Team Lead - Scrum Master

Team Lead / Scrum Master

The role of team lead (TL) is a hybrid role that focuses on leading a team and working hands-on with projects and clients. A TL will work closely with senior stakeholders to understand business goals and ensure that the development team and technologies used are aligned with these. Focus will be divided among (1) leading and mentoring project teams and facilitating Agile process such as scrum meetings and (2) communicating with Kartoza and client project managers.

Team Lead Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Planning and documenting technical specifications for features or system design
  2. Coordinating the development team in the design, development, coding, reviewing, testing, debugging, deploying and releasing of applications
  3. Mentoring junior team members and ensuring they adhere to software quality standards
  4. Supervising Agile processes for multiple projects
  5. Communication with client counterparts
  6. Communication with Kartoza project manager
  7. Maintenance of project information and status in supporting systems including kanban boards and ERP system

Required experience and competence:

  1. Organised with attention to detail
  2. Excellent analytical, logical thinking, and problem-solving skills
  3. Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  4. Excellent administrative skills
  5. Advanced computer literacy
  6. Thorough understanding of project management principles and planning
  7. Thorough understanding of information technology procedures and practices, specifically Agile methodologies
  8. Proficient with, or able to quickly become proficient with, a range of general and specialised applications, software and hardware used in the organisation and the industry
  9. Ability to motivate groups of people to complete a project in a timely manner
  10. Advanced knowledge of SDLC (software design life cycle)
  11. Python
  12. JavaScript
  13. HTML5 and CSS3
  14. Linux-based OS environment
  15. RDBMS back-end
  16. Git version control
  17. UI / UX / design

To your advantage:

  1. Flask, Django
  2. ReactJS, Backbone
  3. PostgreSQL RDBMS with PostGIS
  4. Geographic Information Systems
  5. Docker
  6. QGIS and other geospatial software
  7. Programming knowledge in C++, Qt, C, Java, GO
  8. Mobile development (iOS, Android, cross-platform), React Native
  9. REST architecture style
  10. Project management certification, qualification or professional registration