Engineering Team Lead (Group Customer Service) - Takealot

Job Description

takealot.com, a leading South African online retailer, is looking for a highly talented Engineering Team Lead (Group Customer Services) to join our team in Cape Town or Johannesburg.We are a young, dynamic, hyper growth company looking for smart, creative, hard- working people with integrity to join us. We offer a market related, Total Remuneration Package which allows full flexibility according to your needs, a great work environment and a promise that you won't be bored as long as you are prepared for a challenge and want to build something great.The position reports to the Engineering Director (Business Systems)Your responsibilities will include the following:We are looking for an experienced software development team lead to join a versatile and creative IT management team. As the development lead you will lead a co-located group of developers and testers constantly striving for quality solutions that are delivered on time, within budget and scope, and drive a culture of quality and personal accountability.You will need a strong understanding of large-scale e-commerce platform development, have experience building RESTful web applications and an appreciation of the technical challenges developers face.You will be from a development background and have a good understanding of architectural practices. You will be an advocate of Agile engineering practices and you will have prior line management experience with a track record of keeping highly skilled developers motivated.You will be an advocate of Agile engineering practices and you will have prior line management experience with a track record of keeping highly skilled developers motivated.Successfully launch new products quickly as well as manage a large existing code base.This is an exciting opportunity to lead a growing team of engineers working on Takealot.com's ambitious development roadmap.This is a hands-on role: you should expect to spend at least 50% of your time writing code, or working with others on your team directly contributing to the production of code.The other 50% of your time will be split between architectural and strategic planning with peers and senior developers and the day-to-day people management and development required of a high-performing and successful team.

Responsibilities + Skills

Excellent leadership skillsVersatile and creativeMotivatedExcellent mentorship skillsTime management skills

Education

Degree in Computer Science or Engineering or equivalent experiencePost graduate degree advantageousExperience leading a team technically, with a focus on a very high quality outputExperience mentoring and developing technical teams

Experience

Job Summary

  • Published on: Monday, 16th November 2020
  • Designation: Engineering Team Lead
  • industry: Finance
  • Vacancy: 1
  • Employment Status: Full-time
  • Job Location: Johannesburg
  • Salary: 0
  • Gender:
  • Application Deadline: Monday, 16th November 2020

About the Company

  • Company Name: takealot.com.
  • Address:
  • Website: www.takealot.com
  • Company Profile:
  • Takealot.com was officially launched in June 2011, following the successful acquisition of an existing ecommerce business called Take2 by the US-based investment firm, Tiger Global Management and Kim Reid in October 2010. Today, takealot.com is the leading ecommerce retailer in ... Read moreMission: Takealot.com’s mission is to be the most customer-centric online shopping destination in Africa, and has built a foundation on the simple concept that the customer comes first.The success of the business is based on its ability to delight customers with amazing customer service. Takealot.com is dedicated to improving the customer experience, from the moment you arrive on the website or app and place an order to when it arrives at your door. 

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