Software Development Technical Lead

Telesure Investment Holdings

Gauteng, South Africa


Oct 4

Responsible for high quality software, governance and development standards and practices throughout the software development life cycle. Mentor and coach less experienced developers. Utilize knowledge of architectural patterns and practices. May analyze and design within an application area, working individually or coordinating development as part of a team. When required, design software or customize software for client use with the aim of optimizing operational efficiency. Develop, create, and modify general computer applications software or specialized utility programs. Analyze user needs and develop software solutions. Review design and code changes and produce relevant technical and functional documentation. Technical Leadership and DirectionExplain the local action plan to support team members in their understanding of what needs to be done and and how this relates to the technical and architectural standards decided upon and provide technical leadership. Provide guidance to ensure the team delivers appropriate customer service levels at all times.Organizational Capability BuildingProvide coaching to team members to develop their skills. Assist in identifying training needs as well as skills improvement plans needed to improve and develop the team's skills.Data Collection and AnalysisUse data from a wide range of sources to analyze key themes and identify possible impacts on the business.Applications Software ReviewReview, identify, and correct the most complex software defects to maintain fully functioning applications software.Information SecurityImplement and provide input on the design of required security measures such as data leaks, message encryption, monitoring performance to notify security experts of any problems.QualityPlay an important part in the development of quality procedures and standards by certifying technological processes, qualifying products and supervising tests. Responsible for high quality software, governance and development standards and practices throughout the software development life cycle.Application Software DevelopmentDesign, review and when required, guide development of the most complex existing and new applications by analyzing and identifying areas for modification and improvement. Develop new applications to meet customer requirements.Improvement / InnovationIdentify shortcomings and suggest improvements to existing processes, systems and procedures, then delivers a plan for a small element of a change management program with guidance from a project/program manager.Testing IT PerformanceImplement monitoring and ensure quality of website/applications software tests. Monitor, diagnose, and correct performance issues. Responsibilities may include dealing with complex queries and investigating and resolving system/application problems.Personal Capability BuildingAct as subject matter expert in several areas of technology. Maintain external accreditations and in-depth understanding of current and emerging external regulation and industry best practices through continuing professional development, attending conferences, and reading specialist media.Operational ComplianceIdentify, within the team, instances of non-compliance with the organization's policies and procedures and/or relevant regulatory codes and codes of conduct, reporting these and escalating issues as appropriate.Application Software RoadmapContribute to and maintain road map to facilitate application software development and ensure the development work is prioritized in line with business requirements.Customer and Peer ServiceProvide a quality service to peers and customers while identifying opportunities to provide technical solutions and guidance.

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