Engineering Team Lead (Machine Learning)

Engineering Team Lead (Machine Learning)

Job Title: Engineering Team Lead (Machine Learning)
Location: Western Cape
Salary: 0.00
Reference: JN -042017-8192
Job Published: October 03, 2017 14:55

Job Description

The position reports to the Software Development Manager (Big Data)

Your responsibilities will include: 

We are looking for an experienced software development team/tech lead to join a versatile and creative IT management team.
As the development lead you will lead a group of developers and testers constantly striving for quality solutions that are delivered on time, within budget and scope, and drive a culture of quality and personal accountability.

You will need a strong understanding and first hand experience with large-scale e-commerce platform development, have experience building RESTful web applications and an appreciation of the technical challenges developers face. You will be from a development background and have a good understanding of architectural practices. You will be an advocate of Agile engineering practices and you will have prior line management experience with a track record of keeping highly skilled developers motivated.

Successfully launch new products quickly as well as manage a large existing code base.

This is an exciting opportunity to lead a growing team of engineers working on an ambitious development roadmap.
This is a hands-on role: you should expect to spend at least 50% of your time writing code, or working with others on your team directly contributing to the production of code.  The other 50% of your time will be split between architectural and strategic planning with peers and senior developers and the day-to-day people management and development required of a high-performing and successful team.

Basic Qualifications
  • Minimum 3 years Machine Learning experience (research or commercial), backed by a Computer Science or other software engineering degree
  • Experience leading a team technically, with a focus on a very high quality output
  • Experience mentoring and developing technical teams
  • Experience working within an Agile and Devops team, and an advocate of that culture
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Experience developing in at least one of C#, Java, C, Python or C++ in a test-driven environment
  • Significant technical experience and a proven track record of architectural ownership and understanding.
  • A thorough understanding of computer science fundamentals, including object-oriented design and data structures and algorithms 
Preferred Skills
  • Experience with and an understanding of line management responsibility for a technical team
  • Experience developing software for a highly-transactional retail online platform
  • A thorough understanding of software engineering practises and best practises, including Agile software development, source code control systems and the use of software IDEs and development and testing tools.
  • An understanding of software deployment tools, deployment processes and best practises
  • Experience working with Python, Mongo and MySQL/Postgres databases
  • Experience working with the AWS and/or Azure platforms
  • Experience mentoring and developing others technically