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Development Manager with a minimum of 5 years experience is required for a large financial services company based in Johannesburg.



  • Minimum of 5 years current experience in leading a technical team of 8 or more direct reports. Management of a development team is strongly preferred.
  • Solid demonstrable experience utilising Agile development methodologies / techniques with associated understanding and experience of support functions and tools such as change / configuration management, testing, documentation and implementation processes.
  • Previous COTS implementation skills is a must have
  • Knowledge of the financial sector is strongly recommended
  • Proven ability to manage change. Experience with large scale transformation projects preferred.
  • Solid experience working in a multi-disciplinary team, fostering collaboration and teamwork.
  • Solid understanding of batch and real-time data processing.
  • Demonstrated experience in coaching and mentoring of team members.
  • Solid experience in interacting with internal and external customers with demonstrated customer service orientation.
  • Must have a technical background with a strong preference for hands-on development experience in a commercial software development environment.
  • Expert experience with MS Office Products (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project).



  • Manage the development and maintenance of applications within Premium IT while ensuring adherence to business requirements and expectations.
  • Establish and build relationships with key business stakeholders within Premium IT and other relevant business units within the company, group and the broader Group.
  • Develop and execute the Premium IT strategy.
  • Ensure delivered assets are in line with Group security, Risk and Compliance regulations
  • Participate, contribute and execute to the agreed IT architecture direction and roadmap.
  • Implement and ensure adherence to the IT SDLC (Disciplined Agile Delivery), and focus on continuous improvement.
  • Stay abreast of latest technology trends and direction and assess relevance to Premium IT.
  • Manage costs and budgets (Team, projects and internal initiatives).
  • Ensure timely delivery of the IT elements of projects in accordance with project costs and scope.
  • Define and initiate strategic technical alliances.
  • Participate in project and program definitions; manage project resources and capacity plans.
  • Define and manage resource and capacity plan for the development team.
  • Manage performance of the team including recognition and reward, disciplinary procedures, etc.
  • Manage selection and recruitment of new team members.
  • Lead, manage, coach and mentor the team.
  • Identify skills shortages and identify training needs.
  • Manage personal and career growth objectives of team members.
  • Maximise retention of key resources.
  • Define succession plans and execute accordingly.
  • Prepare and submit required reports tailored to the Executive Committee and the Management Committee.


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