Technical and Team Lead

The role of a technical and 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, (2) coding and design and (3) communicating with Kartoza and client project managers.

Technical Lead Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Working closely with senior stakeholders to understand business requirements and helping translate these into technical requirements for the development teamPlanning and documenting technical specifications for features or system design
  2. Designing, building, and configuring applications to meet business process and application requirements
  3. Directing the development team in the design, development, coding, testing, and debugging of applications
  4. Writing testable, scalable, and efficient code and leading code reviews
  5. Mentoring junior team members and ensuring they adhere to software quality standards
  6. Running Agile processes for multiple projects
  7. Communication with client counterparts
  8. Communication with Kartoza project manager

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 lifecycle)
  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