Mr D Food, a division of takealot.com, is looking for a highly talented Software Engineering Technical/Team Lead for our Restaurant products team in Cape Town.  The team focuses on full stack development of services and interfaces for our Restaurant partners.   Responsibilities are split 70/30 between software engineering and team management.  

As a Software Engineering Team Lead you will help to architect, implement, support and maintain scalable services in a heterogeneous environment. You will be able to influence both business and architectural decisions, while working on end-to-end technology solutions.

We are a young, dynamic, hyper growth company looking for smart, creative, hardworking people 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.

This position reports to the VP of Engineering

Key responsibilities:

  • We are looking for an experienced Software Engineering Team Lead to join a versatile and creative management and development team.
  • This is a hands-on role: you should expect to spend at least 70% of your time writing code or working with others on your team directly contributing to the production of code.  The other 30% of your time will be split between architectural and strategic planning with peers and developers and the day-to-day people management and development required of a high-performing and successful team.
  • You will need a strong understanding of large-scale full-stack platform development, have experience building front-end, backend and RESTful web applications. You will be from a development background and have a good understanding of architectural practices.
  • Build systems to scale with our growth of business, leveraging new technologies and AWS Cloud services.
  • You will be an advocate of agile and iterative engineering practices and you will have prior line management experience with a track record of keeping highly skilled developers motivated.
  • Work closely with developers, professional services team and product managers to design the software solutions with a focus on reliability, performance and usability.
  • Successfully launch new products quickly as well as manage a large code base.
  • Design and build solutions to assist our business users, and improve customer experience
  • Architect and design solutions with fellow team members
  • Applying creative problem solving to develop solutions
  • Engage directly with stakeholders
  • Deal with large quantities of data

Qualifications:

  • Degree in Computer Science OR 5 to 8 years relevant industry experience
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Experience developing in at least one of C#, Java, C, Python or C++ in a test-driven environment
  • Experience in writing robust, efficient production code
  • Experience leading a team technically, with a focus on a very high-quality output
  • Experience mentoring and developing technical teams
  • Experience working with: * Linux environment * JSON * RESTful services * GIT version control
  • Experience working within an Agile and DevOps team, and an advocate of that culture
  • Significant technical experience and a proven track record of architectural ownership and understanding
  • We will look favourably on experience with the following: * AWS experience, namely EC2 and SQS * Stateless architecture design * Micro Services and the understanding of the strengths and weaknesses thereof
  • A thorough understanding of computer science fundamentals, including object-oriented design and data structures and algorithms

Nice to have:

  • Experience with specific AWS Cloud technologies (EC2, Route53, ELB, EBS, VPC, S3, CloudWatch).
  • Experience with NoSQL, Couchbase, Dynamo, Elastic.

Attributes required:

  • Solutions-oriented, can-do attitude and high energy
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking, using data to inform decisions
  • Ability to disaggregate and structure solutions to ambiguous problems
  • Solid quantitative skills
  • Ability to interview and interact professionally with internal and external people
  • Capability to present ideas succinctly, in writing and verbally
  • Versatile and with the appetite to learn by doing

The Environment:

  • Employees are entrepreneurial and dynamic, smart, customer-centric, fun and have the shared ambition of being the leading food delivery player in South Africa.
  • We have fun, work hard, take ownership, work in teams to create solutions, and are always open to direct feedback/new ideas on where we can improve.
  • We are short on ego and high on output.
  • We are doers and not only thinkers, it is all in the execution after all.
  • We love what we do and what we are creating.
  • We seek to Employ an Extraordinary Mind who:
    • is respectful but forthright
    • is an expert at doing, who can not only design but also execute
    • is analytical, able to use data to make decisions
    • is competitive, self-directed and strive to be the BEST (GREAT requires a lot of work and does not only happen during business hours)
  • is passionate about delivering a world-class customer experience
  • is entrepreneurial, thrives under change and accepts it is a constant and always looks for solutions to do something better and faster
  • is business SMART. Able to think about problems from a business perspective using technical and product input;
  • is curious and challenge the status quo
  • is innovative and enjoys iteration
  • is collaborative
  • will be at the cutting edge of developing new concepts for Mr D Food 
  • thinks like an owner of the business
  • is SMART, has INTEGRITY and is HARD WORKING

If you meet the above you are an Extraordinary Mind so come and join us!

Mr D Food is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants from previously disadvantaged groups and people with disabilities will be given preference

 

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