Technical Lead (JHB)

We Want You:

Step into a realm of innovation and excellence with the exciting opportunity to become a Technical Lead at BET Software. As a pivotal member of our dynamic team, you’ll play a crucial role in planning, designing, and leading the execution of technical solutions that drive transformative change within our software development team. Reporting to the Software Delivery Lead, you’ll be the technical expert, bringing a profound understanding of technology, systems architecture, data structures, and data sources to the forefront. If you’re eager to unleash your expertise and contribute to the creation of cutting-edge solutions, seize this chance and apply now. Join us on a journey where your skills meet boundless possibilities!

You Bring:

  • A minimum of 7 years’ experience within a development environment.
  • Proficiency in architectural design principles and fundamental concepts.
  • Demonstrated mentoring/leadership skills.
  • Detailed knowledge of the SDLC and management of software projects.
  • Excellent communication, motivational and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.

What You’ll Do:

Technical Leadership

  • Provide technical leadership to the team through collaboration sessions and knowledge sharing initiatives.
  • Engage regularly with software architects in order to ensure the development within the team is according to architectural guidelines.
  • Work with other developers, designers/analysts, and architects to make sure that the solutions meet application requirements and performance goals.
  • Ensure checked in code is reviewed to ensure standards are met and the code base is sound.
  • Ensure that all technical solutions that are rolled out consider compatibility with other environments and dependencies; have a high usability factor; are reliable to reduce down time and perform at maximum efficiency during peak periods of usage; consider security at its highest level (third party attacks; data protection etc).
  • Drive the adoption of processes within the team which consider and meet the expectations of technical throughput rates and responses; processing times; effective resource utilization during operation and where the system or solution ensures maximum operational capacity requirements are met.


Quality of Software Implementation

  • Ensure rigorous testing of any solution before deployment and create standards and processes within the team to align to these.
  • Ensure the delivery of a complete and technically appropriate solution which covers all the agreed specified tasks and user objectives and has been tested thoroughly.
  • Ensure relevant documentation is provided to support teams to reduce development support load.
  • Where possible work to develop and implement a quality mechanism for the solution to analyse its own faults and provide reports prior to a critical failure.
  • Develop the solution in a manner which supports modification for future developers thereby reducing the numbers of defects or negatively affecting system quality.

Initiative and Innovation

  • Implement improved processes that have a positive effect on the team’s performance and company bottom line.
  • Technical problems and opportunities are anticipated and dealt with immediately considering any technical dependencies.
  • Take an active involvement in problem resolution and where necessary works after hours to ensure that problems are resolved.
  • Shows foresight to prevent errors or delays in projects.
  • Demonstrate initiative by understanding, acquiring and implementing new knowledge and skills both within team and to the wider group.
  • Incorporates the new abilities into the day to day operational activities to improve performance of products and systems.
  • Ensure techniques, technologies, tools and processes used are in line with industry best practices.
  • Generates new ideas and challenges the status quo, takes risk, supports change and encourages innovation.
  • Searches for opportunity to create new ideas and innovate or improve efficiencies wherever possible.
  • Solves problems through questioning the status quo.
  • Adapts to change by having a growth mindset, handling pressure well and demonstrating resilience.
  • Ensure quality decisions are made by collaborating with others, considering the possible short and long term implications, and basing decisions on a careful and systematic review of all the information.

Knowledge Share

  • Identify team members requiring a specific knowledge, skill or understanding and seek ways to impart or upskill the team members through coaching and mentorship.
  • Verify the knowledge has been imparted successfully and if not, take steps to rectify gaps in transfer of the knowledge


  • Provides guidance, training, and problem-solving assistance to other Team Members from a technical point of view.
  • Mentors and contributes to the growth of junior, intermediate and senior team members.
  • Designs and delivers end-user training and training materials.

Living the Spirit:

  • Actively drives a culture of collaboration and open communication within the team.
  • Actively promotes authenticity and drives the spirit of diversity, inclusion, equity and belonging within the team.
  • Actively drives a culture of versatility and adaptability by modelling and encouraging team members to support each other not only within the department, but within the business as a whole.
  • Actively become a change agent and drive continuous learning within the team thus ensuring that the team approaches all tasks or challenges with enthusiasm and proactivity.

The Company We Keep:

At BET Software, we don’t just recruit talent, we cultivate it. Our learning and development programmes, our various opportunities for growth, and our well-deserved incentives are what keep our All-Star Team the best amongst the rest.

Please note only candidates who meet the minimum requirements will be considered. If you have not been contacted within 30 days, kindly consider your application to be unsuccessful.

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