Software Developer Team Lead (Fintech/Payments)

  • Full time
  • Cape Town
  • @Black Pen Recruitment posted 2 months ago
  • Posted : 10 January 2024 -Accepting applications

Vacancy Details

  • Career Level Qualified / Experienced
  • Experience 2 Years
  • What we do Computers & IT & TelecomsAccounting / Banking & Finance
  • Qualifications Bachelors Degree

Job Description

Our client is a leading software expert in South Africa’s payment and transaction processing and management industry. Their cloud-based processing technology is used by/integrated into South Africa’s biggest banks, retailers, and mobile network operators (MNOs), positively impacting the lives of many South Africans.

Committed to being intentional, customer-centered, and employee-oriented, our client fosters an environment of growth, trust, and freedom. Our client is looking for a dynamic Software Developer Team Lead with a strong background in Fintech and Payments.

As the Software Developer Team Lead, you will have the opportunity to lead a team of talented developers, contribute to architectural design, and ensure the successful delivery of software projects. This is a hands-on leadership role where you will drive the team’s performance and foster a culture of growth and collaboration.


  • Lead by example by actively contributing to the development of software projects.
  • Design and review architectural solutions, ensuring scalability, robustness, and maintainability.
  • Collaborate with the Project Office, Product teams, and Professional Services teams to define, prioritize, and execute projects.
  • Utilize software development methodologies to ensure projects are delivered on time and with high quality.
  • Set clear goals and objectives for team members, monitor their progress, and provide guidance and support.
  • Cultivate and support the professional and personal growth of every team member, empowering them to advance in their careers.
  • Foster a shared sense of purpose among the team, nurturing a deep commitment to their work.
  • Understand the vision and strategy of the client and play an influential role in achieving their goals.
  • Identify talent gaps within the team and actively participate in the recruitment process.
  • Conduct regular one-on-one meetings with team members to provide feedback, manage performance, and facilitate career development.
  • Perform performance evaluations of team members, recognizing and rewarding excellence.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering.
  • 2+ years of experience leading a software development team.
  • 2+ years of experience working as a developer in a software development team.
  • Full stack experience and SaaS development experience are advantageous.
  • Experience or knowledge in the Payments industry is a plus.


  • Career growth: Delivering world-class financial services software products in a fast-paced company will accelerate your career faster than anywhere else.
  • Transparency: Our client fosters open discussions about strategy, finances, salaries, and major decisions.
  • Autonomy: You’ll have the trust and freedom to make good decisions based on the information provided.
  • Shared vision: Shape a vision to build the future of financial services.
  • Work-life balance: Enjoy flexible work hours, onsite gym and shower facilities, daily cooked lunches, stocked kitchen, team socializing activities, and a generous leave policy.

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