Lead Backend Developer

Lead Backend Developer

Job Title: Lead Backend Developer
Location: Gauteng
Salary: 900000.00
Reference: JN -062017-8691
Job Published: July 30, 2017 08:01

Job Description

Backend lead

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and implementation of web API architectures including web socket solutions
  • Develop backend software modules focusing on functionalities, simplicity and robustness.
  • Develop documentation to allow frontend development team to interface efficiently with backend solutions
  • Provide technical support for backend-related issues.
  • Managing, training, mentoring and guiding backend development team to overcome technical barriers and development maintainable solutions.
  • Defining a tech stack with the frontend lead, backend team and frontend team for existing and new upcoming projects with the department strategy in mind.
  • Liaise with frontend lead and external vendors to ensure products are developed on time and of the highest quality.
  • Provide time estimates for project tasks for backend architecture
  • Report to development operations regarding resource requirements 


  • B.S. degree in computer science or relevant work experience.
  • 8+ years developing backend web architecture with a focus on performance and scalability.
  • 5+ years in technical leadership role.
  • Able to identify potential performance and security problems when designing backend architecture.
  • Highly fluid and dynamic personality with the ability to adopt and adapt to changes very quickly.
  • Able to think out of the box to solve problems.
  • Familiar with software deployment and development on Linux and Microsoft platforms 

Key skills:

  • Proficient in Node.js and / or JavaScript experience in event-based asynchronous programming
  • Knowledge of Git either using Bitbucket or Github
  • Some knowledge of C# and .NET solutions for maintenance and extension of legacy projects to allow for service integration is expected but not required
  • Knowledgeable in using JSON, RESTful APIs, and MongoDB
  • Experience with Atlassian Jira in assigning tasks to backend development team
  • Experience working with managed and unmanaged hosting solutions
  • Must be experienced at working in a highly dynamic environment where project requirements can change frequently. 

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