing to get stuck in and commit code where needed, but the primary focus of the job is someone who can motivate and bring about the best in the wider team.

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Architect, design and implement a software development environment and workflow that supports continuous implementation, focus on coding standards, documentation, organisation and automation.
  • Leading, mentoring and managing a development team of developers on delivery of business-critical projects and managing any outsourced projects.
  • Engage across the business departments to best understand how products, systems and processes work
  • Lead the prioritisation of work and support automation of repetitive tasks.
  • Design and implement new applications aligned to the long-term technology strategy.
  • Decommission/ refactor legacy code and build migration paths for that which needs to remain.
  • Write technical documentation for the companies application and technology stacks
  • Co-development of business processes with business analysts and technical colleagues.
  • Determine product opportunities, building new products by working closely with marketing and other stakeholders; ownership of technical product development roadmap.
  • Take responsibility for the work of the development team. Manage KPIs for the development function.
Required skills and experience:
  • A relevent qualification
  • At least 8+ years’ experience as a Full Stack Developer (Linux, PHP, Python, MySQL/MariaDB)
  • Experience leading/managing a team
  • Experience in designing and implementing a Micro-services/SOA, containerisation (Docker, etc.)
  • Strong OOD design knowledge
  • Experience using PHP frameworks, preferably Laravel or other MVC frameworks
  • Experience integrating third party RESTful APIs
  • Familiarity with Agile development practices
  • Relational databases design and performance tuning (MSSQL, MySQL or PostgreSQL)
  • Proficient understanding of client-side scripting technologies such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript frameworks (jQuery, Vue.js etc.)
Please email a copy of your Philip at Acuity Consultants ( or call me on 021 801 5001