Software Development Team Lead (East London)

We Want You:

We are looking for a Software Development Team Lead who is ahead of the curve, a driven leader who will guide our talented Software Development Team in East London. Are you on point and sharp as a pin? Can you guarantee the delivery of complex product and system development projects, while ensuring that your Team comes first? Then, you’re exactly the candidate we’ve been searching for!

Your mission is to manage the successful delivery of projects and ensure coordination by leading activities across the full delivery lifecycle. This will include working closely with the department’s project managers, coordinating business analysts, architects and developers, as well as liaising with key project stakeholders as required.

You Bring:

  • At least 5 years of development experience in OOP Languages.
  • At least 3-5 years’ experience working with databases.
  • At least 3-5 years’ experience managing software development teams.
  • Ensure timely project delivery.
  • Involved in the recruitment of new developers.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Detailed knowledge of the SLDC and management of software projects
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.


What You’ll Do:

  • Responsible for each phase of the product or project life cycle, end to end from inception, growth, maturity to decline. Where applicable this includes inception, requirement, analysis, design, development, testing, deployment, infrastructure, capacity, performance, support, monitoring and decommissioning as required.
  • Aligning development roadmap with business, clients (internal and external) and technology through collaboration with multiple Team Members.
  • Managing issues with appropriate urgency which includes resolution and communication with stakeholders in conjunction with the support/post-deployment process.
  • Prioritisation and planning of backlogs/demand pipelines and product roadmaps.
  • Define, track and measure product Business Benefit Realisation as appropriate to your product development space.
  • Maintain technical understanding and in-depth product as well as general group product and system knowledge.
  • Align objectives and activities to the broader strategic needs of the Team and organisation.
  • Customer orientation: Responsible for creating and propagating a customer-oriented attitude within the Team whilst identifying and understanding the needs of all customers and managing their expectations.
  • Facilitates an understanding of competitor analysis and market research to identify areas of opportunity and risk.
  • Aligns with other Teams as required to achieve objectives.
  • Consistent, clear and regular communication with key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Integrates the Team and department processes and procedures effectively with companywide processes and procedures.
  • Manages direct and indirect reports (i.e. seconded Team Members).
  • Ensures that the Team is aligned with the company’s strategy and working towards achieving the strategy.
  • Ensures the Team is appropriately resourced, and members are equipped with the requisite skill required for both current and future projects.
  • Developing a training and career development plan for each Team Member.
  • Collaboratively works with Team Members to set performance goals and measures.
  • Conducts regular performance discussions with the Team Members to facilitate a culture of growth.
  • Facilitates mentoring and coaching as required.
  • Is actively involved in the recruitment new team members when necessary.
  • Oversees all aspects of the team by facilitating and resolving issues through effective problem-solving and communication skills.
  • Maintain a current and future skill matrix for your Team.
  • Create a culture for Teams that is aligned with the platforms and BET values.


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