Technical Lead Positions in Old Mutual South Africa Pinelands, Western Cape, South Africa

Full Time

Website Old Mutual South Africa

This Job Listing is about Old Mutual South Africa in Pinelands, Western Cape, South Africa 2022

About the job

Your time is now to be your exceptional best at Old Mutual!

Job Description

The My Old Mutual team is a dynamic division within Old Mutual Limited, which seeks to drive digital engagement with customers by being at the forefront of digital development and innovation. Old Mutual’s longstanding history and unquestionable success in the financial industry, provide a solid foundation for expansion of its digital platform. The team applies customer-focused design thinking, agile and lean development methodologies, and continuous delivery practices.

The Web Technical Lead is responsible for leading the development of high-quality designs and solutions. This role requires participation in technical designs and the development and maintenance of software and other digital applications or services. The incumbent will be expected to create prototypes, develop user-centered software, and advise on technical specifications. This role requires fundamentals in engineering practices, an analytical and data-driven approach to problem solving, while following DevOps, SRE and Cloud Based practices.

Role Overview

  • Responsible for taking the lead on software development initiatives throughout the software development life cycle
  • Follow Agile methodologies (SCRUM / Kanban)
  • Work in a DevOps culture
  • Partner with scrum master and product owner to ensure optimized project delivery
  • Provide sizing and scoping for development work required
  • Operate as a subject matter expert across the development initiatives
  • Develop technical specifications and software application architecture and designs
  • Build Front-end and/or back-end solutions on the web digital channel/platform
  • Build cloud based functional web applications at an enterprise level
  • Build and test software prototypes
  • Design and implement test strategy and/or test plans based on continuous testing principles (TDD, BDD)
  • Apply engineering principles for design, development, maintenance, testing and evaluation of software
  • Facilitate and conduct code design and code reviews
  • Management of development tasks
  • Ensure that software development tasks are well coordinated
  • Apply knowledge relating to the architecture of relevant systems
  • Develop, implement and improve the tools to enable software development
  • Balance trade-offs between design and implementation
  • Identify issues that will enhance system quality, development and standard operating procedures
  • Client engagement to drive new products/ features and to ensure operational excellence
  • Work closely with multi-skilled and cross-functional teams e.g., architects, developers, UX designers, business analysts
  • Drive technology design and implementation
  • Enable rapid iteration
  • Ensure systems are scalable, responsive, robust and secure through monitoring and responding to application performance, stability and availability
  • Operational support for product issues raised to the development team
  • Coach and mentor software engineers
  • Provide guidance and support to software engineers as part of performance management activities

Role & Qualifications Requirements

  • Matric, with a degree in Computer Science/ Engineering/ Mathematics or related
  • 5+ years of experience in web application development
  • 3+ years of experience in leading application development
  • Knowledge of, and experience in web development frameworks and technologies such as:
    • .Net Core
    • NodeJS
    • Kotlin
    • Asp.Net Core framework
    • Angular / Vue.js / REACT / Angular type scripting
    • HTML / CSS/SCSS/Sass / Javascript / Typescript
    • Collaboration tools e.g., Confluence, Jira, Microsoft Teams, Slack
    • Containerisation technologies e.g., Kubernetes, Docker
    • CI/CD technologies eg. Jenkins, Git, App Center / Bitrise /Azure DevOps
    • AWS (preferred) or another cloud provider such as AZURE or Google Cloud Platform
    • IaC technologies e.g., Terraform/Cloudformation
    • Testing Frameworks: TDD
    • Architecture and Design: Event Driven Architecture / API First / Domain driven design
  • Familiarity with architecture styles such as Microservice and Serverless architectures
  • Knowledge of coding design patterns and experience working with information architecture and design interfaces
  • Ability to explain and articulate complex topics to various levels stakeholders

Competencies Required

  • Customer focus
  • Multi-functional team collaboration
  • Data-driven and attention to detail and big picture
  • Action Oriented
  • Continuous Improvement Management
  • Automation
  • Problem Finding and Solving
  • Conflict management and resolution
  • High EQ



Closing Date

22 April 2022

Old Mutual Limited has adopted a mandatory Covid-19 vaccination policy requiring its workforce to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 by 1 April 2022. All prospective employees are required to disclose their vaccination certificates or cards as part of the recruitment process.

If you have an objection to taking the Covid-19 vaccination, you will be required to produce a negative PCR test (at your own cost) on a weekly basis as an alternative to vaccination. Prospective employees must inform the recruiter of their election prior to start date.

Please refer to the Old Mutual policy for further detail. Old Mutual reserves the right to amend this policy from time to time.

Company: Old Mutual South Africa

Vacancy Type: Full-time · Associate 

Job Location: Pinelands, Western Cape, South Africa

Application Deadline: N/A

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