South Africa

Software Development Technical Lead

Company Telesure Investment Holdings
Reference # SDTL15/10/21
Published 14/01/2022
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Gauteng Area, Gauteng, South Africa
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.
Job Functions Information Technology
Industries Insurance,IT - Information Technology
Technical Leadership and Direction
Explain 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 Building
Provide 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 Analysis
Use data from a wide range of sources to analyze key themes and identify possible impacts on the business.

Applications Software Review
Review, identify, and correct the most complex software defects to maintain fully functioning applications software.

Information Security
Implement 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.

Play 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 Development
Design, 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 / Innovation
Identify 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 Performance
Implement 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 Building
Act 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 Compliance
Identify, 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 Roadmap
Contribute 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 Service
Provide a quality service to peers and customers while identifying opportunities to provide technical solutions and guidance.
General Education
Grade 12/ SAQA Accredited Equivalent (Essential);
A recognized software development certification/degree/diploma (Essential);
Microsoft Certifications (Advantageous)

General Experience
7 or more years' experience using relevant programming languages or technologies (Essential);
DevOps experience (Essential);
Experience working with Agile principles and methodologies (Essential);
Experience with software architecture patterns and practices (Essential);
Microservice architecture experience (Essential);
Cloud Platform experience (Advantageous);
Networking and Infrastructure design experience and knowledge (Advantageous);
Containerization experience (Advantageous);
Experience in a Financial Services industry (Advantageous);
Experience in enterprise application development (Advantageous)

Managerial Experience
Experience of guiding and directing people and other resources to achieve specific end results within limited timeframes (Essential)

*SAQA Accredited Equivalent* - It is the onus of the applicant to provide TIH and its subsidiaries with certified evidence that their qualification(s) meet the equivalent NQF level required for this role at time of application.

Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA)** competency requirements: FAIS recognized qualifications / Regulatory Examinations / Class of Business Certification and / or CPD according to your DOFA (where applicable) - As a registered Financial Service Provider, we are mandated to ensure that all our representatives are always and remain fit and proper at all times. By applying for this role, you consent to having your relevant qualification and or accreditation or confirm that you are working towards meeting the competency requirements. You further consent to the relevant information being verified.

Employment Equity

The Company's approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply. TIH is committed to an organisational culture that recognises, appreciates and values diversity & inclusion.

Should you not hear from our team in 30 days, kindly consider your application unsuccessful.

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About TIH

Telesure Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd (TIH), is the holding company of some of South Africa’s leading financial service providers. Our portfolio includes short-term insurers, a long-term insurer, health insurance as well as an insurance and personal finance comparison platform. We’re pioneers with a hunger for best, bringing customer-focused innovation and service excellence to the financial services industry. We’re an undivided team of diverse thinkers and doers who believe in leading through technology and pushing past their limits.

What we offer

TIH offers an exceptional benefits programme, and competitive compensation packages. You have options for Life Cover, Disability Benefits, Provident Fund, Medical Aid, and more. Office benefits include free undercover parking, free Wi-Fi, ATMs, an onsite gym, subsidised meals, convenience store, coffee shop, free seasonal fruits – every day, and an Active Access walking programme
Job Closing Date 31/01/2022
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