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Software Development Manager



Software Engineering
Cape Town, South Africa
Posted on Tuesday, February 20, 2024

What to expect

As the Software Development Manager, you will need to be well-versed in product development and strategy, but also in programming fundamentals and methodologies. The job will require researching and developing new products and modifications to existing software to improve the overall efficiencies of payment product offering. You will need to build and lead teams of engineers ranging from senior to junior, developing applications for various platforms.

As one of Ozow’s esteemed technical leaders, you would be working in an agile environment and co-create the product roadmap. You will need to provide technical leadership to multiple team of developers, and help them deliver on sprint commitments. The role is overarching, caretaking the entire development cycle and the people in involved in it. The environment is entrepreneurial with a start-up culture, where everyone engages in the product development cycle.

You’ll need to bring your skills to the table so that the team can collectively benefit from your input. To do so, you should have a track record of implementing best practices such as continuous integration, test-driven development, and continuous deployment, and demonstrated skills on team management and mentorship as well as successful delivery of software projects under tight deadlines. You will need to show a strong knowledge of card rails product development, user experience, marketing and SEO, and be able to build and improve products that improve and support the core payment systems.


  • 10+ years in software development experience.
  • A proven work experience (5+ years) as a Senior technical leader.
  • A relevant IT Diploma or Degree.
  • Experience working with agile methodologies – a true believer.

Tech Requirements:

  • Ability to develop software in .Net 8 C#, Javascript, ReactJs, HTML, CSS and other programming languages (polyglots preferred)
  • Excellent knowledge of Postgres, Mssql technologies (EF, NHibernate)
  • Knowledge of NoSQL databases such as Redis, Riak, MongoDB, and others.
  • Experience in cloud services preferred – AWS, Azure.
  • Experience with containerisation (Docker/Kubernetes, TeamCity, Octopus Deploy, Appveyor) highly beneficial.

In office perks

  • Healthy breakfast, lunches and snacks (Cape Town)
  • Healthy lunches and snacks (Johannesburg)
  • Monthly socials (Cape Town and Johannesburg)
  • On-site Barista (Cape Town and Johannesburg)
  • Ozow Library (Cape Town)
  • Ozow Playroom (Cape Town)
  • Birthday Leave

Perks for South African based employees

  • Medical aid subsidy (permanent staff)
  • Group Risk Insurance (permanent staff)
  • Paid annual leave
  • Employee Health and Wellness Assistance
  • Gym / Fitness sessions
  • Learning and Development opportunities
  • Mentorship programme
  • Community initiatives
  • Quarterly team retreats and annual company retreats
  • Employee gifting
  • Access to cutting edge technology

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