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Takealot.com, South Africa’s leading online retailer, is looking for a highly talented Engineering Manager (Release Engineering) to join our team.

We are a young, dynamic, hyper growth company looking for smart, creative, hard- working people with integrity to join us. We offer a market related, Total Remuneration Package which allows full flexibility according to your needs, a great work environment and a promise that you won’t be bored as long as you are prepared for a challenge and want to build something great.

Think you’ve been challenged before? Think again!

  • Scale: Over 2.5 million happy shoppers shop online on takealot.com. Show them what you can do.
  • Learn: We work with the best of the best, and then some. Code alongside industry leaders and upskill in record time.
  • Grow: Expand your career in the fast-growing Takealot Group: takealot.com, Superbalist.com and Mr D Food. We like to promote from within: Here’s your chance.

Who’s Who In The Tech Space

The position reports to the Engineering Director

The Release Engineering Team (RET) is a division of Takealot’s Engineering team focused on developing tools, solutions and platform which would enable developers to build and deploy software in a safe, secure and continuous manner, whilst maintaining quality. They are a dedicated team of engineers who are responsible for CI/CD solutions, test automation frameworks, cloud & on-prem environments and tools & processes related to build and deployment. This team is also responsible for maintaining some of our core production services, which manage some of our critical functions like monitoring, alerting etc.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it:

  • Build and retain a high caliber engineering team
  • Build relationships through regular one on one conversations
  • Remove roadblocks and interruptions to help the team perform
  • Work with stakeholders to gather requirements, and manage expectations
  • Support and develop the careers of members of the team
  • Support and give direction to innovation in the team
  • Build a robust Build and Deployment across various Tech stack used in Engineering.
  • Present practical input for strategic technology decisions
  • Stay up to date with industry trends, and standards
  • Lead the Agile processes within the team
  • Manage the roadmap for the Release Engineering team, playing a key role in prioritization and planning.
  • Implement monitoring and observability across build and deployment solutions and production services to provide seamless service to Engineering.
  • Facilitate discussions in the team on different requirements and innovative solutions.
  • Resolve conflict in the team when necessary
  • Promote the achievements of the team
  • Track and ensure team productivity is healthy using a metrics based approach.
  • Track and ensure operational excellence in the team using a metrics-based approach
  • Interview candidates for technical and organizational fit
  • Drive innovation, vision and strategy
  • Manage budgets, forecasts, and costs

The skills we need:

  • Solutions-oriented, can-do attitude and high energy
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking, using data to inform decisions
  • Good understanding of SOLID principles.
  • Proven knowledge and experience of modern CI/CD solutions like Jenkins, Github Actions, Flux CD etc.
  • Good planning and team management skills in modern Agile and DevOps methodologies.
  • Ability to interview and interact professionally with internal and external people
  • Capability to present ideas succinctly, in writing and verbally
  • Versatile and with the appetite to learn by doing

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree/Advanced Diploma in Computer Science or Information Systems with 3 years experience of Software Development experience is required and at least 3 years of experience leading a team of engineers in the capacity of technical lead, project lead or similar.
  • In the event that a candidate does not have a Bachelor’s Degree or an Advanced Diploma (in Computer Science, Information Systems), an equivalent experience requirement must be met, which equates to a minimum of 6 years of Software Development experience and at least 3 years of experience leading a team of engineers in the capacity of technical lead, project lead or similar.
  • Proven track record of leading and managing teams on complex software projects
  • Experience with a broad range of related disciplines such as Development, Cloud Infrastructure, Build Systems, Release Automation, Site Reliability, Provisioning, Configuration Management, and Managed Systems.
  • Experience with Open Source Operating Systems and technologies
  • Experience with Web Architectures (e.g. SOA, REST)
  • Excellent understanding of theoretical Software Engineering fundamentals, including but not limited to distributed systems, highly scalable systems, algorithms, data structures, design patterns, and programming paradigms is advantageous
  • Experience with e-commerce-based applications is advantageous
  • Experience with Python, Google Cloud, Kubernetes, Docker, and Linux is advantageous

Let’s talk about life @ Takealot Group

  • The power is in your hands: We offer a market-related, Total Remuneration Package which allows full flexibility according to your needs. Go on, be the master of your own destiny.
  • No doors: We aren’t fans of stuffy offices or siloed work environments. See someone you like? High five, collab and make something great.
  • Remote working: Love water cooler chats and working from home? Takealot.com offers a hybrid working model for the best of both worlds.
  • Mentorship programme: We aren’t kidding when we say the people with the best people win. Now’s your chance to be one of the best, by learning from the best.
  • Naspers Tech Community & Online Learning: Share ideas and grow with global industry leaders who are all just a Slack message away. Love to learn? Up-skill with free access to courses on MyAcademy, Udacity, Coursera and more.
  • Good times: Get to know the other extraordinary minds at takealot.com during regular social events and out-of-office activities (think hikes, think mini golf, think good times).
  • Staff discount. Millions of products across 28 departments. What more could you ask for?
  • Birthday leave: Cake Day all the way. Enjoy your day off – you deserve it.
  • Right tools, right job: Mac or Windows, two monitors or one. Whatever your preference, you’ll work on the latest tech, off the latest tech.
  • Help when you need it most: Confidential counselling, legal support and financial guidance, for free, anytime, anywhere.
  • Tech stack (for days): ReactJS, Python, Scala, Kotlin, Swift, Google Cloud, Kafka, Redis, Kubernetes and all things machine learning. If you build it, they will come.
  • Free parking: No more 5km fun runs to your desk (unless you want to).

Like what you see?

If you meet the above you are an Extraordinary Mind. Apply today!!

Takealot is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants from the previously disadvantaged groups and people with disabilities will be given preference



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