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Gauteng, Full Time

OneCart is looking for a Head of Software Development Professional , with extensive experience to drive the strategic direction , software technologies and take accountability for delivering projects on time, on budget and in line with the business requirements.
This could include creating, supporting and customizing solutions for the business and managing a development team, both internally and outsourced. 
Core Duties and Responsibilities :

Develop software technology strategy and business plans in line with the OneCart strategy and manage the implementation thereof.
Develop and drive the software technology strategy to ensure the business is sustainable and has a competitive advantage
Identify opportunities for new software offerings and services
Ensure a thorough understanding of business needs through regular interaction with relevant stakeholders
Engage with various stakeholders and manage all processes within the software development life-cycle.
Provide team and outsourced partners with technical leadership and support around the design, implementation and maintenance of software tools, electronic files, equipment, project plans and reports
Understand the functional and technical needs of the business and research solutions to meet those needs
Maintain open communication with stakeholders and ensure content meets requirements
Coordinate and interface with functional design, quality assurance, developers, other product teams and senior management to ensure needs are met and managed
Manage to ensure delivery of technical designs, unit test plans and high-quality code and software product

SLA Management:

      Ensure system uptime
      Monitor business support cases
      Assist and provide support to resolve problems
      Deploy proper protocols and escalation for problem solutions
      Negotiate, monitor and manage service partner adherence to Service Level Agreements
To keep up to date with the latest development technologies and methodologies
To drive consistent standards and approaches throughout the team
To write clean and healthy structured, well-documented code.
To build future-proof reusable core code libraries, which can be shared, to drive further efficiencies throughout the team.
To deliver code that is well-tested and consistently error-free
To design and build database schemas with integrity and scalability with data access layers that is optimised for performance and security
To use experience when reviewing and auditing legacy code
To assist in critical support issues where your expertise is required to ascertain the problem quickly and to find the more appropriate resolution.
To take control over critical support instances and put in place the correct escalation and processes to manage and resolve issues
Facilitate the creation of accountable, full-service teams who understand and strive to meet the needs of all stakeholders
Role model behavior’ and motivate team members in line with the OneCart values
Take full responsibility for the performance of all direct reports, motivating and managing them about quality standards and agreed on benchmarks and objectives,
Focusing on all aspects of sound people management practices in relation to:
Remuneration and Reward
Performance Facilitation
Career path planning
On-the-job training, coaching and mentoring
Maintain a positive attitude
Take ownership of driving your career development (skills and knowledge)
Plan and priorities, demonstrating abilities to manage competing demands to achieve agreed deliverables
Communicate effectively, maintain relationships
Follow any lawful and reasonable instruction from your line manager
Act as part of the Development team by assisting other members of the team to achieve common goals
Consistently live and be an example of the Company’s values
Timely reporting of all instances of suspected or proven fraud via the appropriate reporting channel
Adherence to the company policies and associated company policies and procedures

Soft Skills :

Critical Judgement and Decision making
Building a customer-focused environment
OneCart Software Applications
Process engineering and system competence.
Investigate Issues
Building Relationships
Communicating Information
Processing Details
Structuring Tasks

Job Requirements :

 Relevant degree in BSC or BCom information systems
Experience 5-8 years’ experience in programming, project management and software development and deployment.
Proven track record of leading a software development team (internal and outsourced resources)

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