LOCATIONS: Johannesburg

We are looking for candidates who can fulfil the role of a Lead Product Engineer.

OUTPUT | CORE TASKS

  • Apply critical thinking, design thinking and problem-solving skills in an agile team environment to solve complex technical problems (Front End, Back End and Integration) with high quality solutions
  • Contribute to and in some cases lead all phases of the development lifecycle including e.g. design process
  • Determine operational feasibility of solutions by evaluating analysis, problem definition, business requirements, solution development and proposed solutions
  • Develop high quality software / application design and architecture in a test driven and domain driven / cross domain environment
  • Quickly produce well-organised, optimised, and documented source code to deliver technical solutions
  • Ensure designs and solutions support the technical organisation principles of self-service, repeatability, testability, scalability and resilience
  • Apply general design patterns and paradigms to deliver technical solutions
  • Create and maintain sophisticated CI / CD Pipelines (authoring and supporting CI/CD pipelines in Jenkins / Azure Devops or similar tools and deploy to multi-site environments – supporting and managing your applications all the way to production)
  • Use and configure modern observability techniques to provide a deeper understanding of the application. To do this, leverage e.g. aggregated logging via ELK stack, metrics via Prometheus / Grafana / NewRelic and distributed tracing like Zipkin/Jaeger etc.
  • Automate tasks through appropriate tools and scripting e.g. Docker, Ansible, Kubernetes
  • Debug existing source code and polish feature sets
  • Work with guilds and other technical SME’s to improve and evolve technical products and services
  • Apply unit testing frameworks and perform integration, validation and verification testing (apply knowledge of stubbing tools e.g. wiremock, hoverfly etc.)
  • Apply version control and related concepts and techniques
  • Align all application development and development processes to Group Architecture, Security and Infrastructure guidelines
  • Work with project and program teams (when required) to plan and manage the development lifecycle e.g. releases, risk management, testing, integration etc.
  • Conduct reviews, performance monitoring and ongoing optimisation and maintenance on applications
  • Stay ahead of the curve on emerging technologies and development practices e.g. scripting languages, containerisation etc.
  • Contribute to the design and evolution of Group Architecture, Infrastructure and associated technical standards for the organisation
  • Coach and mentor other engineers
  • Conduct peer reviews, testing, problem solving within and across the broader team
  • Provide technical subject matter expertise and support in the attraction and recruitment of Product Engineers for the organisation
  • Participate as a subject matter expert in the development and development planning of the broader product engineering team
  • Support the people change teams in the design of adoption processes (Customer, Employee and 3rd Party Adoption)
  • Identify technical risks and mitigate these (pre, during & post deployment)
  • Update / design all application documentation aligned to the organisation technical standards and risk / governance frameworks
  • Create business cases and solution specifications for various governance processes (e.g. CTO approvals)
  • Participate in incident management and DR activity – applying critical thinking, problem solving and technical expertise to get to the bottom of major incidents
  • Deliver on time and on budget (always)

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Relevant B-Degree in Computer Science preferred but not essential if minimum requirements of experience in the following is evident:
    • Cross domain knowledge
    • Architecture
    • Infrastructure Solutioning
    • Testing
    • Web Applications
    • Service Side
    • Influencing
    • Automation
    • Messaging
    • Virtualisation and Cloud
    • Solutioning
    • SSL Security
    • CI/CD etc.

EXPERIENCE

  • 8+ years’ experience
  • Agile practitioner and knowledge or experience of other delivery methodologies e.g. Kanban, RUP etc.
  • Test-driven development and domain driven design
  • Open-source relational databases
  • CI / CD tools (like Jenkins, Bamboo, TFS, Azure Devops) and Artifact Management (preferably Nexus),
  • Cloud platforms e.g. Azure, AWS & Google Cloud Platform
  • Appropriate unit testing framework(s)
  • Scripting languages like Bash and/or Python

KNOWLEDGE

  • Application server containers: Tomcat, Jetty, JBoss, NodeJS, IIS, .Net Core etc.
  • Solid understanding of messaging protocols and web services like SOAP and REST
  • Excellent understanding of specific coding / scripting languages e.g. Java, C#, Python, Perl, JavaScript
  • Solid understanding of Object-Oriented Design and ability to properly apply general design patterns and paradigms
  • Familiar with OAuth, Open Connect ID and SAML, preferably with an understanding of AD / LDAP / Kerberos
  • Familiar with Containerisation technologies like Docker and/or orchestrators like Kubernetes
  • Good understanding of frameworks and libraries like JavaScript, jQuery, TypeScript, HTML, CSS
  • Ability to create and maintain sophisticated CI / CD pipelines
  • Strong understanding of version control and related concepts and techniques, particularly Git
  • Excellent debugging and problem-solving skills.
  • Comfortable with stubbing tools like wiremock and/or hoverfly

COMPETENCIES

  • Excellent communication, analytical skills and decision-making ability in collaborative environments
  • Making decisions, empowering individuals
  • Directing people
  • Embracing change
  • Challenging ideas
  • Team working
  • Developing expertise
  • Meeting timescales

NOTES 

  • Only open to South African citizens
  • If you have not had a response from us within seven days, please consider your application unsuccessful.
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