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Technical Project Management Lead | Cape Town

Technical Project Management Lead | Cape Town

Job Title: Technical Project Management Lead | Cape Town
Location: Western Cape
Industry:
Salary: 700000.00
Reference: JN -112016-7147
Job Published: May 11, 2017 19:28

Job Description

Technical Project Management Lead | Cape Town
 
Our client is seeking a Cape Town-based Technical Project Management Lead (TPM) to lead the design and delivery of our custom solutions across Africa
 
Why this is an amazing opportunity
  • Tackle cutting edge problems of using technology for development, daily
  • International exposure to some of the biggest projects in developing countries
  • They are a dynamic execution focused team that maintains a social culture.
  • This is a core role with a lot of room for growth, working from Cape Town with their global teams in Boston, Dakar, and Delhi
  • Live in Cape Town working with an international multi-disciplinary team
  • Be challenged & fulfilled
 
Primary Responsibilities:
  • You will be a thought leader in how their technology can best impact the world.
    TPMs lead the design of technology solutions in regions where internet and/or electricity are often not available. TPMs lead project scoping and combine CommCare and non-tech workflows creatively to build a sustainable solution that works for the users. After design TPMs are responsible for managing the building process by overseeing a team of resources.
  • Work with Product Management:
    The TPMs are a key part of the Product Management team and continually work to improve their product. TPMs are the main drivers of new feature specification, development, testing, and release.
  • You will be responsible for leading the design of our most complex projects.
    Our client has projects all over the world and youll be managing them often across multiple countries.  You must have excellent communication skills, be incredibly detail-oriented, and be able to work with users from different cultural backgrounds, from Antananarivo to Zagreb.
 
Is this the right position for me?
Our client looks for people who are interested in understanding what makes technology work in practice in low-resource settings. Youre able to self-organize and self-manage, and you love helping people solve difficult problems. You prefer small organizations to large ones, multi-tasking to single-project assignments, and a social atmosphere. You are detail oriented and comfortable with diving into the nitty gritty of technology.
 
Required Skills & Experience
  • At least 5 years of experience in a technical position, producing technical designs
  • BSc/B. in a computer science or other technical field, from recognized university
  • Demonstrated expertise in collecting and managing requirements from different stakeholders and delivering against those
  • Must be technically savvy and enjoy the design process to build applications that meet business goals and objectives
  • Demonstrated experience working in and coordinating dynamic teams of techies
  • Demonstrated self-starter and fearlessly self-accountable
  • Demonstrated reliability to deliver on time, and ability to have successfully completed multiple, complex projects
  • Eligible to work in or obtain a work visa for South Africa
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with Fluency in English
  • Interest in making a social impact
ESSENTIAL
  • Must have a computer science or engineering degree
  • Must have travelled in Africa
  • Must have a demonstrated interest in social good - either some development or charitable or volunteer work
  • Medical experience a bonus
 
Not required, Bonus Skills
  • Leadership experience in the adoption of best practices
  • Product management or development experience
  • Consulting experience delivering enterprise software implementations or other technical field
  • Python, Django, Javascript/jQuery, HTML5/CSS, Knockout, CouchDB, Postgres
  • Fluency in French, Spanish, Portuguese, Swahili, or Hindi a bonus
  • Data analysis experience a bonus
 
Benefits
  • Travel around the world:
    Their staff has travelled to 42 countries for work
  • Work anytime, anywhere:
    Work your own hours from anywhere, including any of their global offices.
  • Generous time off:
    30 days of PTO, 10 personal initiative days (independent projects), & unlimited sick days
  • Fulfilling work:
    Work directly with end users in some of the worlds most underserved communities.
  • Play with cool stuff:
    Our client will purchase whatever technology you need to get your work done.
  • Prepare for retirement:
    Our client offers a 401k in the U.S., Employees Provident Fund in India, and a Retirement Fund in South Africa; all of our retirement benefits include company matching
  • Excellent health insurance:
    Outstanding medical plan, fully covered for you and your family
  • Great parental leave policy:
    12 weeks of leave to primary caregivers, six weeks to non-primary givers
  • Employee stock options:
    Youll have a stake in the future success of the client.