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Development Manager – Reference JSDM

My client is looking for someone who is not only proficient in technology but who is also a strong client lead and team leader. The ideal candidate will have 3 to 5 years of experience in the Software Development field, with proven experience in Client Service and Project Management.


Main job function


Team Leadership:

  • Provide leadership, guidance, and mentorship to a team of software developers.
  • Foster a positive and collaborative team culture that encourages creativity, innovation, and continuous improvement.
  • Set clear expectations for team members and promote accountability for project deadlines and deliverables.
  • Foster open and transparent communication within the team, encouraging feedback and collaboration.
  • Act as a bridge between technical and non-technical teams to ensure alignment on project goals.


Project Management:

  • Collaborate with product managers, product owners, stakeholders and cross-functional teams to define project scope, requirements and timelines.
  • Develop and execute project plans, ensuring that projects are delivered on time.
  • Identify and mitigate risks, and proactively address challenges to keep projects on track.
  • Provide reports on progress as required by the client.


Technical Oversight:

  • Maintain a strong understanding of current and emerging technologies to guide technical decisions.
  • Collaborate with the development team to design and implement scalable and secure software solutions.
  • Conduct code reviews and ensure adherence to coding standards and best practices.


Resource Planning:

  • Work closely with HR and senior management to recruit, onboard, and retain top talent.
  • Manage resource allocation, ensuring that the team is appropriately staffed for current and upcoming projects.
  • Identify and address skill gaps through training and professional development initiatives.


Stakeholder Management:

  • Compile monthly and quarterly reports to present to stakeholders.
  • Manage stakeholder relationships and engagement.
  • Crisis control and growth opportunities.
  • Effectively communicate and present project status, issues, and risks to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.



  • Grade 12 and relevant tertiary qualification.
  • Experience in Agile project management
  • Experience with AWS
  • Experience with ReactJS
  • Experience Next.js




Required experience:

  • Proven experience and expertise in client service and managing clients directly.
  • 3-5 years’ experience with any software development language with exposure to the full software lifecycle
  • 2+ years’ experience in a position of leadership or management
  • Experience in Agile project management
  • Experience with AWS
  • Experience with ReactJS
  • Experience Next.js
  • Strong client interface and people skills
  • Strong passion for continuous learning and self-improvement
  • Genuine enthusiasm for teaching and nurturing the growth of others.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Open-source mindset



R35 000 – R45 000 CTC PM

A Consultant will be in touch if you are shortlisted for the position. Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not have been contacted within 2 weeks. We will keep your CV on our database and contact you should you match the criteria of any other vacancies.

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