Tech Lead

Job Description

We are looking for a motivated, intellectually curious, and communicative tech lead for our new and exciting venture. In this role, you will play an integral part in defining and driving the technological vision for the company. You will also be accountable for the architecture, design, code quality, system stability and resiliency of the area you are leading. You will report directly to the CTO and support them in establishing a team culture which promotes and celebrates experimentation, agility and collaboration and setting a sustainable pace for your team’s work.

As part of this exciting new venture, you will work on challenging, thought-provoking work daily. You will work with a team of like-minded, driven individuals and be exposed to a wide variety of Senior Santam, Sanlam and external stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities

● Support the CTO in defining and driving the technological vision for the venture
● Work with the leadership team to set clear priorities and goals, and timelines for IT management and production, balancing the long-term and immediate needs
● Make infrastructure decisions, ensuring technical excellence, versatility, safety, resiliency and scalability in the architecting and engineering of product solutions
● Manage and oversee the delivery of all engineering and technology solutions
● Present reports on the company’s technology status, goals and progress to venture leadership
● Work with the CTO and COO to manage technology budgets and time frames
● Ensure all technology practices adhere to regulatory standards


● University degree in computer engineering, computer science or related field science with 7+ years of relevant industry experience

Knowledge & Experience

● Project management experience, including setting deadlines, creating estimates, and QAing team’s work
● Familiar with server-side development in Python, AWS lamda
● Experience ingesting, creating and managing APIs
● Familiarity with front-end frameworks (React.js, React Native)
● Extensive knowledge of software engineering principles
● Experience working in agile/iterative software development teams, with an emphasis on self-organisation and delivery to agreed commitments
● Ability to actively acquire new knowledge and skills and champion new methods, digital systems, and processes to improve performance


● Ability to ‘think-out-of-the-box’ / lateral thinking with a balance short and long-term thinking
● High drive/self-starter/proactive and anticipate requirements
● Ability to inspire and motivate a team
● Strong analytical skills
● Excellent attention to detail
● Strong coordination, prioritisation, organisational and planning skills
● Excellent interpersonal, communication and networking skills across all levels
● Professionalism, excellent judgement, use of discretion and problem-solving abilities


● Collaborates
● Drives results
● Flexibility and adaptability
● Cultivates Innovation
● Talent enablement

About this company

Home+ is a digital venture that transforms the way people manage and protect their households in a cost-effective and sustainable manner. We strive to reduce the cost of utilities through the use of smart technology, whilst linking homeowners to a trusted network of partners and tradespeople. Home+ offers service providers a platform to set up, grow, run and advertise their businesses, thus supporting job creation and SMME growth. As Home+ is backed by Santam, we leverage existing Santam resources and relationships to provide the best offerings to customers and service providers alike.

Job Description: Tech Lead
Job Category: Developer
Job Locations: Cape Town

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