Job title: Head of Development
Employment type: Full Time
Experience: 5 to 10 years
Salary: R950000 to R1100000
Job published: 04 August 2020
Job reference no: 1590642059

Job Description

Superb career opportunity with Fintech for a hands-on Head of Development who can think strategically but execute tactically. You’ll be joining a dynamic team of seasoned business, marketing, product and development professionals, as they take the product that they’ve been refining for over 2-years, from a highly successful proof-of-concept in the P2P payments space, to being a fully-fledged open banking market place. 

Key responsibilities

  • Align the technology roadmap with our strategic vision and customer promise.
  • Maintain the Software Architecture to be adaptable, scalable and stable.
  • Monitor technological trends, best practices and risks to ensure that we remain future fit.
  • Optimise the technology costs to maintain the lowest possible unit economics.
  • Lead, develop and manage the engineering team to ensure that delivery and quality is prioritised, yes, it’s a hands-on role.
  • Collaborate with Product to evolve the Agile Software Development processes for continuous delivery.
  • Collaborate with Product to maintain the product backlog and roadmap for the Marketing, Customer Support, Finance and other departments.
  • Establish and manage relationships with technical third-party providers.

Tactical Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with Product to design solutions and produce technical documentation to effectively communicate with the development team and stakeholders.
  • Manage the Engineering Team through Agile Software Development Methodology practices.
  • Setup and optimise our monitoring, alerting and technical support processes.
  • Monitor and mitigate information security risks.
  • Work within a defined budget, targets and KPI’s

Qualification and Experience 

  • Relevant tertiary qualification
  • Experience in Payments, Banking, Insurance and / or a Fintech.
  • Min of 5 year’s experience in a similar role with 10 yrs in Product development.
  • Proficient in SQL and JQL or JavaScript
  • Knowledge and experience in programming languages like Python R, etc.
  • Knowledge of SDK and API integrations between the services
  • Knowledge of Websites, Apps and HTML